Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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)