Book Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Book Series: Mercy Thompson #5
Released: 3/30/10 by Ace Books
Pages: 342 Price: $24.95 Hardcover
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library.
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, never knows what the day – or night – may bring in a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist). But she is about to learn that while some secrets are dangerous whose who seek them are just plain deadly…
Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical fae, the less you know, the better. But you can’t always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful fae she previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secrets – and the fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side – leaving Mercy to cover for him lest his own father declare Samuel’s life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she may not have many more…
I’ve been enjoying this reread of the Mercy Thompson series so much! I almost feel like they have been better the second time around. I think the narrator adds so much to my increased enjoyment. She does a fantastic job of changing her voice to match the different characters.
In book five we have Mercy and Adam fully established as a couple even though they are not formally married or living together yet. Briggs also needs to tidy up the loose end of Samuel before we can move forward with Mercy and Adam. That plot line is tackled in this book with some pretty drastic drama that left me afraid of what would happen to him even though I’ve read this book before. Damn menopausal brain… I swear I must only retain 30% of what I read sometimes. Most likely it is just that I read so much that the stories all start blending in together.
We also deal with pack drama in this book as they are fighting Mercy’s addition to the pack. There is also a plot to overthrow Adam as alpha of the pack. The main instigator of book five is the Fae again which isn’t my favorite group in this world but I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the plot this time.
I’m torn over raising my star rating or not. I don’t think I will, four stars is still a great rating but I do feel like I enjoyed the book more the second time around.
My Rating: 4 Stars