Prey (Shifters #4)

Prey

Author: Rachel Vincent
Published: July 1, 2009
Pages: 386

Stars: 2 out of 5

Synopsis:

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.

Review:

This book is my least favorite! At first I thought the book was awesome but then I just couldn’t sympathize and accept Faythe’s actions. Poor Marc!!

Marc goes missing and could be horribly hurt or worse dead. Faythe can think of nothing but getting to Marc in time. She loves him and he is her world. But she is called back home and during an attac, her brother is killed. So what does she do? She cheats on Marc and sleeps with Jace. Oh yes, she must really love Marc more than anything if she can so easily sleep with someone else. And the worst part is she blames is on her pain and tequila. I’m sorry but that’s no excuse. If she really felt what she claimed to feel for Marc, she would never have kissed, let alone slept with someone else. This really put a damper on the book and it just shows again how selfish Faythe is. I feel like she is just stringing him along and at the end of the book she feels trapped between Jace and Marc…. Seriously!! How?? How can she feel this way?

I’m not sure I will read the next book in the series. This book really left a bad taste in my mouth.

Pride (Shifters #3)

Pride

Author: Rachel Vincent
Published: February 1, 2009
Pages: 425

Stars: 3 out of 5

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…

Review:

Wow!! I can’t believe this book. The beginning of the book was somewhat ruined for me based on Faythe’s immature behavior and temper. I am getting a bit irritated with Faythe’s character. Supposedly she is 23 but she acts more like a 16 year old.

The trial and how Faythe handled it/herself was irritating. But the most upsetting was the loss of Marc. I feel like there are a lot of inconsistencies with Faythe’s opinions/righchesness and her actions/feelings. She refuses to give Marc what he needs for reassurance or even consider a promise ring yet when he gets kicked out of the pride, she says she can’t imagine life without him, yada yada. She needs to make up her mind!!

Overall, this book was probably one of my favorites thus far.