Blind Tiger – Rachel Vincent
Release Date: February 14th 2017
Rachel Vincent: New Adult
420 pages (kindle)
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So it’s been awhile since I last reviewed a book and honestly I haven’t felt the need to post one. There has yet to be a book where I had to talk about my feelings and I was also in a bit of a slump so not many books even made it in my lap.
However, my girl, one of the first authors I was introduced to when I was a teenager, Rachel Vincent, released a book that no one expecting till later and I didn’t even think before I was on Amazon and purchasing the ebook immediately. Though it took me until today (Friday) a few days after Blind Tiger released to actually pull up the book and read it due to homework, school assignments and life in general but I finally had a moment where everything else was of less importance and I dove into the book.
I wasn’t sure what to expect first of all, I know I wanted to see some of my favorite characters from her previous series, Shifters, and while I was excited and clapping at the appearances of Faythe, Marc, Jace, Abby and more I was intrigued by our two main character stray wildcats, Titus and Robyn. We met both Titus and Robyn in the previous book, Lion’s Share, though it was brief for Titus we get a gist of what Robyn is going through and what she is to face in this book.
Robyn reminded me a little of Faythe, her attitude of not wanting anyone to decide her future and poking and prodding at her as she is the first tabby stray. She condones being the center of attention and will break any rules in her way in order to stay out of the limelight. She’s Titus as her way out and without thinking, thrusts herself into his world of strays. Robyn annoyed me a little in a sense that she did not listen much for a girl who literally had her tail on the line and if she would have listened here and then, she might have come out with a better consensus.
Titus was a character I liked immediately, even when I met him in the last page or so in the previous book. He is the acting alpha in the free zone of Mississippi, taking in strays and proving himself for a spot on the council of wildcats. As he is the first stray alpha to take on this fight, I am excited about how the wildcat politics is going to go down. In the Shifters series, it was always a hoot to see how Faythe would ruffle the council’s feathers in anyway she could but to Titus standing up for the strays and show that they are more than capable to be known and not just other wildcats on the sidelines. Titus genuinely cared about the strays and wasn’t the average power hungry cat, a characteristic I loved from him.
My overall favorite aspect about the book is the world building. After reading Shifters, of course I wanted more but I always wondered how Vincent would do it and which characters she would incorporate into the stories. But the world continues to expand and pull me in head first without warning. I love being able to gradually make my way into her books and be immediately immersed in the plot and characters. I would love to know more about the side characters as Vincent’s side characters are usually my favorites as well. It’s hard to get to know a character for a few pages and not wonder what’s going to happen with them in the next pages they aren’t there for.
The ending was as big of a twist as I hoped for but I did gasp out loud a few times and cheered when it was needed. I can’t wait for the next book, Kaci’s story, and to delve further into the wildcat politics, see where our happy characters and others are up to now (Vincent I’m gonna need an update on Faythe!).
Overall I gave this book 4 stars and am on the edge of my seat for the next so please Rachel start writing! Thank you readers for reading and I will have another blog post up soon!
Over and out.