Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Genre: Fiction

Author Website: www.patriciabriggs.com

One Word Review: Good

First Line: “I starred at my reflection in the mirror.”

Synopsis: “By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for. Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after. It'll be her friends'.” -GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: After each book I say that I’m not going to read anymore, and then I find myself reading the next book. Again, I think it’s because I just love Mercy and Adam so much. I was actually pretty happy with this one; I may have enjoyed it more than any of the others so far. Once again the vampires play a big role in the story line, which means there is a lot of blood sucking going on. Some is pretty descriptive, so don’t read if you have a weak stomach. I really think this series has made me a fan of werewolves, I just love them now! I love so many of the characters that I know I will keep reading the series and look forward to book five coming out in March.

Cover Comments: My husband totally makes fun of me whenever he seems me reading a Mercy novel. I don’t know why they portray her like that; it doesn’t really match the Mercy I’ve come to know. I also wonder about the tattoos, does she really have that many? Maybe I missed that, but I thought she only had one?

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


  1. Kath, this one was good, wasn't it? Like you I'm such a fan of Adam and Mercy together. I'm so glad the decision was made fairly early on. I also agree about the werewolves. Briggs' version are by far my favorite. I love the pack dynamics, the internal issues, and just the way they're presented in general. They're cool! And not as boorish as in other version, IMO. Anyway, glad you enjoyed this one!

    As far as the covers go, I agree. She would never wear the clothes they put her in. And no, she doesn't have all those tattoos at all. Just the single paw print on her stomach. But I read that the artist just liked the look and that he changes them with each book to reflect the tone or theme of that particular story. Interesting.

  2. I think this was actually my least favorite of the series so far. Funny that you liked it best. :) I don't know about her tattoos. I think they change with every cover.

  3. I'm glad you liked this one - I absolutely loved it. Mercy and Adam really make this series come alive don't they? And all the other werewolves are perfect - I'm always happy to learn more about them and the different pack dynamics.

    Don't worry, my hubby makes fun of these covers too. I've tried explaining that they are nothing like what Mercy wears, but he just thinks I'm a goof.

  4. I'm glad this one was good. I have it on my list at the library. I finally like the 3rd one, Iron Kissed. The love trifecta really took off. That's really what's kept me reading this series. I skim a lot of her crime solving and skip to the relationship parts.


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