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

Posted 8 October, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) – Patricia BriggsFrost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #7
Published by Ace on 5 March 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase
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5 Stars

Blurb from Goodreads:

Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.

Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.

Frost Burned was keeping some other books company on my kindle for quite a while before I sat down to read about one of  my favorite heroines – coyote Mercy Thompson, married to the alpha of the werewolves. It’s one of the series I like to say I savor, I don’t want to rush through any of the books in the Mercy Thompson series, and I want to be able to read it when I feel ready for some hot weres and strong-willed, kick-ass Mercy!

There certainly is a lot of action in Frost Burned, and Mercy hardly has time to breathe, so forget about eating or sleeping completely. Through all the things she was put through, Mercy stayed true to herself, strong and capable, and always able to get the right people to help her to make sure she could help the people she loved to stay as safe as is possible in the cut-throat world of the weres. At the very beginning, the readers learn that Adam and the whole pack has been kidnapped, at the same time as Mercy finds out, and it was nerve-wrecking to say the least! Mercy has a good head on her shoulders, though, and did everything she could to keep Jesse safe as she hunted both for her pack and for those who dared harm the man she loves.

There were, as usual, some hilarious dialogs in Frost Burned, it’s one of the things I love about Mercy and her friends, even in an iffy situation, they are able to laugh and help each other stay level-headed. Which is not the easiest thing to do when you have thugs beating up people, a vengeful vampire, a shifter and lots of adrenaline. Add some faeries to the mix, with some magical weapons, and you have the ingredients for an excellent story, with action, friendship, love and strong characters all around.

Frost Burned ended up not being a book I could just sit down and quietly savor, though, with all the action, and the fact that Adam was missing, I kept clicking ‘next page’ fairly quickly because I needed to find out what would happen next. How Mercy would deal with things, and if Adam would end up being OK. And man, what an exciting ride it was! Even after I thought things were going to be back to normal, some new problems were thrown Mercy’s way, and I loved how she again stepped up and did what she could to save the day! Being Coyote’s daughter does have some advantages after all – and Mercy finally found out that she could do more than even she had imagined.

I loved a lot of different scenes in Frost Burned, both among the action, and the action if you get my drift 😉 I have always enjoyed Adam’s and Mercy’s relationship, and here, I got to appreciate it even more, because they know, love and trust each other on such a deep level. And even if Adam would like to always protect Mercy and keep her away from harm, he is still able to let her fight her own battles and makes sure she knows he stands by her side.

My shop was a safe, warm place to think. I needed that, needed my Fortress of Solitude against panic. Because when I reached down the bond between Adam and myself, I could sense nothing but rage and pain.

I jerked down my jeans and underwear so I was naked on the dark sidewalk. Anyone looking out the window or driving by would get a show. I didn’t care. Being a shapeshifter had gotten me over my modesty by the time I was old enough to know what the word meant.

I didn’t bother looking down at myself. My foster mother maintained that I could get dirty in a swimming pool, and getting older hadn’t helped much.

If you haven’t started the Mercy Thompson series, but like urban fantasy with vampires and shifters and other creatures, I can only ask: what are you waiting for?

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0 responses to “Review: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) – Patricia Briggs

    • Oh yes, it’s an excellent urban fantasy/paranormal series, with a great female main character 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Stormi!

    • It’s a great series, Naomi, and I’m pretty sure you’d like it 🙂 Mercy is awesome, and the stories are always really fast-paced.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I love this book too! The whole series, all the characters. I want a T-shirt from Briggs’ website. I already put it on my Christmas list for my mom and sister. I had this book on my shelf for a bit of time too for the same reason, to savor, but then the action was impossible to resist. The final battle scene was one of the best ever. I loved the new and surprise characters. I hope we get more of Adam’s POV because it’s not fair if Briggs gives then takes away. Awesome review, Lexxie! Happy reading and studying. I think I’m going to take a couple online classes starting in a couple weeks. You planted the seed.

    • Oh, more of Adam’s POV would be excellent! I love him. And that final battle scene was great, i agree.

      I’m so happy for you about online classes! I hope you’ll enjoy them, Robyn 🙂

  2. I absolutely love Mercy and her entire series… and Alpha & Omega too! Mercy is an amazing main character, and I love that she’s so able to fight her own battles and take care of the people she loves. And yes, Mercy and Adam together are on fire! I’m glad to see these books getting love — great review!

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  3. Oh, Adam. *sigh* I haven’t gotten to this one yet, Lexxie, but as usual after reading your review, I can’t wait! And I have to! LOL I agree with you about wanting to savor Mercy’s stories but I know I was rather quick through River Marked and it sounds like it’ll be the same for Frost Burned. I do love the relationship Mercy and Adam have cultivated. It is his nature to want to keep her safe but he seems to know better. LOL He lets Mercy be herself and it’s a beautiful thing. Gah! I can’t wait!!

    Thanks for a wonderful review, Lexxie! *hugs*

    • Oh, Brandee, you’ll love it, I’m sure! Yes, wanting to protect her, but knowing he has to let her fight herself and actually letting her is one of the reasons why I love Adam so much.

      Thanks for stopping by, Brandee! *hugs*

  4. Now this is a book/series that I am certainly going to love. It has all the elements that I want in a PNF book. Strong werewolves, faeries, action packed plot and a strong-willed, kick-ass heroine. Who wouldn’t want to read that?

    It’s such a shame that I haven’t heard of this series until now. x_x And goodness, if I am going to read this book, I need to read double time. It’s already the 7th book. Waaaaaa. Anyway, need to add this on my TBR.

    Thank you for drying my pocket once again, Lexxie. Hahaha. Did you know that I just bought the whole Mageri Series a week ago I think?

    Great review!

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    • WooHoo! I hope you’ll love the Mageri Series as much as I do! Silver is an awesome character as well, and there is truly a little bit of everything in the stories. Hot alpha males, shifters, mages (magis?) vampires and more.

      Mercy Thompson would definitely appeal to you, I’m sorry I’m such a book-pusher 😛

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I ADORE this series – Mercy was one of my first supernatural series, so she holds a special place. I felt like the chemistry between her and Adam was a little off/less exciting in this one (maybe because they’re married?), but I still loved the book. I can’t wait for the next one, it sounds great. Nice review 🙂

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    • YAY another Mercy fan. Oh, I hope if the chemisitry was off (which I didn’t really feel) it’s not because they’re married! There was so much happening, though, and they were apart from most of it as well.

      Thanks for stopping by, Berls 🙂

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