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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mercedes Thompson Series by by Patricia Briggs

Mercy is short for Mercedes.

Mercy is a Volkswagen mechanic. Irony, anyone? Maybe not as Ironic as a werewolf named Kitty (we'll save that review for another day), but still.

This is another series that has a plethora of supernaturals including werewolves, vampires, and fairies. While all three of the books out so far have a little of all of the races, the basic storyline in each book deals with a different race. So Moon Called deals more with werewolves, Blood Bound has a vampire theme, and Iron Kissed takes us into the world of the Fae.

The next book in the Mercy Thompson series is called Bone Crossed (out in February of 2009) and is expected in February of 2009. It is supposed to delve back into the Vampire world and we get to see a lot of Stefan again. Patricia Briggs has stated that she is under contract for three more Mercy books after Bone Crossed.

As with most of the series, you really need to read them in order, don't skip around.

This series also has a variety of supernatural critters and we see not only how each race organizes itself, but also how the various races interact with each other.

I don't always like the heroines of these books. I mean, I like Anita Blake's guys a lot more than I like Anita and if I were to meet her in real life we'd probably end up sniping at each other. As for Queen Betsy, if I met her in real life I might just poke myself in the eye. Others, like Sookie Stackhouse and Stephanie Plum, might get on my nerves but I'd like them as a person. But, I really like Mercy Thompson. If I met her in real life I would have no problems spending time with her.

Series Rating: 9

Mercedes Thompson Series
1. Moon Called (2006)
2. >Blood Bound (2007)
3. Iron Kissed (January 2008)
4. Bone Crossed (expected February 2009)

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