Author: Patricia Briggs
Date of Publication: March 5, 2013
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book
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Synopsis: Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
It is a real testament to Patricia Briggs's writing skills that she has managed to keep this series going on for 7 books (with more to come) and I love this book just as much, if not more, than I did the first one. Mercy has developed a lot as a character and while she's a different person than she was in the first book underneath it all she's the same Mercy we've all come to grow and love.
The number one thing I adored about this novel was that Briggs included Adams point of view. After six books completely from Mercy's point of view it was a bit strange to read from Adams point of view but ultimately I loved it. I adored being able to see Mercy the way Adam sees her and get a look into his mind. The mate bond between Mercy and Adam played a major role in this novel and it was fascinating to learn more about how the pack bonds work
One thing I really loved about this novel was finally getting to meet Tad. Throughout the entire series Zee's son has been mentioned but he never played a role in any of the novels. I ended up really liking Tad and I'm eager for him to play a role in upcoming novels. I also loved the role of Ben in this novel, one of my favorite members of the pack I just love his devotion to Mercy and the oddity of their friendship.
The only thing that may cause a problem for some readers is the ties to the Alpha & Omega series. Even though it's possible to understand the plot without reading Fair Game I felt like a lot of the back story (especially the political part) was based in that novel. While it wasn't a problem for me since I've read the entire Alpha & Omega series it may pose a problem to readers who haven't read that series yet, especially the third book, Fair Game.
Frost Burned is another fantastic addition to the Mercy Thompson series. Completely engrossing and impossible to put down I plowed through this book in one day and turned the last page wishing for more. I know I say this every time but if there is one series I will always recommend it's this one.