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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs

Title: Iron Kissed
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #3
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: November 01, 2009
Length: Novel (304 pages/9.2 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Iron Kissed is book three in the Mercy Thompson series. The series revolves around Mercy Thompson, a mechanic that is able to shift into a coyote. I've read a few of these books when they were released and couldn't remember why I stopped the series. I don't remember reading the next one in the series, so I guess I stopped on this one. I will mention right off the bat that if you hate books with any sort of rape in them, avoid this book.

In this installment, Mercy is called to the fae reservation to investigate some murders. I love that the series seems to be cycling through the paranormal characters. Book one was about the wolves, book two was the wolves and vampires, and book three is all about the fae. So for this book, someone is killing fae and their internal investigation turned up nothing. Mercy's coyote form can sniff out more than they can though so she notices a common element in all of the deceased's houses. She tells her friend Zee and the next thing she knows him and Uncle Mike, another member of the fae, are heading to the guy's house only to have Zee arrested for the guy's murder. Mercy knows he's innocent and will not rest until she figures out who is behind it and spring Zee from jail.

This book wasn't my favorite in the series and I think the rape scene was what caused me to quit being anxious for the next book and I then forgot to get it when it came out. The characters were interesting, most of the fae are dangerous and wild. Poor Mercy doesn't know how to stay out of trouble so that kept me on my toes since I wasn't quite sure who was pulling the strings for all the murders. On the love front, Mercy finally makes a decision between Adam and Samuel which I'm glad since it felt too much like a love triangle for my taste. All in all, this was a decent read, but I'm ready to get to the next book and see what happens. If you like Urban Fantasy with weres, vampires and fae I think you'll love this series.

16 comments:

  1. This was a tough book. I thought that they way the rape scene was written and handled was done really well. I can see how it is a turnoff though.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. It was handled fairly well, but it put me off especially with the ending the way it was. I went ahead and got the next book though to see how the series progresses :)

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  2. I'm so glad she finally made a decision about Adam & Samuel becuz I didn't want it to go into love triangle mode...

    This was one of the tougher books in the series, I kept thinking...like dang, this woman cant catch a break...

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    1. You and me both!! I was about ready to smack one of them hahaha Glad she chose!

      It really was a tough book both emotionally and physically. She's always getting beaten up and in trouble *shakes head*

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  3. I feel like with UF series, the first book is usually EXTRAORDINARY, or even the first three books, and then it gradually stars to become less exciting and very repetitive. I can't think of ONE adult UF series I managed to finish :/

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    1. Awww!! I <3 UF, but I have noticed that in a few series *nods*

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  4. I'm sorry it wasn't as good I hope it will improve with the sequel for you. I love this series.

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    1. Everyone seems to love the series, so I'm sure I will enjoy the rest of the books! I'll at least give them a try :)

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  5. I hate rape scenes so much. I snot-balled while reading this one. I did think it was handled well, and most of all I appreciated that such a strong emotional character was scarred internally from it. I think it's worse when the characters skate on through like nothing happened. The rest of the series is spectacular in my opinion, though I agree that this book in particular could be a polarizing book.

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    1. *nods* I completely agree. Can't wait to see what the next book brings though.

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  6. This one was hard but I loved the book and what came of Ben from the storyline. I can't remember if his bit was in this one or the next it's been too long since I read them. Sorry you had a harder time with this one :(

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    1. I need to get to listening to the next audiobook for this series. Have it waiting on me :)

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