Monday, May 28, 2007

Must Reads: Stray

Coming in June 2007 I had the great fortune of receiving a copy of Stray by Rachel Vincent before its official release date. After tearing open the envelope the night the book came in, I settled in to read a couple chapters before bed. I turned the last page of the book about the time my alarm went off the next morning. I was so riveted by the story, I didn't even notice the entire night fly by!

Stray is a stunning debut novel which I highly recommend reading. The book is filled with snappy dialogue, vivid descriptions, plenty of attitude, and killer fight scenes. The world Rachel created is engrossing, and the characters jump right off the pages. The main character, Faythe is a little immature (though she does a lot of growing) and extremely independent, with more than her fair share of caustic sarcasm and a penchant for kicking ass. These traits tend to end up with her butting heads with everyone around her, and keep the reader empathetically frustrated on her behalf. With a little romance, a little mystery, and a lot of action, this is a book that will sate a readers appetite, even as it refuses to be put down. It will hit shelves later this week, but until then, go here to read an excerpt from the first chapter.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you need to update more, i need more reading material for the internet...

or maybe ill just start my own blog and rang and bitch about pharmacy, healthcare, emo kids, and horrid beer...

-Rob

Kalayna-Nicole Price said...

Yes, I've been a very slack updater recently. I promise to get back on the ball.

Lol, actually you could probably blog about some of the crazy stuff you see. I always enjoy hearing about them.