Apr 21, 2010

Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Source: Purchased


Being a mechanic is hard work. Mercy Thompson, for instance, just spent the last couple of months trying to evade the murderous queen of the local vampire seethe, and now the leader of the werewolf pack - who's maybe-more-than-just-a-friend - has asked for her help. A book of fae secrets has come to light and they're all about to find out how implacable - and dangerous - the fae can be

My Thoughts:

Since this is the 5th in a series I won't say too much, but I will say that this book was amazing. Briggs has to be one of my favourite urban fantasy authors. It's pretty rare that I read a book and then while I'm at work all I can think about is getting home to finish it. The books in the Mercy Thompson series do that to me every time. She manages to weave in mystery, lore, and a little romance into every book and always leaves me wanting more. I can't really say which one is my favourite, I like them all, although I was missing Stefan in this book, and it's been so long since I read the previous one that I honestly don't remember what happened to him in the last one. It's a good thing I have an entire year before the next book comes out to re-read this series. What?! Do I really have to wait a whole year?! Write faster!! hehe..anyways.
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not the biggest fan of novels written in first person, these books are an exception. I think it's because I like Mercy so much, she is such a kick-ass female. And as a bonus, these books don't have any porno sex scenes that seem to find their way into so many urban fantasy books these days. The only thing I don't really like about these books is that Adam & Mercy seem to be together permanently, which is all fine and good, but I'm a huge fan of when men have to woo women in books, once they get together they don't have to do that anymore then I find myself searching for a new series. I love these books too much to ever stop reading them though, so hopefully down the road there will at least be some side characters that get together so I can have my romance :)
If you have been a fan of this series I would highly recommend picking this one up. If you haven't then I'd start with Moon Called.

I give this book 5 out of 5

Mercy Thompson Series

1 Moon Called
2 Blood Bound
3 Iron Kissed
4 Bone Crossed
5 Silver Borne

There is also the Alpha & Omega series that features characters from the Mercy Thompson series

1. Cry Wolf
2. Hunting Ground


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com on April 21, 2010 at 4:41 PM said...

Great review. I need to try these.

BookRants on April 22, 2010 at 6:07 AM said...

For sure! You'll love em!

Chelle on April 23, 2010 at 7:37 AM said...

If I had my way, Stefan would be in every book. Love him. And I agree, a huge part of this series' appeal is Mercy; she's such a strong, honest character, it's impossible to not want to see her happy.

KIKA on April 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM said...

aww Yes Rebs! I LOVE Patricia Briggs and her Mercy Thompson Series! :D I cannot wait to get my hands on this one, I don't know what's taken me so long! grrrr!

Lane on May 14, 2010 at 7:34 PM said...

I trust that the series is great and all! Really. But... The cover's really ugly... I know that's my opinion but I think her jeans are riding a little low... I have no problems with tats and stuff. Uhhh. I probably made things awkward for myself. Yeah. Heh :). I'll try these!

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