Tuesday 14 December 2010

Reviews: Iron Kissed/Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs

Mercedes Thompson book 3

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 287
Published: 2008

When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

My thoughts:
This book is about a murder, and we get a closer look at the fairies hiding behind their walls. It also deals with Mercy and her two men, Adam or Samuel. Who is to be. I just love them both, but her not choosing disrupts everything.

I really should have written this review at once, but instead I did not. Why, well one thing is that I needed some time. The book just made me so sad, and it did make me cry. My heart felt for poor Mercy.

Mercy is one tough woman, but here she suffers through something that breaks here. I knew it would happen and when it did, well it was the aftermath that broke me in turn.

The book is well-written and she deals with the pain in a convincing manner. When the book ends I want to go and read book 4 to see how Mercy will handle it all.

A great book. Books do not often make me cry, and I never expected an UF to do so but it did. This book deals with some heavy issues.

Bone Crossed, book 4
Pages: 304
Published: 2009

By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after.

It'll be her friends'.

Marsilia wants her dead, Stefan is hurt, and Mercy is sent away to investigate a ghost sighting, but only gets more into trouble,

My thoughts:
Mercy is still very lost and hurt, but she has Adam to support her, and in the middle of all this she had chosen him. Though that will to run is still strong. But she does see that he is a great guy and that the pack wants to care for her too, well some of them.

Mercy gets back some of her kick-assness in this book, but she has some way to go still.

I am totally crushing on Stefan after this book, I was all Adam who? after it. Yes Adam is all nice and alpha, but Stefan is, dark. And poor Samuel seems to broken, that poor wolf needs someone to heal his soul.

Good story, ghosts, vamps, and power struggles, and Stefan in the middle of it all.

Final thoughts and recommendation.
Still a Urban fantasy series that I love so much so recommending it to everyone.

Well none of the covers really show the real Mercy, but still they are pretty.

Reason for reading:
I love this series


  1. I love that you always point out series I don't know! This sounds great, and while I dislike the covers, I'm glad to hear the stories are better. Great reviews, as usual :)

  2. none of the covers really show the real Mercy - now that piques my interest

  3. Awesome review! This series is amazing! and Iron Kissed made me cry too! it is just THAT powerful!

    I want River Marked stat! hehe

  4. I totally agree...a tearjerker. I adore this series so much.

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  6. I haven't heard of this series but it does sound good.

  7. Hi B:

    I've heard nothing but great things about this series B. I have it languishing in the stacks - never had time to read it.

    I do hope to get to it in 2011. Thank you for sharing such concise well written reviews!

  8. I'm probably one of the few people who have not read this series but I've heard great things about it and definately want to read it in the future.

  9. Oh Mercy..LOVE this book and series!!!!!

  10. Melissa
    I am glad I do too :) Some of these have been around for some time, so I am always sure that everyone has read them except for me already.
    Perhaps you'd like the UK ones better.

    Nope she is not so tattooed and she does not wear such small clothes ;)

  11. Thanks Larissa!
    It was so sad, I just cried and felt the torment she was going through. Truly powerful.

    *nods* I seldom cry but this one had my heart in a knot.
    Hm, you always seem to comment twice lately.

    I can highly recommend it

  12. Lea
    I sure hope you do. I know how daunting a TBR pile can be, and I am sure yours is miles taller than mine, but still, dig out Mercy ;)

    I hope you do, it is just so wonderful, and just all around great UF

    <3 Me too :D

  13. This series is on my tbr list. I'll get to it sometime!

  14. I love her mercy thompson series!! She's a fantastic author. I tried to read her other series and it was VERY sad, and I couldn't read it, so I understand why you were sad by her writing.

  15. This is such a wonderful series, so well written. I can't wait River Marked.

  16. I was sitting on the fence about this series (you know- nice view but you are painfully unconfortable after a while)but your reviews are so enthusiastic that I might read the first part after all...

  17. Okay, I'll be honest here... I didn't read #4 because of #3. Not because it wasn't good, but because of what happened. It was hard. I need to find out how she handles it, but *sigh*

    Great review and might kick my butt into reading #4! :)

  18. Linda
    Since you do seem to enjoyed Uf then I am so sure you will like these books too.

    It's not usually sad but something really bad happened :(
    I am gonna read her Alpha Omega books too, but yes I have heard they are dark

    I am waiting too, but first SilverBorne in January, yay

  19. Ana
    I really don't have anything to complain about, they just fit me so well. They are kick-ass, I like Mercy, the world is real, and there is tension. So yes I hope you will like book 1

    It was so hard, I could barely get through it. Book 4 is not as dark, she is still shaken, and panicking, but there is light, so go ahead and read it

  20. I LOVE this series too! Great reviews. :)

  21. Uggh, I think I remember telling you back on Book 2 that I wanted to start this series and now there is 4 books! Yikes. Glad you love it so much.

  22. It is a good series, although I'm sure I'm a book or three behind by now.

  23. This series is so on my radar to read next year!!!

  24. Not my genre generally but I like to read reviews on everything. At least I get to know what is happening in the other fields!

  25. This is one series that hubs and I both love. I can't wait for River Marked!

  26. Hey honey!!! Oh wow, this is a wonderful series that I have yet to start. But I did start collecting them. I bought the first book a while back! Now, I just need to start getting the other ones!!!

    Great review honey!

    Hope you and bf are doing well honey! And I hope you are having a great week!!! Hugs to you

  27. Thanks Julie
    And yes it's the best

    Lol, and hopefully after xmas I have read book 5 ;)

    I am still catching up too :)

    I do hope you read it! Do good :D

  28. Mystica
    Same with me, I like to read reviews of books that are not really my thing. Cos who knows perhaps one day they will be

    So want to read Silver Borne now! But gonna wait, ahem, gotta get it for xmas first ;)

    Do read and fall in love with all the alpha heroes ;)
    All is well, I hope you are ok too, and waiting for the holidays to start

  29. K so don't yell but I have yet to start this fabulous series. But do be proud of me because I was smart to get the first 4 books so whenever I finally start them I'll have the next couple ones ready to go =)

  30. Mishel
    *applauds* That is smart. Cos I do hate when I read a good series and then..I do not have the next one. Drives me mad

  31. I've seen these books around and have been tempred to get into the series. Your review definitely makes me want to read these. The covers are great. Mercy sounds like an interesting character.

  32. I recently listened to the first on on audio and really enjoyed it. I'll be reading the rest of the series eventually.

  33. I stoked that you read them and enjoy them.. I can't wait for you to read Silver Borne!!

    Luv it..and this kewl review of yours. XD

  34. Naida
    I will make this easy, go read them ;)

    Yay, I am glad to hear that

    Hihi thanks, you're too nice. And I can't wait to have Silver Borne in my hands

  35. I have the first book on my shelf here to read. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Patricia and this series. Now I need to find time to read it. It sounds like something I would really enjoy though. :) Thanks!

  36. Melissa
    I am sure you would enjoy the books. They are so good, truly wonderful UF

  37. Oooo I've had book one on my shelf for like ever. I better get to reading.



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