Iron Kissed

Iron Kissed

By Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson, book #3

Category: Paranormal Fantasy

 Overall Rating: 4.3

  • Captivation: 4.5
  • Enjoyment: 4.5
  • Imagination: 4
  • Unique: 4
  • Literacy: 4.5

Book Description: Though Mercy can shift her shape into that of a coyote, her loyalty never wavers. So when her former boss and mentor, Zee, asks for her help, she’s there for him. A series of murders has rocked a fae reservation, and Zee needs her unique gifts, namely her coyote sense of smell, to sniff out the killer.

But when Zee is accused of murdering the suspect Mercy outed, he’s left to rot behind bars by his own kind. Now it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.

Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her…

Captivation:  Wow.  This book initially seemed just a little boring at first… but the last few chapters… wow!

Enjoyment:  I liked this book, though the first half didn’t hold my interest as much as the first book in the series, I got more and more into it in the second half.  What an amazing development!

Imagination: I still find myself impressed by the use of mythology, folk tales, etc. Ms. Briggs pulls out in this series. She provides really interesting combinations.

Unique: The use of historical human behavior and combination of mythology, pop culture, folk tales, and common theories about mythological creatures and lore is fascinating.  Ms. Briggs pulls the world of her characters into reality with increasing fantasy just right!

Literacy:  Really well done!  Reading level felt more standard, but there were a few of the typical editing errors one sees in most novels.

Overall, This book has turned into my favorite of the series.  Though the beginning is slow, the ending makes up for it  This book will be in my read-again bookshelf.

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