Published: February 17, 2010
Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways.
As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.
With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option...
If you have read this series than you know how controversial book four was. Besides an unexpected death of a beloved character, there was shocking romance between two unexpected characters, Faythe and Jace. I didn't see that twist coming, but it was welcomed. Fans have had high hopes for Shift and it delivers every one of them.
Faythe Sanders in not the same girl we first met in Stray. She was a foul mouthed, defiant brat, who didn't care about anything but her own skin. Faythe didn't want anything to do with her Pride because they treated female werecats as prized pawns in greedy attempts at controlling the other prides. She insisted she wanted a life outside her pride, away from her family, and out of these horrible politics. But fate had something different planned for her.
When we get to Shift, Faythe has turned into a strong, dependable, smart, mature tabby. She no loner denies her duties, her fate, and embraces her werecat abilities. She is the first female enforcer and that has caused a lot of angry males to take a stand. But she won't have that nonsense. She has finally stood up to everyone (including her father) and told them where they can shove it. Due to her boldness she has earned her fathers respect and respect from the other pack leaders. But Calvin Malone is still a pain in the ass and wants noting more than to see Faythe declawed or dead.
As the tension rises between the other Prides, more and more bodies are being found. Faythe needs to figure out what or who is behind these new killing. And she needs to do it quickly since Malone is gunning for her family. There was a lot of action in this book compared to the previous ones. The story seemed to move faster with lots of plot twists. The relationships have become stronger, the love has grown and most importantly trust between Faythe's family has increased. They stick up for each other, have their backs, and don't let anyone get the better of them.