Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: Urban Fantasy
"As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, ace car mechanic Mercy has had to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human within the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington on more than one occasion. But this time she may be in over her head.
"Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from the vampires direct reprisal by the werewolf pack -- and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha -- it's not Mercy's blood Marsilia is after . . . It's her friends>" ~ Jacket copy
Thoughts: I have enjoyed the Mercy Thompson series. I waited for this book the come out in paperback. I was kind of disappointed . . . It was a good book, but it didn't have the same Mercy-investigation that I love so much in the first three. This book concentrates more on Mercy's healing after the events of the last book. She is leaning over come the events and finally allow people into her life. It was still an enjoyable read, but if you're looking for the same story type as the other three, prepare to be disappointed. Aside from those issues, I think Briggs was trying to bring some element of "excitement" to the book with Amber/Amber's family, the discussion with Marsilia and her seethe, etc. However, all of it seemed to rushed. It took until the end of the book for Mercy to have her final confrontation with Blackwood, and that took away from the story. It seemed kind of strange how easily she was captured, how she got out, etc. It was way too rushed; I felt kind of cheated . . . Not a bad book, but not up to par with the others.
3.5 - 4 / 5
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