Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs #Urbanfantasy

The Blurb
Like most people who own their own business, I work long hours that start early in the morning. So when someone calls me in the middle of the night, they'd better be dying ...
Mechanic Mercy Thompson is woken at 3am by a vampire calling in a favour. He has to deliver a message to a fellow undead and needs a witness that won't be noticed - and Mercy's shapeshifting abilities make her the perfect candidate.
But the assignment turns into a bloodbath and Mercy attracts the attention of not just a powerful vampire, but the even more powerful demon possessing him. She can count on the supernatural community for protection - and alpha werewolf Adam would like her to rely on him in other ways too - but when it comes to being proactive, she's on her own.

My Review
I’m tired after spending most of the night reading this book. Imagine the word amazing said in five syllables and stressed at the end.

To be honest I was kind of nervous to sleep because of some of the elements in the books. I like to avoid reading about ghosts and demons when I can, but I was enthralled (not meant in any magical way, but I’m not absolutely sure) and couldn’t put the book down.

In trying to figure out what made the book excellent I deduced that it’s Mercy. Her personality is super strong and she doesn’t take nonsense. She protects what’s hers and she’s scrappy. More than once I wasn’t sure if she’d make it, but after a few calming breaths on my part I remembered that there were more books in the series. Of course she’d make it. Would she survive in tact? Hmmmm.
The plethora of different types of creatures engaging together creates a complexity to the story that sucks the reader in. The world Ms. Briggs creates is complete with werewolves, fae, humans, demons, ghosts, vampires and only the author knows what more she’ll bring into the fray.

I love the romance aspect of it, although I know who I want her to end up with. His name starts with an A.

When I finally did sleep early this morning I woke up smiling because I had more of the book to read. And now I’m finished. Good thing I bought book three to tide off any withdrawal.

I purchased this book from Amazon.

I give this five out of five stake (an instrument of death to a vampire when driven into its heart) shaped chocolate bars.


  1. Great review! Glad this series continues to live up to your expectations. (And exceeds them, by the sounds of it!) Enjoy book 3! :)

    1. I haven't written such a long review in a long time. I'm looking forward to seeing how she dazzles me with the next book.

  2. Ahh Adam. He is wonderful. Mercy really is a scrappy heroine. Hope you enjoy the rest of their journey!

    1. I'm taking my time with it by buying one book at a time and savoring each one.


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