Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

May 16, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

night broken_front mech.inddNight Broken
by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson, Book 8
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by Ace, 2014
E-book, Purchased
341 pages
Grade: B+
Synopsis: An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

“Don’t believe everything she says, okay? Don’t leave without talking to me.”

I turned around, and said, fiercely, “Never. Not even if I talk to you first. You aren’t getting away now, buster.”

He dove for my mouth. And when he was finished ensuring that neither of us was going to get much sleep for a while, he said, “Remember that. We’re both likely to be clinging to that thought by the time this is over.”

and

Adam snorted as he pulled on a faded green t-shirt that said “I Heart Coyotes.” Yet another sign that folding my clean clothes wasn’t too big a price to pay to make him happy. He didn’t have any “I Heart Christy ” shirts or I would have burned them already.

Likes

  • I love the characters and the stories Patricia Briggs writes.
  • The relationship between Adam and Mercy is so well written. There’s just enough romance in her books.
  • Not everyone likes Mercy and that helps keep the book interesting.
  • I like Coyote. He’s devious, loves to play tricks and not always around when Mercy needs his help.
  • The way Ms. Briggs weaves the myths and stories from many cultures in these books is great.
  • The walking stick which keeps coming back to Mercy is amusing.
  • The portrayal of the Fae and vampires in this series is interesting.
  • This series continues to get better and better. I like how the two series (Mercy Thompson series and Alpha and Omega series) Ms. Briggs is writing have overlapping plot lines. I like both series very much.
  • I really like the direction the story arc has taken in the past few books. This book hints at more to come!

Dislikes

  • I don’t like conflict very much so the beginning of the book introduces conflict with Adam’s ex-wife and I really didn’t want to read about Mercy having to put up with it. However, once I made myself get past that I loved the book.

Thoughts

This isn’t my favorite book of the series. I don’t like the conflict with Christy and the fact Mercy can’t fight back without looking petty. Christy is very good at manipulating people. Story-wise this makes for good conflict for Mercy to have to fight through, but I still don’t like it! However, this is still a very good book. 🙂

Have you read this book? How did you like it? How does it compare to the rest of the series for you?

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2 Responses to “Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs”

  1. Mogsy

    I LOVED this book. Which is astounding, given how much of it I spent grinding my teeth and being aggravated by Christy, by Mercy, by Adam, by the whole damn pack. But it just made me realize how much I adore these characters, to care so much about what happens to them. Probably my favorite Mercy Thompson book yet.
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