Book Review: Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs

February 13, 2014 4.5 Bullet Rating, Book Review 8

Book Review:  Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia BriggsNight Broken by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Published by Ace on March 11, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 352
Source: Received from Publisher
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An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart
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**This review assumes, and could possibly have spoilers if you have not read any of the other books in this series.

Night Broken is Patricia Briggs‘ 8th book in her Mercy Thompson series.  Night Broken is a great addition to the series.  When Adam’s ex-wife appears we get a chance to see a different side of Mercy Thompson.

Night Broken touched on Mercy’s adjustment into the pack, a pack where not everyone wants her or views her status within the ranks.  Especially when Adam’s ex-wife reappears and moves into their home for protection.   The conflict and tension the situation creates is a great story by its self.  Add the dynamic of a god that is unnaturally obsessed with Adams ex and well..you have one hell of a great story.

Night Broken added a lot of depth to Mercy’s character that I think was missing in the last one or two installments.  Briggs’ writing is flawless and story telling is captivating.   She pulls you into Mercy’s world with fierce world building and character growth.  Allowing you to become one with the story.   With an enchanting feel and great conflict Night Broken becomes a MUST READ.  If you have not read the other books in this series – do so now.

I rate Night Broken 4.5 out of 5 Bullets

4.5 Bullet Rating

I received Night Broken directly from the Publisher.  My opinion is my own and was not influenced in any way.

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8 Responses to “Book Review: Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs”

  1. Annie Slasher

    Hmmmm….trying to think about which scene that could be! LOL I am going to die of curiosity!

    I will say the one big mistake (to me) was the dreaded “was a Marine” term is used. I didn’t feel it was fair to call attention in the review as I know many people won’t blink an eye and the mistake. For authors – Once someone is a Marine they are always and forever a Marine. There is never a was or used to be. =)

  2. Lee

    I am only a quarter into Frost Burned but I plan on reading this one next. I love Mercy Thompson but what I love the most is the world Briggs created. Have you read the Alpha Omega series? Love that one too.

  3. Annie Slasher

    Lee – Yes, I love the Alpha and Omega series too, but wished (and always recommend now) I would have read the short story that prequels the first book!! I read it after I finished the second book and it explained so much depth of her character.

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