Friday, April 23, 2010

Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs

Genre : Urban Fantasy

Series : Mercy Thompson : Moon Called, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed

American publisher : Ace Fantasy : 7,99$

English publisher : Orbit : 7,99£

There was I thinking being a shapeshifter had its upsides. Looks like I was wrong.

Car mechanic and sometimes shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has learned - the hard way - why her race was almost exterminated. When European vampires emigrated to North America, they found Mercy's people had a hidden talent for vampire slaying. Unfortunately for Mercy, the queen of the local vampire seethe has discovered her true identity.

The undead queen is also furious when she learns Mercy has crossed her and killed one of her own. Mercy may be protected from direct reprisals by the werewolf pack (and her interesting relationship with its Alpha), but that just means Marsilia will come after Mercy some other way. So Mercy had better prepare to watch her back.

What I think

I won't waist time, Bone Crossed, the fourth book in the Mercy Thompson series, is less appealing than Iron Kissed which ended so intensely and full of emotions. We come back to Mercy's daily routine, so it not a rest either;o) Especially when Marsilia, the queen of vampires in Tri-Cities, is after her. Well I suspected it, Mercy couldn't kill a vampire and be left alone...Too easy.

An old friend of Mercy's come to ask her help because she has a ghost in her house. Mercy takes the opportunity to have some peace. But we can count on Mercy to fall in the hands on the only vampire in Spokane. Her middle name is Unlucky;o)
We can really see Stefan's attachment to Mercy. But Mercy has accepted to be Adam's mate, and then becomes pack, even if it doesn't please everyone.
Mercy struggles to keep her balance and has a lot of panic attack since the events with Tim.
For a change, she put herself in danger, and is abducted by James The Monster, the only vampire in Spokane. But as we can imagine, Mercy manages to kill him.
***End of SPOILERS***

What I really appreciated in Bone Crossed is Stefan. We learn more about him, and I looooove him. I'm a vampire girl! I like werewolves too, but that's not the same;o)
Stefan becomes more and more important, his character and his feelings... Ah **sigh**, I'm falling in love. Well he's available, Mercy doesn't want him!

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