Thursday 5 December 2013


Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Book 7 of the Mercy Thompson series
Genre: adult urban fantasy
Format: paperback

About Frost Burned:
Mercy Thompson returns in the seventh novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

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.
Source: Info in the About Frost Burned was taken from GoodReads at on 08/04/2013.

My Thoughts:
I'm an old Patricia Briggs fan so I am familiar with her author's voice. And Patricia Briggs brought into this book the same compelling story telling quality that I come to know as trademark of this author. Another positive thing about this book is the plot. It's complex enough to make the story even more interesting on top of the wonderful story telling quality. But what I do not understand is why Mercy all of a sudden went stupid at the end... I mean Mercy was not only kick-ass but sensible with her head screwd on right all through out the book then, boink!!! I got whammied with stupid act after stupid act at the end. WTF!! It was not only annoying but the character development there was inconsistent. And that is the main reason that this book did not get a 5.

I prefer the US cover art to the UK one. It's just more attractive to my fantasy geek's eyes. Plus, if they were going to put a model on the cover, I imagine Angelina Jolie to fit the image of Mercy Thompson more than the model on the UK cover could ever be. I know, I'm biased. But I am a fantasy geek and being biased is part of the game.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story Telling Quality = 5
World Building = 5
Character Development = 4
Writing Style = 4.5
Plot = 4.5
Pace = 4
Story Itself = 4
Ending = 4

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries

Books In The Mercy Thompson Series:
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