Thanks to my BFFs, the Sugars, who gifted me a gift certificate to Amazon, I bought River Marked by Patricia Briggs. It’s the sixth book in the series, and in my opinion, the weakest.
Spoilers abound, so highlight to read:
At this point, Mercy and Adam are really together. They get married and honeymoon at some campsite. What a honeymoon. Come on, Adam, you can do better than listening to Uncle Mike and taking him up on his offer. There’s a river monster eating/killing people, and Adam and Mercy are stuck working this out. I get that they’re weres and the “he’s mine, she’s mine” thing, but it’s a bit much. I get it. They’re linked, bonded, stuck together forever.
On the plus side, we get to learn more about some Native American legends. Also, Stefan makes it. Yay! Our favorite vampire gets out of his depression. On the minus, it just felt like an add-on book. This is the same feeling I got with the last few Sookie Stackhouse books – it was like Charlaine Harris needed to pay her cable bill and churned out a story.
Usually, I’m in love with Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson, but this one took me a while to get through. Slog through, really. I kept waiting for some action, but it’s a lot of exposition. The action doesn’t really take place until the end of the book. At that point, I had to re-read a passage on the river monster vs. Mercy.
That said, I’m still a fan. I await the next installment.
Buy or borrow: Borrow