[ Read Best ] Smoke BittenAuthor Patricia Briggs – Collateralloan.co

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in theNew York Times bestselling seriesI am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman My only superpowers are that I turn into a thirty five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back It looks like I m going to need themCenturies ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill until she locked her doors against them They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts They abandoned their prisoners and their pets Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc Only the deadliest survivedNow one of those prisoners has escaped It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses But if it bites you, it controls you It lives for chaos and destruction It can make you do anything even kill the person you love the most Now it is here, in the Tri Cities In my territoryIt won t, can t, remain Not if I have anything to say about it Hmmm Ok, well I definitely like this one better than the last one, but I m starting to think I m just not as into Mercy as I used to be It s another good installment, and all hands are on deck to save the day There is a TWELFTH Book I m just so damn happy I ve gotten so used to a new Mercy book every year for the past few years and I simply don t want this awesomeness to end These books are like warm, gooey Chocolatey Brownies There is a TWELFTH Book I m just so damn happy I ve gotten so used to a new Mercy book every year for the past few years and I simply don t want this awesomeness to end These books are like warm, gooey Chocolatey Brownies Ugh, the apocalypse sucks Is anyone else actually getting LESS reading time And this is the early part of the apocalypse I am just saying right now that if running for our lives becomes a thing, I m out That s enough already Sheesh On the other hand if things go this way, I m all in, baby By the way, if anyone needs advice on homeschooling, send me a message I homeschooled my ADHD kid and my dyslexic kid for 12 years They actually made it into college and are normal human beings and e Ugh, the apocalypse sucks Is anyone else actually getting LESS reading time And this is the early part of the apocalypse I am just saying right now that if running for our lives becomes a thing, I m out That s enough already Sheesh On the other hand if things go this way, I m all in, baby By the way, if anyone needs advice on homeschooling, send me a message I homeschooled my ADHD kid and my dyslexic kid for 12 years They actually made it into college and are normal human beings and everything But, I remember those days when I would yell that I was calling the school right now It ain t easy And, if they ever tried to use the word ain t , I would freak the hell out on them So, yeah, I understand the struggle.But not this guy He is obviously nailing this homeschool thing.Okay, the book So, when we start, Mercy and Adam are having marital problems He s freezing her out and she doesn t know why Plus, his ex wife is causing trouble from afar And, to top it off, she has become interesting to Wulfe That s a frightening position to be in Wulfe even calls himself her stalker And, on levels of crazy stalkers, Wulfe would make Joe uncomfortable.Fucking psycho There is also a rogue pack of werewolves hanging around, making trouble, and hoping to take over the pack Good luck with all that, kiddies Mercy s pack is pretty fierce.Yes, this fierce.To top off Mercy s craptastic day, there is a new monster in town and it also finds her interesting Not good.So, the book is mostly her just being smacked around by all of this crap like a pinball That s gonna leave a mark.There were a couple of note worthy things that happened view spoiler Adam got super jealous when Mercy called Bran He was weird about it And, things didn t end especially well for them I see trouble a brewin hide spoiler As usual, there was some mythology involved that was new to the story, but will be very old to you Like, I couldn t believe how long it took them to put the pieces together when I knew what the thing was so early in the book The clues made it obvious to me.Also as usual, it was good, and fun, and Ben lovers will be happy to know he was featured kind of 4 stars 12 Mercy Thompson books and they never get old I love this series and these characters so much Smoke Bitten is a great addition to the series If there s one thing you can guarantee with this series, it s that trouble always seems to find Mercy This time, trouble comes in the form of a creature that can bite someone and control them Mercy may be immune to these things, but the people she loves are not On top of that, there is a new pack of werewolves in town, Adam and Mercy are hav 4 stars 12 Mercy Thompson books and they never get old I love this series and these characters so much Smoke Bitten is a great addition to the series If there s one thing you can guarantee with this series, it s that trouble always seems to find Mercy This time, trouble comes in the form of a creature that can bite someone and control them Mercy may be immune to these things, but the people she loves are not On top of that, there is a new pack of werewolves in town, Adam and Mercy are having connection issues and Mercy is trying to protect those she cares about most I love Mercy, Adam, and the rest of the pack This is for sure my favorite urban fantasy series and I can t wait to read the next one 4.5 5 stars Smoke Bitten was superb The plot was very engaging, involving the mystery of a body snatching Smoke Creature, who s identity I actually figured out around the same time as the main character Go me Butimportantly, I love it when books can get you involved in solving things out of your own volition I m a huge fan of Patricia Briggs I ve been following the Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega books almost from the start, and the saga is a strong favorite That said, I was let down 4.5 5 stars Smoke Bitten was superb The plot was very engaging, involving the mystery of a body snatching Smoke Creature, who s identity I actually figured out around the same time as the main character Go me Butimportantly, I love it when books can get you involved in solving things out of your own volition I m a huge fan of Patricia Briggs I ve been following the Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega books almost from the start, and the saga is a strong favorite That said, I was let down by book 11 and said as much in my somewhat critical review That book didn t have the same spark as the books before it and I started questioning whether the series was being drawn out past it s prime My main criticism was that Mercy wasn t as pivotal a role player in advancing plot as I thought she should ve been instead seemedfocused on the mundane Soooo not the case here she was central to all the happenings, and back to being that beautiful instigator of change I ve loved her for Smoke Bitten was easily one of the strongest in the series It had an excellent combination of action, humor, sentiment, and world building This is