There was a lot going on in this book and I loved it! It was a little dark and twisted and enjoyable.
I was hesitant to purchase this book, since typically I don't read or listen to vampire/werewolf books much. After reading the reviews and listening to the sample I decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. The story moves quickly and I love the characters. It is refreshing to hear a good book that is not ruined with a lot of vulgarity or profanity. Mercy is a gutsy, quick witted female protagonist that still manages to be down to earth and believable. I love her character and the way Briggs develops the story around her, revealing bits and pieces as needed. The narrator does a great job reading the story and I immediately purchased the next book after finishing the first. I highly recommend giving these books a try.
Reader of things.
This book has the least amount of romance and strongest development of Mercy as an individual.
Lop-sided, limited, adequate
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Right away Mercy gets into trouble, this time with demon possessed vampires. From the get go we are off and running and the story only gets better from there. Read this series in order. As usual Lorelei King is awesome. I have already downloaded the next book. Suggested series Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich, Charlie Davidson by Darynda Jones, Monster Hunter by Larry Correia, Sookie by Charlaine Harris, Elder Races by Thea Harrison.
While I really enjoyed this book and the first in the series; however, it loses a star for me because the writer goes very far out of her way to never to use swear words and her characters never get further than 1st base despite everyone being very attractive, available, and interested in one another. It is too PG and too squiky clean, making the protagonist not human in ways other than being a supernatural being! It is the opposite of HBO or Showtime, where swearing and sex are gratuitous. This is a gratuitous lack of sex or swearing, to the point of being irritating. With this said I will listen to next in the series, but will have to steal myself against vicarious repression of animal insticts. It is like the Twilight series in this regard....but those are supposed to books for young teens. Is this?
This was my second book in the Mercy Thompson series and I was not disappointed in the least with it. There's a new vampire in town and he's brought a demon with him. The plot involves both the local wolf pack and the vampire seethe, even getting some of the fae involved. But it is Mercy's ability to speak to ghosts that is in high demand. We find Mercy tracking a demon/vampire who brutally killed others and even though she was scared she didn't let that stop her from fighting, I found myself holding my breath along with her as she went into each scary situation and eventually she saves the day and her friends. I loved the story, love the series and as I am writing this am downloading book 3 in the series, Iron Kissed. Lorelei King is once again an amazing narrator
I just read the review from Vivian who complained there wasn't any swearing and sex never got past first base. That this is a 4+ star book without garbage "is" the reason I downloaded this and will now listen to it. I love great stories without having to flinch because of coarse and crude expressions that add nothing to the work except to irritate the inner senses. I hope it is as good as Vivian says! Love to get into new series and authors.
I only have two vices in life, wine and my audible books. I will cut you if you try to take either one from me!
Ever since the Twlight books, I have had a hard time finding books to fill the void. These books do the job! Excellent reader too!. If you like this try the Kim Harrison or Carrie Vaughn series too.
All excellent reads.
Kept me guessing, sitting on the edge of my seat, i could not stop listening to it, love the auther and the narratior. Great books cant wait ro hear the others. These books have a little bit of everything . Keep them to hear again. I know i will. I also loved all the love interest.
As a female mechanic, myself, I enjoy the technical details! I didn't know about the Opel engine torque direction, nor that it could be replaced with a rotary engine....but I digress.
Lorelei King is one of the best narrators, bar none. She doesn't mispronounce words and her male characters have a pleasant voice.
Patricia Briggs weaves a wonderful tale that doesn't rely on erotic scenes to keep the listener's attention, she uses story telling and well-rounded characters. Let's pretend that phrase didn't follow the point about the lack of reliance on eroticism.
I'm enjoying the series and Lorelei's expert narration.