Thursday, 7 March 2013

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Title: Frost Burned
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Werewolves, Magic
Source: Kindle 
Pages: 342 pages
Rating: 5 stars

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Blurb: (via Goodreads)
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.

My Review:

For those who have read the Kate Daniel Series, the Elemental Assassin series, The Walker Papers series, or the Kitty Norville series, this is another series that you will love. Especially for those werewolf lovers! Patricia Briggs is one of the few authors that consistency writes great books that satisfy that inner junky while always keeping you wanting more.

As stated above, this is the Seventh instalment of the Mercy Thompson series. If you haven't read the fist six, I suggest that you don't read this... it may give things away.

As always, we will start with the characters. Being the seventh book, all the main characters have been well established already. Yet somehow, Briggs manages to bring new depth to all of these characters and her ability to do so astounds me. Ben especially, I found, to be so much more matured and well liked in this novel. I must admit, I miss his potty mouth, but his growing fondness for pack and  his warming up to the new Alpha's mate, Mercy (our main character) warms me up a little. Especially for such a hard man... werewolf... whatever. Hell, even KYLE gets more awesome.. and I didn't think that was possible. The only think I didn't  like was that absence of Coyote. After seeing so much of him in the previous novel, I was looking forward to seeing more of him in this instalment as well. He was in it, do't get me wrong, but to such a minor degree it was almost unnecessary to have mentioned him at all. That and the fact that a character that I was fond of died in the book, those were my only complaints.

Plot- What I love about Brigg's books is that she has a way of cooking up a plot, and leaving hints here and there without making the ending obvious. I can honestly say, I did not expect the ending at all. In fact, a lot surprised me in this book. Adam gains unsuspecting allies, Mercy makes new friends, and for once, Mercy doesn't do ALL the saving... a majority of it, but not all. The final scene though, brava! I loved it. Didnt see it coming, but very well thought out and written.

I think the only other complaint I had is that [warning, slight spoiler here] Jessie mentions Mercy and her dad having a baby at the beginning of the book... it was said in such a way that I assumed she would be pregnant by the end of the book when Adam was home safe and the newest Big Bad had been defeated. I was extremely disappointed she wasn't... that would have been a really nice touch.

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