Review: Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs

Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2) by Patricia Briggs 

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places - and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind.
But this new vampire is hardly ordinary - and neither is the demon inside of him.

I really liked the first book in the series, so I hoped Blood Bound would be at least as good. It was even better.
First of all, the world Patricia Briggs created is amazing, intricate, complex, and despite being full of supernatural creatures also very realistic and believable. It was fun to read about (sometimes pretty annoying) werewolf hierarchy, to understand better how vampires live, and to see a few glimpses of the fae world.
But the real strenght of this series lies in its characters, especially in the main one. Mercy is my favourite UF heroine, if not my current favourite heroine in general. She is smart and kind. She can be tough, but she's not invincible. She can be snarky, but she's never insensitive. She is overall amazing, but not flawless. Plus she can turn into a coyote! (They are a lot like foxes! And I love foxes, in case you didn't notice. :)) I'd love to be friends with her.
The story itself was really good as well. There were some predictable parts, but many smaller and bigger surprises ensured this book was never boring.

All in all this was a fun book with great worlbuilding and complex characters, and I'm looking forward to reading Iron Kissed, the next book in the series.


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