Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Genre: Adult Fiction

Author Site: www.patriciabriggs.com

First Line: “Like most people who own their own businesses, I work long hours that start early in the morning.”

One Word Review: Okay

Summary: “Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shape shift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him...”

My Review: Okay, so I’m a little embarrassed to post the book cover for this one. I’m not sure why they have Mercedes dressed like that; it doesn’t really match her characters personality at all. And, I think it would turn away a lot of readers that would otherwise enjoy these books.

So, I decided to give Mercy Thompson another try. I admit, I’m a huge fan of Adam’s and the chemistry between him and Mercy is really what keeps me reading. I did enjoy this one a little more than the first. Briggs really keeps the vampires and werewolves in their more traditional roles, which I like. The vampires in her stories are more “realistic” or stick with your typical myths, like being out in the sun, holy water, and wooden stakes. I love the werewolves in the story as well, and although I don’t know a whole lot about werewolves, they seem to stick with your typical stereotypes. Mercy is a lot more independent in this one. She needs the help of friends along the way but she really has to handle things herself. She’s one tough mechanic! I’m not a diehard fan, but I do enjoy the stories. I am definitely curious to see what happens with Mercy, Sam and Adam (I’m all for Team Adam! and think Sam should leave), so I’m sure I’ll be reading the rest of the series pretty soon.

Reading Order:
Book One: Moon Called
Book Two: Blood Bound
Book Three: Iron Kissed
Book Four: Bone Crossed
Book Five: Silver Borne
Book Six: TBD
Book Seven: TBD

Okay, so I just read on Brigg’s site that ACE has contracted her for a total of SEVEN Mercy novels, with a possibility of even more later on. I wonder if this is a good idea. I rather like shorter series and kind of feel like after four or five books it’s just a bit much and the story usually loses its appeal. The thought of the love triangle being drawn out for more than seven books is enough to turn me away. So, I guess I’ll just have to play it one book at a time.


  1. When I worked ILL, I order some of these for a patron, but they didn't look like my kind of thing. Good review!

  2. Hey, glad you gave this one a shot. And I without ruining anything I will tell you that the love triangle is wrapped up in the next book. Thank goodness!


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