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- Publisher: Penguin Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 5, 2013
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- Language: English
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Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7 Audiobook – Unabridged
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I’m not sure I love it quite as much as my original thoughts below, but I do love this book still. Mercy and Adam are, as always, amazing. And we even get a couple of chapters from Adam’s point-of-view! He’s much calmer in his head than I might have expected, but Mercy gives a very good reason for that in this book, and it makes sense. I love Adam, completely.
There’s not a whole lot of a chance to figure out who the baddie is in this book until it’s revealed to you – and that’s probably my only complaint. I like to have the opportunity to determine what is going on, and who is calling the shots. Even if I never can figure it out (and there’ve been a few books out there that have thoroughly stumped me – I love those the best), being able to see the breadcrumbs on re-reads is a real pleasure for me.
I didn’t remember as much of this book as some of the previous books in the series, and that’s probably because this is only the third time I’ve read this book. Still, I didn’t see the clues I was hoping for throughout the story.
Even despite that, I love this book. The first obstacle (as Mercy calls it, her ‘triage’ of the situation) is fraught with suspense. I love this part of the book even though there’s a ton of worry in my head for all these characters that I love. And there’s a huge heartbreak that I can feel in my chest, still. The second, and in truth – real, obstacle is … scary. I can’t say more than that for fear of revealing any of the truth, but it scared the hell out of me. And scared me more that Mercy decided to fight that fight. She speaks the truth when she says that all that is required for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing, but she’s so damn vulnerable! I don’t like my heroines invulnerable, but I’d love it if Mercy could find some mithril armor or something.
Also, I loved all the geekish references throughout the book. They added some much-needed levity in very scary and wrenching moments.
This book is another excellent addition to the series, and I can’t wait to continue my re-read.
I have two minor complaints as a whole with this series:
1. Patricia Briggs ends the books REALLY abruptly. It’s not cliff-hanger-abruptly, usually, but I always feel like I could have used a couple extra pages of denouement to bring me down off the high of the climax.
2. In order for Mercy to fight the ‘big-bad’ at the end, Adam is ALWAYS taken out of commission somehow. Probably because he’s so much stronger, physically, and able to take on damn near anything. But after several books it just starts to … become noticeable.
Still – an great book in a series that I absolutely love.
The pacing of the book was strange to me as well. The action that occurs mid-book felt more climactic than the actual climax. After that, everything just felt off. The last half of the book felt more like a wrap-up until the second to last chapter. We also don't meet the Bad Guy until that second to last chapter, although we know there's someone pulling the strings throughout the whole book, so the end felt a bit unsatisfying. I didn't have time to hate the Bad Guy or really develop any kind of feeling at all toward him. It was just some flat character that needed to die. The very end of the book, after the action, was very weird. We get several chunks of about 3-4 paragraphs detailing what happens in the weeks that follow, and then all of a sudden we're back to right after the last fight. It seemed the author wanted to end on a particular scene, but she also wanted all this other information in there, and the flow was just all wrong. I would have rather had the bits of information about the following weeks at the beginning of the next book.
On a positive note, we do get to see Mercy grow in her abilities a bit more, which is something I hope continues. I don't want for her to gain ridiculous overpowered super abilities that was one of the downfalls of the Anita Blake series, but I have enjoyed learning more about what she is and what she can do that has built on the previous book.
Briggs has a knack for weaving stories and building characters and so even though I don't relate to it as well as Mercy I have to remind myself this is only the first and I'm on book 8 of Mercy. By the way you need to read this at least by the time you've read book 4 of the Mercy Thompson series. It runs parallel.