Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs
“Holy doorways, Batman,” I said. “We have an entrance to Underhill in our backyard.”
And apparently marriage problems. And some annoying and unnecessary drama. Interesting things happening, too. Underhill shows up again, obviously.
I am really struggling with my review though. My reading buddies all seem to have liked this a lot. And I am giving it four stars as well, just because it‘s Mercy Thompson and it was a quick, fun read that made me laugh out loud.
Something was missing though or maybe there was just too much of a „middle-book syndrome“, as one of my GR friends put it. I kept waiting for some BAM!-moment that never came.
I can‘t quite put my finger on it. The whole „other space“ angle could have done with more development, maybe? And the relationships and interactions between the characters never got past the bare bones. The ending felt rushed? And in my opinion the whole situation concerning Adam really was just half of a book. Book #13 beckons, I guess.
On the other hand I was really pleased with myself for figuring out the who-is-who, aka the name not to be mentioned. Usually I am clueless until the last moment. Was it just so obvious?
Oh yes, extra points for her old friend showing up again! I was a little non-plussed at the sudden appearance.
Time-line for the “Mercyverse”, including the short stories:
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