Published in: 2016
Edition read: Hardcover
Series: Book 9 in the Mercy Thompson series
Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.
Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?
How is this series still this good? It’s 9 books in and it’s still addictive, interesting, seriously kick-ass, it’s just amazing. Mercy fights a troll on a bridge, and then declares the city a safe zone for all supernatural creatures, which is going to cause so many issues because it went out live on TV. So naturally, Mercy is freaking out because, well, she’s just done something that nobody has done before, made her home city a target for all sorts of strange things, and so many people are unhappy with her.
Of course, Adam isn’t one of them, because he is just that damn perfect. I love his and Mercy’s relationship because they worry about each other and protect each other, but most importantly they support each other through everything, including this.
I enjoyed the addition of the Fey Aiden, who looks like he’s 9, has a tendency to burn things when he’s asleep, and even though he’s scared, he leads an expedition into Underhill to find a treasure, which is beyond brave. He’s a cool little addition to the household and I love how Mercy just seems to keep adopting the down and out creatures so that her household is full of these weirdos, who adore her and Adam, and who finally feel safe. It’s awesome.
Fire touched rating: 9/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, paranormal romances, werewolves, action and adventure.
Author’s site: http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/fireTouched.shtml