Night Broken (Mercy Thompson Series #8)

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson Series #8)

by Patricia Briggs
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the opportunity to read this book early, and I couldn't put it down. Fantastic character development and a handful of new cast members that immediately feel like part of the family.
Shawnie_Nicole More than 1 year ago
Earc received to give an honest review. (Netgalley & Literal Addiction) NO EPIC SPOILERS! ~ I’m thinking that jealously can be used as a form of intuition in relationship situations. We all know that at times jealously can be an irrational emotion that can’t be helped or explained. But what happens when that emotion is NOT irrational and you have good reason to be jealous and maybe even a little worried?  Briggs is at it again, building upon Mercy and laying her character, while still keeping her very much Mercy. This time though, she has to deal with ex-wives who can manipulate people without even trying, Vampire Politics at its finest and a Volcano God who can’t stop killing. There is always drama of some sort in Mercy’s life and this is no different, Briggs starts us off with something that seemed so harmless, but in the span of a couple words and a page it turns into something that is going to suck very much for our girl Mercy and she knows it. But there isn’t much she can do because there is no way she is going to leave Adams ex-wife to fend for herself against a killer. Seems like an easy “job” for lack of a better term, but this is anything but easy. Soon they are knee deep in a myth about Volcano Gods and his love of the Sun and our hero’s and heroine’s learn that everything isn’t always what it seems and Christy isn’t at all without motives.  We all know that the pack (the females in the pack) don’t care for Mercy because she signifies changes and wolves don’t like change all that much. There is a sort of tentative peace when the book starts that gets smashed to pieces when it becomes plainly obvious that the women want Christy back. Everyone is sucked into the manipulation but Honey, who surprises me in this book and I love her more for her willingness to stick by Mercy and see everything for what it is.  On top of dealing with the ex-wife of her husband, someone very important wants the walking stick back. The issue- Mercy gave it to Coyote and hasn’t seen him since she fought the River Devil. Now she has a week to find and get the walking stick from Coyote before things really get bad. Piece of cake… except for the simple fact that she doesn’t know how to find him and nobody has seen him either. But there may be someone who has the power to get in touch with him for her. Someone with a very big connection to her, that had me smiling and laughing the entire time because he is not what I was expecting – had I been expecting him.  The moments between Adam and Mercy are really sweet and romantic I love them as a couple. I hated that Christy was coming between them and it was obvious that she was, even if only when Mercy was not around and couldn’t be there to defend her turf, although she wasn’t doing much defending because she was trying to not set back all the work she and Adam had done in order to get pack on the Mercy bandwagon.  There was never a lack of action in Night Broken, lots of talking but it wasn’t meaningless or just filler space. Everything that was said and done in this book held a purpose, even if we didn’t know what that purpose was right at that moment. Briggs can weave a story like no other, mixing emotions, actions and drama and evil villains with an ease that we all very much appreciate. We also got to see some old characters, friends, associates and frenemies. Secrets are revealed that were kept from Mercy (for her sanity) and motives from the Vampire seethe come to light.  Book Pages and Dripping Ink gives Night Broken 5 Black Roses and a must read stamp of approval.  HAPPY READING!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I waited for 2 years for this book and read it in one day.  It was totally worth the wait.  I love the world of Mercy Thompson.  This book has Adam’s ex in trouble and wanting them to help her out.  If she can help herself to Mercy’s world she isn’t above trying for it.  She has to know that Mercy won’t take it sitting down.  Action, adventure, Magic, love and laughter this book has it all.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in this series and sadly this one was a big dissappointment. It was so slow, nothing interesting even happend until the book was half way over. Also was dissappointed in how she wrote Adam in this book. He should of stood up more for his wife Mercy.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Night Broken is the eighth installment in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Briggs is another one of those authors that knows what it takes to keep a series fresh and original. This is book eight in a series that is still going strong. Each book moves the series forward and incorporates new and interesting characters while exploring the myths of many different cultures. With Mercy Thompson you have a little bit of everything, shapeshifters of all kinds, werewolves, vampires and fae and many creatures most urban fantasy fans haven't even heard of. Briggs continues to amaze with every new addition to the series. A great urban fantasy read! What I liked: The main theme of this particular book is the fact that Adams's ex-wife Christy is being stalked by a very bad man. He is a real killer and her life is actually in danger, but she has ulterior motives in seeking the packs protection. She plays on Mercy's good intentions and worms her way back into Adams life, knowing all along she has a plan to get him back. Christy was a real piece of work. One of the qualities that I think shows Briggs is a good author, is the fact that she can make you strongly dislike characters. If she can bring out that kind of emotion from the reader, she knows what she's doing. And I really disliked this woman. LOL! Christy gets her just rewards in the end though, and it was oh so satisfying. It was kind of disturbing to see Mercy treated like an outsider again by the pack. She is the alpha's choice and I felt like they should have respected that. It is their duty as members of the pack to have her back and I really felt like they didn't here. But I think that was all in the plan. Briggs is up to something with this and I'm interested to see where she's going. Christy's big plan was to turn the pack against Mercy and it was way too easy for her to start doing that. But Mercy showed that she was the bigger person. The pack may not have had her best interests at heart, but she always has their's in mind.  The relationship between Mercy and Adam really shines in this book. Urban Fantasy books don't usually have a lot of romance as a rule and this series is really no different, but it has it's moments and this book showed that. Mercy and Adam stood together, they had each other's backs and they were determined to make it work. Adam's love for Mercy was so obvious that it was quite beautiful and her fierce love for him was truly amazing to read about. I just love them together. I'm glad that's direction Briggs took them. A great couple! What I didn't like: The pack disloyalty was my only grip with this one. It's such a wonderful series, with so many wonderful characters who are part of the pack and outside the pack. I just wanted them to be bigger than that. To see what Christy was up to and to hold Mercy up as their Alpha female. I hope it's a plot device, if not I'm a little disappointed in them. Bottom Line: This is another fantastic book in the Mercy Thompson series. Patricia Briggs just keeps getting better and better. If you are an urban fantasy fan and haven't found this series yet, you need to try it. It's truly amazing!
