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Subject: Stray by Rachel Vincent
Date Posted: 6/21/2007 12:21 AM ET
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Has anyone read Stray :: Rachel Vincent? I saw it at the store the other day and its got 59 wishers. Im wondering if its any good?

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 12:24 AM ET
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it's good.  I bought it because of the cover. LOL It reminded me of the Mercy books by Patricia Briggs. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 12:48 AM ET
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Well Im 61 of 61 I might go buy it with my paypal money.

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 1:40 PM ET
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I liked the book and will also buy the next one in the series, Rogue.  But, I did have some trouble with Faythe's bad attitude.

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 1:44 PM ET
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Here is a link to Rachel Vincent's website:

 

http://urbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

 

Date Posted: 6/21/2007 6:24 PM ET
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I've seen it but I put it on my WL cause I have so many books that I need to read and figure I can wait for it. Who knows? By the time I get it maybe the 2nd one will be out. LOL

Date Posted: 6/22/2007 1:36 AM ET
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Thats a very good point Kathi but the 200+ books on my TBR told me they are always up for company and I should bring new books home to hang out with them any time Id like :)

Date Posted: 6/23/2007 3:01 PM ET
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I got this book too at the store but it's sitting in my TBR pile



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Date Posted: 6/26/2007 12:02 PM ET
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I am reading it now. It is pretty good. A lot of detail and story which I appreciate in a book. Too many authors are rushing the stories it seems.

I agree with ALita. I don't really have a lot of sympathy and fondness for the protagonist yet. She seems spoiled, rude and immature and I am about half way. Hopefully she grows up a bit before the end or I don't tihnk I will look at the second book.

 

 

*******OK, I finished and will read the sequel. Is it me or did this book mirror Bitten by Kelly Armstrong?

 



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Date Posted: 6/27/2007 2:20 AM ET
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I read it and it was excellent! I passed it along a few weeks ago.

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 4:01 PM ET
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Angela my husband and I have decided that your avatar is a stick figure representation of him and my cat. Hes quite skinny and the cat looks like a small but fat grey pig.

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 6:38 PM ET
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LOL...It is a little fat isn't it!

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 6:47 PM ET
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Yeah and we couldnt figure out if it was supposed to be a pig or a really fat cat so its perfect for Mystic.

Date Posted: 7/3/2007 7:35 PM ET
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If you haven't bought this book yet-I would wait for it to come up on your WL.  I thought it was worth reading (well, listening to-I got it from Audible), but it didn't impress me as much as I hoped it might.  I don't want to post spoilers, but the main character's attitude bothered me and seemed inconsistent at times.  Overall an OK book, but not somthing I'd run out and buy at full price.

Date Posted: 7/3/2007 10:21 PM ET
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Considering Im struggling through Witchling I totally get the attitude thing. I swear if I have to hear the color of her eyeshadow and how many layers of mascara she puts on again Im gonna stop reading it. She needs to get over herself.

Ive got plenty of books so I am waiting on it besides the store doesnt have it anymore I checked the last time I was there.

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 12:23 PM ET
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i have the book i bought it because of the cover too but my tbr is so huge i havent read it yet..lol

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 12:24 PM ET
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witchling? i have that one too..is it good? i have both wichling and changeling .

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 12:50 PM ET
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I, personally, liked both Witchling and Changeling.  And I'm looking forward to Darkling.

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 3:06 PM ET
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LOL I hated Witchling. It was to date the second worst book Ive ever read. The worst book Ive ever read was Memnoch the Devil. I never finished it.

Seriously the plot to the book gets lost in the MC's ego.

Date Posted: 7/12/2007 6:39 PM ET
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Oh I think the worst book(s) ever are anything by China Mieville, I have tried and tried to read them and just can't do it.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 7:10 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Stray, although it reminded me a LOT of "Bitten" by Kelley Armstrong. The rare female were trying to escape her family and live like a human, the character of Marc (exactly like Clay), the outcast weres ("Strays" or "Mutts") being murderers... Overall, I really enjoyed it - it was a great read! But I really enjoyed "Bitten," too, and it was published first. Definitely recommend both books, although I like Elena's character (in "Bitten") more.
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 4:34 PM ET
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I downloaded the audio, and I ended up loving it!

For the whole first half of the book I was less than impressed.  First, if I hadn't heard that Kelley Armstrong had been acting as mentor to Rachel Vincent, I would have been very upset on Armstrong's behalf.  Yes, the plots have huge similarities, especially at the start!  And I also agree that the main character, Faith, starts out very hard to like.  She's just so thoughtless of everyone around her, and tosses around three(!) mens' hearts as well as those of her family without a backward glance.

But the second half of the book made up for it.  Once I got there, the tension really picked up and I couldn't stop listening!  And it seemed like life was going to make Faith grow up a bit, and I'm hoping there will be more books so we can see that.  I ended up thinking that of course she'd been a spoiled brat in the beginning -- it fits perfectly with the circumstances in which she was raised.  So now it just seems more like good character developement.

I'd say that if you think the storyline sounds good, give it a shot -- just be prepared to have a lot of spoiled Faith through the first half!  If it's going to bother you that there are rampant similarities with the set-up in Bitten, then this probably isn't the book for you.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:45 PM ET
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I loved it! Cant wait for the next one. Paid full price for it & it was worth buying.

Date Posted: 8/13/2007 7:49 PM ET
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Oh I forgot to tell ya'll I got the book I dunno if someone posted it directly to my account or if the list just moved fast.

Date Posted: 8/14/2007 2:21 PM ET
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I have it but haven't read it as of yet...I have over 100 books on my TBR pile...maybe I should push it closer to the top so I can pass it on!

 

Marie

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