Friday, January 29, 2010

Recommend Me

I saw this meme over at Bookworming in the 21st Century and thought it would be fun to play along: Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this weekly meme where you recommend a book, old or new, that you want to share.

From Kate's site:
Recommend Me is a weekly event in which participants will pick one of their all time favorite reads to share. This could be a book that your read yesterday or years ago.

To play along, grab a favorite read and tell us about it. You can include your thoughts about the novel, its summary, your favorite memory related to the novel... the possibilities are limitless. If you are up for a challenge, you can also include:

•Your review of the novel
•Links to others' reviews of the novel
•Recommending to a general group of readers or if you want to be extra daring, to specific reader friends

Today I am recommending Rachel Vincent's Werecat series: Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, and coming March 1, Shift. The final book in the series, Alpha, is due out in October 2010. (Okay, so that's not the cover for Alpha, but he does look like he's been ravaged by a werecat, eh? Actually, that could be Marc - I think I may have to read this series again, right now! Rowr!)

I haven't seen many bloggers show any love for this series and I've gotta tell you, it's amazing!! I did a post a while back about some of my books my husband has read, and this series is one he asks when the next book is coming out.

Here's my review of Prey, including a mini-summary of Stray, Rogue, and Pride.

Here's my reaction when I went to buy Prey and couldn't find it at the bookstore.

I recently had the opportunity to review Shift, and although I have not posted the review yet I can tell you I gave it 5 stars. I couldn't put it down. I will say this: you really need to read the books in order to get the most out of the story. So much happens over the course of each book that you do miss important plot points if you skip, and this is a series where the heroine grows and matures as the series moves along. There are also plot points that carry over from book to book, as in what happens in book 2 affects the storyline in book 3, etc. I honestly believe that once you start reading you won't want to stop. This series has everything I like - a strong spunky heroine who sometimes makes mistakes and learns from them, sexy alpha males, action, and drama. Just when you think things are going one way she takes a hard right and you're thinking "OMG!". It's great!

I know this is going to sound weird, but Ms. Vincent's werecat world is totally believable. Usually, in a Paranormal, you have to check your disbelief at the door; in this series, your disbelief sneaks out the back while you're engrossed in the story.

So, for my first Recommend Me, I'm recommending Rachel Vincent's Werecat series. Enjoy!

Here are some reviews by other bloggers (warning: There may be spoilers!):

Ink and Paper's Review of Stray and Rogue


  1. Oh what a fabulous idea. I keep hearing Jo rave about this series, I must give it a go one day soon :)

  2. I love the idea! This could be very interesting.
    As for this series...i have all the books but i have only read the first 2 books. I loved them don't get me wrong, but somehow in the process i read a few MAJOR spoilers about the following books and it was impossible for me to keep reading without thinking about what was going to happen.
    I'm slowly trying to think about starting book 3...i really enjoyed what i read, it would be a shame to stop now. ;)

  3. I loved the shifter books, well make that the one I have read so far :)
    Must read more soon!

  4. I LOVE LOVE LOVE, did I mention LOVE? this series!
    One of my favorite, and after reading the first one I was going nuts cause there werent any copies of the second book available anywhere, and ended up ordering from the UK.
    I can't wait to get my ends on Shift, I hope I get it at home on a day off so I can read it all right away lol. It's already pre-ordered, I'm totally excited about it!

    Here are links to my reviews if you are interested:


  5. seems like my link don't works, there ya go:

  6. It took me a minute to read the "Not Alpha's Cover" on that last one! Hee hee.

    I think I actually have the first 2-3 of this series on my TBR shelves... somewhere.

  7. Yep that is Marcus Schenkenberg, whoohoo what an eyecandy!! I don't know this series.. must rectify that... I like this meme!

  8. I absolutely LOVE Rachel Vincent's shifter series. I haven't started Shift yet because I know it will be so long before I can talk about it! LOL Only 2 books left and I can't wait to see where they go. I love Jace and Mark equally.... *sigh*

  9. Oh! I haven't read not one Shifter book. *hangs head in shame* I was actually eyeing the first book sitting in my TBR today. Will read soon!

  10. I love this meme! And the series looks great :) I've added the first book to my TBB list. Thanks for the rec!

  11. I'm sorry, but I *hate* this series because I cannot stand Faythe Sanders. Urgh! She is the most selfish, egocentric uppity little miss. I always felt sorry for the way she played yo-yo with Marc's heart.

    I say I hate this series, but I've read all the books and keep coming back for more. But I seriously have a problem with Faythe - with each new book my level of hatred seems to increase.

    This whole 'recommend me' meme is brilliant! Great post.

  12. They sound like great books, I will have to keep an eye for them. I have a similar meme each Sunday at my blog called A Blast From the Past - last Sunday my book that I recommended was The Great Gatsby. Feel free to check that out if you are interested.

  13. I absolutely need to read this series. I have the first two from bookmooch.. ;)