Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 26, 2013 by Felicia S in 4.25 Wine Glasses, Book Shout Outs / 12 Comments

Review: Silver Borne by Patricia BriggsSource: Physical Book Purchase

Format: Hardcover

Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Date Read: October 2013

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

When Mercy Thompson, mechanic and shape-shifter, attempts to return a powerful fae book she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secrets -- and the fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side -- leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel's life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more.

More Information:
Publisher: Ace
Series: Mercy Thompson #5

Also by this author: Frost Burned, Night Broken, Cry Wolf, Mercy Thompson: Moon Called, Moon Called Volume 1
Also in this series: Frost Burned, Night Broken, Fire Touched, Silence Fallen
Read from October 12 to 13, 2013

Read for Fun (HardCover)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Oh how I love being back in Mercy’s world!

Story Thoughts: Quick and Dirty because that would be the Mercy way! Silver Borne was fantastic and sad. I was glad to get more Sam. He is who I watch for in this series because he is such a broken character. His story meshes well with Mercy’s latest “problem”. Who says a book can’t be dangerous? I guarantee that Mercy doesn’t feel that way. She knows stuff about the Fae, stuff she shouldn’t and someone wants that book bad. Everyone gets involved and it is action pretty much from beginning to end. The pack politics are high in Silver Borne too! I enjoy that aspect of the series and it was good to see it play a center role in the story. I haven’t been disappointed by one of these books yet!

Character Thoughts: Who couldn’t love Mercy, Adam, Sam, and the gang. Oh there are members of the pack that I would like to strangle, hang up on a tree, and never toss a bone but I think some of that was taken care of Silver Borne. Not enough Bran but there never is! Of course, I probably wouldn’t think there was enough Bran if he had his own book. He truly is my favorite overall character just because he is so darn mysterious!

Final Thoughts: I am already reading River Marked and thanks to Amy have the next one after that. Mercy and I are going to catch up this month!

FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Felicia S
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12 responses to “Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

  1. I ADORE this series. Mercy was one of the first UF heroines I met and she will always have a special place. And Sam – oh how I love him – in this book in particular. Enjoy (or I hope you did enjoy, seeing as this was a little while ago) River Marked. I had to read it 2x to really follow everything – I think I read it too fast the first time!

  2. They are so great. Even though they are always dodging bullets, they feel l like a warm hug of family. I need a pack. You have a pack πŸ˜€

  3. Oh yeah! One of my favorite series of all time, also, one of those series that I read and listen to. I looove Lorelei King, I think she’s terrific at bringing to life Mercy’s down to earth personality.
    Yay! I’m glad you loved it too πŸ™‚

  4. OMG. I LOVE THIS SERIES!! And now I have the impulse to reread the whole thing so I can go back to when Mercy was tormenting Adam with that junker in her backyard. A wonderful cast of characters!

    • Thanks to Amy I have the next one! I am hoping to get caught up over Thanksgiving. *crossing fingers*. I do love Mercy πŸ™‚ BRAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. So glad you are enjoying this series. It really is top of my list. And Sam…I think I was borderline obsessed with his character for a while. He deserves some happiness.