Rummanah Aasi
   Reading a beloved book series is like coming home to friends and family. Night Broken is the latest book in the Mercy Thompson series. With new characters, mythology, and villain, Night Broken is one of the highlights in this series.

Description: An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.
  Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Review: Night Broken is the eighth book in the fabulous Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs. I highly suggest reading this series in order in order to get a better appreciation of the character growths and plot arcs of this story. Mercy and Adam aren't known for their relationship dramas and any misunderstandings between them get aired out quickly, which is one of the reasons why they are one of my favorite couples. When the synopsis of this book came out, particularly the mere mention of Christy, Adam's ex-wife I was really curious to see how Briggs would create a bump in the road for Mercy and Adam without being overly melodramatic. I was very pleased to find out that not only did the Christy subplot added much needed tension in the wolf pack, it actually moved things forward both plot and character growth wise. Instead of resulting to sulking and jealousy, Mercy takes Christy's surprise visit with grace and lots of patience, more than any of her fans can muster. Mercy remains in control and proves to the pack that she is indeed the wife of the Alpha. The dynamics of the wolf pack were really interesting to read as they struggle to figure out their own loyalties and preconceived notions. I was really surprised by the development of Honey, whom I really liked in this book.
  In addition to the Christy's sudden arrival and the mystery behind her stalker, we are introduced to a new coyote walker who has a lot of things in common with Mercy. I can't wait to learn more about him and his connection to Mercy. We also get more sightings of Coyote, the trickster and father of Mercy who always manage to make an appearance at the wrong place and wrong time.
  Unlike the previous books, Night Broken is filled with nonstop action, few unexpected surprises, and it was hard to put down. With the series possibly coming to an end, I'm really curious to see where Briggs takes her character and world to next.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Words of Caution: There is some strong language, strong fantasy violence, and disturbing images. Recommended for mature teens and adults.

If you like this book try: Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs, Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Chicago Vampire series by Chloe Neil
4 Responses
  1. There are so many of these series I need to start and when I see the number of books in the series I cringe thinking how long it will take me to get through the series. But then I remember how long it will actually take if I enjoy the series. So, I'm glad to know you enjoy this one so much. I'll keep it in mind. Glad it lived up to it's predecessors.

  2. I am two books behind on this series now, I need to catch up. I am glad you liked this one, everyone is so uptight about the ex wife. I am relieved to see it wasn't a huge issue for you. I hope to catch up on this series this summer.

  3. Every time someone writes a review of this series it makes me want to jump right back into it. I love this series I just need more reading time. :) So glad that this one is good and I can't wait to get to it.

  4. Candace Says:

    I haven't read this series yet, though I do have it. I did read the spin off and enjoyed those books a lot though! I should start this series soon.

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