Monday, 18 January 2016

Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs #UrbanFantasy

The Blurb
I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator...

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy's loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can't decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her... 

My Review
This was by far the most emotional of the three. Ms. Briggs took Mercy in a direction that surprised me. Because of my happily-ever-after nature, it didn’t enjoy the full ride only because it made me so sad and angry.

Ms. Briggs got elaborate when it came to describing rooms and the environment. I thought this bogged down the flow of the story a little. The action wasn’t as intense as in the first two books, but she did ratchet up the emotional level. I felt so badly for Mercy. I would never want to be a character in one of Ms. Briggs novels, she has no qualms about hurting them if it moves the story forward. I guess this is what makes her writing so intriguing. We never know what we’ll get from her.

I’ve already purchased the fourth book in the series and have started Mercy's next journey.

I give this book four out of five engine shaped chocolate bars.

I purchased my copy from Amazon.


  1. Great review! Can't help but be curious about this author's work, now that I know she's not afraid to hurt her characters. That's always refreshing to see, at least for me, LOL. Hope you enjoy book #4!

    1. Lol. I know what you do to your characters, Heather. Break them down so you can build them back up again. Cool, yet scary.


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