Mass Market Paperback, 425 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Mira Books
0778326497 (ISBN13: 9780778326496)
Pride (Shifters, #3)
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...
What I love about this series is the fact that it gets me to feel. It gets me to cry, to laugh to feel frustration, protection love and nager. I feel myself engaging so much with these books that the come alive in my mind. The become more than just words, they become real and they talk to me. Im aware that it perhaps sounds a little crazy, but if your an avid reader like myself then you know what I mean. Its something about finding that certain type of book that really makes you feel whole and alive, like you have become one with the book. Rachel Vincent has this way of really getting into your head and into your imagination. She writes with this sense of decription that isn't overdone, but isn't underdone. Its down to a tone and level that is just write for the moral of the book. I love the Character Faythe and yet at the same time I can't help but totally feel for her. She gets things wrong like we all do, but she manages to end up in a huge mess and now her life is on the line, and her fathers reputation is too. The book really took a turn here, keeping me just as much addicted to it as book one and two in the series. What I often find with a lot of series of books is that they start to get very dull and very boring because the author runs out of ideas. But it seems to me as if the author here has planned out her story line and plot in a way that means you never get bored with it.
The novel itself, just moves from chapter to chapter so fluidly that you always know where you are and what is happening. I loved the new character that was introduced in this novel, Kaci, and would love to get to know her more. because she in herself was a twist in the plot, in the fact that she was something completely and utterly different. an exception to the rule perhaps. However I was annoyed at what happened with Marc, and have come to severely hate Malone. He reminds me of one of those guys who are purposely out to hurt you and to control you, who always have to be in the right and have the last word. you generally do get a real feel for the characters in this series, meaning you realte to them in a way that makes you feel like a part of them. The plot in this novel was well formed. kind of like a drama series on telly but much better because it was not overdone. I felt that the whole court system was well produced, but at the same time was unique because it wasn't similar to that of our own. There was always something going on, but not in a way that meant you became confused. In a way that meant your mind was always active and on the run.
I just have the feeling that I could go on and on with this novel. Like the fact that you get that real brother like feeling from Micheal in this one. in the others you get the sense that he is irritated with his sister, because she gets herself into awkward situations a lot of the time that just causes trouble for them all. But in this novel you get to see that family side to him. He wants to help her out and despite the fact that she does cause trouble, he does not want to see a member of his family die. However, I was somewhat disappointed that we didn't get to see the mum much in this book. I suppose I kind of get the feeling that she has a story of her own going on and I would love to know more about her and what it is that she is going through. the book just has this extreme wild side to it that has me utterly addicted to its every page. its an amazing series and Rachel vincent has become one of my favorite authors that I would be glad to place on the top shelves of my bookcase.