Review: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs

Frost Burned

Publisher: Ace Books
Author: Patricia Briggs
Released: March 5th 2013
Received: Own
Rating: 4 1/2 kitties

It has been far too long since I’ve allowed myself to binge read a series. But when I need to do exactly that, I know that the Mercy Thompson series will be there for me. This is and always has been a great series to read right through. The only downside of course being that once you hit the last book that’s out, you go through book withdrawal. Oh well.

Mercy Thompson is a fantastic series about werewolves, fae, walkers, witches, and so much more. Currently, the series is eleven books strong, plus there’s a spin-off series. So if you’re looking for a world to dive into, this is one to check out.

Frost Burned it the seventh book in the series, and it is still going strong. This time around, Mercy finds herself separated from the pack – thanks to the actions of the human variety. Mercy is left alone to figure out what is going on and save the day.

I’ve loved this series for a while now, and that’s particularly because of all the different supernatural interactions and politics that occur. That being said, I feel like Frost Burned is the moment where all of that really starts kicking it up a few levels.<

Spoiler Warning

Warnings: Like many of these books involving the werewolves and fae, there are some graphic moments. Such as control/ownership issues and things of that nature.

I had been feeling like it had been a hot minute since we’ve seen Mercy deal with the vampires, and then along came Frost Burned. This novel has a lot going on in it, but that’s really no surprise. Mercy is exceptionally talented when it comes to getting into messes. Thankfully she’s also pretty good at getting out of them.

I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I literally read Frost Burned in one sitting. It was so good that I just couldn’t put it down. I had forgotten how much I love this series, so I’m grateful that this book got me back into the fold, so to speak.

There were a lot of amazing moments in this novel. I probably could mention spoilers, considering how old it is, but I’m going to try and play it safe. Mercy got put into a really rough situation and frankly so did Adam. But they both managed to find ways out of it. Though I imagine both are going to be haunted about what they went through.

I love watching Mercy try and figure out how her abilities all work. I always think that she’s got a good grasp on them, and then suddenly she’s learning something new. It’s been wonderful and fascinating.

There were some heartbreaking moments to balance out the good moments though, which is the mark of a well-written series. And it all came up so suddenly. It was a good move in a sense, because it suddenly made the situation feel more real and threatening (and it must be difficult to create a threatening situation for a bunch of werewolves).

I had thought that there was a strong coverage of all things supernatural until now, but Frost Burned added a whole new element into the mix: Ghosts. It makes sense in a lot of ways, but it’s also going to change a lot of things in the long run.

You know what the best part about being behind in an awesome series like this is? I get to go right on to the next book! So I’m off to read Night Broken now. Wish me luck!

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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