Book Review | River Marked by Patricia Briggs

July 16, 2013 Reviews 0

Book Review | River Marked by Patricia BriggsRiver Marked by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #6
Published by Ace Books on March 1, 2011
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

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. And she's never known any others of her kind. Until now. As Mercy comes to terms with this new information, an evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River. Something deadly is coming, facts are thin on the ground and Mercy feels ill at ease. However, her father's people may know more. To have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need all the resources the shifters can offer. Or death will be the least of their worries.

My Review (3/14/13):
I think this book is the most confusing of the series so far; I enjoyed it much more the second time I read it, probably because I didn’t inhale it in one night and therefore didn’t get as confused.

Despite greater potential for confusion, this book is worth slowing down and reading carefully, since it explores a side of Mercy that is normally hovering below the surface – her Native American roots. I really enjoyed this chance to explore where Mercy get’s her ability and her history; the other books focus so much on the werewolves and the supernatural entities that they interact with that it’s easy to forget that Mercy is not necessarily one of a kind. I think it’s about time we learned more about where she comes from.

I also enjoyed that this book takes place mostly away from the pack – thus allowing us to see Mercy and Adam alone, developing as a couple. Oh and of course, there’s a big bad and Mercy (AKA Trouble) finds her way right into the middle. Really great read – just take your time so you can enjoy it!

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.


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