Thursday, March 28

Review: Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

This is the 7th book in the Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs.  There is another connected series called Alpha & Omega that last year released the third book in the series, Fair Game, and the events of this book are connected and related to the outcome of that book.  If you are reading both series, do not read this book until you have read Fair Game.  I will try very hard not to give spoilers for this world, just be aware that something may slip out. 

This book opens with Mercy and Jesse, her husband's daughter, doing the Black Friday midnight sales together.  Mercy and Jesse are slowly working on a new dynamic to their relationship since Mercy and Adam's marriage.  But things never seem to run smoothly for too long for this coyote.  Mercy has a mild fender bender, most probably caused by a massive twang in her and Adam's mate bond, when he and the other wolves in his pack are forcibly kidnapped and taken hostage.  With a cryptic text from Bran, the Marok - Head of all North American werewolves, to disable her cell phone and go silent, Mercy is left with few options, but a burning need to rescue Adam.  

This was an amazing book.  The first three quarters were all about the kidnapping of Adam's pack and the steps that Mercy went to to keep Jesse safe and get Adam back. The last quarter turned everything on it's head and threw the action into overdrive.  I was so into it, I finished in one sitting, staying up way to late into the night to finish it. A couple of days later, I had to reread it.  It played on my mind that much.  Just an excellent addition to the series.  I am sure this book will make its way back onto my reading list at least twice more before the next book from Ms. Briggs comes out.  I went 5 stars on Goodreads.  Just that fantastic!

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.


  1. I just read Frost Burned. I loved it! I loved the big battle scene. So creative! And Adam's POV must be repeated in future books. I missed Sam, but having his girlfriend for a little bit was cool. And the other surprise appearance was fantastic. I'm happy to find another Mercy fan!

  2. Glad to find another Mercy fan! I have read some reviews that didn't like the book. They complained about how the first part of the book didn't seem to match the last part. How did they not see that the end was totally related to the beginning? It's a cause and effect relationship. I didn't think the author needed to hold my hand and act it out with sock puppets... Any who. so glad you enjoyed it as well. Thanks for stopping by!


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