Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman – the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack – has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more. After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam – or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted. Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from the most unlikely of allies: the vampire seethe.
While I really love the overall and whole series there are definitely some book that are not as great as the others. This one was one of them, it was a good book and I liked how Mercy’s story continues throughout the series and everything weaves together neatly but this book was not one of my favorites.
When the book begins with Adam and his pack being kidnapped, I was worried we wont hear much about Adam or his pack. But we do in two ways, one through the mate bond and the other was that we actually get Adam’s POV a couple times in the book. Though his POV is in third person and not first as we get with Mercy. I found it a little odd but I understood why she did it. I also liked that the kidnapping didn’t last through the entire book.
In this book we deal with of course the Werewolves, but also the Fae and the Vampires have a big part of it, as well as the humans. Of course like many of the other books this book had a pretty high death rate, but this time we accually lose some one on Mercy’s team and it was rather sad.
I’m still not a huge fan of the Vampires and don’t think I ever will in this series but I do like Stefan more and more throughout the books.
Another character I really like is Ben, the more we know about him the more I like him.
While this book had plenty of action and humor and grief and I enjoyed it, it also seemed a little slower than the previous books.
Overall I enjoyed this book and give it a 3 ½★, I’m looking forward to reading the next book to see what is in store for them next.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“I was going to fight vampires, and my name wasn’t Buffy–I was so screwed.”
“There are big bad wolves all over the world who tremble at the sound of his name, yet a little puny coyote girl peanut-buttered the seat of Bran Cornick’s car because he told her that she should wear a dress to perform for the pack.”
“Obstreperous, ‘huh,” said Tad. “I see you’ve been using that Big Word of the Day calendar I got you last Christmas.”
“That is irrefragable,” I told him solemnly.”
“Don’t fuss. I love you just as you are, Mercy. I don’t need to swallow you whole, I don’t need to be in your head at all times. I just need to know that you’re there.”