Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Posted March 27, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | , , , | 2 Comments

Review: River Marked by Patricia BriggsRiver Marked by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #6
Published by Orbit on March 3rd 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help...

River Marked has different feel to it than the previous Mercy Thompson books. In this installment you get to see more of the relationship between Mercy and Adam as well as get a peek into Mercy’s heritage.

The book starts off a few weeks after Silver Borne ended. Mercy is living with Adam in his house. We haven’t seen Stefan since the devastating events of Bone Crossed. So while Adam is out-of-town on business Mercy decides to check in on Stefan and bring him as her date Warren and Kyle’s for their weekly bad movie date. Mercy is shocked at the condition that Stefan and is household is in. With the help of Warren and another one of the pack’s wolves, Ben, they work on getting Stefan back to his old stuff.

As Mercy and Adam’s wedding date gets closer and Mercy’s mom is driving her crazy with the planning. Mercy asks Adam if they can elope. After he agrees, Mercy gets a surprise and finds herself at a surprise wedding that Adam’s daughter Jesse and Mercy’s mom put together at the last-minute. After the wedding Adam takes Mercy on a surprise honeymoon.
But it’s no regular honeymoon. After all this is Mercy we’re talking about. Mercy doesn’t have to go looking for trouble it just finds her. And what’s a Mercy book without a good mystery and danger?

After a few days of honeymoon bliss (and in my opinion, tons of missed opportunities for the readers to get some smoking scenes from Adam and Mercy, shame on your Ms. Briggs) the mystery part of the books begins and we are introduced to some new characters and get some background on Mercy’s father.
So to skip over the main plot of the book so not to give away any spoilers there is danger, bloodshed, death, and a few broken bones. But in the end the big bad is brought down by none other than Mercy our loveable Volkswagen mechanic.

I found this installation in the series to be a little slow at times but if you are a Mercy fan you will enjoy this book.

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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2 responses to “Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

  1. First, Thanks for the visiting my new blog and comment Celesta. And yes, I’ve read the Kate Daniels series. I actually listened to them on audio book and they were great. I’ve already pre-ordered Magic Slays for my Nook. Can’t wait!