Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water… (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Honestly, I just enjoyed this book so much because it’s fun! From start to finish, it’s definitely right up my alley. Mercy Thompson is spunky, doesn’t put up with bullshit and loyal to a fault. I like that the paranormal world is somewhat set in reality without coming off as stereotypical. The relationships in the story are realistic as well. Although the romantic interests may be slightly accelerated, the hesitations and complicated relationships are realistic.
The other thing I enjoyed was that each of the characters had a distinct personality. Zee, for example, is a great guy who has a hidden past I hope we get to know more about down the line. Stefan on the other hand, seems straight-forward yet has his own complex histories as well. I am looking forward to continuing the series!
Warning: Contains repeated violence.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Paranormal romance fans who enjoy a mixture of mystery and adventure!
Want to read the whole series?
- Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)
- Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3)
- Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson #4)
- Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson #5)
- River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6)
- Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7)
- Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)
- Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9)
- Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10)
- Untitled (Mercy Thompson #11)