Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Bone Up on This Series

Bone-Crossed:  Mercy Thompson #4 by Patricia Briggs


This one is the best yet in the series.  It is quickly turning into one of my favorite series and I can hardly wait to buy and read the next one.

Marsilia, the evil vampire queen, returns with a vengeance.  She's learned that Mercy is the one who murdered two of her favorites and not even Stefan can keep Mercy safe.  Out of the blue, an old college friend shows up asking for help.  She thinks a ghost is haunting her son and since Mercy can see ghosts, she is well-suited to the task.  Plus, it will get Mercy out of town for a few days so that Adam and Marsilia can work out some type of truce.  Maybe she can also sort out her feelings for Adam.  Mercy's romance with Adam is heating up and Mercy can no longer deny those feelings.

What Mercy finds is not simply a haunting--the home reeks of fear, death...and vampires.  How is she supposed to leave a helpless little boy to sort this out?  When Mercy steps in trouble, she's in up to her eyeballs!  That's why these books are so fun--the danger, the intrigue, the hot romance.  And, honestly, the plot developments come out of nowhere and sock you in the jaw.  What an incredible imagination Briggs has!

One ting I like about Mercy is that she doesn't take shortcuts and she doesn't rely on her powers or associations to get her out of trouble.  She relies entirely on herself and her own wits.  A true heroine's heroine.  I also love how Mercy has real (kind of) problems and there are no neat endings.

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