Book Review: Silver Borne by: Patricia Briggs

Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson)
Publisher: Ace
Publish Date: 25 January 2011
Origins: Library
Format: Hardcover
Series: Mercy Thompson Series: Moon Called (1), Blood Bound (2), Iron Kissed (3) Bone Crossed (4), Silver Borne (5), River Marked (6)

When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson 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...

Patricia Briggs writes UF at it's very best. Perfect for anyone who wants a nice, action-packed read, a kick-ass heroine, and just the right amount of steam. I think this was a wonderful bounce back from the last book, which wasn't my favorite by Patricia Briggs. 

I can't wait to jump into River Marked after reading this one. I think that this book is the defining point for all her male type relationships. In the last book I felt a little unsure about her relationship with both Sam and her other wolf, I was very happy with her decision. I was also happy not to see any crazy vamps in this book...but I am sure they are still out skulking in the background waiting. There were however, some crazy Fae. I think this series returns to the scary, creepy, who knows what sort of Fae, Which is good and bad, good because it's classic and it fits, bad because it creeps me the heck out. I think of the Hell Boy 2 Fae for this book when I read it.

Anyway, I very much enjoyed this book and will willingly get sucked into the next one in this series.

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  1. Patricia Briggs writes this series perfectly. And River Marked was a wonderful addition to the series. I loved it.

  2. Aren't the "creeps" what we're looking for when we read a paranormal thriller?

  3. @Kay perhaps but I find with UF, PNR, and PT all cross genre very easily.


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