This is a strong follow up to the first book in the series. I hope there will be more to come in the future.
I have listen to several audio books for multiple so far. this book was good is any. the only thing that I felt was missing from this book was a little bit of humor. although this time I was very much happier with the narrator than I was last time I know it was the same person but for some reason it just felt more real.
in this book mercy was my favorite character. I think it shows an interesting and more true than most books perspective of the fact that when driven by anger emotion and retribution it can be easy to kill but that doesn't mean you don't throw up afterward.
Stefan. although his voice is your typical Dracula voice I was pleased by Kings performance of Stefan. it was well done.
when mercy went and told Ben that she'd found the maker of the sorcerer.
I read the first book in this series 2-3 years ago and thought it was "okay" but nothing to rave about. I also listened to the Alpha & Omega series all on audio and LOVED them. I know the two series intertwine, so I decided to give this one another shot on audio. (I did re-listen to book #1 on audio too and while I don't plan on re-reviewing it, I will tell you that I loved it much, MUCH more the second time around.)
So this is my review of book #2 in this series...in a nutshell...I'M SOLD. I'm definitely a Mercy Thompson fan now. I did a mix of reading and audio on this book depending on my schedule and that is honestly how I'll probably do the rest of this entire series. I adore Lorelei King's narration, but can read myself so much faster so there are times when I just want to get to the juicy parts and then I relish those on audio with all the narration inflections that add so much to ALL of these many characters.
Things have changed for the wolves in this book since book #1...werewolves have come out to the world. But rather than focus the story line on that, this book really dealt with the vampires in this world and their abilities to manipulate magic. There were some amazingly interesting scenes in this one. I'm especially intrigued by Wulfe. And OMG, Stefan...I knew he had a different perspective on Mercy, but did not expect that story line to go where it did, but I like it! My heart aches so hard for Samuel. Because I've read all the Alpha & Omega series, I have a pretty good idea of what the future holds for him and like Mercy I just want to hold him tight and comfort him. Those scenes with her and him are magic. While I fully think she belongs with Adam, I love the connection she has with all the males in these books. She's an empathetic person and that enables her to reach them in a way that other women can't. She also has a special place as a walker which I think furthers that.
I'll be honest, there wasn't a whole lot of quality Adam and Mercy time in this book, but I was okay with that. Everything about this installment of the series made me love it more. I like how strong Mercy is. She's tough, but it's an honest tough...she gets terrified, but is absolutely willing to work through that to save her friends. She may not be part of the Pack officially, but she has her own bigger pack filled with the wolves, Stefan, Zee, Tony, and humans that she protects with everything she is. And she is a lot. This story really began to delve into her Walker capabilities, but I think the author has barely scratched the surface. I'm ready to dive into book #3.
So intense I could not stop listening . Can not wait to get book 3 .
Everything not 1 thing I did not like .
Lorelei King is the best .
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
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
Mercy can shape shift into a coyote and outside of having a good sense of smell, good hearing, she can sense magic and talk to ghosts. No super strength, just your average Girl who is a Mechanic ... lol ... Seriously just that alone made me want to buy the book. I don't have trouble believing in Fairies, Elves, Vampires or Werewolves but two things that I know don't exist in this world are Girl Mechanic's and Gamer Chicks. This is one of those books that just go a little bit beyond the point of keeping your interest. This book did leave me with a few questions... The main question about something that happened and the book even has it in the title, but... You know it is just one of those things... It happens right in front of your face, there is no doubt it just happened but everyone chooses to ignore it and after a span of time goes by even you are wondering if it happened.... Is it just me? I guess I am buying the next book! ;)