cdsky More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! Have to admit that after I read the last sentence of the book, I howled for more!
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
While Mercy and Adam should be settling into a routine and enjoying their marriage, Adam's ex Christy is in trouble and needs to stay with the pack to be safe. Mercy has never liked Christy and doesn't trust her. While keeping an eye on her she sees she is right. Christy wants Adam back and everyone to hate Mercy. Mercy isn't going to let Adam go easily and that isn't the only concern. Christy's boyfriend is a very dangerous person and he isn't afraid to kill to get what he wants. On top of that Mercy has a few more matters to settle cause for Mercy life can't be simple. I really enjoy this series and like this installment very much. We all know Mercy is a bad ass character and have seen some of her softer side. I love the bond and love she has with Adam. It really shows how much they care for each other in this book. They work together and try to let nothing come between them. I think Adam is a little clueless letting the ex back in his house but I can understand she is the mother of his child and he wants to help even if to me she for sure will never win mother of the year. When I read the blurb I figured Mercy would be kicking her butt in know time but she really shows a great maturity and holds back. I can't say I would have been as understanding as she is. I believe I would let Christy's boyfriend do whatever with her just to get rid of her. The pack somewhat got on my nerves as Mercy is not good enough for some of them and they are stupid not to see how good she is. The ex adds a good action element to the book as well as a few other things that come up cause Mercy can never have just one problem so have no fear it isn't all cat fights and backstabbing. You also get to learn a few secrets that you may have wondered about in previous books. I can't wait to read the next book as this one left me wanting more. Fans of the series will not be disappointing in this addition. 
Kimber82 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book and LOVE the series but I felt like the end was a bit abrupt. It was all wrapping up nicely then stopped. I thought my Nook had messed up and I wias missing pages. I wanted to know more like what happened to Gary. Any one else feel this way?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. I was pleasntly surprised and thrilled by what I read. Can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again this book.was a home run, I love this..series, and I loved the self restraint she showed toward adems ex wife,because I know if I/ any woman were in her shoes, it would be hard, i even respected mercy 100 times more that she never bad talked adems ex to her step daughter about.her mother, which not.may people do these days, but mercy gave jessy a chance to start rebuilding a relstionship w a mother who was never there, and people.don't realize how importaintnl that at.her age, but anyways I loved how at the end.she gave the others time to see the truth about the ex in the end,. I loved this book cause it intertwmed her past and future, and gave the kick butt inside and outside strength l, mercy style ;) ....... Cj Thorsos....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta be honest and say I was a little bit hesitant going into this one. I really disliked Christy's character before reading this and knowing she was going to play an important role in this one had me scared for Mercy. I of course did not doubt Adam's loyalty but its well known how the pack feels about mercy vs Christy. Well now I don't just dislike her I kinda hate her....and with good reason. Having her in the mix of the other plots going on was a bit tedious. Especially seeing everyone's reactions towards her. And Mercy's "understanding" was just a bit over the top. There were times I really wanted to the her aside and tell her to SNAP OUT OF THE PASSIVE STANCE she seemed to take most of the time. That aside, we meet a few new characters who proved to be very interesting, Gary being one of them, and I can't wait to see how that all develops. Overall there were some significant shifts in the pack and it looks like Briggs if concluding some drawn out issues, that quite frankly need to be resolved so we can get to bigger better things. Though once again we see Mercy & the pack fighting a new evil villain, its refreshing to see that she's not directly responsible. This one is all on Christy and its interesting to see the pack's reaction to this new problem differs from others in the past. One the my favorite aspects of this book was the fact that there more Adam & Mercy personal scenes than there has been in the last few books, which was wonderful. I sometimes feel like that romantic connection takes too much of a back seat. There are a lot of emotional scenes in this one and it almost felt like this might of have been the last of series. The end was very abrupt (which I didn't really care for) and a few questions still linger but overall I think Briggs has done a nice job continuing this story, I love so much as well as setting it up for the next one. I'd really love to have had the option of reading some of the last scenes from Adam's POV. It'd be great if Briggs could do that in the next one. I haven't read anything in regards to just how many books are expected to follow but it does feel as though she's getting ready to wrap up the series.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
