Sunday, 15 August 2010

Pride - Review

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…
**Summary taken from Goodreads** 

If you've read my previous reviews for this Rachel Vincent Shifter series you know i have mixed feelings about it. Pride is book three and sees Faythe growing up a lot, she still has her spontaneous streak that sometimes lands her in hot water but overall her maturity was nice to see. Faythe is dealing with the fall out of 'Rogue' killing her ex boyfriend in defence has her before the council on charges of murder, if she can't prove she didn't deliberately change him and then kill him on purpose to cover it up she will face the death penalty. This was an exciting storyline, mixed into that was an emotional roller coasted for Faythe and Marc, Strays causing trouble, humans going missing, and a runaway teenage shifter. 

For me this is the best book in the series so far, what irritated me about Faythe is previous books wasn't present in this one, i finally see the progression Vincent is taking her on. 
While the books are still a bit on the 'too long' side for me, some things stretch out so much i become bored and want them resolved, i did however enjoy Pride and want to dive right into 'Prey' to continue on with Faythe and Marc, their arc is heart achingly sad right now, i hope it gets better in the next book. 
Vincent really delved into Pride laws with this one, and dished up a gripping tale of loyalty, sadness, maturity, and strength. All leading to a great crescendo of a finale. Can't Wait! 

I give Pride 3.5 Sparkles out of 5! 
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10 Speak to Me:

Jenny said...

I really like this series. Faythe can be difficult to like at times, but she's definitely growing up as the books progress and I'm dying for Alpha! Plus, there's Marc and Jace:)

Anilu Magloire said...

Thanks for the review!

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Great review! I've been trying to decide if I should start this series. I love shifter stories...maybe when I get my TBR pile under control. LOL!

Diana ♥ Book of Secrets

Sparklybearsy said...

@jenny i agree with you hun, its nice to see faythes progression at last. the ending with marc was much sad though.

@Anilu welcome :)

@Diana thanks hun! it is a good sometimes too long series but the characters make it worth while, im onto the next book =D does that ever happen, a controlled TBR pile? LOL!

thanks for stopping by all =)

Anonymous said...

I really loved this book, and agree, the issues that I had with Faythe in the first two of the Shifters series were non-existant in this one (like, why she was such a huge effing &^%$ to Marc!!!).
This book had me on the edge of my freaking seat, too!!

Sparklybearsy said...

@SpazP LOL nicely out about faythe, totally agree! Why Marc puts up with her i don't know =P

Twimom227 said...

I am not familiar with this series at all. Can I pick up this book and not miss much from the first 2, or should I go back to the beginning?

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

YAY! I hope you LOVE Shift!! and I gotta say Alpha is amazing!


Steph said...

Here is a silly question about Pride's Cover. SHe is looking down at her abdomen in an "is my bump showing yet." way. Is this character with cub?Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

Sparklybearsy said...

I hadnt thought of that, right now id say not. faythe sustains a belly injury from a stray, that might have something to do with the cover, or just a random pose =)

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