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Released: March 3, 2011
Series: Mercy Thompson #6
Even after five books, Briggs is able to keep the Mercy Thompson world fresh. ~ Under the Covers
Even after five books, Briggs is able to keep the Mercy Thompson world fresh. I found that this book was very different from the others. It’s set in an entirely different place. No garage here, even though I kind of missed that. The Pack is set on the sidelines, while Mercy and Adam take centre stage and new characters are introduced. The newbies are very interesting because they are the first Native Americans we’ve encountered in this series apart from Mercy. River-Markedexplores Mercy’s Native half and it was a natural change in the course of her life.
But things happen in Mercy’s life that make change inevitable. I thought that as Mercy entered a new phase in her life, her friends were also dealing with changes in theirs. Some are tragic like Stefan who is having trouble dealing with Marsilia’s betrayal while others are more trivial like Jesse trying to figure out ways to outsmart Darryl and let her go out on a date with Gabriel.
While the very beginning and the very end caught my attention, I thought it was a bit slow somewhere in the middle. All the Native stories were getting confusing after awhile. Also, Samuel is not in this one at all! There’s a brief mention of him, but I would have liked to read more about him. Certainly he hasn’t just dropped out of Mercy’s life after all that they’ve been through, no matter that Mercy is married to Adam now.
But my favourite part of the book has to be the letter Mercy wrote for Adam at the very end. It broke my heart! Mercy isn’t fond of expressing her feelings in words, so the fact that she took the time to sit down and do this makes it even more special. I just adore Adam and Mercy together. They’re so perfect!
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