Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia BriggsStorm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Published by Ace on 5 May, 2019
ISBN: 9780425281291
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher

In this new instalment in the No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves . . .

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.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

drey’s thoughts:

It’s hard to believe that there are only 11 books in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series; I feel like I know her so well from having read so. many. books!

In Storm Cursed, Mercy’s day starts off with a bang. More specifically, a goblin hunt. Which turns into a corralling of miniature zombie goats. I think “miniature zombie goats” might be my new favorite phrase from this series. I certainly laughed harder at it than normal… Or maybe it was vacation mode (I read Storm Cursed while resting from days of theme parks’ effects on my poor abused feet)?

Adam’s busy dealing with the government, so Mercy’s mostly on her own. What she doesn’t anticipate is how fast things can all go to heck in a hand-basket, and here she is without her main backup. Good thing Zee’s talking to her – it almost makes up for the fae’s staying out of the fight – because what’s a good Mercy book without problems spewing out faster than water from a fire hose?

Don’t worry – she’s been through worse. Storm Cursed is almost like a walk in the park in terms of damage incurred. This reads more like a character-relationship-building with lots of action interspersed than the other way ’round, which is a welcome break for those of us who’d rather wrap her up in bubble-wrap because of all she’s been through.

All in all, Storm Cursed was entertaining and fun – so much so I read it twice, back to back.

drey’s rating: Excellent!

Have you read Storm Cursed? What did you think?

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.


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