This book was amazing! I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to get around to reading it. It probably took me until now because Pride wasn’t very memorable and left me on the fence; undecided on whether or not I was going to continue with the Shifters series. Boy am I ever glad I did! This novel is just shy of 400 pages but is a page turner from beginning to end. I read it in three days while somehow still making it to work and getting 8 hours of sleep a night. My boyfriend definitely felt a little snubbed! Unfortunately for him, I’ve decided to read the 5th book in the series next.
Prey has all the components of a great story and none of them are in short supply. The story starts out tame enough, Faythe is sent on a pride-related road trip with a few of her fellow enforcers driving Mercedes to stand trial for murder. An brief overnight stay in the free zone to visit her exiled sweetheart Marc quickly turns sour. Their envoy is ambushed by the largest group of organized strays anyone has ever seen. After kicking some serious ass they successfully deliver Manx and return home.
Then the shit really hits the fan. Marc gets kidnapped, her father’s authority as alpha and (ex) head of the council is further put into question and inter pride conspiracies abound. This book has it all; from fights, to love, to politics.
I enjoyed the contrasts between feline shifters and canine shifters after having just finished reading a werewolf book. Faythe and her fellow cats have an enhanced sense of smell, but unlike wolves they’re unable to track by scent. On the flip side, these shifters have speed, the ability to climb and are able to “partially” transform into their alternate shape. Being able to change your hand into a paw with claws or switching to cat-vision definitely has its advantages!
The only negative thing that I have to say about this novel is that the characters still favor their human forms when often, being a cat would obviously give them the upper hand. Overall, this book definitely has a little something for everyone and if you’re a fan of the genre you’ll appreciate it even more.
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