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Thursday, March 20, 2014

23) Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

The Blurb :

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

My Thoughts :

The Mercy Thompson series has been a favourite of mine ever since I came across it when book three in the series was releasing.  Now eight books in I can hardly contain myself until another installment arrives.  Mercy is an amazing female character that never ceases to amaze me.  Her story so far has not only been exciting and addictive but also inspiring.  I am really happy that I found this series and have had the pleasure of reading it.

This time around there is a bit of trouble at home which makes for some nice bitchy and witty dialogue and a nice practical joke.  The problem that comes to stay is Adam's ex-wife.  This in turn brings along a whole new kind of supernatural nastiness and pulls Mercy into a very gruesome chain of events.  Dog lovers beware!  You will not like some of this story!

Now that Mercy is married to Adam and is part of the pack it is interesting to see how the other members react to her and also how they treat her.  This book builds on the relationship she has with the other wolves and also challenges the bonds they have made.  Both sides are having to cope with the new situation and I enjoyed being able to see how things progress instead of some kind of invisible switch being turned.  It made for great reading and while the process of her joining the pack is done it will definitely be long time before Mercy is completely accepted.

Also in Night Broken we have another meeting with Coyote and Mercy meets a relative.  The new family member is or could be a step-brother but he could also be a cousin three times removed.  The up in the air suggestions make it more fun to read about and gives Mercy a chance to act very unbothered about it all.  She actually has enough to deal with and I hope the character will appear again so we can find out more.

All in all this was another great addition to the series.  I just wish that there wasn't such a long wait between installments.  It isn't hard to forget about Mercy and her life but the events that have taken place and are sometimes referred to are more difficult to remember as the years pass by.  However this is a series I hope to revisit via Audio book sometime soon.

Well worth reading!  This is one of the best Paranormal Urban Fantasy series out there and it has an amazing amount of supernatural delights and manages to stay unique and addictive.

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1 comment:

Aurian said...

Lovely review Amber, I also loved this book. Some reviews kept harping on the ex situation, and forgetting everything else good that happened.
But I would have been harder on Christy myself, but all in all, she did help Mercy's standing in the pack in the end.