Saturday, April 19, 2008

Review - Blood Bound

Title: Blood Bound
Author: Patricia Briggs
Publishing Date: 2007
Genre: Science Fiction (non romance)
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Kisses

Blood Bound is the second Mercy Thompson novel. The first book Moon Called focused on the werewolves in Mercy’s world, the second novel focuses on the vampires. Since Stefan (Mercy’s vampire friend from Moon Called) helped Mercy rescue the local Alpha’s kidnapped daughter he has called Mercy asking her for a favor. He wants her to be a witness for him while he investigates a new vampire who has recently arrived in town. Mercy agrees to help him. What they discover is that this is no ordinary vampire, he is a sorcerer possessed by a demon. In other words, he is pure evil.

Mercy’s voice is great. I love getting the story through her eyes. She is very matter of fact about things and has just the right balance of sarcasm without being overly cynical. She has great faith in herself and others. She knows that there is evil in this world, but even when the odds are against her she never gives up.

She still has Samuel, her first boyfriend growing up, and Adam, the local Alpha competing for her attention. So far, she hasn’t been able to make up her mind, though, I think she is leaning in one direction. It is interesting to see her struggle with her feelings for both men. Who will she choose? If it was me I would have a tough time deciding because both are dominant men who want nothing more than to protect Mercy. Yet it seems Mercy is the one who does the rescuing – at least in this story. I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series.

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Katie(babs) said...

This series has been on my TBR list forever. Hopefully I can get to them soon!
Great review :)

Ana said...

LOL, sorry but I had a moment of panic here. I glimpsed Demon Bound instead of the real title and almost had a heart attack.Then I remembered Meljean Brook hasn't even finished the book. Phew.

Shannon said...

Love love love Mercy! Briggs makes those vampires actually kinda scary instead of sexy. Even Stefan (who is supposed to be friends with Mercy) has an egde to him.

At the very end of the book there is a smidgeon of fear that Briggs is going to go all Laurell K Hamilton with the romance side of the story, but no worries. We get some resolution in the third book.

Oh I just can't wait for Charles and Ana's story!

Jill D. said...

Katie, The books are short easy reads. I read each book in less than a day. I just breeze right through them.

Ana, LOL - gave your self a heart-attack did you! Silly!

Shannon, I am really enjoying this series. I can't wait to get to the third book and then I am on to Charles and Anna's story. Did you know that there is a short story in an anthology starring Charles and Anna? I haven't read it but I heard its good.

Shannon said...

Jill- I did a review of the short story over on my blog. It was wonderful. The rest of the anthology, on the other hand... blech. Pick it up at the library. It is the introduction to Charles and Anna. So good!

Jill D. said...

Shannon, Ya know I just glossed over that review because I HATE anthologies. The reason for this is because they usually are expensive and I only want to read one story out of the bunch. I will go back and read it "for real". I don't know if my library has the book, but I will look into it.