05 January 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (6)


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 the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help…
Note:  A few words have been edited from this summary due to spoiler content.  If you’ve read the entire series, don’t worry about it.  If you haven’t read it—or if you’re in the middle of reading it—I don’t want anything to be spoiled for you. :)

I freaking love this series.  Patricia Briggs is an ideal writer and storyteller and most of all, I love the main character, Mercy.  She’s completely awesome.  Definitely #1 on the Best Characters of All-Time.  (At least, paranormal-wise.)  I burned through the first five books (after a six-month—count it—six-month wait for book two) and I can’t wait for this next installment.  I hope Patricia Briggs keeps this series going as soon as possible…though…I have a feeling it’s winding down…Noooooooo!

Now, you gotta admit…that is one heckuva nice cover.  I love all of the covers to this series.  However, they give off a kind of trashy air.  When my aunt saw the cover to “Moon Called”, I expected her to have a cow.  (She’s didn’t…that would have been catastrophic…)

If you’re looking for a fresh, new paranormal read, definitely pick this series up. :)

The Mercy Thompson series:


You can add “River Marked” to your Goodreads here.

According to Goodreads, “River Marked” releases March 1st, though I’ve had it marked down for January 26th for some time now.  For now, let’s go with releases March 1st.


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