Tuesday 21 December 2010

Reviews: Pride, Prey, Shift - Rachel Vincent

Shifters 3

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 425
Published: 2009

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…

I am going to try to make this short, since three reviews will be in this post.

My thoughts:
I did like it better than book 2, which was good too. But here there was just something, the fear about what those idiots would do to her. I did get a bit annoyed by her too, a tiny bit, cos she could just have said that yes I am gonna start having kittens soon and the whole trial could have been over. But that would have killed the plot, but still.

Politics truly play into this book. Malone, one alpha is such an ass, he wants the tabbies at home breeding, and no strays like Marc near the prides. I sure got upset by him and I hope he gets what is coming to him.

Here there is also some strays trying to build their own pride, and going a bit crazy, and the hunt for a young tabby that has come from nowhere.

Tension with Marc too. And we meet another sorts shifter, a bear shifter.

All in all, a really good book that made me wanna pick up the next.

Shifters 4
Pages: 386
Published: 2009

Sometimes playing cat and mouse is no game…

Play? Right. My Pride is under fire from all sides, my father's authority is in question and my lover is in exile. Which means I haven't laid eyes on Marc's gorgeous face in months. And with a new mother and an I-know-everything teenager under my protection, I don't exactly have time to fantasize about ever seeing him again.

Then our long-awaited reunion is ruined by a vicious ambush by strays. Now our group is under attack, Marc is missing and I will need every bit of skill and smarts to keep my family from being torn apart. Forever.

My thoughts:
Here politics still run strong, and Malone is being an ass as always. I can't believe so many alphas are blind to his lust for power. He must be taken down and soon!

Not a lot of Marc since he is missing, and could be dead. But Jace is there and honestly, I like Jace better than Marc now, so want them to be together instead. Jace is just so Jace. I am hoping.

Faythe seems stronger and becomes even more kick-ass, she is maturing, and perhaps she is alpha material after all.

The tabby they rescued wont shift and is dying, but she is a good addition to the books and Faythe does get a softer side by being around her.

A lot of action going on, strays attacking, the hunt for Mark and discovering a big bad plot going on. When I finished I went straight to book 5 cos I just had to read more.

Shifters 5
Pages: 441
Published: 2010

Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.

As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.

With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….

My thoughts:
Sad things has happened, Ethan died *sniff*, and the Pride is no after Malone's blood. I am urging them on. 

Still no attack, cos this book introduces thunderbirds, oh yes big bad-ass shifters that swoop down and attack Faythe's pride. Why, well that you'll see.

Tensions are on high alert between Faythe, Marc and Jace. And I fear I will be so sad by book 6, she is gonna pick Marc, oh please pick Jace, but then he will surely die or something, and I am gonna be so sad.

Politics, so much politics, evil Malone wants to take the tabbies and rule. What a creep, so they are on trouble from many directions in this one.

Faythe keeps getting stronger. I do like her, such a good heroine, even if she makes mistakes.

Finished this one in a day (ok it helped that I had to spend it in bed), but it was really good, and I truly want Alpha now. But sadly I do not have it, so dang.

But thank you Msbookjunkie for sending me the book :D

Reason for reading these books:
Great series

I like them, and so cool that the animal prints are on different places on all, like here, belt, pants, and bracelets.


  1. These are the 3 books I still need to read! Oh how I need to read them. Nice reviews. Love the way you did all 3 at once! :)

  2. Have you read the whole series now?I still have the first book to read. Aarrghh!

  3. I haven't read anything by this author, but the series oddly intrigues me. I'd definitely be interested to read these. Great reviews!

  4. New series that I need to try someday. If only I'd have enought time :)

  5. ah yes, another shifter series i've been meaning to try. thanks for your reviews.

  6. Nice series but totally new to me. Great reviews - sometimes it is good to include several installments at once. Are you ill?

  7. Melissa
    Hihi, saves some time and space, but I was a bit unsure about the plots cos they all kind of blurred together into one big book :)

    Nope, still got the last book left.

    Do try them, they are so good, kick-asS UF

    Tell me about it, so many books I want to read this very moment

  8. Naida
    Do try them one day :)

    Those shifters are everywhere, and so wanna

    Nothing serious, but had to go and check what I had, and afterwards I was so drained so rested.
    Yup saves space, and well i liked it

    They sure are :)

  9. I've got the first 4 books in the series but haven't made a start yet. What's the first book like? Enjoyed your reviews :)

  10. Teddy
    Oh the first one was so good! I could not put it down and it was such a big book too. Totally recommending it :)

  11. I have these on my shelf, unread - the m/m thing hit before I got to them. :)

  12. Oh yes...this series sounds wonderful!!! I may have to jump on the bandwagon for this genre again!

  13. I'm so glad you like them! This is one of my favorite series. I love how Faythe grows from a self-centered girl to a responsible woman.

    And Marc and Jace? Rowr!!!

  14. great review! this is def a series that gets better with each one =D

    curious to see what you think of Alpha when you read it =D

  15. Okay, I need to read the series. i know they are great but i'm thinking of getting a slump pile of all book in the series so that i can read it all nonstop!LOL

  16. Deborah
    Deleted your comment so your add wont show. I hope you will enjoy the winter sea :)

  17. Glad you like this series. I just joined a read-a-long today so I'm not going to get into yet another series. lol. Not yet anyway...

  18. Chris
    You are so never leaving the m/m things are you? ;)

    Yes come back to UF, we got cookies! lol

    It is fun to see her mature, and oh man the men, rawr indeed :D I want her to keep both

  19. Larissa
    I am very very curious to see what happens in that one....oh so very curious :D

    I think that is de the way to do it ;) Then you can read and read, and never stop

    Thanks laughinwolf :)

  20. Darlene
    Yes I saw, Maisie Dobbs, I love those books :) Must see if the library ever gets the latest one

  21. I've been meaning to read this series and with the last book released I really should read them soon.

  22. Jenny
    You should :) And when all are out then you don't have to wait to see what happens which is so good



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