Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Published by Ace on March 5th 2013
Number of Pages: 294
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban
Purchase: At Amazon
Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life.
But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more. After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can't reach Adam - or anyone else in the pack for that matter.
They've all been abducted. Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.
“We’re the good guys. That we’re scary doesn’t mean we’re the villains.”
This is one of my favorite Mercy Thompson books yet! I love the series in general, but this one just stood out more for some reason. I got about halfway through the book, and wondered what was going to happen next. Because at that point, most of the plot seemed like it was wrapped up with only a few things left to do. And then more twists happened.
Ones that worked with what had happened already so far, and didn’t feel like they were just there to make the book longer. And we got to see more of Tad! And Asil! Zee and Stefan appeared as well, but Zee had a smaller part. I really loved Kyle in this. I’ve liked him in the other books, but he wasn’t usually a part of the action in them. He was more Warren’s boyfriend, or Mercy’s friend in them. In this book he shows why he’s bad-ass enough to be dating the third in the pack hierarchy.
We also got to see some of the action from Adam’s point of view. The chapters switched seamlessly between Mercy and Adam, with Mercy having a lot more chapters than Adam did. But it was nice to see things the way Adam saw them. Gave more a sense of how his mind works and helps you understand his character more than just seeing him through Mercy’s eyes.
I loved all the stuff that happened to Marsilia’s car. It made me giggle, and there were a lot of other funny things that happened in the book that made me laugh out loud. If you like urban fantasy, you need to read this series. If you already have read some of the Mercy Thompson books, you need to read this one as well.