By: Patricia Briggs
Saw the series on someone else’s shelves and started reading it...Now I have to keep reading them
Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson never knows what the next day (or night) may bring. After all, her world is inhabited by witches, werewolves, and vampires. But now a book of fae secrets has come to light, and Mercy''s about to find out just how implacable-and dangerous- the fae can be.
Of course the novel begins with focusing on Adam and Mercy and their relationship and it gets very very good and very very complicated when pack magic becomes involved but you start to see their real love for one another and how sometimes they very much understand each other and other times are worried too much about offending or hurting each other that they are complete off point.
Another good thing: Brand and Samuel’s history is revealed. Not in a great amount of detail but you get the information on how they became werewolves, and how Bran became so famous…it was very cool finding out all that information.
And: Samuel…although things look down hill for the majority of the book by the end I feel everything is ok.
Also: There us some fighting in the pack…that’s all I will say but in the end there is a knight in shining armour left….very sexy.
Ben: he is starting to grow on me.
Mercy is sort of becoming a different person. I’m guessing it’s because she is mated and a part of a pack but I found a little but more of the old Mercy in this novel then in the previous. I’m just hoping that we keep seeing some of the old independent Mercy that we’ve all grown to love.
Samuel: Things look bad, then they look good, but good in a way that makes me thing he might not be in the books as much as he was before. That brings a tear to my eye.
Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):
Overall, another great novel and felt it was strong in both story line and characters. However I do find it sometimes either distracting or confusing when she is focusing on two big issues in Mercy’s life compared to one fluid story line. Sometimes I find it jumps from one place to another. In this novel it was her being in the pack and the fairy book. Also Briggs sometimes has a confusing way of writing in which I have to go back and reread something that I didn’t properly understand; otherwise she writes interesting characters, and histories to said characters.
Viewer Type Recommendation:
Anyone who loves a good supernatural series that doesn’t have the heroine saving the world everyday but simply the lives of the one’s she loves.
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Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.
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