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by Patricia Briggs
Released: Mar 5, 2013 Ace
Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Published by Ace Hardcover
“FROST BURNED shows the reason why I love Patricia Briggs. Because her world and her words have the ability to suck you in and make you live her stories. ” ~Under the Covers
It’s been a long time. Too long without Mercy and Adam. But Ms. Briggs is back with another great book. FROST BURNED shows the reason why I love Patricia Briggs. Because her world and her words have the ability to suck you in and make you live her stories.
One thing this book is NOT is boring. From the very beginning, Mercy is both entertaining and getting in trouble. From accidents while shopping the Black Friday sales to teaming up with Ben and Stefan (among others) to rescue Adam and the rest of the Pack who were kidnapped by a not yet known group. The only clue that Mercy is left with is her connection to Adam through the mate-bond and Ben in wolf form, who escaped.
There fae are living away from human society and the human authorities are not all 100% happy with supernaturals. More than one would like to bring down the mighty Adam Hauptman and his pack. FROST BURNED is never at a stand still and it shakes up the Pack and the Tri-Cities. Even and steady, Ms. Briggs managed to create a story that is both a classic Mercy Thompson novel and maybe one of the best in the series!
I think I’ve wanted to see Mercy kick ass again and this is finally where I see that she’s comfortable in her own skin. Even though she’s not as strong as a werewolf, Mercy is not scared to go face the bad guys and fight for her Pack and family. And she is now accepted.
We also get a few chapters from Adam’s POV and, to me, that was such a treat. Adam is truly a rugged gentleman amongst urban fantasy heroes. He doesn’t have to overdo his alphaness. He just is. And in this book, his claws come out too and we see his more predatory side. Both Adam and Mercy show that they are willing to do anything, give up anything, for the sake of the Pack. That can be scary at times.
As Mercy and friends search for the Pack, there are many developments. We get a surprise visit from a face better known in the Alpha & Omega pages. And more than one bad guy comes to the surface. This story is full of twists and turns, it’s emotional but also funny. Unexpected alliances are made. Unexpected enemies arise. The love between Mercy and Adam is reinforced for the reader by showing yet another layer to their connection. FROST BURNED is everything I was expecting and then some.
“I don’t need to swallow you whole, I don’t need to be in your head at all times. I just need to know you’re there.”
“You didn’t think I was going to die of old age, did you?”
“Do they always flirt with biblical quotes?”
“They can flirt with the periodic table or a restaurant menu. We’ve learned to live with it. Get a room, you guys.”
Coyote never loses, Coyote told me. Because I change the rules of the games my enemies play.
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