Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Posted: April 14, 2014 by Arushi in Book Review
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night broken_front mech.inddSo recently I read Night Broken by Patricia Briggs, which is the eighth book in the Mercy Thompson series. Pat Briggs is one of my favorite authors and with excellent reason. I have loved every single book that she has ever written and each book has been unique in its own way. I truly love the way she writes and I have always found myself deeply interested and invested in the world and characters that she creates.

Without question, I recommend every novel, novella and short story she has ever written. The complete list can be found here.

That basically sets the premise where I picked up a book from which I had huge expectations, whether I thought about it or not. Well, the thing with Ms. Briggs’s writing is that even if you have high expectations, and even if it is the eighth book in a series (that also has a spin off as well as multiple shorts and novellas) she manages to bring something completely fresh to the table.

A bit of background on this series: “Mercedes is Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. Her Native American heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. She’s surrounded by far more powerful supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires and an assortment of fey.” 

But she has not just been surrounded by them, she was also raised in the pack of The Marrock, who simplistically is the Alpha above all the werewolf alphas in North America, and thinks of her as his own daughter. She is the mate and wife of Adam, the Alpha of the Columbia Basin Pack. She is the daughter of Coyote. She is friends with Stefan, an extremely powerful vampire and was mentored by Zee a fae who has more than enough scary stories written about him. And none of these  define her. Mercy is her own person and her ability to be that, not just because of, but despite the supremely powerful and dominant personalities in her life make her an excellent protagonist. She is brilliant, loyal and innovative. Mercy is change, and change can be good, can be bad, can be a lot of things – which means that there are a lot of interesting books to come 🙂

Night Broken has a new problem arriving on Mercy’s doorstep – almost literally. Adam’s ex-wife, Christy has a stalker and asks Adam for help. Having a manipulative Christy in the house is annoying, but the fact that her stalker might be a little more than human is what is causing real issues for Mercy – because there are some things that even a pack of angry werewolves cannot rip apart.

The book, as always, had a fantastic plot. Some great new characters and nice development in some of the older ones. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and kept wishing it was longer.

I can talk more of the book itself, but at the end of the day, I have given way more spoilers about the series than I intended to already. It was amazing and the fact that I started it at 7 PM (should have known better!) and finished at 5 AM should give a good idea regarding just how amazing it really was 🙂

If you’re caught up, you do  not really need me to tell you to read this series. If you haven’t read it yet, then get on with it! And I hope you forget all the spoilers I gave away by the time the plot gets to them.





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