Thursday, January 26, 2012


By: Rachel Vincent
Published By : MIRA
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 393 Pages


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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.


Pretty much from the get go you are in for quite a ride in this instalment in the Shifter series.

This book is quite sad in places, like I mean...real...sad!

Rachel snuck this up on me and I just didn’t see it coming. I was reading and then I was like.....*sniffle, blows nose* Two words just break your heart....*sob*

Very sad.

Tequila, Tequila, Tequila......not good to partake in when emotions are raw, not when you are swigging straight from the bottle. Nothing good can come of Tequila straight up.

Rachel is quite brutal with some of her characters in this book.

You really see Faythe taking control of the Pride and making decisions , showing she is Alpha material. She also shows us that underneath her stubbornness not to bend to the wills of the male cats, she has this nurturing side. Kaci is like a sister to Faythe and she won’t give up on her.

There is action, lust, love, betrayal, several ‘stinky dead fish slaps" needed to be issued. Sad, sad moments, grief, sweet moments, the law has spoken, hope, loss and just keep the tissue box close by. I recommend man size tissues.

Ms. Vincent doesn’t hold back, she writes to bring you to your knees with sadness. This book does leave a little bit of it inside you when you have finished. It also leaves you with this big question mark over what Faythe has done. Oh the complication she has just added to her life.

Thank goodness I have ‘Shift’ ready to crack open because I think it will be a hell of a ride.



  1. Told ya you would need to have Shift stat! Totally remeber all these things you mentioned. Heart wrenching moments, tequila. Tequila bad bad bad! ;)

    Enjoy Shift, although things are going to be really intense from here on out!

  2. I haven't heard about this series but I like books that elicits strong emotions from the readers. It helps you connect with the story more and if the sorrow has gone to the bottle literally, then this just made me curious. I just have to get over Dimitri Belikov first (Yup, I just enrolled myself in the Academy :S)

    1. p.s. Oh yes I enrolled for one week and read all the VA books, man that was an emotional week with Dimitri and Adrian. Love VA!! I really got into the swing from book 3 onwards and Dimitri is a very impressive character!!

      I'm so glad Adrian got his Bloodlines spinoff...Adrian has such a smart mouth:D


  3. @Jessica I have Shift under my belt and review written...oh dear....I feel Alpha is going to be painful emotionally to read, like it's going to hurt. Just waiting for my good library to give me my email telling me it's in for me. It's rather painful waiting..Yes you did tell me:D
    Yup! Tequila, Tequila , Tequila....we need to keep it away from Faythe...ha!

    @ Braine , my dear you need to slot this series in. Each book gets better and better. Rachel really lets her writing gift loose, oh does it pull really hard at your heart from Prey onwards. They are great before then , but the more you delve into the characters..oh..*sniff*..*blubber*....

    Have fun reading girls, thanks for stopping by:D



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