Book Review: Frost Burned by Mercy Thompson

Title: Frost Burned (#7 in series)

Author: Patricia Briggs

Series: Mercy Thompson

Publisher: Ace Hardcover

Release Date: March 5, 2013


Book Summary:

Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman – the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack – has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more. After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam – or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted. Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.

I’m a huge fan of Patricia Briggs and have managed to read most of her books. What I love about the Mercy series is the combination of supernatural, paranormal, monsters, mythos, urban fantasy, action and adventure, a strong heroine and a great collection of various types of characters.

This latest addition to the series had all these things. It started strong, dragged you along with Mercy and then ended with a bang. So why then did I not enjoy it 100%? In writing this review I had to figure it out.

I think what it came down to is that there was so much action I missed the character developments. In fact, there was a lot of the characters from previous books that appear in this book. Unfortunately, the only nod to any new insights to a character was Asil (which is why I think I enjoyed his parts in the book the best). I also missed Coyote and the fey politics. I am hoping that the next book will add some more depth, more intrigue to the story line and less action to make it a bit more of an interesting read.

Do I think you should read this book? Yes! However is it the best in this series? Unfortunately, no.

If you haven’t read anything from this author or this series please don’t let this review deter you from starting this series. I would rate the entire series (and the off-shoot Alpha & Omega series) a solid five stars.

I’d recommend this series for those that like urban paranormal fantasy for mature young adults and older.

Rating: 3.5 Stars – Good Book

Content: Violence, mild language, nudity and kissing, there is a homosexual couple and tense situations, including stress involved in remembering a rape.

Source: I purchased the book

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  1. Just finished Night Broken and loved it. Coyote is back, a fae looking for the walking stick and an ex wife with a stalker all added up nicely for me