"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) that are 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."
This is a decent story, but Faith is probably one of the most senseless protagonists. Why doesn't she use common sense? There's a part of the book where she's in a dire emergency and instead of doing and saying what's important, she eats and drinks soda. So. Dumb. Really? Would a smart person behave that way? Stupid girl.
I wanted to like this.....
...but listening to this book was so frustrating, it was painful. I can over look the poor (stolen) story, I can over look the inaccurate animal pack structures. However I can not over look the horrid main character. Faythe is a childish, self absorbed, cry baby that throws a tantrum constantly and without just cause. Her need for independence is repetitive and without real justification. She comes off as a spoiled rich kid that was given everything by her daddy (which is what she still calls him) and still wants more. Not only that but the male characters are not any better. The main love interest is just as annoying and spends most of the book claiming her as his, coming off as a possessive jerk. Although why any of the male leads can even stand her is beyond me.
The whole book was a disappointment and gave me a head ache by the end. It was a real waist of money for a poor knock off of "Bitten" by Kelley Armstrong.
I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little slow but the middle and end more than made up for it. Laying the ground work was necessary and gave you the history of Faith's life. I have listened to this one several times and my stomach still clenches at the scary parts and my heart still pounds at the romantic parts. Worth the money ;-)