Silver Borne

Silver Borne

By Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson, book #5

Category: Paranormal Fantasy


Overall Rating: 3.8

  • Captivation: 3
  • Enjoyment: 3
  • Imagination: 4.5
  • Unique: 4.5
  • Literacy: 4

Book Description: Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical Fae, the less you know, the better. But you can’t always get what you want. When she 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, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side—leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

Captivation:  I’m not sure how to feel about this book.  It has moments where the plot(s) seem truly intriguing, and then other plots aren’t for me.  There are a few mysteries in this book, and if felt more like a smash-up of a few short stories pushed together to try for a new book.  Some of those stories I was really interested in, others… eh.

Enjoyment:  I’m torn.  I enjoyed the character development in the main characters present in this book, truly fascinating.  But the main plot of the book completely lost my interest.

Imagination: This book really went into a new level, and a rather intriguing one.  If not for the painting of the series fantasy factor and the building explanations for how the relationships work between characters, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this book.  Ms. Briggs truly paints a fascinating world.

Unique: Ms. Briggs once again continues to pull her own world in with an increasingly unique mixture of paranormal theories, mythology, and pop culture… a theme and process she seems to have developed a fantastic knack of doing.

Literacy:  This book contained some of the standard word-editing errors, but nothing alarming, and likely things people pass over unless you’re looking for them.

Overall, Like the 4th book of the series, I will put this book in my Read Again bookshelf, however, I will be bookmarking specific chapters read with highlights to short sections to help skim through.

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