Friday, February 6, 2009

Review - Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed
Mercy Thompson, Book 4
Patricia Briggs
February 3, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-441-01676-1

Book blurb:
In a world where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

My thoughts:
Mercy Thompson has recently survived a terrible ordeal, and try as my might she’s having a difficult time dealing. When an old acquaintance shows up on her doorstep asking for help she’s inclined to do what she can, especially when she learns that a young boy could be in trouble.

Stepping away from the escalating danger at home, Mercy heads to Spokane, with the added protection of Stefan at her back, and attempts to help Amber with her ghostly troubles. What she finds is that there’s more at work than a disgruntled ghost frightening her friend’s young son. The family’s survival, as well as her own, may depend on the choices that she alone must make.

This is the fourth novel in the Mercy Thompson series. Ms. Briggs brings the series to several cross-roads where the heroine is forced to make quick decisions that are crucial to her future. Bone Crossed has all of the danger filled excitement that readers expect in this supernatural world. The characters are exceptional, especially the heroine who relies on her own strengths and shows her emotions in a very human way. This is a series that I highly recommend reading.

To learn more about Bone Crossed, please visit the website of Ms. Briggs: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


samantha.1020 said...

I love this series! I've only read the first two but am looking forward to picking the other two up soon. Great review!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Sam - You're not too far behind, and you'll get to read them one after the other! Thank you, and happy reading! :)

Christine said...

I love Mercy. This is my favorite UF series. This and Ms. Briggs' "Alpha and Omega" series set in the same world at almost the same exact time. I can't believe it is already Feb. 18 and I still haven't gotten my hands on Bone Crossed yet! Argh! I'm torturing myself here! lol

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Christine - You are definitely torturing yourself! Hopefully there will be a copy there waiting on you when you get over to the book store. :) (that's the worst...being excited to get a book, getting there and finding it sold out!)

Christine said...

Oh geeze. What a way to make me panic! Thanks. Thanks a lot. ;P

Kimberly Swan said...

*grin* now they should have a new batch of them worries. :)

Unknown said...

Brilliant series! I wonder what will happen next!

Kimberly Swan said...

Very true! This is a tough one to wait for new releases on. lol