Diaries of an Urban Panther

Diaries of an Urban Panther - Amanda Arista This was a quirky, sometimes humongous and even a lethal look into shape-shifters.

Violet is attacked one night while looking to see what is making noises out near her trash cans. From there she is rescued, semi-kidnapped, then taught all of what she can do. And for a newly risen shape-changer she if fairly powerful.

Most of this book does NOT show Violet as a kick-butt heroine but I figured that this book was the world building that will lead up to the next book. Violet does get kick-butty near then end of the book, just in time to set us up for the next one! The story is really quite good and fairly imaginative and fresh.