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  • Consumed

  • Vampire Awakenings, Book 8
  • By: Brenda K. Davies
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

When Mollie awakens to find herself in a cage, she doesn’t remember how she or her sister got there, but she also discovers they are not alone in their nightmare. After their captors take her sister, Mollie vows to do whatever it takes to rescue Aida. The only problem is, she has no idea how she’s going to break free...until Mike arrives. Imprisoned together, Mollie and Mike join forces to break free, but they soon discover life outside of captivity is even deadlier and more horrific than anything they could have imagined. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it! Asinine book in an asinine series!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-28-18

Well.... sheesh

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-19

4.5*s

This story has a seriously demented reality, which for vampires is awesome but... what the what?! I think a piece of me died with this story (in a heartfelt, the story made me cry kind of way!)

David, Jack and Doug wall into a bar... sounds like a bad joke waiting but it’s not, yet, it was a trick on them. Talk about a how do you do. The boys are kidnapped along with many others, humans and vampires alike.

The game is on and let me tell you it’s a freaking awesome game... unless you’re one of the ones now in a cage. Haha. While trying to escape the cage holding him David meets Mollie. Mollie and her sister, Aida have been kidnapped too.

The race is on to not only escape the cages and the savages but to survive the unknown chaos of this fight that was thrust upon them. It’s a lot to take in to start with but in the beginning being separated from Jack and Doug, to be helping a human woman that Mike is growing fond of to the point he knows who she is to him.... things get a little hairy.

I must say, I’m full disclosure mode, I did cry once... dang you Brenda! Lol but it was a great story.

Im so glad next book is out tomorrow cause... I need to know what in the freak happens next!!

  • Fire Touched

  • Mercy Thompson Series, Book 9
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,587
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,022
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,005

Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There are no words to express how much I loved this book!

  • By The Mays on 03-19-16

Fires away....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-19

Reading a book a third and then a fourth time (lol) allows one a chance to catch things missed the first time, or in this case figure out some of the "what's" I had after reading through it the first time.

This story is busy, as it was the first few times through but now (after refreshing my mind of the entire series) it's a little more clear. There's still a can of worms opened by mercy when the Fae set a giant Troll loose in he Tried-Cities. Mercy being Mercy is made to claim not only the tri-cities as the packs "territories" but decrees that the pack will defend the enhancing ants of the Tri-cities to keep it safe.

This sets off a chain of events that not all the pack is happy about. As usual they've got a bone up their asses and it's not until Adam steps in and lays down the law that the pack starts to think and act like a functioning pack. As they should have been doing from the start.

Now things will run smoother.... Or not... Only time will tell.

  • Night Broken

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 8
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,786
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,240

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Story in the Series!

  • By Cheri on 06-04-15

Well dang...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-19

We've seen Mercy take on all kinds of creatures and humans alike, but now we can add Gods to that list. Not just any God, a freaking Volcano God!

How does that happen? Well let me tell you. Adam's ex, Christie, that's how. She brings the pack trouble yet, with her usual games and all together bitchiness makes their lives hell. Let's just call a spade a spade. I'd have just fed her to the God and let it be. Lol

There is much to be imagined in this book. We see more of Coyote, we meet Mercy's Hal brother and get a good look at Tebicenas. Not only that but.... Well now the pack has a friend, turned fire dog and the guns just beginning.... or ending in flames. Who knows with this bunch.

  • Frost Burned

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 7
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,131

Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter, Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more.... After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They've all been abducted.....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best urban fantasy series

  • By ShySusan on 03-09-13

Have Mercy....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Wrecks, Assassins and vampires....

It's an ongoing joke that Mercy is attracted to trouble. It could find her in the middle of an empty field. So a night out with her step daughter Jessie, a night of shopping turns into a wreck. That neck results in a menagerie of chaos. Why do I say that? Well, the wolves are kidnapped, everyone else is unavailable and now Mercy and Ben (who was sent to her when the others were taken) are on the hunt for so many things.

With the help of Stefan, Mercy and Ben are able to get to Kyle, Warren's partner and set the police on the bad guys at his home. From there things get dicey, twisted and a helluva lot more complicated. there is a conspiracy, one that is not as noticeable as it should be. Someone is holding the wolves hostage, and through the mate bond Mercy is able to find out they are okay, but one of the pack, the heart of the pack has been killed. Peter, Honey's mate and the packs lone submissive wolf has been lost to the men that have taken them.

But thanks to Mercy making things go south with the Mercenaries at Kyle's home the bad guys decide enough is enough and they run. That leaves Adam to deal with them, minus the man who killed Paul. That job is left to Honey as it should be. once the wolves are free though, things don't end there. Mercy is called by the vampires and let's just say... things get really hairy for a bit. Mercy is pulled into yet another fight that has to be one by the good guys... or all hell will break loose, the kind no one can escape from.

  • River Marked

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 6
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,868
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,833

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Petra Grey on 03-08-11

Talk about a honeymoon...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Finally!! Doves, Pigeons and Butterflies, oh My.

(sings) We’re going to the Chapel of love, gonna get marrrrried.

On a serious note just OMFG! This is what I have been waiting on. I love how Adam, her mom and her sisters keep this all a big surprise from her. She thinks small, pack only and then BAM! They are all in on it. That sets the mood for all of the book. It's one surprise after another. A honeymoon away from the pack, away from family, turns into an adventure they almost don't make it out of.

The biggest of monsters, an ancient, snarling water devil brings a problem to the camping area. What should have been a relaxing few days away turned into a fight to the death. Quite literally. It's also good for Mercy as she gets to learn more about who and what she really is. What she is capable of and all the in between things. The monster wants what it can't have and Mercy is determined to be the white knight that rides in and takes it out. Battered and bruised is better than her turning into Jonah and becoming a snack.

