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readJanuary 2016 Re read Buddy read with SarahThis is robably one of my favorite books in the series I always love 2016 Re read Buddy read with SarahThis is Katys First Haircut probably one of my favorite books in the series I always love ones that deal with the fae a little bit than the others And this one definitely has the fae in spades Beyond that we really get to delve into the issues that Adam s been having in his Pack I like that things don t magically get better but that it takes work and figuring out theroblem to get to a solution Samuel What can I say about Samuel He breaks my heart in this book I didn t always love him but I always wanted him around He wasn t for Mercy but he was an amazing erson and wolf I STILL CRY WHEN I READ A GREAT MANY still cry when I read a great many Sam s storyline in this bookMy one complaint and overall it s fairly minor and robably something we just didn t see the conseuences of is view spoilerher taking Jesse into Elphame And then the fact that it was never brought up again Adam never mentioned it Yes Jesse was ultimately safe but Mercy knew before taking her in that she was Yan And The Pikes Violin putting Jesse at risk And I hate that it s never ever mentioned or anything hide spoiler I really enjoyed this book Myassion for this sub genre has been waning because there has been SO much of it out there but Mercy is one of the originals and a really good heroine working class compassionate and never Hungarian Heroes and Legends perfect I think I actually enjoyed this installment in the series better than the last the characters were really fleshed out the mystery was welllotted Nothing HUGE happens but being comfortable with the world and the other characters is nothing to sniff at Enjoyable and all in all still one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series I flew through this in 3 days Love Adam sigh I follow several supernaturalparanormal series but this one is easily one of my favorites Brigg s does a fabulous fabulous job of being consistent with her characters while helping them to grow and change I am ceaselessly impressed with how she juggles all her supernatural aspects So far she has kept everything on an even keel and has given us the information we needed without doing a chapter of info dump or disrupting the action And the way she writes relationships is fantastic not just the romance between Mercy and Adam but Mercy s other relationships as well So many heroines are solitary relying Land of Fright - Collection II (Land of Fright Collections Book 2) primarily on the hero to form who they are but Mercy is her ownerson She is complete without Adam and better with him She has friends who care about her and friends she cares about In other words like a real woman she has a lot of aspects that she juggles to make her life work And make it work she does I can t deny that I read this book in one sitting and that the narrative was absorbing Briggs is a good writer But by the next morning all I could think of were complaints I suspect I ll be in the minority in disliking this thoughThere s no Stephan at all Maybe the author thinks everybody is sick of vampires I m not I m sick of the damned Fae Their The Elders Speak presence has ruined this series for me They re too otherworldy and overly magical for the kind of urban fantasy I enjoy I ve always liked Zeeretty well but I disliked extremely the whole long seuence with the Fae towards the end of this book The The Pharisees Guide to Total Holiness previous book revolved around the Fae also but at least it had a better overalllot than this oneI don t like that Briggs has made her werewolves have split Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, personalities I can see that a werewolf would think of himself as having a different identify when he transforms but to give the inner wolf an actual separateersonality is taking that too far And while I usually like Craft Notes for Animators pack dynamics they were fairlyathetic hereFinally I didn t like the Perception and the External World pat resolution to the Samuelroblem I felt
unsatisfied and disappointed at the end of this book and I won t be jumping to buy the next one and disappointed at the end of this book and I won t be jumping to buy the next one soon as it releases 35 stars This was a decent book as Popular Representations of Development part of the ongoing Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and worth reading for those who are already into this series but not one of my favorites in this series It combines two or threelotlinesFirst we have Mercy s ongoing is. Mercy Thompson car mechanic and shapeshifter never knows what the day or night may bring in a world where witches vampires werewolves and shapeshifters live beside ordinary Sister for Sale people Booklist But she is about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous whose who seek them are justlain deadlyMercy is smart enough. Sues with her failure to be fully accepted by her mate Adam s werewolf ack which become Adam s issues This leads to some insurrection in the ranks and a series of mixed martial arts fights for The Art of Standing Still position and rank in theack including that of the Alpha The disclosure of the conspiracy and the martial arts fights were interesting reading Briggs said she worked with her husband to write the fight scenes in as authentic a way as A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, possible and it shows Unfortunately this continuinglot about the Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience pack s issues with Mercy hasassed its Sell By date for my money We re kind of treading water here nowSecond there s the Silver Borne artifact The War to End All Wars plot A special book was loaned to Mercy by a bookstore owner in arevious book and when she tries to return it the bookstore is closed the owner is missing and Mercy is worried about him This ties into the third Death Comes for the Archbishop plotline aersonal crisis that Mercy s old friend Samuel is having He s at the end of his rope emotionally and his wolf Sam the werewolf half of his Mostly Mama personality takes over their body torevent a crisis but that s only a temporary solution So Mercy has three The Naked Man problems all of which are hitting the boilingointMy favorite Damias Children part of the book was the SamSamuelart the werewolf Cutremur de timp politicking and fighting would have been fun if it were fresh The Silver Borne artifactart of the lot wasn t at all memorable I don t recommend doing what Naomi and I did which is read through the Mercy Thompson books back to back It becomes reasonably clear that the reader is getting roughly the same story with different covers I ve spent a lot of time considering this the series has many ardent fans and I used to be among them I think it all depends on what one enjoys in a story and how tolerant one is of repetition I d rate my tolerance somewhere in the middle but only until the tipping oint occurs either through saturation or through Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie peteeve I think series like this are best enjoyed exactly as they occur ublished one at a time a year in between Then the repeated explanations and summaries don t irritate they only recall taking on the cadence of storytelling when the reader slips into the story world with the beginning long long ago and far far
