Saturday, 23 July 2011

Patricia Briggs' Mercedes Thompson series

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson Novels)Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3)Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, Book 4)Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)

Wow, what a series! These are the first 5 books in the series. Watch this space for a review of book six River Marked (Mercy Thompson, Book 6)

The series chronicles the adventures of Mercedes Thompson, a shapeshifter and auto mechanic who can change into a coyote and is possibly the last of her species. Mercy was brought up by werewolves and over the course of the first five books we get to meet vampires and fey as well as many werewolves.

The world building is handled skilfully, and the result is a believable melting pot of supernatural species. Mercy has a natural skill for landing herself in trouble but luckily she manages to get through most situations by the skin of her teeth. When things get really sticky, there is always a hunky werewolf or two just waiting to rescue her!

One of my favourite things about this series is that sometimes it's the men that get kidnapped and need rescuing rather than the big strong alpha males saving the little woman every time. It's definitely equal opportunities when it comes to danger.

There are lots of men to lust after, but the romance doesn't take over the story and there is plenty of action throughout the series.

I won't spoil it too much for you by giving the plot away but if you haven't gotten round to reading these yet then definitely put them to the top of your to read list. You won't regret it!