Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 17•13

frost burned

Series: Mercy Thompson, #7
Publisher: Ace
Publish Date: March 5th, 2013
Source: Purchased
Goodreads

Synopsis: 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.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely. -Goodreads

Rating: 4/5 Fae Artifacts

Review: It was only a few weeks ago that I figured out that this book was coming out. A new Patricia Briggs title is always a solid reason to celebrate, and this one was definitely worth the fuss. Mercy Thompson is a fantastic character, and I finish every book wishing there was some way I could just hang out with these wonderful people Patricia Briggs has created. Mercy is still such a strong, awesome character, and definitely someone to reckon with. And to take it one step farther, the world she lives in has evolved as she is. There will be no more underestimating this girl, as she’s proven more than capable of taking care of herself, so now as her enemies get more wiley, Mercy will have to rise to the challenge.

As much as I love Mercy, one of my pet peeves with this series has been the use of the wide range of secondary characters that populate Mercy’s world. I never felt like I was seeing enough of the characters I was most interested in. But by taking most of the pack out of the picture, Frost Burned gave some much needed minor players time in the spotlight. I love Adam, and the pack dynamic that Mercy is slowly learning, but I really enjoyed seeing characters like Ben and Jesse have substantial interactions with Mercy. There was even some crossover from the spin-off series. Seriously, if you’re a fan of this series already, you’re going to enjoy this one.

The second half of the book was a little less impressive, as there was a serious lull in the action. It’s always entertaining just to watch these characters interact though, so it’s hard to actually complain. Even with the slower section, Frost Burned will probably prove to be one of my favorite books in this series, although I’m not sure how many more books there are planned, so it’s still hard to say.

There’s a lot going on here, but it never gets overwhelming. Patricia Briggs is a master of storytelling, and is only getting better as she continues to write books you wont be able to put down. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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