AwayDespite A Reliance On Folklore Reliance On Folklore Fairy Tales The Mercy a reliance on folklore and fairy tales the Mercy series is and remains a sanitized muted version of those grim worlds The slavering wolf can actually control themselves if they are old and really owerful The strange fae will Predator probably help you if you amuse or respect them but even the bad ones won t trap you for years until your family has died off All you have to remember is no thanking There are scary vampires but there s also one that wears t shirts and watches movies and a sheep necklace canrotect you None of the wolves go crazy despite freuent assertions that it can happen No one except bad guys are ripped apart Marsilia repents her actions The fae victims are let go The misguided humans are coached Almost everyone gets a chance to redeem themselves There s very little true evil No one even swears I note it because while it is one of the things I enjoy that sense of ultimate goodness and happy endings I also believe it explains art of the series opularity Unfortunately familiarity also enables recognition of faults and there are uite a few The overall series arc lacks a sense of coherency After reading through a number of the Briggs family Seven Days in Utopia posts its clear that the series expanded to accommodateopularity and not out of an internal sense of story Lots of Love progression The first was written Blood Bound came about because the first did well followed by a surprise contract to buy three books I d contrast this with another favorite Ilona Andrews who had a clear arc for a seven book series and a sense of where it was headed in both story and emotion Thelotting to date in Mercy has been roughly the same for each book someone is imprisoned With Mercy s special Reclaiming Love powers the group will save the day This is true in Moon Called Adam Blood Bound Stefen etc Iron Kissed Zee Bone Crossed Mercy and Silver Bourne spoilerMercy The emotionallotting is also startlingly similar Mercy will have To realize that when it comes to the magical fae the less you know the better But you can't always get what you want When she attempts to return a Vegangelical powerful fae shereviously borrowed in an act of desperation she finds the bookstore locked up and closed downIt seems the book contains secrets and the fae will do jus.
Read ½ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Patricia BriggsRouble trusting her affection for Adam After mistrusting him when she should not have he will still support her and she will vow to trust him At the same time one of the owerful Being the Best Me people she loves is willing to sacrificesuicide Binge reading also draws attention to a narrative containing a lot of telling without showing Mercy will have asides in every book telling about her history the fae reservation werewolves the wolves coming out and her relationships with Samuel and Adam Usually she will also explain Zee and the Grey Lords and Stefen and the seethe I think this is generally forgivable to many readers as the familiarity echos the storytelling tradition and the ritual of description but again distance makes the heart grow fonderBut those are mostly academic issues What I ve found lessersonally enjoyable and Witch Creek (Wildlands perhaps even less forgivable are the roles women have in the series Which is very little Mercy operates in a man s world both figuratively and literally Mercy herself demonstrates noarticular direct agency all of the Sleight (AVRA-K plots start with her reacting to an event that happens to her genuine unsuspecting little self The reader is uickly introduced to the idea that women associated with werewolfacks hate Mercy and that becomes an ongoing theme through the series Even human women dislike Mercy as Gabriel s mom Sylvia does The exception to agency is Blood Bound where the evil and conniving Marsilia engineers an elaborate trap although clearly she still hates Mercy I realized that even side characters are almost universally male with the exception
of a couple of inscrutable fae The only exceptions being Mercy s mom who is never than a whirlwind ina couple of inscrutable fae The only exceptions being Mercy s mom who is never than a whirlwind in out of the
scene and Adam s daughter Jesse I found it disappointing articularly from a female author withand Adam s daughter Jesse I found it disappointing articularly from a female author with of her own Silver Bourne was the gestalt for me highlighting all the redundancies It comes as no surprise then that a book lent to Mercy by a bookstore owner male may have other Top Tips for IELTS Academic properties and that the werewolves in theack are still trying to break Adam and Mercy up Samuel is sick at heart and only his wolf saves him and now Mercy must save his wolf Mercy s home is targeted Someone is kidnapped and Mercy must save them and Adam endures several challenges Samuel s depression The Creative Writing Handbook plot was solved very easily and tritely by L U V which I thought disappointing after the complicated emotional fallout of the rape back in Iron Kissed It was the last book of the series I bought back in the day when I was silly enough to still auto buy authors Three and a half redundancies rounding down because that s what I did last time Re read for the 3rd time April 14th 2020 view spoilerNot a fan of Mary Jo even though she did a lot to make up for her actions her attitude towards Mercy doesn t really change hide spoiler Same old same old I love Mercy but these books are starting to show a clearattern I wish PB would shake up her Water Death (Outbound, plotlines a little with something or someone fresh Patricia Briggs does not disappoint us in Silver Borne the 5th book in her fabulous Mercy Thompson Series We continue following Mercy s life and the world that she lives introuble always follows her as she throws herself into saving or helping her friends This story goes deeper into the secretive and dark and dangerous fae world Mercy has something that the fae want back a book she had borrowed from a fae friend who is in danger because of that She finds herself being contacted by the Fae ueen demanding the return of their valuable book In between trying to find her fae friend she anotherroblem thrown at her by Adam s wolf Between the Savior and the Sea pack who are most unhappy about her Adam making herart of his New Rational Therapy pact without their consent But Adam is not backing down He s committed to Mercy and no matter what isack thinks says or do She s his mate and that will never change I love the chemistry between Adam and Mercy Their connection is unbreakable and I like seeing their relationship grow instead of having that insta love thing The world building and the characters are so well developed that makes it so real and believableI just love this seriesMy favorite uot. T about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel's life forfeitAll in all Mercy has had better days And if she isn't careful she may not have ma.