Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson Series #7)

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson Series #7)

by Patricia Briggs

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Overview

Patricia Briggs “has reached perfection”* in this #1 New York Times bestseller, as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter’s biggest fear...
 
Mercy’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more...
 
After a traffic accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack. They’ve all been abducted. Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related to the political battle the werewolves have been fighting to gain acceptance from the public—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outmatched and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.


*The Nocturnal Library

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780441020027
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Series: Mercy Thompson Series , #7
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 31,493
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

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“You should have brought the van,” said my stepdaughter. She sounded like herself, though the expression on her face was still a little tight.
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PRAISE FOR THE MERCY THOMPSON NOVELS

“I love these books.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The best new urban fantasy series I’ve read in years.”—Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author
“Outstanding.”—Charles de Lint, Fantasy & Science Fiction

“An excellent read with plenty of twists and turns…It left me wanting more.”—Kim Harrison, New York Times bestselling author

“Expect to be spellbound.”—Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author

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Frost Burned 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 434 reviews.
Book_Monster_Reviews More than 1 year ago
This is the seventh book in the Mercedes Thompson series and to be honest, I was a little hesitant to start it. Mainly because I didn't enjoy River Marked as much as the rest and I was scared that the series was starting to lose that special something that hooked me in book 1 and made me fall in love with this world that Patricia created. Thankfully my fears were unfounded and Patricia Briggs has proved to me why she deserves to be on my auto-buy author list. Mercy is not your typical heroine, she's not as bad-ass as most yet she's not a feminine girly girl either, she's somewhere in-between. A mechanic by trade and a Walker by birth, with the ability to shapeshift into a Coyote. The extent of her powers is, as yet, unknown although being raised by werewolves has given her an edge and insight that has helped her a lot. Throughout the series we have watched Mercy face seemingly insurmountable odds only for her to come out battered, bruised and occasionally bloody but on top. She has grow as a character and we finally saw her marry and settle down but with Mercy's luck you know it's not going to be as simple as living happily ever after. While on a shopping trip with her step-daughter her husband and their pack are kidnapped, on the run desperate to hunt down those who will do her family harm while protecting those who remain, the odds are once again firmly stacked against her. Trusting in allies old and new Mercy must stay strong if she wants to save those she loves. What follows had me on the edge of my seat,my nails are a mess and I could swear my heart almost stopped at one point. It was an action packed journey that once again enthralled me from start to finish and I can't wait to see where the journey takes us next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this in practically one sitting! I've been a fan of the Mercy Thompson series and Patricia Briggs since the very first installment, Moon Called.  What I love the best about this book is not just the suspense, the action, or the excellent and smart writing. It's the characters. I laugh and cry with them.  I feel their pain and triumphs both. Mercy never knows how to stay out of trouble, and I love her for that! The only thing I would point out is that this story felt longer than the previous ones. I'm not complaining on that front. I want more from Briggs. Please hurry with the next installment!
Rnjenny19JA More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love Mercy...she is so much fun and kicks total butt!!!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
Alright, after waiting for a long time for this book, I must say that it lived up to every one of my expectations. I loved that in this book the reader gets more of Adam and of course, more of minor characters. A few points I must list: Asil is involved. Not one, but TWO chapters in Adam's pov Mercy being stronger than ever Vampire's Overall, this book rocked. I really loved that Asil played a bigger role. When he showed up on the scene, I couldn't help but let excitement fill every part of me. Cris-crossing worlds with different characters definitively gave this book a unique twist. Mercy and Adam's relationship is blooming beautifully. Mercy is still her good ole self and well Adam, just gets pulled along for the ride. They have cute flirty moments as well as dangerous, rash ones. But one things that remains constant is their love and loyalty to each other. And that folks, it the icing on the cake. More involvement with the vampires brings more craziness to the story. I really like the way the plot played out with politics. I think Ms. Briggs brings a powerful stance when it comes to putting more depth in the plot than what the reader sees. In the end, I'm a very happy camper who is Very excited to read the next book. I can not wait to see what crazy adventure Mercy brings me next. Until then, I will wallow in the high that I have been given when reading this story. Frost Burned is a sensational piece of storytelling that I can never get over. Generating a mixture of romance and adventure, Frost Burned is delightful.
P_in_SolomonsMD More than 1 year ago
