Sunday, March 28

Book Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

Author: Patricia Briggs
Title: Blood Bound
(Mercy Thompson #2)
Genre: UF, Fantasy, Romance
Format: ebook
Pages: 335
Published: January 30th 2007
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind.

But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

This had been on super sale near Xmas time so I couldn't resist buying it. I liked book 1 a lot and I like Mercy so I wanted to try book 2. 

The story follows Mercy Thompson who is a mechanic and a shifter. One night, one of her friends is cashing in a favor. He wants some extra muscle when he goes to see a fellow vamp. However, this vamp is hardly ordinary....and neither is the demon inside of him. 

Poor Mercy. Girl just wants to run her shop and go to bed at a decent time. Love Stefan but I would've hung up on him. LOLL. A vamp with a demon inside of him? NOOO thanks. 

I was hooked from page 1. I really couldn't put this down. I was curious about what was going to happen next. I had no idea what they were going to. 

There is a love triangle going on, BUT it doesn't overwhelm the plot and take it over. It works and who wouldn't love Mercy? She is kick-ass! She is flawed and has her issues which all makes you love her even more. I do worry this love triangle may take over later on? We'll have to see. Still not a fan of Samuel. He needs to go take a walk. LOL.

Now...I will say that I didn't like this one as much as book 1. It was good and I was hooked, but I wasn't AS hooked. I was still dying to know what was going to happen next, but I wasn't as involved as I was with the other one. Maybe it was because I did the ebook this time around? Book 1 I did audio and that narrator was fantastic. So maybe I am now spoiled. 

Overall, I can't wait for book 3. Maybe I'll do the narrator next time. Hahaha but ya....I liked it. Not AS much as book 1, but I did like it. A crazy twist and fun characters (minus Samuel) and now demons. Scary. Curious to see what happens in book 3. Love this world and I love Mercy!


Melliane said...

I really enjoy this series!

Jen Twimom said...

This series is phenomenal and just gets better and better. I started in ebook, but once I heard Lorelei King on narration, it became an audiobook series for me. She's my favorite female narrator. So, here is a little word of advice from me... there is a sister-series called Alpha and Omega and it's a dual point-of-view from Charles (Samuel's brother) and Anna. They are part of Bran's pack. Even though both are standalone series, events that happen in one impact the other, so I strongly encourage you to read them chronologically if you are going to read the series. The narrator is Holter Graham and is also wonderful. You can see the reading order on the author's website:

Carole Rae said...

I want to read more!

Carole Rae said...

I'll have to try! So many books!

Sophia Rose said...

Yay for a big sale at Christmas. And, yes, the demon-vamp freaked me out, too.

Blodeuedd said...

I loved Samuel, Adam took ages to warm up to

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, I got too many books ;) And that vamp was scary!

B, maybe I'll warm up to Samuel.