Book Review: Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent

I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I'd been warned about Strays -- werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever -- and whoever -- I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays -- 'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them . . .

After loving Rachel Vincent's YA series, Soul Screamers, I was fully prepared to love her Shifters series.  I got 45% though the book and gave up for the following reasons:
  • I don't like Faythe.  She felt whiny and bratty to me. 
  • The pacing of the book felt slow.  I felt like I kept reading and reading and nothing was happening.
  • I don't think I like books about weres without the book including other paranormal creatures.
I've read that Stray picks up in the last half, but I will have to take other people's word for it.  Stray just wasn't for me.


Did Not Finish


  1. Sorry this one didn't work out for you :/

  2. I definitely empathize with your dislike for Faythe's character. I think the pretty unique premise got me through, not to mention Marc! This series definitely gets better and better the farther you get through, and Faythe's character really develops. If you're looking for an easy read and your library has them, I would recommend picking them back up. Maybe just skim reading 'Stray' though :P


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