Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson Series #7)

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson Series #7)

by Patricia Briggs

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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: 29,485
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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“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. 429 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'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 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.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
This was another great installments in an excellent series. I have been working my way through an audio re-read of this amazing series over the course of this year. It surprises me how much I am enjoying this series during my re-read. This book isn't one of my favorites in the series but it was really good. I wanted to listen to this book for hours at a time because I wanted to stay with Mercy and the gang and make sure that everything would work out for them. This book opens with Mercy and Jesse doing some black Friday shopping. Mercy gets into a small traffic accident while they were out which really shouldn't have been a big deal. They realize that there is a problem when they can't reach Adam or any other member of the pack when they call for a ride home. The entire pack has been abducted. Mercy is such a strong character and great leader. She takes her role as Adam's mate seriously and works to keep everyone she safe. There is quite a bit of excitement as she works to protect the few connected to the pack that were not taken. She is able communicate with Adam through her mate bond so she isn't completely unaware of things that are happening. I really enjoyed spending time with some of my favorite characters. Mercy was incredibly brave and smart in this story. She is willing to sacrifice her own safety to keep others safe when needed. Adam was fierce at times but such a great leader and protector. I do wish that Mercy and Adam hadn't been separated so much during this story. I really enjoyed the focus on Ben, Tad, and Asil in this book since they are characters that we don't always see a lot of. Once again Lorelei King does a fantastic job with the narration. There were a few sections of this book that were told from Adam's point of view and I thought she did a great job with those. She really does bring Mercy to life. There is so much emotion that really comes through in her narration. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators and I look forward to listening to more of her work soon. I would highly recommend this series to others. This is my second time experiencing this book but it will not be my last. It is simply wonderful to find a series of books that you know you will enjoy no matter how many times you read them. I can't wait to listen to the next book very soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fan of Patricia Briggs. She was the author who first had me interested in this genre and needless to say Mercy.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall great storyline and engaging plot. Characters draw you in and cause empathy for their plight and excitement for their victories. The only wish I have for the series is that they could be longer, but I still love it overall!
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Frost Burned is book 7 in the Mercy Thompson series. I've been binge reading/listening to this series via audiobooks since last year and have to say the audiobooks make it very easy to marathon the series! This time around Mercy is dealing with the pack being abducted and she'll stop at nothing to get them back. We start off with Mercy, our coyote shifter Black Friday shopping with Jesse (her mate Adam's daughter) when they get into a car accident. Dealing with that is enough to shake a person but she quickly realizes that something is wrong with Adam and the pack and goes into investigation mode. After saving a mate of a pack member, Mercy stashes Jesse somewhere safe and goes full speed ahead. We get to see Mercy, Ben (one of the members of the pack) and a few others in action. I really enjoyed seeing Mercy not teaming up with the same people this time around. With most of the pack missing, she's forced to deal with some characters we don't really get to see very much and I was glad that they took a bigger role. This installment is full of action and we're learning more about not everyone being happy that werewolves exist. That doesn't seem to be all though, and it looks like not just the werewolves are having issues arise. Frost Burned was an action packed novel that left me intrigued to see where the series will go next. We learned a tiny bit more about Mercy's powers, and I'm hoping we continue to find out more soon. I've had a few issues with one or two of the previous books, but was glad to see this installment was better for me. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book. If you're a fan of Urban Fantasy with werewolves, vampires, and fae you'll love this series.