Bone Crossed by P. Briggs

The fourth installment in Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series, Bone Crossed was a little different and it was awesome.

Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won’t be Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after.

It’ll be her friends’.

I have to say, I loved this new Mercy novel.  Bone Crossed picks up soon after Iron Kissed and settles some of the issues that were left hanging.  When I say picks up soon after, I’m talking a week at most.  Mercy is still getting over her ordeal at the hands of Tim and Adam is right there helping her to get through it.  Of course, he has plans for her as well, but he’s slowly pushing Mercy to where he wants her.  The dynamics between Mercy and the other wolves does change dramatically and I’m curious to see how it pans out in Silver Borne, the fifth Mercy novel that is due out next year.

It was great having Stefan back in the story, but I will be honest, I would have liked to seen more between Mercy and Stefan than what there was.  Stefan definitely had a presence in Bone Crossed, but his presence wasn’t anything pivotal.  He more or less showed up at a crucial time and then disappeared.  I know he’s a vampire and they tend to be mysteriously, but I still would have liked to seen more.  Mercy and Stefan’s relationship does get altered and I have to say that I can’t wait to see how that affects Mercy later on.

After what Mercy went through in Iron Kissed, I have to say that I really enjoyed the pacing of Bone Crossed.  There really wasn’t all that much action or heroics, but everything worked well together and the story flowed seamlessly.  It almost seemed like Briggs knew we needed something a little softer and she gave it to us.  I won’t say softer as in fluff, but the story wasn’t as intense or dark as it was in Iron Kissed and that really worked well for me.

Overall, I love LOVE Patricia Briggs and she so didn’t let me down with Bone Crossed.  We still have the great character dynamics, a solid plot line and everyone was developed just enough to make Silver Borne that much more anticipated.  I know I can’t wait for it.  So if you haven’t gone out and read this one yet, what are you waiting for?

Read order:
Moon Called
Blood Bound
Iron Kissed
Bone Crossed

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