Title: Pride's Run
Author: Cat Kalen
Date Published: 11/2/11
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?
I loved that in this book the perspective we get is from that of a shifter. So often books focus on the HUMAN girl who falls for the shifter, vamp, etc. I like it being the other way around!
The world Pride has grown up in is quite sad. I feel so bad for all she has had to go through. We really just get snippets of feelings or times where she alludes to the past, but man, she sure is one tough girl to have made it through!
Upon learning she will be bred with another wolf, Pride knows she MUST find a way to avoid this. She has always been known as the RUNT of her litter and doesn't see how she could possibly make a good breedmate to an Alpha such as Stone.
One last mission bring her face to face with Logan. She is immediately enamored with him and they set off on a journey together trying to not only run from Stone and her master, but the Paranormal Task Force as well.
This has some action and some romance... there is a bit of a love triangle. Its not a developed one, but I sense its coming. I'm interested in reading more from Cat Kalen. Great start to this series!