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Friday, March 3, 2017

Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Title: Fire Touched
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Length: Novel (350 pages/10.1 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Fire Touched is book 9 in the Mercy Thompson series. In this installment, we get quite a bit of fae action as well as face time with the werewolves. The fae have all hunkered down into the reservation, and two of my favorite characters (Zee and his son Tad) escape much to the Grey Lords displeasure. Mercy and the gang are going to have to deal with the fallout and it makes for an interesting book.

We start off immersed in the action, the werewolves find out there's a troll on the loose and they rush to save the day. We soon find out the fae sent the troll after Zee, his son Tad and a young man named Aidan because they escaped from the fae reservation. After the battle with the troll Mercy decides to claim the Tri-Cities as the pack's territory and will be protected by them. This I knew would cause issues in this book and/or future ones since there are so many paranormal beings that like having power plays in her world. The Grey Lords (head honchos of the fae) want Aidan back but Mercy has given him sanctuary so I figured a fight would break out. The fae are so devious I think that's why I enjoy their installments so much in this series. Mercy manages to strike a bargain with the fae for a peace treaty though and this is how they wind up heading to Underhill and having to bring an artifact back. It doesn't seem like much but artifacts can have significant power, but with so much on the line I worried something might happen to our leading lady.

Fire Touched was a great installment showing us everything we've come to love about the series as a whole. I really enjoyed seeing the pack growing more to accept Mercy as one of their own, there are still issues with a few members not liking her but I feel like she's growing on them slowly but surely. I've also enjoyed how Mercy isn't afraid to take in anyone that needs her help. She's a strong character and I'm pretty much addicted to this series because of her. I can't wait to see what happens next. If you haven't started this series yet I'd recommend it for fans of Urban Fantasy with not too much romance mixed in.


20 comments:

  1. oh Fae and Trolls in this book :D why am i not reading this yet? >.<

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    1. Each book seems to mainly focus on one of the paranormal groups (fae, vampires or werewolves). I'm loving the series!

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  2. Oh man, I have fallen so far behind on this series. I think I have 4 books to catch up on at this point. I love MT's story line though. She's such a strong character and Adam is oh so yummy.

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    1. I highly recommend the audiobooks, it makes it super easy to catch up ;)

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  3. Such a fun series. I have a review of Silence Fallen coming up next week. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  4. I really like this series but I was really happy about book 10 because I had what was missing a bit for me here

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  5. Wow, this one sounds pretty interesting. I haven't heard of this series before but I'm really excited to try it. Awesome review Melissa :)

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    1. You should give it a try, the books are awesome :) There have only been a few I didn't give 4+ stars to and the others were still good!

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  6. It makes me happy when people are still loving a series this many books in. I've only read the 1st and need to do some catching up.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I love when a series still does well even after so many books!

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  7. Ugh. The more reviews I see of the books in this series and hear about the books, I really need to get to reading them! :D

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    1. It's an awesome series that I think you'd love Melissa!

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  8. Yay! I really liked this one, too :) Mercy is a great collector. lol

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