Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs


Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

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.

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I’m not going to lie….I LOVE this series, this author and this world! I've read an enjoyed all the books and was so happy to be back in Mercy’s head and world. When Adam and the whole pack disappear it’s up to Mercy to save herself and the love of her life. Ms. Briggs pulls off this story with amazing details, and I was guessing right up until the last page. Frost Burned was filled with the action packed story that led me to fall in love with this series in the first place. I don’t read many stories with married characters that I love more and more every time I visit them. We caught up with beloved characters and I loved that a character from her Alpha and Omega series played a prominent role, since while we know the series are connected it was nice to have that extra reminder. I look forward to the day that Charles, Anna, Adam and Mercy meet in a book.

There are events in this book that made me almost throw my Nook, but if anything the events will only bring the pack closer in the end. We spend a lot of time with Kyle, Warren’s mate and I love their pairing even more. I loved the interaction between Mercy and the myriad of people she calls on to help her in her time of need. Her allies aren’t what most sane people would want to call on but when you’re desperate, you’re desperate. Also, I think Mercy and her unique outlook and place in life is why I love this series so much. She’s part of the supernatural community but doesn’t truly fit anywhere, which makes her able to have such an eclectic group of friends. My biggest complaint was that one of my favorite secondary characters wasn’t in this book at all, but I hear they are getting their very own book so I’m appeased.  The bond between Adam and Mercy is stronger than ever and the changes in the world were touched on and I really felt like the story just continued from the last book, just a few months down the road.

I remember the day I read Moon Called, and then immediately raced to the store and bought Blood Bound and Iron Kissed. I had that same rush with Frost Burned minus the part where there are more that I can rush out and buy, which makes me kind of sad. I’ll be anxiously waiting for the next book in the series and the world.

Now this is an Urban Fantasy so it is in the first person just as a warning to anyone who might not like first person, but I still urge you to try it. Ms. Briggs immerses me in the story so much that I don’t even notice. I push this series on all of my friends and I urge you to run, not walk to buy the first one in this series, you won’t be disappointed. 

                                            5 Books! 

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