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Friday, March 10, 2017

Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Title: Silence Fallen
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #10
Format: Ebook
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
Length: Novel (352 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 3.5-stars

Melissa's Review:

Silence Fallen is book 10 in the Mercy Thompson series. I've really been enjoying this series and finally managed to catch up. I've noticed the series tends to cycle through which paranormal being is the focus in each book and this time around it's the vampires. The big story arc is that Mercy winds up being kidnapped and lands herself in a very dangerous situation that she might not be able to get out of. This novel really keeps you on your toes.

We start off the book with Mercy and the werewolf pack at Adam's house on a gaming night when she leaves to run an errand. Everything seems normal until she gets into a car accident on her way back and winds up being kidnapped. The man that kidnaps her is none other than Jacob Bonarata, the leader of the Milan seethe, and he's also Marsilia's ex. His goal was to kidnap the most powerful being in the Tri-Cities and he wound up with Mercy. With all of her connections between the different paranormal factions as well as her powers she really is the most powerful being in the Tri-Cities. Adam and several others try to come to her rescue but winds up negotiating with Jacob and having to rely on the fact that Mercy can protect herself. As always, Mercy gets herself into dangerous situations and the entire time the gang is overseas I kept biting my nails waiting to see what would happen next.

Silence Fallen is an interesting addition to the series. I'll start by saying it's a bit different from the rest of the series. There is a note in the beginning regarding the time line shifts throughout the novel. It warns you should read the little note from Mercy at the beginning of each chapter to get a feel for the timeline and you really need to do that if you don't want to get lost. The time line going back and forth isn't the only writing style change in the novel though, we actually have dual POV, the story is split between Mercy and Adam. I actually enjoyed that aspect, though did find myself preferring Mercy's POV overall. I'm hoping the next installment is only Mercy's POV and has a solid flowing timeline. Overall I appreciated that Mercy was basically on her own this novel, it felt different from the rest of the series but we're learning new things along with her regarding her powers and I'm interested in seeing how it plays out later in the series. All in all, this was a solid addition and I'd recommend this series for anyone fond of Urban Fantasy with little to no romance.

14 comments:

  1. oh wow your the first to give this a 3.5 stars from what I seen :P so many glowing reviews, was making my head spin. curious about the sudden change in style, but I guess after 10 books must freshing things up a bit no?

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    1. Haha I'm not a fan of author's changing writing style in an ongoing series I guess. I really didn't care for the shifting timeline and Adam liked to repeat several things over and over in his POV. I got a bit frustrated :P It is a good book though!

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  2. I was expecting a higher rating because I know how much you love this series, but I get your point. Also, I think I'm going to (finally!) try the first instalment soon :)

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  3. Must have, but I wish it would end

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    1. LOL I hope it doesn't end for awhile at least, I do enjoy the books :P

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  4. Book 10 already... I'd love to start so many books but most of them have so many already that it's intimidating to start. Still sounds good though. ^_^

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    1. I tend to do those as audiobooks if I like the samples so I can just binge/marathon them hahaha

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  5. Wow, already in book 10 but still sounds good huh. I can't really wait to try this series. Great review Melissa :)

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    1. This is one series that is still going strong! Can't wait to see what the next book has in store for us :)

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  6. I really loved getting Adam's POV in this story. I don't know that it will be a normal thing long term. I just don't think this story could be told from just Mercy's POV. This story wouldn't have been so good without seeing what was going on in Milan while Mercy was in Prague. I loved seeing more of those characters in Milan. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I'm excited to see where the series goes. It's getting rather interesting :)

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  7. Glad to see you liking this series, not sure its for me, but I am really curious about the characters. Interesting to see that there is a change of style in this one.

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    1. Maybe so, if you do ever want to try it grab it from the library just in case then :)

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