Friday, January 15, 2010

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Ace
Genre: Mystery
Challenges: Reliquiae Challenge, 101 Fantasy, Series Challenge 4, TBR Challenge
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Mercy Thompson is asked to repay a favor to Stefan. Stefan just happens to be a vampire. There is something evil hunting in the Tri-cities and Stefan has found it and wants to approach it. He believes it is another vampire, who is also a sorcerer, and might have power over Stefan. If Mercy goes in her coyote form, the other vampire probably won't be able to control her.

This vampire does get away from Stefan and Mercy, and Stefan is sent to hunt it. Two of the local werewolves also join in. Things get worse when Stefan and one of the werewolfes disappears and when the other werewolve is found beaten and left for dead.

Mercy knows she's the only one who can find the sorcerer and put and end to the killings and increase in violence.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
This is the 2nd book in the series. I really enjoyed it. I love Mercy's character, I think she is a very strong female. The story held my interest the entire time and whenever I had to put it down I couldn't wait to pick it up again. I haven't felt this drawn to a book in awhile.

I know these types of books aren't for everyone, but I personally find them a lot of fun. One of the things I like about this book over some others is that the vampires and werewolves and other creatures aren't made to be all cuddly and nice. Sure, they don't go around killing people, but there is a sense of fear that goes with them. You know that at any moment they could lose control and harm somebody. I like that because it's what I think we all expect these creatures to be like.

This is definitely a series I recommend to those who like a bit of paranormal are drawn to these types of stories.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.


CJ said...

Patricia Briggs is amazing and I love Mercy! The series keeps getting better as it goes along. Have you read the 'spin-off' series called the Alpha and Omega series? It's almost as good.


samantha.1020 said...

I love this series too! I think what makes it enjoyable for me is that Mercy is such a strong main character. You can't help but like her and hope that everything works out for her. I've been meaning to read Bone Crossed for awhile now but I still haven't picked it up yet.

Unknown said...

CJ - glad to hear you like Alpha and Omega..I haven't read any yet but was tempted, just haven't read any other reviews of it to know if it would be worth it.

Samantha - i agree! I love that she is so strong, and stubborn, I'm stubborn too. lol!