Re-Read Review: Shifters Series by Rachel Vincent

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Shifters Series
Author: Rachel Vincent
Format: Hard copies purchased from Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
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 species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I’d been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared.

This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back… for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I’m no meek kitty. I’ll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — ’cause I got claws, and I’m not afraid to use them…

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Review

During a semi-recent book slump that flung me into a massive re-read sesh, I decided it was about that time in my life to re-read the entire Shifters series… and I was given life once again.

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Things I Thought I Hated in Romance Novels (And the Books That Proved Me Wrong)

I’ve seen these questions asked many times in the book blogging community:

What do you hate in romance novels?
What tropes can’t you stand?
What are your romance novel pet peeves?

I used to have several definitive answers to this question, but slowly, as I’ve read more and more romance novels, I’ve come across so many books that have proven me so very, very wrong.

Now, whenever this question comes up, I struggle.

I struggle because even though there are many books that get these things wrong, there are still those few who get them right and part of me feels like I’d be betraying those great books if I listed those pet peeves. I know, it’s silly, but for those of you who view reading books as time spent with close friends will understand where I’m coming from.

And even if I haven’t come across a book that defies me yet, I know that one may exist – I just haven’t read it yet.

Honestly, I think this mindset could go for any genre of books. I mean, if the story is good enough? The things you think you hate can easily turn into the things you love … if done right.

 

Here is a list of my romance novel pet peeves… and the books that proved me wrong:

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Throwback Favorites: Some of my Favorite Romance Novels from Back in the Day

I’ve been obsessed with romance novels for as long as I can remember, so I’ve been wanting to do some sort of throwback-type book recommendation post that highlights books that I loved years ago.

Some of these books I’ve reread recently, others I haven’t read in a decade (or longer), but I do remember adoring them.

All of the books I’m listing here are books that I read for the first time over 5 years ago. (That’s not to say I haven’t reread them recently. I get obsessive, what can I say.)

Feel free to play along! Ransack your bookshelf or flip your “Read” shelf on Goodreads to descending dates read and play along!

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