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Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Published by Ace on May 7, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic. And a coyote shapeshifter. And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
But we are pack, and we have given our word. We will die to keep it.
Angela was nice enough to let me share her review, originally posted here.
I love the Mercy Thompson series, so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest release.
Briggs delivers yet again another amazing story in the Mercy Thompson series. She brought an action-packed tale with hate groups, black witches, friends to enemies, lose, and more.
Mercy is facing the consequences of making the Tri-Cities a safe haven. She’s also stuck having to act as liaison between the humans and fae while Adam and The Pack play bodyguards to the humans. She will have to manage many things and make some difficult choices.
We are treated to some new and old characters with The Pack and all our favorite characters come to life in Storm Cursed. We learn more about Sherwood Post. Zee is present, as is Uncle Mike and the Goblin King. Even Wulfe pops in.
As always Briggs captured me. The plot is well written and action-packed. I love that we are so far into the series and it’s still going strong with each book feeling fresh. It’s a well crafted story and the author made me cringe, laugh out loud, cry, and gasp.
The Mercy Thompson series continues to grow and get better with each book. Mercy is becoming stronger, The Pack is evolving, and the world continues to build. I can’t wait for the next installment.
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“Zombies are anathema.”
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Observations and questions you shared from Silence Fallen:
(Thank you so much for sharing!)
- Bran’s feelings for Mercy was a stunner for me.
- I was surprised by the dr. Who references. The video games the pack plays have been mentioned in many books, but I didn’t recall Dr. Who before. I’m a Who fan, even like the latest female doctor, but the story lines were awfully preachy.
- Really was amazed by how Bran hid his identity until the very end. That’s some power!
Quotes you readers shared from Silence Fallen:
(Thank you for sharing!)
“No,” he said softly. “I belong to Mercy.”
“People who stand in the way of my mate’s ability to get herself out of trouble often feel like they were hit by buses. I think this might be the first time it is literally true, though.”
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
Oct 9: Storm Cursed – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures
Nov 6: Smoke Bitten – Anne
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Jan 3: Moon Called – Anne
Jan 31: Blood Bound – Melanie
Feb 28: Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books
Mar 27: Bone Crossed – KC
Apr 24: Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading
May 22: River Marked – Rachel at Waves of Fiction
Jun 19: Frost Burned – Sophia
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
Aug 14: Fire Touched – Robin
Sep 11: Silence Fallen – Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I vow that in 2021, I will resume this series and get current! Wonderful review, Angela?
It is a really wonderful series. I always know it will be great and I can read without hesitation.
Thank you Jonetta.
great review and i feel like jonetta…
Hopefully next year you all can join the Read-along in the beginning and enjoy the series throughout the year.
Are you going to feature a different series in 2021, or have a read along with this series again? I do read this series every year, probably still will if it hits 20+ books. other good series would be Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series or Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. I tend to listen to his in audio (love James Marsters), boy, re-reading them in paper would take a good amount of time
The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris would be good too especially for those only familiar with True Blood.
Anne I do have a Read-along every year. You can see them from the Top Menu Features – Read-along.
I alternate between series I have previously read and ones I have not every read. So 2021 will be a new to me series. I had voting on my Sunday post on ones you would be willing to read along with me next year here and will be announcing the RA2021 soon.
Thank you Sherry!
Great review! I adore this series and it’s characters 🙂
I really love this series. I have had the best luck in choosing series for the Read-along that I really enjoy. Of course, that is easier on the re-read years like this one Thanks for participating.
Thank you Kimberly. I’m with you this is one of my favorite series. Fabulous characters!
Thanks for the info. about the read alongs. Of the choices for next year only 3 or 4 are completely new to me. As a mystery lover, my fingers are crossed for the St. Cyr series. I think I read one once and kept meaning to add it to my vast list.
Well part of my choice is to do ones which are new. I’ve always chosen urban fantasy 2014 – The Hollows by Kim Harrison (new), 2018 – Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, 2019 – Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka (new), 2020 – Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs. So all those on the poll are new to me for next year. I’m a huge mystery fan but I have always loved the UF for the Read-along.
You can vote for all the series you would read with us. You don’t have to pick only one.
I think that I have only read this book once. I really need to do a re-read via audio. I just can’t get enough of this series!
It’s definitely one of my top 5 of all time. That’s why I like to do a Read-along to justify rereading favorites and to try new series.
The audio for this series is a lot of fun!! I love both reading and listening to Mercy. I hope you enjoy your re-listen. Thank’s for checking out my review and todays post.
Great review! I completely agree – for a series that has gone this long, it’s remarkable how good they still are!
I think series like this and Kate Daniels, as examples because they are favorites of mine, and have been Read-alongs here, they just get better and better as they go along. Also the author seems to know when to end the series or spin it off or whatever, keeps it fresh and developing. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your thoughts.
Thank you Berls.
I really like your blog and am learning this Rafflecopter stuff. I don’t blog though, sorry.
You don’t have to be sorry. I’m happy to have readers! That is how I started, as a reader, then I went on to review for my favorite blog. Eventually I ended up with my own. Thank you for visiting.
Fun to read Angela’s thoughts! I definitely want more deets on Sherwood so I’m glad to know they are in this one. I plan to listen in this week and then I’ll link up my review.
That sounds awesome. Welcome back! I think Sherwood is also in Alpha & Omega series, maybe. I am going to go read that again next over the holidays.
For me this series is getting better and better as it goes on. I was really liking seeing a different side to the witches. Zee and Tad are always a favorite of mine.
I like the way Mercy has her circle of allies. Within the fae, Zee and Tad and maybe a few others. Within the vampires, Stefan. I don’t know about any witch allies yet unless you count Wulfe and I just don’t trust him!
I like Zee and Tad too. I agree this series gets better and better. Thank’s for checking out my review.
I did really love this one – even more when I relistened to it earlier this year in preparation for Smoke Bitten. The story is complex and engaging – really moving forward the entire world and plot. And the narration was fabulous as always.
YES! I thought this one brought out a key group – witches – who have been messing with things in the background. It’s a key element which was overlooked for a long time. But it will be interesting to see what happens after Smoke Bitten.
I agree with you Jen. The audio was a lot of fun. I’ve found with my re-listen that I picked up on things I missed in my reading or the first go around. Love Mercy. Thank’s for checking out my review.
I agree, Angela, the series continues to be fresh even after many books in. I love it even more with every re-read. I found there were several details in Storm Cursed that I either didn’t pick up on or forgot in my re-read. We’re getting to the last book out which is a bummer. I might do a 3rd re-read of Alpha & Omega to hold me over until the next Mercy book.
Thank you so much Rachel for participating and sharing your review! I love the new things I realized in a re-read. I also believe I will need to reread Alpha & Omega next.