Series: Mercy Thompson #4
Published by Ace Books
Pub Date: January 26th 2010
Format: eBook | Source: Library
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
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Shape-shifting mechanic Mercy Thompson may have chosen a powerful alpha werewolf as her mate, but Mercy is not a werewolf, and not everyone in the pack is eager to welcome her.
Mercy doesn't have time for werewolf politics, though—Marsilia, the local vampire queen, has discovered who really killed her vampire Andre, and she couldn't be less pleased. Mercy's garage has been marked with crossed bones as a sign to the paranormal community that she is no longer under the vampires' protection—and fair game for all.
On top of that, an old friend suspiciously shows up on Mercy's doorstep, asking for help with a ghost problem. When Mercy investigates, though, she uncovers something truly evil: a vampire with dark powers unlike any other. This vampire, whose power rivals Marsilia's, has plans for Mercy, and her only chance for survival is to trust in herself—and her friends...
Bone Crossed was just as great as the rest of the series so far. It did feel like it was more of a wrap-it-up book though. It had its own conflict with a new vampire threat from Spokane, but it also continued two story lines from previous books.
Mercy went through such an awful thing in Iron Kissed that I was not surprised to find she was not completely healed from it yet in Bone Crossed, considering only a week’s time has passed from that book to this one. I love how Adam handles Mercy. At the end of Iron Kissed, Mercy and Adam are in her bedroom and she finally agrees to be his mate, and it looks like they’re about to get it on…so when Bone Crossed starts, it begins at that scene. And Adam, being the amazing guy that he is, handles it really great. Later on in the book we get what we’ve been waiting for from these two and YES! It was awesome. :)
Stefan. Oh, man. Stefan in this one is pretty much ace. I liked him before but I love him now. He’s gone through so much to help Mercy and if I didn’t love her and Adam together, I’d definitely want her with Stefan. Since the vampires find out what really happened with Andre, Mercy is once again in danger. That continued storyline was wrapped up in a surprising way. I did not think the reason for everything was part of a bigger plan, but there you have it.
And so the main, separate threat in Bone Crossed is actually that new characters from Spokane. I thought that, compared to other stuff she’s been put through, this one was pretty tame. I mean, the Monster was pretty awful, but I thought they got out of that without as much fuss as other times she’s been in danger.
Each time I finish a Mercy book I’m surprised at how much I’m still enjoying the series. It’s been a long time since I’ve binge read one like this and it makes me super happy to continue. :)