By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her perternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan - and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after. It'll be her friends'. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This book definitely felt more like a bridge, which isn’t bad per say, but there were also some revelations at the end of the last / beginning of this one that has me questioning the romantic angles. There is clearly a lot of fall out that Mercy has to manage post “Iron Kissed” and I am glad that she didn’t magically deal with it. That aspect is very refreshing in that Mercy has panic attacks and is working through it all.
I am starting to question that Mercy doesn’t have any female friendships that work out (Jesse excluded, but she’s not the same age). Mercy is heading out of town to address some odd events around her college frenemy, yet there’s a lot of events that happen all at once. All that being said, this was a fun book that I enjoyed and it certainly was entertaining.
Warning: Contains repeated violence.
Rating: 4 stars!
Who should read it? Paranormal and fantasy devotees – if you’re more of a casual fan, I’d skip this one and go on to the next in the series.
Want to read the whole series?
- Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1)
- Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)
- Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3)
- 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)