By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural 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
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Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 5.00
First thought when Finished: I am a full-on Mercy Thompson fan!
What I Loved: I loved that Patricia Briggs did not ignore the ending of the last book! There are some big things that Mercy needs to work through and in typical Mercy fashion they will be done in her way. I think how Patricia Briggs has Mercy get away from the city is very well done. It definitely makes her confront the things that happened to her but also gave Mercy a chance to focus on something else. Plus, anything to see more Stefan is always a “love” in my world! Also, none of the side stories slipped either. They were brilliantly moved a long and deepened just a bit!
What I Liked: Bran, Bran, Bran! So there is never enough Bran and I don’t think I will be happy till we get a Bran book. While I loved him in Cry Wolf and love seeing him scattered in this series–there is just not enough. That is just a personal preference though LOL
What made me go huh?: Not much really other than a few spoiler type of things I will leave out. I really want Vampire Queen to get B*tch Slapped in a bad way!
Final Thought: I really want to grab book 5 and read it right now. I am trying to exercise a little will power though. It probably won’t work 🙂
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