There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . And I'm one of them.
I look like an all-American grad student, but I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my... read more
So in Stray a young woman named Faythe is in college as a grad student. She's an English major with a roommate, a boyfriend, and the usual college problems. Or at least she likes to think so. In reality that's only half her story. Faythe is also a werecat. She can Shift and turn into a solid... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
So in Stray a young woman named Faythe is in college as a grad student. She's an English major with a roommate, a boyfriend, and the usual college problems. Or at least she likes to think so. In reality that's only half her story. Faythe is also a werecat. She can Shift and turn into a solid black cat similar in size to a panther. Most of her life has been spent with her Pride, which is the equivalent of a wolf's 'pack'. Her father is the Alpha of the Pride and has certain ideas about her future. Faythe wants nothing at all to do with her father's ideas or the Pride. She'd like to lead her own life, away from the strict rules that govern the Pride. After high school she talked her father into letting her move away from the Pride and go to college on her own. She's been sticking it out on her own since. However, she doesn't have total freedom. She's noticed over the years that every so often she scents or sees one of the Pride members spying on her. She knows they were sent by her father and hates that he thinks she can't take care of herself. That very ability is called into question when a stray starts kidnapping female werecats. One of them attacks Faythe at school and her father's enforcer comes to take her back home. Faythe has no choice but to go with him and face her family. Her past has come back to bite her and she can't run away from all her problems anymore.
“"So, you’re our keeper? How does one find a job like that? Answer an ad in the classifieds? ‘Wanted—werecat with a small brain and even smaller heart.’ Do you get benefits? Dental, maybe? ’Cause you’re going to need it when I break off every tooth in your mouth.” Ryan frowned, looking more ashamed than frightened.”Faythe
““How the hell did you get here so fast?” I asked, my battered cheek pressed into his shirt. “He nearly blew up Dad’s van, that’s how,” Ethan said. I glanced up to see his usual goofy grin, and eyes a shade greener than I remembered. He was happy to see me. It was mutual. “He drove a hundred miles an hour almost all the way from Louisiana.” I laughed, not a bit surprised.”Faythe & Ethan
“"You’re a worthless bastard,” I said, not quite able to forgive him for being late, even though I didn’t want him there in the first place.“And you’re a callous bitch.” He smiled, completely unaffected by my heartfelt insult. “We’re a matched set.””Faythe & Marc
““Go home, Marc.” “There’s no reason for you to be rude.” “There’s no reason for you to be here."He frowned down at me, thick brows shadowing his eyes, and my mood improved. I’d gotten rid of his smile. Was I really that petty? Hell, yeah.”Faythe & Marc
““I’m impressed, Faythe,” he said, leaning the chair back on two legs. “I didn’t think you could find someone who talked more than you do, but I’ve obviously underestimated you. Again.””Marc
“Great. Nothing beats several hours in a car with a pissed-off werecat. Welcome to my life.”Faythe
“deductive reasoning. It's a perk sometimes available to those of us on the top rung of the evolutionary ladder.”Faythe
Sometimes, you thank God for the small things, especially when they’re all you have.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
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The queen was my favorite chess piece. Unlike the women I knew in real life, she was powerful. Her job was to defend her husband at all costs, because while he was weak and practically defenseless—only allowed to move one square at a time—she was the strongest player on the board, hindered by no restrictions at all.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
I think some men are born with big egos, to make up for the lack of certain necessary equipment. Like a brain.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
Ask for the impossible, then settle instead for what you really wanted in the first place.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
A smart woman would have shut up. Did I? Hell no. Intelligence is overrated anyway.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Time was the great constant, eternally measuring my life in the ticks of a hundred second hands, the tocks of a thousand pendulums. It portioned my life into good times and bad times, the former too short, and the latter too long.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
I poked at the ball of yarn, avoiding her eyes. “I wasn’t that bad.” She smiled. “You broke Ethan’s arm.” “It was self-defense. He wouldn’t let go of my foot.” “He was helping you tie your shoe.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
The moment the door opened I knew an ass-kicking was inevitable. Whether I’d be giving it or receiving it was still a bit of a mystery.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
you’re about as inconspicuous as a drag queen at a Girl Scout meeting.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
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