a showcase of Briggs at her finest, and I can t wait to read what she comes out with next The story is full of amazing characters, and the depth we have with each of them at this point is remarkable This novel was a success for me partially because Briggs managed to take the deep connections between a few of the characters and forge them even closer The way Mercy related to specific characters in Smoke Bitten was my favorite aspect of the story As a whole, I love the pack dynamics I love the relationships with magical beings And I love the number of players involved that make future books so compelling with their boundless possibilities Excuse me while I fangirl a minute Recommendations I consider Mercy Thompson a staple of the urban fantasy genre It s also one of the easiest to recommend most of the urban fantasy series I geek out about usually come with disclaimers this one is just straight forward awesome It s a top 5 uf for me I d especially recommend it to anyone wanting to get into the genre I d strongly suggest reading both the Mercy Thompson and Alpha Omega books in order of publication The crossover is incredibly high, and you won t get the full experience in later Mercy books if you don t read both.Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.comOther books you might like This may be a bit of overall series plot arc filler, but I don t even care because I still enjoyed the escapism of it I mean, I may be shut in my house for the forseeable future trying to work and suddenly homeschool my two children at the same time, but at least I am not being attacked by a smoke monster while dealing with magical marital bond issues Silver linings people, silver linings Werewolf pun not intended. 1 08 19No Lie every time a new book comes out I worry it will be the last, THIS SERIES IS NOT ALLOWED TO END Smoke Bitten, was exactly what I needed Not only was it a story that engaged and captivated me, it also allowed me to leave RL behind and enjoy the world of Mercy Thompson to the fullest.I m always fascinated when authors change the status quo Things I thought were settled and well adjusted, are now on its head For any Mercy Thompson fan, this book is shaking things up.What I love about this series the most is that Mercy is still very much her own person Although she found her place in Adam Smoke Bitten, was exactly what I needed Not only was it a story that engaged and captivated me, it also allowed me to leave RL behind and enjoy the world of Mercy Thompson to the fullest.I m always fascinated when authors change the status quo Things I thought were settled and well adjusted, are now on its head For any Mercy Thompson fan, this book is shaking things up.What I love about this series the most is that Mercy is still very much her own person Although she found her place in Adam s pack, she still operates very much as a her own entity Nothing has changed in the way she supports Adam in every way she can, but she is also aware that she is not fully part of the pack yet That allows for some very interesting maneuvering on her part regarding pack politics, dynamic, and allegiances between the members of the pack.Most important of all, Mercy is strong, smart, and loyal Her faith in Adam is unbroken, not even in the face of some unsettling changes And I very much admired the way she handled it all There isn t another heroine like her that has the ability and intuitive perception to see the bigger picture She is not easily scared or jumps to conclusion I wish other heroines would be like her.Also, the every changing pack dynamic is still a favorite part of mine The ever growing allegiances and slight changes in pack ranking are fascinating to see unfold Besides the friendships that have developed and strengthened over time, new enemies and foes are plenty.Further Smoke Bitten delivered quite the development, and I can t wait to see where it all leads to In regards to the main plot, it was as always fascinating I absolutely adore monsters that are patterned on myth, lore, and folktales see Kate Daniels Evenso, when the author weaves the story brilliantly and makes it impossible to guess who it the bad guy really is.And as always, reading a Mercy Thompson novel goes by way too quickly, and I m now sitting here, waiting impatiently for the next one.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.Findreviews and book recommendations on my blog.Find me on Bookstagram What are you Chaos, Patricia Briggs never ceases to amaze me Her world building is extraordinary She keeps on bringing new spectacular characters into the fold In Smoke Bitten, there are a few things that are going wrong in the Mercyverse For starters A new being is trying to kill Mercy nothing new there, right A pack of werewolves is trying to take over Adam s territory Wulfe decides to tell Mercy something she doesn t want to hear Last but not least, Adam and Mercy s mate What are you Chaos, Patricia Briggs never ceases to amaze me Her world building is extraordinary She keeps on bringing new spectacular characters into the fold In Smoke Bitten, there are a few things that are going wrong in the Mercyverse For starters A new being is trying to kill Mercy nothing new there, right A pack of werewolves is trying to take over Adam s territory Wulfe decides to tell Mercy something she doesn t want to hear Last but not least, Adam and Mercy s mate bond has gone silent How can anything go wrong with these events happening simultaneously I mean, Mercy is right when she says she s Chaos She should advertise it with neon lights Of course, Coyote is part to blame.From the moment I opened the first page, I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster of events There is non stop action and poor Mercy is always in the middle of it She has to deal with Fae, Underhill, Vampire and Werewolf politics to mention a few.From the above, the one that annoyed me the most was the Pack issues.For how long are they going to question her motives and when are they going to completely accept her Hasn t she proven her loyalty and love for Adam I wanted to give some of these werewolves a big slap on the face I m getting tired of their attitude I almost got mad with Adam too until I understood what was going on with him.One passage in Smoke Bitten made me wonder what might happen in the next book I m not sure it was intentional or I m just reading too much into it I guess I could only hope If it happens, that could be explosive all way around view spoiler I wonder if Hannah s granny s fae blood is the reason that Kelly and Hannah have so many kids, Adam mused Though it seems like the fae blood should work against them, because the fae havetrouble reproducing than werewolves do Maybe it s Hannah s granny s secret ingredient, I told him Take one sip before bedtime as needed for conception hide spoiler I love Mercy, Adam, Ben, Jesse, Stephan and so manyI m not sure what I ll do when Patricia Briggs decides to stop writing these characters It will be a sad, sad day.Cliffhanger No5 5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Ace via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram