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Frost Burned

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Frost Burned (2013) Patricia Briggs

This series switched to hard back first printings several volumes ago, which I hated, because I hate hard back books. Luckily for me, I have a kindle, so I can buy new releases without having to wait a year (or more!) for the book to come out in paperback. HUZZAH!

Mercy and Jesse, (Adam’s daughter and now Mercy’s step-daughter) are out doing Black Friday shopping because Jesse’s mom broke plans with her.

Which is how neither of them is present when the entire pack is picked up by supposed government agents. The pack is in trouble–Adam is in trouble–and Mercy is on her own, and barely just recovered from the serious injuries she suffered in the last book.

First, what I like best about this series is that although Mercy is now married to Adam, she still relies on her wits and her cunning to get out of trouble. And she does what she believes right, even when it pisses Adam (who wants only to protect her and keep her safe) the hell off.

I also appreciate (like isn’t the right term here) that although the weres have miraculous healing, Mercy doesn’t, and she isn’t healed after the commercial break when we wits are unable to keep her from fighting (or from wrecking her car and suffering the after-effects of that.)

I also like that Mercy and I also have a similar outlook on life.

I knew I was going to ave to do something about them later, no matter how angry I was now. It wasn’t a matter of what they deserved–it was a matter of who I was and who I wasn’t. At some point, everyone had to draw a line in the sand over which they would not cross.

It’s sometimes hard to be Kantian in the modern world.

Of course, it’s not all philosophy and Mercy getting beat up. There IS humor, although less of it than previous books I think.

I knew it was swearing because, even if lyrical–if to me mostly unfathomable–Spanish, swearing still sounds like swearing.

I will note, however, that this book alludes not just to events in the previous book, but also in the last Alpha and Omega book. You’ll probably be fine if you haven’t read that book, but events there are having repercussions on the world in which Mercy lives.

All in all, this is another good entry into the series, and I hate that I have to wait a year for the next book.
Rating: 8/10

Published by Ace


Categories: 8/10, Fantasy, Supernatural     Comments (2)    

  1. Paulette says:

    damn….I need to get caught up on the Mercy Thompson books…

    March 18, 2013 @ 10:18 pm

  2. Michelle says:

    She’s one of the authors I stalk regularly on Amazon, looking for new releases that I can pre-order. :)

    March 19, 2013 @ 6:39 am

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