What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Silver Borne

Silver Borne
Patricia Briggs / Urban Fantasy

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge - and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, he friend Samuel is having trouble with his wolf side - leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declares Sam's life forfeit. All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she may not have many more to live ...

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I loved this book. When I first looked at reading this series (the Mercy Thompson series) I was kinda whatever about it because I was a werewolf snob - any other form of shapeshifter was inferior. Sure this series, Mercy is surrounded by werewolves but a coyote? Yeah, I wasn't quite sure. I am SO glad I took that leap because this series is addicting. I love Mercy ! She s forever getting into trouble without any effort - it hunts her down. She's fiercely loyal and has that vulnerable side that makes you want to know her. She kicks ass when she needs to and I love her relationship with Adam. I've always loved Adam and it was worth the wait to watch him and Mercy's relationship develop. One of my favorite scenes is when he is with her at her garage and he's afraid that she is leaving him (don't you just love the guy who shows his vulnerability - I know I do) Of course his wolf shows and he destroys her desk but his words "Please don't leave me" just tears your heart open. He is so sweet with Mercy (while also being the firm Alpha that he is) nothing beats the guy who is man enough to be sensitive to the needs of the woman he loves. I LOVED Adam in this book. Another key character in this book is Samuel (Mercy's friend roommate and Marrok's son ) He really struggles in this book - breaking your heart as you watch him slowly give up. For a guy who is dominant and charismatic, it was different to see him so submissive that his inner wolf needs to take over to survive. Really... this book was a great read and another good addition to the series. The problem I have with this book is that I now have to wait for the next book to come out.. I wonder how I can convince the author to speed write so I can get the book ASAP. :)

Ratings: 5 stars and 3 hearts

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