ARC Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

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ARC Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Storm Cursed

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: May 7th 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Published by Ace Books
Format: eARC

“This book has a slower pace than usual.”
~ Under the Covers

Patricia Briggs returns with book eleven in the Mercy Thompson series. I was so excited to be back in this world. Normally, I do think that this series has a slower vibe compared to some other Urban Fantasy series that I usually read, but that has always been okay for me.

However, I did notice that this book has a slower pace than usual. Because this is the eleventh book in the series, the author spends some time in the beginning to recap past events. This is always helpful because it jogs the reader’s memory, but also fills in the gaps for any new readers. However, I did feel like it really bogged down the earlier chapters, especially because it seems that Mercy was going off on tangents as well. It seemed a bit out of character and frankly, for a moment there, I wondered if I was reading a Mercy Thompson book.

As a result, I didn’t feel like the book was written as tightly as the previous books in the series. There seemed to be a lot of dialogue, which I didn’t necessarily feel added to the book in any way. I also thought that the humor was a bit off in this book. Instead of being charming or funny, the jokes seemed to be a bit of the har-har kind. I don’t know. Something felt off for me.

I know this review makes it seem like I didn’t enjoy the book but I did. However, it just didn’t have the same feel as the others. So while there are some really great moments in the book, it just wasn’t my favorite.


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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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Thanks for this. Sometimes, I get so excited for a book that it’s hard to rein in my expectations.


Thanks for the review Annie

Amy R

I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed this installment.