Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Frost Burned

I let out a little happy shout when this book appeared on my desk at work - I'd placed a hold on it so long ago I'd forgotten all about it. This is my current favorite series, and when a new Mercy book comes out, I do the happy Snoopy dance around my library. Yeah, my coworkers don't think I'm at all strange...

But anyway, in this installment of this most excellent series, Mercy has returned from her honeymoon, and so she is back in the setting and with the characters we have come to know and (mostly) love. The action starts immediately - when Mercy and her new step-daughter are in a fender-bender, Mercy is unable to contact anyone to get a ride home. Her alarm flags go up, particularly when she receives a cryptic message. When she learns that Adam and her entire pack have been kidnapped and are being held hostage, Mercy has to find some serious help, and quickly.

This one is a solid addition to the rest of this series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it and was very sorry when it was over. The portions that were from Adam's point of view were a little jarring to me, though - I've grown used to Mercy's voice carrying me through these stories. Still, I can see why the switch was there, and it did offer a little more insight into Mercy's relationship with Adam. If you enjoy paranormal mysteries and otherworldly characters and you haven't read this series, what are you waiting for? You're sure to love it.

Books in the Mercy Thompson series:

1. Moon Called
2. Blood Bound
3. Iron Kissed 

4. Bone Crossed
5. Silver Borne
6. River Marked
7. Frost Burned

Frost Burned (#7 in the Mercy Thompson series) by Patricia Briggs (Ace Books, 2013)


  1. I am loath to wait for the pb, because I am super impatient. ;) And I have this ereader at home now, and I just got a 30% off coupon AND I still have gift card money left, so I have been tossing around the idea of getting this now. I haven't been reading anything with school on top of working, but my first year is over and I am not taking another course until September. Maybe, just maybe this will end up on my Kobo this weekend. (Although I am not happy about the addition of a new POV as much as I love Adam. Worried now.)

  2. Cat - Don't worry - it's just a short section, and it does give some nice insight into his character and events that happen when Mercy isn't there. I think you will enjoy it. Did you end up getting it this weekend?

  3. I've read up to and including No.6 of this series and really enjoyed it - except I thought No.6 was not as good as usual. That could be simply getting used to the fact that Mercy is now hitched though. I've been looking forward to picking this one up to see it it's back up to par.
    Lynn :D

  4. Lynn - I think that you will be happy with this one. It's more along the lines of the earlier books. I'll be curious to hear what you think!

  5. AnonymousJune 19, 2013

    I've read all of her series except this most current one. Echoing someone else here, I didn't like River Marked as much as the earlier books. Now you have me excited to go and get Frost Burned asap. Thanks for the review!


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