Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: River Marked (Mercedes Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs

Overall Impression: *****

Short synopsis (Goodreads): 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...

My Review: So...I love Mercy, I love the world that Patricia Briggs created so seamlessly with our own (seriously, if I were to walk through the tri-cities area I would totally be keeping an eye out for Mercy, Adam, Warren, Jessie and the rest of the gang...probably find them too, but they wouldn't admit it I'm sure...) and I will re-read them at least every year when she comes out with a new installment. That said, this wasn't my most favorite. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED IT! I really, really did, but I think because I had re-read the series a few months ago and hadn't quite gotten around to re-reading the 5th one right before this, things kind of felt....disjointed. I was able to put myself back in the world, but because we learn about so many new things and don't interact with as many of the usual characters, it was a little harder for me. This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy immensely learning more about Mercy and her heritage, it just wasn't as seamless as other times. 

So yeah, I loved it, and can't wait for the next one, but will probably love it more when I re-read them all again in order and within a weeks time.

Also, the cover art (and I like this one as opposed to the other one that goodreads insists on showing instead) kind of reminds me of ...whats-her-face, the one from Stewart, yea. Not really a fan of her, and Mercy is about a bajillion times cooler, but just throwing that out there.

1 comment:

  1. I've been wanting to start this series for awhile now...even have the first one in my pile. The fact that you like them so much that you will reread them is going to move it to the top of my TBR list! Thanks for the great review!


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