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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Title: Iron Kissed
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Ace
Release Date: 2008, January 2
Format: Paperback, 287 pages
Source: Public Library

 
Rating: 4/5

 
 
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
 
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.
 
Review:
 
I have heard so much about this series on the Internet that I thought that I would give it a whirl.  It wasn't until I got down to writing this review that I realized I had started with the 3rd book in the series instead of the first book.  Yeah me and my blonde moment!
 
When I started this book it sucked me in right away.  I am actually short sleep and cranky today because I stayed up reading instead of sleeping.  I thought that the character of Mercy was a kick ass heroine who is loyal to her friends and loved ones.  This is really the first book that I've read where the heroine takes names and kicks butt.  I loved that there was an air of mystery to the story as well.  In the case of this book it was "who done it."  And Mercy has to figure it out to clear Zee.
 
Being that I started with the 3rd book instead of the first book in the series I'm not quite sure if there is build up to Mercy having to chose between Adam and Sam but I do like the way it finally played out.  I'm not going to say anymore about it other than read the book to find out who she chooses. HAHAHA.
 
I was really impressed with how well structured the dialogue between the characters was.  From other reviews that I've read by other bloggers who have reviewed other Patricia Briggs books, this author is REALLY good at writing engaging and well thought out dialogue.  The other characters in the book may have only had small parts but even the smallest part was an important piece of the puzzle.
 
Overall, I should have started with the first book.  But I am really happy that I picked up the series out of the library.  I'm defiantly going to continue reading it.  I have to know more about Mercy Thompson!
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2 comments:

Caitlin said...

Oh my gosh, this is my favorite of the series actually, they are all great though. Loved the review, and know how you feel I lost a lot of sleep reading this series.

Carmel said...

I've accidentally started at the wrong book in a series too so don't feel bad! I read the first book but never continued. Your review has re-peaked my interest. Thanks!