Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Book Review


Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)Book Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Book Series: Mercy Thompson #2

Released: 1/30/07

Pages: 292  Price:$19.99 Audiobook

Links:  Goodreads, Author’s Site

Source: I borrowed a copy of this audiobook from my library.



Book Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

Continuing on with book two of the Mercy Thompson series and still surprised at how much I don’t remember.  I have the major plot lines down but some of the subplots felt completely fresh to me.   I’m afraid I will only be able to do one more book in this series before being forced to take a break as I wait for the next book… Might have to resort to borrowing something new-to-me as I continue to wait for book seven in the Charley Davidson series.

I reread the short review I wrote up when I first read this book and I mentioned how I didn’t care for the vampires in the world being monsters instead of more benevolent.  This continues to be my main issue with the series and book two.  I guess I simply don’t like my vampires being the bad guy.

In this book, Mercy still has three guys vying for her affections.  While I know who she ends up with, actually knew who she would end up with when I read it as it is pretty obvious, I can’t help but feel bad for the two that don’t win her hand.  I like who she ends up with but I also like the other two too.

I forget what happens in the next book but I don’t have to wait long to find out.  All I need to do is end this review and hit play.  So that’s what I’m going to do.

My Rating: 4 Stars


Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Reread)

Book Review


Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)Book Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Audiobook

Book Series: Mercy Thompson #1

Released: 1/31/2006 by Ace

Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Audiobook

Links:  Goodreads, Author’s Site

Source: I borrowed an audiobook copy of this book from my library



Book Synopsis:

Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy’s connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water…

My Review:

The great reread of 2018 continues with another paranormal series I enjoy.  This book is narrated by Lorelei King the same person who narrates the Charley Davidson series and does a great job of bringing these stories to life.

I hit a wall with the Charley Davidson series am on a pretty long wait list for book seven.  Not wanting to give up working on my blanket while I wait I decided to see what other audiobooks series I might enjoy.  I was delighted to see this one is read by the same person and decided to reread the Mercy Thompson series too.  Hopefully, between the two I have enough books to finish my blanket.

Again I was surprised by how much I didn’t remember about how this series started.  Of course, some was familiar but there were parts that were totally new to me.  As with other reread titles I decided to listen to I have also learned just how off I am on names of different characters.

This was a fun title to revisit in audio format and I only have one tiny complaint.  I’m not a fan of the accent that is used for the main vampire character.  It feels a bit too cliché.

My first time reading this book I left kind of lame review so I will try to write some better reviews for the next few books I listen to.

My Rating: 4 Stars