Were(cat) Wednesday: Pride by Rachel Vincent

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 13•13

pride by rachel vincent

Series: Shifters, #3
Publisher: Mira Books
Publish Date: February 1st, 2009
Source: Purchased
Goodreads

Rating: 5/5 – I mean, come on… there’s werebears!

Synopsis: I’m on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend–and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride–along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.I’m two for three. A goner.

Now we’ve discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It’s up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc’s help, I “think” I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.

“If” I survive my own trial... -Goodreads

Thoughts: I want to be a werecat! For anyone who hasn’t read this series yet, they center around a species of shifter that can turn themselves into large, panther-like cats. Like werewolves, they have a complex society and way of life, that is usually pretty fascinating. Werecats prefer to keep their females docile and protected, so seeing the series’ main character, Faythe battle her way through this heavily patriarchal society is all kinds of awesome.

In this book, some of the series previous arcs come to a head as Faythe is put on trial for her actions. Seriously, some of these curmudgeony old men will have you fist-shaking like nobodies business. Malone is right up there with Professor Umbridge on my list of infuriating characters. Now that’s good writing! The trial itself is a great sampling of werecat society as the Territorial Council’s true motives are put on display.

Faythe’s romantic life takes some interesting turns in this book, that I didn’t see coming. We also meet a new character who will play an important role in future books, Kaci. Kaci is a young werecat who is essentially put into Faythe’s care. I love the big sister-little sister relationship these two have going.

Must. Keep. Reading.

Seriously, as much as I enjoyed this book, it mostly just makes me want to keep going with the rest of the series.

So with my reread of this series halfway done, I’m just as hooked as I was the first time around. The series arc took some pretty big leaps forward, we met valuable characters, and Faythe managed to grow a little as a character. All great! And things only get more intense from here, so you should definitely check out this series if you haven’t already!

Purchase Pride by Rachel Vincent
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Second Opinions:
@Note to Selph Book Reviews
@My Not So Vacant Shelf
@Mel’s Random Reviews

 

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