March 5th 2013
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
This is Patricia Briggs’s world and I’m just visiting!
It was, hands down, the best Mercy book so far.
Loved everything. Since the change of POV between Adam and Mercy, the pack interaction, the ghosts, the little details… even the vampires!
It was truly amazing.
Reading this was like catching up with an old friend. Actually, with several old friends, since most of the major characters from the previous books are present, and we even have an addition from the Alpha & Omega series, that combined to do a very special book and a real treat after all the months waiting.
With all the changes in the series – from the issues and frail alliance with the vampires, the werewolves outing to public, the consequences of the fae decisions and the marriage with Adam, the book had a difficult task and I must say that Mrs Briggs did an outstanding job.
I was never a big fan of Adam-Mercy, I was Team Sammuel all the way – OK, maybe the mate-at-16-to-be-a-mare thing bother me a bit (A LOT) but I felt that Sam did care for Mercy, and their relathionship was more appealing. I must say, that boat sailed away perfectly. Since we got the change of being in Adam’s POV for a few chapters in this book he TOTALLY WIN ME OVER. First, he is the ubber alpha, hot-temper and trying to be fair. Second, the way he sees Mercy, that he cares about her, that he respects her core and loves her personality, the man is the complete package.
The plot was simply amazing, with all the twist and turns. Mercy was true to herself. We even had the change to fight some ghosts from the past, which only added to the enrichment of the story. Seeing some characters flaws is always a good sign. The end left some questions. I felt it was a bit rushed and uncoordinated, not enough to ruined the goodness of the book, but it left an odd feeling, but I have that problem with some great books and series, so maybe it is just me.
This is a great series. It had the power to make me like werewolves – I was never a big fan till I tried Moon Called. Highly recommended for the UF fans.
Mercy Thompson #7
“Obstreperous, ‘huh,” said Tad. “I see you’ve been using that Big Word of the Day calendar I got you last Christmas.”
“Do they always flirt with biblical quotes?” Asil asked Tad.