Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
The best of Urban Fantasy
Love, love, LOVE this series!!!! Patricia Briggs is absolutely brilliant! I love her style of writing because she seriously has the talent to balance the right amount of emotion in everything from serious, to funny, sassy, sweet, intense, etc. And she makes her characters come alive, and feel so real, I just can’t get enough of Mercy and the gang.
By math wizard
An excellent well written story. Mercy and friends have a mystery to solve. Yes, there is action, magic, mystery and romance. Some humor but I really enjoyed the interaction between Mercy, Adam, and Samuel. Let's not forget that there even vampires involved and one with a Scooby Doo sense of humor. I really enjoyed the book and plan on reading the next I the series. I would tell more but I really hate to spoil a good book for the reader!
Grammar errors and tense mix ups.
The writer stumbles over stiff prose and tense inaccuracies, making the excitement of the story fall flat.
Character development is low, which creates confusion whenever she adds a new character.
But the story is decent, and it's a fun read for what it is.
Standard Urban Fantasy with Female Lead
By Froody 2
This is another crockpot urban fantasy with a female lead. The main difference here is decent writing and the fact that main character is a skin walker.
Unfortunately, there isn't much to distinguish this from other similar series yet.
I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to start the next one!
Patricia Briggs "Mercy Thompson" series
can't put it down
Mercy is such an amazing character, strong, caring, intelligent. She doesn't play the typical damsel in distress role. This is a woman who takes care of business! Above and beyond my favorite series.
I love this book and the whole series! I hope these continue on for a long time!
By gato verde
This book reads like a sexy after school special. The dialogue is horrible. There are 50 cent words just scattered about as if to add sophistication, but they just make the prose awkward. I was looking for something light to read, but this is actually painful.
Good start to a great series
By Savvy Apper
It took me a while to get into this book, but I'm so glad I kept going with it. The pace picks up after the first few chapters after which it's a roller coaster of werewolves, witches and fun. The writing is great and the characters are instantly lovable. There is a small romance element that builds slowly throughout the series, never getting in the way of the larger stories. Briggs is one of my favorite two writers in this genre (the other being Ilona Andrews for her Kate Daniels series).
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