Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 4 in the Mercy Thompson series
By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she’s out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won’t be Mercy’s blood Marsilia is after. It’ll be her friends.
Mercy gets kidnapped a lot lately, and this book is no different. We get introduced to some of Mercy’s past in the form of an old friend from college/uni and her mum turning up, and we get some different vampires and fey to deal with, as we meet a scary vampire who has worked out that ‘you are what you eat’ can have a literal meaning.
It was an interesting book, I saw a lot of people commenting that it felt like a filler book but I didn’t get that feeling at all. Mercy is dealing with the fallout from her abuse and rape in the previous book, she needs time to actually come to terms with it and her panic attacks, so helping out a friend and taking down a bad guy is pretty much the best way Mercy could do this.
Bone crossed rating: 8/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, fans of paranormal romances featuring shapeshifters, werewolves, vampires, fey.
Author’s website: http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/BoneCrossedChapter.shtml