Have Mercy: listen to another Mercy Thompson chiller.
©2008 Patricia Briggs; (P)2009 Penguin
I really enjoy the independence of the female characters who live in a male dominated world. The suspense over the decisions that are to be made are just as interesting as the 'who done it'.
If you like supernatural you will enjoy Patricia Briggs. I personally like the werewolf stories but not as much the vampire . But overall good combination of touchy and funny.
I don't know.
Probably not. In addition to disliking the end, there is way too much internal dialogue, especially, during key moments throughout the book- it was annoying and distracting.
I wasn't awed, but she was fine.
Mercy's actions towards the end were naive and the consequces of those actions were extremely upsetting. I will not continue reading this series.
Say something about yourself!
Great book!!! Mercy tries to help her mentor Zee. In doing so she faces a very hard situation. However in doing so she is able to find out more about herself and those closest to her. She has proven that she is strong, dedicated to her friends and not a whinny character. LOVE her. We learn a bit about the 2 men in her life. I am hoping this will progress as I would like more romance for Mercy! Perhaps book 4 will!
Ms King is the perfect reader. She has a talent for making the listener "feel" the story. Great job!
I suggest reading in order. It will make more sense and being along for Mercy's development is great entertainment!
I almost never write reviews, but I knew I had to when this book actually made me tear up (and maybe cry a bit, too). Over the series, the characterization is wonderful, the action *moves*, and I got really invested in the characters. So much so, that the most compelling part of this book for me was after the action was over and the main plot problem "resolved"--because the aftermath of dealing with traumatic events was so searing and raw, the writing so true to character, and the voice-acting so good, that I felt like all of this was happening to people I actually know, people who are very real and whose suffering and successes truly move me. I can think of no higher praise to give than that.
Lorelei King is excellent. She has Mercy's voice and character spot on, but is still able to differentiate voices and characterizations of the other characters to the point that, when the action ramps up, you forget that it's one person's voice doing all the reading. You get to know the characters through her voice, and she does an amazing job of bringing them to life.
You know an audiobook and its performance are good when the minute you finish this one, you're online downloading the next one, just to find out how these folks are doing, and can't wait to see what happens next.
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
Hands down, I love a audio book over a print book. The only exception is if the narrator is the author. Sometimes this doesn't work out very well.
We get a closer look at the fae world and their reservation. Her boss's background is slightly reviled. Mercy begins to finally make a choice between Sam and Adam.
I don't really have a favorite performance. She did a good job reading for the darker fae characters, which sent chills down my back.
There were moments of laughter, but in this book I felt chilled and frightened for Mercy.
I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything
Setting: Contemporary, Eastern Washington state
Genre: Paranormal suspense with romantic elements
The story is about the arrest of Mercy Thompson's fae former boss for the murder of a human. Mercy knows it is connected to a series of murders on the fae reservation she helped solve, but Zee has forbidden her investigation into the crime. Well, being Mercy, she does what she wants. There's some well-written icky characters, both fae and human, and the suspense and mystery will keep you listening. On the romantic front, Mercy must decide which werewolf she wants.
Definitely worth continuing this series.
BTW, there's no sex in the series beyond kissing, at least through this book. The focus has been on the mystery/suspense so far.
It definitely continues to be an interesting look into the world of the supernatural, and it never gets boring.
This book gets a little graphic in its violence. I understand why it was done, but it did make me cringe...and I still don't like to remember it. I guess that's a testament to how real the books feel.
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