Friday, March 4, 2016

Review - Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs @Mercys_Garage @AceRocBooks

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Berkley Publishing Group - Ace
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Date Read: January 9, 2016
Source: NetGalley


Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer...

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

*Library Journal

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014597-what-doesn-t-kill-her

My Review

I absolutely loved this book! As soon as I had this book, I set everything else aside and started it right away. It has been two long years since I had a new Mercy Thompson book to read and this book proved to be worth the wait. It really had just about everything that I could have hoped for. There was tons of excitement, some tender moments, and some scenes that made me laugh. I haven't read a book this entertaining for a very long time.

Can I just say up front how much I love this series?!?! It has been so much fun to watch these characters developed over the course of the series. Mercy and Adam are so good together and I find it really refreshing to see such a solid relationship demonstrated in this series. I think I like Mercy just a bit more with every book. She is really such a wonderful character. She knows her weakness and doesn't try to pretend that they don't exist. She doesn't make a lot of assumptions and when she makes a mistake, she owns up to it.

This book is filled with action and excitement from beginning to end. An epic fight with a troll on a bridge leads Mercy and the pack to become protector of a boy who has lived with the fae for many, many years. Adam's pack finds themselves in a difficult situation that must be handled with extreme car. I love the pack politics in this book. I think that everything has been leading up to this moment for a while but I loved seeing how everything played out.

The writing in this book was nearly perfect. The pacing was well done with the more exciting scenes between nicely spread throughout the book. The lighter moments were well placed in the story and it seemed liked any time I needed a laugh, I soon found one. The characters continued to develop in this installment and really proved to be one of the strengths of the book. As I read this book, I was completely immersed in Mercy's world and happy to be there.

I would highly recommend this series to fans of urban fiction or anything paranormal. I do recommend that this series be read in order since the characters and world have changed and developed over the course of the series. Plus the rest of the books are excellent so why would anyone want to skip them? I have been a fan of Patricia Briggs and this series for a long time and I plan to continue to read and re-read this series many times in the future.

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

About the Author
Photo: © Mike Briggs
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

14 comments:

  1. I almost grabbed book one from the library Wednesday, but I told myself that I would wait. I'm excited to start this series, as all you guys rave about it. I know this will be another one that I'll be reading one after the other. Great review!

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    1. I hope that you get a chance to read this series soon. I just love the way Patricia Briggs tells a story.

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  2. I haven't read any of this series but I've heard great things... Glad you're enjoying it!!

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    1. This series has such wonderful characters. I just love all of them.

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  3. This is one of those series I see nothing but amazing things about. I mean to be great with this many books!! They are on my list for someday. Great review!!

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    1. This series is just wonderful. I love spending time in Mercy's world. I hope that you do get a chance to read it at some point. Thanks!

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  4. I have this on pre-order, so I didn't read your review, but I'm elated to know you rated it 5 stars, and that you loved it, Carole :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I try really hard to leave any spoilers out of my review but that would be the safest option. It was really that good, Lexxie! I hope that you love it when you get a chance to read it.

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  5. okay...you won me over!! I have been seriously debating reading this series and you convinced me. Especially since my library carries all the books for the series. What a great review.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. This is one of those series that just gets better and better. Thanks!

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  6. I have never heard of this series but it sounds really good. I like a book with good mixture of politics and excitement! I'm not a bit urban fiction or paranormal reader though. But nice to know you enjoyed it. Great review, Carole! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. This series is one of my favorites. It really has a nice mix of elements. Thanks!

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  7. I haven't read a book in this series in so long. I miss it. I am glad you enjoyed this one.

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    1. I think that it has been two years since the last book in this series. It always seems so long.

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