Series: Shifters #4
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publication date: July 2009
Source: I own a copy.
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.
Again, Vincent takes us straight into the story. Yes, she has the art sorted. I’ll admit that at one point, I thought the entire story would be back and forth narration about Faythe and crew alternately searching for Marc and trying to get young kaci to shift … but just when I thought disappointment might arrive … wham! bam!
Vincent took me on one hell of an emotional roller coaster.
She killed off one of my favourite characters (in a chapter I foolishly read right before bedtime), and I *almost* blarted like a baby, and the emotions in each character were well portrayed and believable.
Jace … God love him … I just want to scoop that boy up and kiss him all over. He’s so adorable, and I feel he’s going to end up with his whiskers singed
Oh, yes, and I mustn’t forget the ending. Just as the story is ending on the depressing point of said dead characters funeral, Vincent tosses in a closing line in true Oh S**t! fashion. Yep, that’s right. That was my exact thought as I closed the back cover: well, s**t! I never saw that coming.
If you want to know all what I’m talking about, I guess you’re gonna have to read it. I’ve done my best to avoid revealing anything you won’t find in the blurb, mostly because I’m a huge hater of spoilers, but this novel has earned its 4* from me.
My rating: 4 stars
Have you read this title? What’d you think?