Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs ★★★★★


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Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9)by Patricia Briggs
Review Copy:
ARC
Length: 342 pages
Published: March 8th 2016 by Ace
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★
Synopsis: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?

REVIEW

There are serious tensions brewing between supernatural factions in the Tri-Cities and, as usual, Mercy, Adam and the rest of the pack are right at the centre of things in this, the 9th instalment of the untouchable Mercy Thompson series.

First of all, just look at that cover! This series has the most beautiful artwork by Dan dos Santos (Check out more of his work here http://www.dandossantos.com/gallery.html). Even if I'd never heard of this series before I'd have come to a dead halt in the bookshop aisle at that amazing imagery. Of course, I have heard of the series. Who hasn't? It's literally the goalpost all other werewolf-centric series aim at, but never quite reach.

Onto this book in particular. It centres mostly on the tenuous relations between the fae and werewolves and there's a new character introduced who plays a pivotal role. Mercy is currently in a great place with her mate and husband Adam Hauptman, but in a slightly less great place with certain other members of her new pack, and this is something that gets addressed in this book - finally.

The highlights for me are...just Mercy. Everything she says, does and thinks. It's seems like every time I pick up one of these books I've somehow managed to forget how cool she is in between instalments. She's really wise (rare for a book heroine, I know) and that wisdom extends to admitting when she doesn't know something or that she's the wrong person for a particular job. I just love her. That is all.

The next book, Silence Fallen, is already out and there's at least one more planned after that. Can't wait.

5 Stars ★★★★★  A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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