Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Like most people who own their own business, I work long hours that start early in the morning. So when someone calls me in the middle of the night, they'd better be dying... Mechanic Mercy Thompson is woken at 3am by a vampire calling in a favour. He has to deliver a message to a fellow undead and needs a witness that won't be noticed - and Mercy's shapeshifting abilities make her the perfect candidate. But the assignment turns into a bloodbath and Mercy attracts the attention of not just a powerful vampire, but the even more powerful demon possessing him. She can count on the supernatural community for protection - and alpha werewolf Adam would like her to rely on him in other ways too - but when it comes to being proactive, she's on her own.
Something is wrong in the Tri Cities. A shadow has fallen across its inhabitants just as surely as if the sun hid behind a cloud. A new vampire has come into town with out stopping by the local seethe to pay his respects which is a very bad thing as Mercy is about to find out. Stefan, a vampire (who comically painted his VW bus to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo) and friend of Mercy’s is to stand trial for murder and be executed if she can’t get to the bottom of what is going on in the cities. Its left to Mercy to discover who and what she truly is before things go to far and more people die. The more she digs the more trouble Mercy finds herself in and the more trouble she finds herself in the more she wonders if it’s just a vampire she’s hunting.
True to books past this newest book by Patricia Briggs is just as brilliant as the last. Now adding a true element of a love triangle as Adam and Samuel posture for Mercy’s affections Patricia Briggs loses none of her energy. Running full throttle through the city, seethe, and even darker shadows the reader is dragged along through vampire politics and deeper mysteries. Engaging and smart Blood Bound is a definite must read.
This Blood Bound book review was written by Preita Salyer
All reviews for: Mercy Thompson
Mercy Thompson: Book 1
Meet Mercedes the Volkswagen mechanic, as if that was the only or most interesting thing you could know about Mercy Thompson. Indeed it is not. Mercy is a shifter, meaning ...
Mercy Thompson: Book 2
Something is wrong in the Tri Cities. A shadow has fallen across its inhabitants just as surely as if the sun hid behind a cloud. A new vampire has come into town with out ...
Mercy Thompson: Book 3
When there are murders on the fae reservation Zee, Mercy’s ex boss and fae himself is arrested. The Grey Lords (the highest of the fae and keeper of their laws) are c...
Mercy Thompson: Book 4
Mercy Thompson couldn't keep herself out of trouble if her life depended upon it - and it does. After killing one more vampire than the head vampiress commissioned her ...
Mercy Thompson: Book 5
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked ...
Mercy Thompson: Book 6
A newly married Mercy and Adam are attempting to have a peaceful honeymoon in Columbia Gorge in the Cascade Mountains, but trouble always manages to find Mercy and it isn&r...
Mercy Thompson: Book 7
After only being married to Adam for a few months, and having finally recovered from their river monster-fighting honeymoon, Mercy once again has to take charge of her wolv...
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Building very nicely upon the first book, Moon Called, I really enjoyed Blood Bound and thought the use of a lot of the characters from the previous book worked well as it helped to gradually build Mercy's world whilst providing plenty of action. I enjoy her wit and although in style and substance this series is in a very similar vein to other urban fantasy series with packs of werewolves and nests of vampires, Patricia Briggs has done an excellent job of making this well rounded and stand out from the rest, as well as often being very funny.
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