Sunday, May 1, 2011 | By: kaependragon

River Marked

Novel: River Marked

Arthor: Patricia Briggs

Reviewer: Kaependragon

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shape shifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. And she's never known any others of her kind. Until now. As Mercy comes to terms with this new information, an evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River. Something deadly is coming, facts are thin on the ground and Mercy feels ill at ease. However, her father's people may know more. To have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need all the resources the shifters can offer. Or death will be the least of their worries.

(description via shelfari)

This is the seventh book in the Mercy Thompson series and let me tell you, when I saw it on the shelf I practically elbowed and shoved my way in the crowded store to get it! Patricia is one of my favourite authors. Her work is amazing and I must say that this series has to be her best work. For those who have not read the previous novels I’ll give a little background information on Mercy. She’s a mechanic working in the Tri-cities in DC, a Native American and a walker—which is pretty much a shape shifter. Her other form is a coyote. Mercy gets into A LOT of trouble! This book is no different!

Briggs gives her fans’ another action packed novel with a small slice of romance. I loved the aspect of Mercy and Adam’s relationship and the fact that the plot was deeply rooted in Native legend and histories which was a great and interesting part of the story. Mercy also meets other of her kind, other walkers. In these novels there are vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, fae and other creatures that enhance this urban story! It has every type of monster and creature that will leave readers fully satisfied!

However some parts of the story were a bit dry and there were a few uncomfortable parts when dealing with the main antagonist—the river devil. Such a creepy and ruthless creature for our good ol’ coyote walker to be pit up against! Oh and Adam Hauptman is one sexy beast, literally.

Recommend this novel to anyone who loves a good urban mystery series! I can gaurentee you this book, let alone series is like nothing you've ever read before!

4.5/5 wolf howls!


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