In the end though, she is chewed on, torn into pieces and all but left for dead. She is the new humpty dumpty that has to be put back together. Its not a pretty package but the battle wounds will heal and they can move on into wedded bliss once more.

  • Silver Borne

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 5
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,833

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge - and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommend

  • By Meghan M Jenkins on 04-25-10

And he fae strike....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-19

Such small things can cause the biggest of uproars. Or maybe that is just Mercy. But this time she has help. The pack is still struggling to get it's sh*t back together and now not only does Mercy have to adjust to still being the new mutt in the pile she has to find out why the pack is messing with her through her new bonds. A date night turns ugly, then as if things couldn't get worse.... Samuel goes all wolf and Sam appears.

Having a werewolf go all wolf usually ends in that wolfs death. Mercy knows, well she thinks she knows well enough that Samuel needs Sam to keep him together long enough to find a way to fix himself. Through bad things that happen, like the Fae blowing up Mercy's trailer, Adam and ben being injured and then Gabriel being kidnapped. Things get turned upside down, twisted to the left and tossed in the air. But through it all Mercy is able to keep her head about herself.

Facing off against an enemy should be second nature to Mercy by now... and this time she at least isn't alone. A new fae, Ari, is brought in one that knew Samuel long ago. One that is the reason Samuel is now back to his old self. The reason, he is no longer knocking on deaths door. in the end its all a fight of wills... and a helluva lot of love and acceptance that has this ending on a good note.

  • Bone Crossed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 4
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,183
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,188

In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" ( Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Loved It!

  • By Cheri on 04-29-15

Vampires suck...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Vampires, vampires and vampires... the buggers are all over this one. The wolves are here too, no worries but this book revolves around the seethe and we can not forget Stefan. He is the man of the hour throughout most of this book.

Mercy gets a rude awakening a week after her brutal attack in her garage. She desires Adam, is still having heart throbbing panic attacks and now, her mother is here. So when Stefan drops into her living room, quite literally, all hell breaks loose. her mama, the bad-arsed gal she is pulls out her "Barbie Gun" and is ready for action. Thankfully Adam steps in and he and the wolves make sure Stefan is taken care of. Adam is there to make it all better for Mercy too. He not only declares his love he makes her a part of the pack. He's sneaky like that.

When Mercy finds herself in hot water, again, this time its the vampires after her hide. Stefan, and of course Adam, are there to help her. But it isn't until Mercy finds herself in the middle of a battle she never saw coming that things really go topsy turvy. A vampire, a nasty evil being not only searches Mercy out but manages to get her in his grips more than once and things slide at avalanche speeds down hill after that. But in the middle of it all Mercy finds her strength and makes things happen.

The rescue turns into a mission just to come home but it teaches them all a valuable lesson.... but i'm not sure any of them have seen the lesson, just yet.

  • Iron Kissed

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 3
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,145

When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It needed a trigger warning

  • By Helen on 07-21-16

Troubles coming...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-19

No story is complete without Mercy emerging herself in trouble. It's in the air she breaths and he water she drinks. I swear it. But I have to say it's not her fault this time.

Z, her mentor, friend and the Fae that she has looked to for so many years is in trouble. Mercy is not going to let him go down without a fight. And boy, what a fight it turns into.

As with anything Mercy takes on, she gives her all to it. She is not letting Z down no matter what he and anyone else has to say about the matter.... but when she runs into trouble, trouble that she almost doesn't get away from things turn from bleak to real in a matter of minutes.

Thanks to Adam and his pack, things get cleaned up and now it's all a matter of healing, not only physically but mentally. Mercy is a tough cookie though. She can handle it, in time.

  • Blood Bound: Mercy Thompson, Book 2

  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,980
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,720

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Blood Bound

  • By Deborah on 06-24-10

Demons are stupid.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-19

Vampires, demons and werewolves, oh my.

Mercy is all kinds of trouble. Imagine that? This time though its not rally her fault. When Mercy goes to with Stefan as a favor she doesn't expect to be caught I'm the shares of a sorcerer. A demon ladened vampire who is line nasty SOB. This encounter however turns into a showdown of epic proportions.

Mercy, Stefan and the wolves are all put to the ultimate test of wills and strengths as they search for this monster. As with anything Mercy seems to get herself mixed up in, people get hurt and innocents must be avenged. In this case Mercy is the one to avenge them.

This opens her up to a new adventure and one she almost doesn't make it out of.....

  • Moon Called

  • Mercy Thompson, Book 1
  • By: Patricia Briggs
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,450
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,603
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,599

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A top notch Urban Fantasy heroine!

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-21-12

Go Mercy!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-19

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy…

Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy is a bad-arsed gal. Mechanic, friend, and a walker. Maybe the woman has a few things up her sleeve.

This series in all is just superfuckingfantastic! Like seriously. This is another series that was a lucky find on my part. I happen to be flipping through Amazon's books (which I do almost daily; It’s an obsession) and came across the series. I can't lie the cover art is what caught my attention. I then read up what I could find of what it was about, who it was by and then I shared it with Emmy (my bff).

This is my second read through, well I can’t say read, as it’s on audible this go around. I love the narrator, she makes the story come more to life. I love the dynamics of the story and the interactions of the characters. Mercy, Adam, the Columbia Basin pack alpha, and the pack itself. So the wolves aren’t a fan of Mercy. I mean, natural instincts have to be a b*tch right? But she makes it work. She is not cowed by much. And, she manages to keep Adam on his toes… which leads to all kinds of fun.