This is where Mercy‘s story gets really interesting for me.
“I was already a freak, a shapeshifter not tied to the moon who turned into a coyote. Neither human nor werewolf nor fae. I didn’t like thinking I might be even odder than I’d thought.“
I like the plot of this second Mercy novel. It‘s believable and doesn‘t feel as convoluted as the Alpa & Omega novels I read before this. The plot makes sense. The vampires are scary.
The beginning was a little too much recounting and summarizing of the first book for my taste.
And, again, amazing how little I remembered of the story!
What Samuel and Stefan go through and how they interact with Mercy also works for me. I get it. Stefan, not so much, he seems to be a little arbitrary. But I enjoyed this enough to stick to my previous 5-star rating. I loved Ms. Hanna!
Chronological reading order and progress for my Mercyverse re-read:
, ★★★★★, 1st Mercy novel
, ★★★☆☆, comic adaptation of the same…
Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1
, ★★★★☆, novella, start of the Alpha & Omega spin-off
Alpha & Omega
, ★★★★☆, 1st Alpha & Omega novel
, ★★★★☆, 2nd Alpha & Omega novel
, ★★★★★, 2nd Mercy novel
– Iron Kissed next…
Complete time-line for the “Mercyverse”, including the short stories:
1st time read, 2008:
Mercy is special. She’s not a shapeshifter from the old world, but rather a walker from the new one. And as such vampires don’t hold a thrall over her. Good enough for her undead friend to take her along to a possibly dangerous meeting with the new vampire in town. She’s going undercover, too, as her shapeshifted self – a coyote.
Obviously things go downhill quickly from there and get messy. Very entertaining, read it on a weekend on my sofa, couldn’t put it down! Second in series.