Skip to the contest details below if you’re already familiar with the series. If you haven’t started this series yet and are curious, the stories follow Mercy Thompson, a VW mechanic living in the Tri-Cities. In her world, werewolves, faeries and vampires do exist. The first three books in the series are: Moon Called (2006), Blood Bound (2007) and Iron Kissed (2008).
Mercy is a “walker” who can change into coyote at will. She grew up in a werewolf pack led by Bran, the Marrok of all the werewolves in the US, but she left to strike out on her own. There are two men in her life and they happen to be werewolves: Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the Columbia Basin Pack and Samuel Cornick, a doctor, lone wolf and ex-flame.
Thus far, Mercy has made new friends and acquired some enemies. Even though Mercy is at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of supernatural power, she does have powerful friends. As for the monsters in this series, they are interesting and are very scary. The author does a really good job of creating a realistic world where monsters do exist. Bone Crossed is no exception and look for a review later this week. I’d venture to say that this entry is darker (scarier) than the last book and can raise the goosebumps so don’t read this book late at night.
The series is written well, uses the first person pov and is thus far, consistently strong series. The Mercy Thompson books are one of the best urban fantasy series out there right now. As for the romance, there is one, finally after the resolution to one thread that began with a triangle of sorts. Nice chemistry, too.
I like that the author has created a socially dynamic world where there are power struggles, politics, bigotry and other elements that mimic our society and solidifies one’s belief that this world exists in some parallel universe similar to our own. So without further ado…
Bone Crossed Contest Details
To win a copy of Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (2009), tell me what you like about the Mercy Thompson series thus far? Which title is your favorite and why? Any recommendations for Briggs fans who may like someone else who writes similarly?
In my hands, I have the completed novel from the publisher (my copy) and it has been gently read so if you want to win a copy of this wonderful book, please enter a comment below. Contest closes Thursday 11:59PM CST and winner will be randomly picked. US residents only please due to shipping costs. Good Luck!
Edited to Add: Winner will announced on Tuesday, Feb 10, when the review of Bone Crossed is posted. Thank you all for entering the contest and I do apologize to my international readers. I will make it up to you.
Edited to Add: Look for review Wednesday along with the winner. Sorry, real life, etc.