Review: Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

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4 Stars

Well, hello there, awesome sequel!!

Blood Bound, the second book in the Mercy Thompson series, did not disappoint. I was really happy with this book. There was instant action and continuous anticipation. I think it was even more of a page-turner than the first one, Moon Called! I love when a series can carry its momentum into the next book, and Blood Bound did just that.

One of the things I really enjoyed was the cast of characters. Stefan, Mercy’s vampire client, and I guess you can call a friend, is one of the main characters in this story. There’s a crazy vampire on the loose, causing tons of havoc, and Mercy somehow gets dragged into it, then, of course, ends up being the one having to save the day. I loved learning so many vampire nuances. It’s so fascinating when authors can write vampire lore well and not come off as unoriginal or cheesy. Patricia Briggs knows what’s up.

While Moon Called may have had a glimpse of a possible love triangle, in Blood Bound there’s definitely the beginnings of one. Adam and Samuel both have their good qualities but I’m MOST DEF an Adam fan. He’s just such an Alpha! Literally! He’s the Alpha! And while he has Alpha male qualities, he’s not possessive or controlling which I am most thankful for. Mercy can’t seem to stop her attraction for both, but I think Adam definitely wins in this book. He needs to win in all the books now. :D

I can’t wait to continue this series. I’m definitely binge reading it, so hopefully, you guys won’t get tired of me talking about it. Now on to the next one!

Book Info

Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #2
Published by Ace Books
Pub Date: January 30th 2007
Pages: 306
Format: eBook | Source: Library
Genres: AdultUrban Fantasy
Buy the book! | Goodreads

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friend 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.

And the demon-riding vampire has gone on a killing spree unlike any the Tri-Cities have ever seen – one that could threaten the vampires’ secret existence. When the undead and the werewolves sent to find him don’t return, the local vampire queen looks to Mercy for help. A coyote is no match for a demon, but Mercy is immune to many vampiric powers – and those missing are her friends, including the two werewolves circling around her heart.

Game on…

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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