Jul 20, 2010

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Review: Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (Mercedes Thompson #4)

Urban Fantasy
February 3 2009
Mass Market Paperback
304 pages
Penguin Group

Kick Ass Chick – Mercedes Thompson

From Goodreads
“Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now, she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack-and her relationship with its sexy Alpha-it’s not Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after… “

*Squeeeeeee* I am a happy girl.  And if you have read or are reading this series, you’ll know why.  (One word – Adam)  If you have yet to pick these books up, do it!  Do it now!

“Bone Crossed”, the fourth installment in Patricia Briggs’ ‘Mercedes Thompson’ series, is the book where you finally receive some of the answers you’ve been desperately waiting for.  Such as “will Marsilia ever find out that Mercy killed Andre?” and “what is going to happen with Mercy and Adam?”  You start the story exactly where you left off at the end of “Iron Kissed”.  Even the “So have you made up your mind?” is repeated!  (That line makes me weak in the knees…)  And if you think that the scene where Adam asks Mercy that life-changing question is charged with emotion, just wait until you read the rest of the book!  You really feel for Mercy while you are experiencing the after effects of what happened to her in the last book.  Her struggles just break your heart, but you know she’s a strong cookie and that she’ll be just fine.  It’s just going to be a rough ride for her.

“Bone Crossed” brings you back to the vampires.  You really learn to dislike Marsilia – more than you already do, I mean.  And you visit with Stephan often.  I really like him as a character.  You already know that he can be a severe sob, but you also know he can be an absolute charmer.  You really get to experience his entire spectrum in this book – and you get to feel really really sorry for him too.  I just wanted to go pet his head and give him a big chocolate cookie – if he weren’t a vampire.  Umm, and if he were real.  Did I mention that you learn to dislike Marsilia even more?!  Yeah, you really do.

And once again, I am in awe of Patricia Briggs.  Does she ever write werewolves well!  Every detail, from their magic to their culture, has been thought out and brought to the page.  You really feel as though such beings could truly exist — as though the next totally delectable man who walks by you really could be shape shifter.

All in all, this book has left me blissful and satisfied.  It has also left me wondering if there is ever going to be a time in her life where Mercy is not kidnapped or wanted for something, one way or another.  I sure hope not, because I think that would mean the series is over and that we have no more Mercy to read about.  And I do like me some more Mercy.  And maybe Adam too – just a little!  😉

5 stars

Giggle worthy quotes

“Trust me to clobber Adam while we’re making out.  Stupid, clumsy idiot, me.”
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“’I thought you’d want to know that Warren and Darryl made it out of the vampire den alive.’
I sucked in my breath.  ‘You didn’t actually agree to their meeting on Marsilia’s grounds?’
He laughed.  ‘No, it just sounded better than saying they made it out of Denny’s alive.’”

Swoon worthy quote

“And Adam with a grin…well. He has a dimple, just one. That’s all he needs.”

  1. LOL..poor Mercy. She has a lot going on in her life…:)

    Adam = RAWR!!!!!!!!

  2. Mandi, you are sooo right about Adam! I’m very close to putting him on my favorite character list. I’ll decide officially after I read Silver Borne.

  3. cant wait for u to read the next one……ughhh i cant say anything!!! LOL

  4. Sharon – oh great! I was going to wait a few weeks to read the next one because I have a lot I want to read, but now I’m not sure I’ll be able to wait! lol

  5. Blissful and satisfied. Yes, that is how I’ve felt at the end of each book in this series. I love it! Nice review.

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