Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs
Publication date: 30 January 2007 by Ace Roc
ISBN 10/13: 0441014739 | 9780441014736
Category: Adult Urban Fantasy
Keywords: Urban fantasy, vampires, weres, fae, shapeshifter
Format: Hardcover, mass market paperback, eBook
Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift 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.
**This review is spoiler free but this book is part of a series. You may not want to skip this review if you haven't read the previous books in the series.**
I have a new love and her name is Mercy Thompson. This series is just so fun and I love all of the characters. Blood Bound pics up a few months after the events of Moon Called. Things have been relatively quiet until Stefan calls in the favor the Mercy owes him. A dangerous creature is on the loose and Stefan needs her help to find out more about him in order to stop him. Mercy is soon neck deep in dangerous vampire business. And when Stefan and some of her friends go missing, head mistress vampire Marsilia, asks Mercy to help. She believes that Mercy's unique powers will help her succeed where others have failed.
This book made me love Mercy even more. She's no super woman. She gets scared and frustrated and is often physically weaker than her opponents, but she deals with it moves on. I love her loyalty and the fact that she will jump in to help her friends, even when it's clear that she has little chance of success. I love her dry humor and sarcastic voice, too.
Things in the Mercy-Adam-Samuel triangle heat up. Samuel kisses Mercy twice! Mercy also has a nice sweaty workout with Adam (yum!) and learns more about the werewolf hierarchy and how it affects her. I am just dying for her to make out with Adam (or more). Briggs also throws another curveball in there with possible romantic interest by Stefan. The series also has some great secondary characters. Warren and Kyle are probably my favorite gay werewolf/human literary couple (not that there are many). They have a real relationship complicated with paranormal issues. We also get more Ben, who fascinates me. I think his whole woman hating jerk persona is a facade to cover something else up - and I want to know what it is! I know he has a heart hiding in there somewhere. I would be so happy if Ben got his own book one day.
Another fantastic read by Patricia Briggs. I am totally hooked on the characters and the world of Mercy Thompson and look forward to reading book 3!
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