Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs: Part 2

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Bone Crossed
Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned - the hard way - why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires emigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity.

The undead queen is also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her own. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with the Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.

I think this may be my least favourite of the series. I'm not sure why, I think it's that the story is not as exciting as previous books. Although it's fun to see Mercy and Adam's relationship progressing, especially as I'm reading it with new eyes.

I like that Stefan was in this book a bit more, and the changes in his and Mercy's relationship are interesting to say the least. And we also meet Mercy's mother properly, I like her. She's feisty!

Book Depository: Bone Crossed
Amazon UK: Bone Crossed

Silver Borne
Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe. And now the leader of the werewolf pack, who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend, has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be.

Okay, so maybe her troubles have nothing to do with the job. But she sure could use a holiday ...

I really liked this one and I think it was because of the whole pack mentality and how they (well, most of them) finally accept her as part of the pack and Adam's mate. I also really like the books that Bran show up in, I love Bran.

This is the book that changed my opinion of Adam, when I read all the others the first time I always though Adam was very domineering of Mercy and he just never sat well with me. But this one showed me a different side of him and changed my opinion, which makes me glad I re-read the series because I like him so much more now.

Book Depository: Silver Borne
Amazon UK: Silver Borne

Well, that's my short review of the Mercy Thompson series so far. River Marked is out next month and I can't wait. If you haven't read the series, all I can say is WHY NOT? Go pick it up and give a wee peeky, I'm sure you'll like it.

1 comment:

  1. I love this series. Bone Crossed isn't one of my fave Mercy stories but I do like seeing Mercy and Adam's relationship grow and also Mercy's relationship with the pack. Heck, I almost like Darryl now. :P