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.
I love this Series!!!!! I wish there were more books available, I hope she is writing more. You won't be disappointed if you like the supernaturals. And Don't miss the other series that she writes that is some what of an off shoot with the Montana relatives. Just starting that one and hope it is as good as this one!
I'm kinda picky, but I've enjoyed them. Haven't been too impressed by the writers abilities, but it has been simple and enjoyable.
Erm... A much better written version of Twilight? But twilight sets the bar low. No where near as good as Dresden files, but enjoyable.
... ... Another take on the same old story. It was enjoyable, I did enjoy it, but it was not that complex, there was not very many new ideas
I started with the first book and now I'm hooked. I like that all of the characters get developed and none of my favorites get forgotten during the story. This story focuses on the Vampires. It also brings a nice aspect of Mercy with her lamb necklace. The narrator does a fabulous job with the different voices, accents and languages.
I normally listen during my commute. This series was wonderful enough that I found myself listening as much as I could. Can not wait for the next book!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I keep looking at the books in my library with a wistful sadness, wishing I was just starting the series for the first time again, wishing I could discover it all anew again. I could have just kept listening to Mercy's life-I'm really sad that it's over. These were the audio books that got me hooked on audible. I really hope to find another series like this! Just absolutely wonderful!
Yes. I love the storyline. I love Lorelei King's narration. She brings the characters to life. I am so happy that she reads the Stephanie Plum novels. Can't wait.
The Patricia Briggs' stories are so riveting that relistening is almost required. Every time I listen to a book a 2nd or even 3rd time, I pick up more nuances in the characters.
I liked the way she builds the characters so that by the time the book ends, the reader can't wait to start the next one. This story almost makes vampires likable beasts...even if they are monsters. I wish I knew some.
I think it has to be Mercy although she does a good job with the vampires and the wolves, too. Samuel/Sam is sounds so cuddly if you believe her take.
You don't know what evil lies right across your backyard.
Only that I love these stories and love Ms. King's narration.
I've head the 1st book in the series and really enjoyed it. This one was even better because I've already met most of the charactors and know the relationship to Mercy.
She made it easy to identify with each charactor by giving them their own voice.
Author keeps you guessing. Even though the story is totally fiction, there are life lessons to learn. The reader is wonderful. I love the different voices, especially Z's. I am well on my way to reading this entire series. Each one pulls you deeper into Mercy's life.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes...great story, nice bits of humor, and well developed characters make this series a pure joy to listen too!
When she finally finds the demon dude....she had to really harness all her strength to get the job done!
Shes interesting...she does not have an overtly feminine voice, but its perfect for Mercy, Mercy is more of a tom boy...and she makes it work perfectly!
yes and no....I did listen to it pretty quickly though...lol
Love this series, starting #3 now! lol
I love the evolving dynamics between Mercy, Adam, and Samuel in this series. In this book the demon-ridden vampire is really scary. The brief references to Stefan's feelings for Mercy add another interesting dimension.
There are several memorable moments revolving around the hunt for the bad guy, but I particularly enjoyed when Mercy first realizes how much she is effected by Adam and the conversation they have as a result.
I've listened to Lorelei King throughout this series, and she is fantastic. Her inflection as she speaks as Mercy makes the subtleties of Mercy's personality come alive for me. She does the variety of female and male characters voices very well. I love Briggs complexity in her characters, and the detail in her creation of the paranormal world makes it very interesting reading. But when you add King's performance talent into the mix it makes this series one of my favorites.
If you like paranormal stories this series by Patricia Briggs with Lorelei King narrating is a great addition to your library.