Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Posted January 24, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Blood Bound
by Patricia Briggs

5 Stars


Released: January 30, 2007
Series: Mercy Thompson #2
Published by Ace
Pages: 292
Format: Paperback

Blood Bound, the second book in the Mercy Thompson series was definitely better than the first! I thought the story was much more engaging in this one. There was a purpose straight from the beginning and of course, I can’t complain since Stefan has a considerable amount of page time!

Mercy, my new favourite heroine, finds herself in a bit of a situation involving the seethe and a certain demon-riding vampire named Cory Littleton. The guy ended up with a wuss name, but this creep is scary as fuck! The scene where he was pressed up against Mercy’s bedroom window, scratching the glass with his teeth made me want to go screaming for Sam. But Mercy handles her fear well. She does this countless times within this book, playing detective and using her connections to her advantage. Not only she is capable, but she’s smart as hell too!

Briggs knows how to tease me. She loves ending books with the Mercy-Adam-Samuel love triangle. My heart broke when Samuel revealed the truth about what happened when he was in Texas. Aww, the poor guy! And then there’s the fact that he kisses Mercy! TWICE!!

And what about that work-out scene with Adam? That scene served two purposes. One, readers get to read about a sweaty Adam. Cue swoons. And two, it furthers the storyline with the dom/sub issue between Mercy and Adam. I don’t see it as a problem since neither of them can control themselves around each other.

I have no idea who Mercy is going to choose because I adore both wolves equally! I don’t think Mercy is a girl who’ll leads men on. But if there’s one thing that’s got me hooked about this series, it’s the love triangle! I can’t help myself!

But this book wasn’t without its imperfections! I thought some scenes dragged on a little too long, such as Mercy’s second visit to Stefan’s menagerie. Nevertheless, this book was damn entertaining.



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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.


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Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies

Everyone gives this series rave reviews but I tried the first book and I just couldn’t get over the lack of romance in them. Great review by the way.

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Thanks Danielle. This series does have romance however, it’s only a subplot as it if a urban fantasy and not strictly romance. Just takes awhile to get there.

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

I agree that this book is building from the first and takes off with a bang. The scene at the window and speaking in Sam’s voice was a definite shivers up my back moment. My heart was racing as I flipped pages.

Thanks for the review!

Katrina W
Katrina W

Great review !! I love the covers .. cant wait to read this series Im new to it and hope to enjoy it as much as your review is put forth !! thanks !!