Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Series: Mercy Thompson #4
320 p.
Publisher: Ace Books
Published: 2/3/09
Source: Library
Car mechanic and sometime shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned, the hard way, why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires immigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent - for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity. She's also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her vampires. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.
My thoughts:
Briggs started this book a second after the last book left us. I am glad as I didn't quite buy the ending of Iron Kissed. To avoid spoilage I will not say what it was specifically but the problem encountered in the last book would have lasting repercussions. I'm glad that this was explored a bit more. I also could not love Adam more with how he handled Mercy.

No matter what is going on with Mercy, she always finds a way to continue on and do her best and help those that need helping. This is what I love about this character and this trait is in abundance in this story.

My only complaint might be the vampires. I say might as I don't know where this is exactly heading but I suspect we will find out more as the series progresses. Marsilia is one bad and devious vampire and a great potential big bad for Mercy and company but her deviousness and evilness just seemed to fizzle out in the end of the book. However, I have learned that it may be a ruse for more deviousness later in the series.

I give this book 4 stars. Another great addition to the series. Those that love kid characters will fall for Chad. He is one adorable and brave kid. I'd love to see more of him in the coming books. I recommend this series to those that enjoy UF.

23 comments:

  1. I really love this series, it's a really great one and I'm glad you're having a nice time with it.I don't remember about the vampires when it is but don't worry, you'll have more.

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    1. I can't wait to continue it! :) I'm getting closer to the current one.

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  2. WOOT WOOT! Get prepared to be pissed off royally at Adam though. Feel free to kick his ass!

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    1. NOOOooooOOOO! But then I've read the blurbs and seen a few reviews so I sadly know that is coming. :(

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  3. Oh man. I do love this series. So many of yall are reading through it now and it makes me want to do a re-read something fierce.

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    1. Oh yes... reread. I'm going to reread them on audio when I'm done with the Charley Davidson series.

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  4. This is one of the series I'm thinking I want to get on audio. I own a bunch though so that seems silly. I'm glad you're still enjoying!

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    1. I hear it is wonderful on audio. I plan on doing it again on audio.

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  5. I adore Stefan though I have a hard time seeing that he's got something for Mercy. I honestly don't see it but many claim there is some tension there. You're about to read my favorite book of this series so far, Silver Borne. I hope you like it just as much as I did.

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  6. I am having a hard time recalling this one. I has been three years since I read this one. I remember liking this one better because the two before were a bit dark. I need to read the last two books in this series, I am behind.

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    1. Yes, it was lighter. I'm more behind than you. Hm... did that come out right? LOL

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  7. Oh yes, she leaves us in a cruel place at the end of book 3 doesn't she? Definitely one of those times I was REALLY glad I had the next book on hand. I loved how Adam handled everything in this one as well, the two of them are all-time favorites:)

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  8. Adam makes me swoon, and yep love the way he handles Mercy. You are bringing back memories..gads I want more

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  9. I have the first book on my hope-to-read list I'm making for the March TBR Challenge. I'm glad I won't have to wait between book for awhile.

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  10. Every time I read a review for this series I remember that I have almost all the books sitting on my shelf but have only read the first one. O_o

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  11. I love this series so much and I'm so glad you're continuing to enjoy it, Melissa! Yay! :D

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  12. I haven't heard of this series before Melissa but you have me wanting to start it! Love that your having a good time with it :)

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  13. Yay, great to hear it was another great installment in this series. I haven't read any of it, but heard a lot about Briggs

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  14. I love this series. Still not the biggest fans of the vampires (we probably could have done without them, for many of the stories) but *shrugs*

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  15. I definitely might have to consider a reread of this series sometime soon because I only have a scant few UF series that I am loving right now. the generation V series by M.L. Brennan, the Others series by Anne Bishop and of course the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. But then maybe I should read the Kate Daniels series. Yeah I think I'll give that one a shot I hear such good things. I am so glad there is a new PBriggs coming out soon Dead Heat!

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  16. So glad you enjoyed this one. I need to get to her series's as I think I would really enjoy them too.

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