Friday, April 22, 2011
Blood Bound, Patricia Briggs,January 2007
Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends 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.
I’ve just started reading this series and am very much enjoying myself. Mercy, a Walker and the last of her kind, has the ability to shift into a coyote when she’s not working as a mechanic on the infamous VW lines of cars. Having been raised by werewolves, and more importantly the lead wolf of all packs, she is very familiar with the politics of this hierarchy; yet choose to instigate trouble and frustration when the opportunity presents itself. Mercy is easy to like for her spunky energy, her view on the world and her commitment to people she cares about. I love her sarcasm and need for independence! Stephan, the lone acceptable vampire, enters the scene in this story and brings Mercy into his world by calling in the favor she owes him. However, once called, Mercy finds herself elbow-deep in another world with rules in a system of judgment that just make the reader shiver. Patricia Briggs brings about a balance of action, chaos and laughter that truly make this book (and the others I’ve read) an enjoyable series. Can’t wait to read the rest! 5 Chocolate covered strawberries
Review by Liz