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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pride's Run - Cat Kalen

Title: Pride's Run
Author: Cat Kalen

Format: Ebook provided by author for Book Tour Review

From Goodreads:
Seventeen year old Pride is a tracker—a werewolf with a hunger for blood. Taught to trick and to lure, she is the perfect killing machine. 

Kept leashed in the cellar by a master who is as ruthless as he is powerful, Pride dreams of freedom, of living a normal life, but escape from the compound is near impossible and disobedience comes with a price.

When she learns her master intends to breed her she knows she has to run.

Pride soon learns if she is to survive in the wild, she must trust in the boy who promises her freedom, the same boy she was sent to hunt.

With life and death hanging in the balance the two find themselves on the run from the Paranormal Task Force—officers who shoot first and ask questions later—as well as her master’s handlers.
Can Pride flee the man who has held her captive since birth and find sanctuary in the arms of a boy who has captured her heart? Or will her master find her first? 

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I really enjoyed this story.  It was refreshing to get a wolf shifter story from a completely different point of view - a teenage girl.  

Pride is a young girl, an orphan, who lives in captivity.  She is forced to track and hunt for her master, while given only the basic necessities in life.  Failure to follow the rules is a painful price.  But there isn't a moment that she isn't planning, watching, and waiting for her chance to escape. 

And there are a couple things that stand in her way.  One, she has a tracking gps chip, two, there is a government group called the Paranormal Task Force that hunts her kind and will not hesitate to kill her if they find her.  So when she sees the opportunity to escape, she does.  But suddenly she has a "partner in crime"  - Logan, the subject of her latest assignment from her master. 

I really thought the two of them made a great pair as they  made their escape.  He was an alpha, seemingly knowledgeable about what was happening and the best course of action.  She was a young girl, wise beyond her years, full of fire and a strong sense of whats wrong and right.  

There was a lot of action in this story, and the scenery was perfect.  I really loved the scenes where they were in wolf form.  As I've said in the past, I love shifter books because its like getting two stories in one.  And the way the author wrote from the wolf's point of view in Pride's Run really made me feel like I was seeing things as a wolf.

And we can't forget Stone, the alpha wolf at the compound whom Pride is sure hates her.  Stone seems like a Grade A Jerk for the most part.  And I really loved the little twist that his character brings to the story.  

All in all I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves wolf shifter stories.  It has a lot of action, some romance, and a lot of promise for a great series!  The sequel, Pride Unleashed, comes out in February 2012.  

Author Bio: 
Cat Kalen is a multi published author in the romance genre under two pen names, Cat is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and watermelon. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cat can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love. 
A maritime native and former financial officer, Cat has lived all over Canada but has finally settled down in her childhood hometown with her family. 

Twitter: @catkalen