Patricia Briggs brings that magical suspension of disbelief to all of her tales told, and this addition to the Mercy Thompson series  is no exception.  Urban in the real sense, the world of Mercy Thompson is filled with everyday traffic jams, shopping malls deliciously mixed with wierwolves, vampires and the strangest fey imaginable smack in the middle of it.  Do yourself a favor and pick this book up...you'll find it very hard to put down, even for dinner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Mercy Thompson series, and I have been enjoying the book a ton so far. I pre-ordered the nook version ages ago, and have been anticipating the March 5th release. However- I am having serious challenges actually getting any reading done, since the nook version is still unavailable on the online reader, iphone app and nook itself!!! What gives B&N?!! FAIL!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still reading this book too! Great I like fallen angel by genie ems a bit more though xo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Patricia Briggs. Every novel I've read of hers has been well written and able to more than keep my interest. I felt that this book was rushed and too short. Good read, not worth $13 on the nook
VampyreLvr More than 1 year ago
As always Patricia Briggs does it again! I love these books and these characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love these books!!!! She will keep you on the edge of your seat unil the end of the book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always Ms Briggs you never fail to amaze
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my most favorite authors and this book doesn't disappoint. The main character is tough without being overbearing and unlikable, the male characters are overprotective but they also don't get in the way. And the stories themselves are normally pretty creative. This book was no exception. In fact in this one the main character seems to stand on her own two feet even more than normal. That being said the story is a little slower than it normally is, and its not quite up to the standards of the others in the series. That being said the bar is set pretty high for this series so saying that this isn't quite as good as some of the others doesn't mean that this isn't a good book.
KnitKicky More than 1 year ago
This book revolves around a larger range of characters than the last book, and is enjoyable for that reason as many of the supporting characters in this series are interesting. Good plotting and action. A recommended read if you enjoy this series; if you are new to the series this can be a stand-alone book but you will miss some of the backstory.
caterpilar More than 1 year ago
I read all of her books and have never been disappointed! Has lots of action to keep you going and the romance, but leaves some things for your imagination so it is suitable for teens and adult. This may be the end of the series, but I hope not because I would really like to see a baby from Mercy and Adam.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful addition to the Mercy Thompson series!! I was very excited to see a certain very old/lovable if slightly insane wolf from the Alpha and Omega series!
kdb More than 1 year ago
Patricia Briggs is always a fast fun read! She has great, well developed characters,and her stories are captivating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a word...fantastic.
Anonymous 6 days ago
I love these books! They keep you wanting to know more about Mercy. Can't wait to read the next one to see what Mercy gets into.
Boundlessbookreviews 7 months ago
Frost Burned gets back to the fast-paced, Fae, Vampire and Werewolf world of Mercy Thompson.   There is a little Coyote Magic in this one that bleeds over from the last book River Marked which was not my favorite, but not much.     Adam and the entire pack have been kidnapped except for Mercy, Jessie, and Ben.  Mercy is once again put to the test with protecting herself, her pack, and her loved ones when mercenaries, assassins, and zealots come calling.  However, it turns out it is all part of a much bigger a deadlier plot that requires Mercy’s intervention to help fix.    Frost Burned is action-packed from beginning to end and full of the Mercy that I love.  After River Marked, this book gets back to the heart of the story that I love.  I am rating it 5 Boundless Stars. 
Boundlessbookreviews 7 months ago
Frost Burned gets back to the fast-paced, Fae, Vampire and Werewolf world of Mercy Thompson.   There is a little Coyote Magic in this one that bleeds over from the last book River Marked which was not my favorite, but not much.     Adam and the entire pack have been kidnapped except for Mercy, Jessie, and Ben.  Mercy is once again put to the test with protecting herself, her pack, and her loved ones when mercenaries, assassins, and zealots come calling.  However, it turns out it is all part of a much bigger a deadlier plot that requires Mercy’s intervention to help fix.    Frost Burned is action-packed from beginning to end and full of the Mercy that I love.  After River Marked, this book gets back to the heart of the story that I love.  I am rating it 5 Boundless Stars. 
Anonymous 7 months ago
I love this series. It's fun and adventurous.
WitchyWriter 8 months ago
I absolutely love the way this book starts out. Mercy and Jesse are out shopping on Black Friday. So mundane, so human. Then Jesse says something interesting and…things really take off. The acceleration is insane in this seventh book of the series. As ever, if you haven’t read the others in the series, go read them. You don’t want spoilers. Believe me. Read them in order. Go start with Moon Called. I don’t want to give away the central issue, so let me just say it hardly matters that the “villains” are shrouded in mystery, or using obscure military groups to conduct their evil schemes. The only thing that matters in this book is Mercy and how much she discovers about her abilities. It’s fascinating and beautiful stuff. I love watching Mercy discover herself, her powers, her inheritance. The ending is a different sort of pace in this novel than everything that comes before it. You don’t really see it coming, and it kind of sneaks up on you. Feels a little off-course and abrupt, too, though poignant for Mercy’s associations with the vampires. Basically, I feel like this book had the climax it did just so we could bring Stefan back into things. You won’t find me complaining about that, though. This is a tense installment to the Mercy Thompson series. It’s fascinating, and heart breaking, and sets us up well for the novels to follow. Forever Mercy fan, here, if you couldn’t tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Book was one I didn't want to put down. Wonderful plot (I never suspectected the twist).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a good series.