Book: Pride by Rachel Vincent, Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck
Published February 2009 by Harlequin Books S.A.|Length: 13 hours, 18 minutes
Where I Got It: I own the audio book
Series: Shifters #3
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
The werecat council has three cardinal laws; and headstrong Faythe stands accused of breaking two of them: infecting a human with her supernatural skills and killing him to cover her tracks. With the death penalty hanging over her head, Faythe has no escape route left. That is, until a shapeshifter informs the pride of a rash of rogue strays terrorising his land. Yet this threat is nothing like any they’ve seen before. Only Faythe has the knowledge to save the pride, but can she prove her worth? Or will the council’s verdict condemn them all…?
I liked Pride! We’ll see how much I actually talk about this book, considering it’s been a few weeks between me finishing the book and me writing this review.
In this book, we see Faythe on trial for everything that happened with Andrew. There are some interesting developments on the Mark front, and I do want to see how that works out.
I was angry at the panel deciding Faythe’s fate. Mostly because her fate largely rested on her desire to get married and have kids. It seems like female shifters are pretty rare, and to execute her because she’s not sure about marriage and having kids? It made me so angry, and angry for Faythe that more importance was placed on her child-bearing abilities and desires.
And because we’re talking about Faythe, she gets wrapped up in some weird things going on. Most of which revolve around a girl who ended up in Faythe’s care because she wouldn’t let anyone else near her. And of course, Faythe realizes that with a new (young) shifter, the council really has no reason to keep her around. Plus, a younger female would be more likely to listen to them, as opposed to Faythe, who is really headstrong and independent. Still, Faythe makes it through everything. I knew she would, but it was quite the journey. And I’m definitely planning on listening to the next book to see what happens next. Whatever it is will be sure to get Faythe into some sort of trouble.
Jennifer Van Dyck continues to do a great job at narrating! She is great to listen to and she really has a way of making me feel like she is Faythe. She’s a great choice for this series.
4 stars. I really enjoyed this book, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!