I simply love Mercy Thompson. In Night Broken she just proves herself time and time again what kind a honest person she truly is... Adam's ex-wife Christy has returned with a threat that could destroy them all. Her easy life style has turned an ancient volcano god into her own personal stalker. Not only putting Christy’s life in harms way but also bring the god's wrath onto Mercy. If that wasn't enough, Christy is the ultimate manipulator. She has a way of playing the perfect victim and has her sights on removing Mercy from the picture. Meanwhile, the Gray Lord, Alistar Beauclaire wants his father's walking stick back. If you remember in the previous installments, Mercy gave the walking stick to Coyote. Now she must find the elusive trickster god. On her journey, she discovers a few very exciting twists to Mercy's story...of course, I can't share without giving a few spoilers so all I can say is you have to read it and find out. There is also an additional character added to this story that I hope becomes a major player in future installments. In all the circumstances, Christy passive aggressively attacks Mercy. Mercy takes the high road. Showing huge character growth as well as making her more humanized/relatable. Don't worry she gets her perfect pay back so don't go getting blue in the face. I love how Briggs grabs her inspiration and twists it with folk lore. Not only do we get a healthy does of Native American but she combines so many cultures as well. The pack seems to be embracing Mercy. I was concerned that this was going to be the same old situation with the pack turning against Mercy and she being isolated once again...That is definitely not the case. Although Christie's manipulations has caused many actions of discord, most of the pack sees right through her games and twisting of the truth. For the Fae, Mercy discovers more about her mentor and his family. While trying to unite the walking stick with its owner, Briggs pulls out a possible issue that might have Mercy and the Pack facing up against some serious future fae plot possibilities.  Overall, Briggs knows how to bring a supernatural world alive. Her writing glues you to the pages and makes this fantasy world a reality in your imagination. I highly recommend reading Night Broken and can see a re-read of this entire series in my near future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, can't wait for the next one. Pack has to deal with the return of Adams ex-wife. Poor Mercy has to deal with her and the pack. While the ex's stalker cause more problems then any human or normal creature could ever be. Mercy again finds herself in the middle of things and a new family members. New and old friends fight against a new foe. Anyway if you have read the series this is a another good one, and if you haven't you should
LadySki More than 1 year ago
It was interesting finally seeing how Adams ex wife played in the mix! At the beginning it seemed like she was letting the ex win. Glad to read otherwise and how she showed a grown up version of herself but still did not let her overcome Mercy. Loved the surprises with Coyote and the very last line made me wish she wrote a little faster
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn'r want it to end, hope we don't have to wait as long for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some series seem to get tired after awhile... but this one just keeps the adventure, the fun, the good banter and the heart going strong in each book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot get enough of Mercy
avidreaderMO More than 1 year ago
A wonderful addition to the Mercy Thompson series. I read the book in one day because I couldn't even consider putting it down. I'm ready for the next installment!
ksweetness More than 1 year ago
Once again Patricia Briggs brings us an amazing Mercy Thompson book. To me this wasn't her best book of all time, but still a great read. And if you read her a lot, like i do, you can tell she has another book on the mind. which just hint that the mercyverse is going to get shook up, which is always exciting. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. The cliffhanger she left is still driving me crazy even a week after reading. Its defiantly a book you don't want to put down. Just thought i would put my two-cents in on this and review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved the first books. This one seemed very repeatitve. At the ending I felt like their were just too many loose ends. You know how some books seem more like a novella? Well that is what this felt like. Their were quite a few new charachter introductions which weren't bad but just seems to be spreading the storyline out. Next time I won't preorder. I will wait for it to go on sale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy the Mercy and the Alpha and Omega series. I thought this was an easy fast read. I'm a bit dissapointed that the fae/werewolf plot was not advanced at all. The cantrip involvement sermed like it was added last minute. Overall a nice addition to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Mercy Thompson series a lot. The whole world Briggs has created around this character is phenominal , but this book, as great as it is, felt lazy to me. It did not, to me, match up very well with the feelings the other stories have given me, and this one seemed to put Mercy in a new light, one that, in my opinion, doesn't properly suit the fiery young woman I've read about the past several years. This book also lacked much of the falling action I feel was needed after such a large climax. It took us from the utmost of highs, and dropped us yet again into a hospital where Mercy's recouperating from her latest trouble. It seemed much to basic from an author such as Briggs. The character of Christy, likewise, seemed very poor to me. Yes, there are women who do manipulate people and get away with it, but those women are usually cunning, and have much more in their favor than Christy could ever hope to have. I saw very little growth in this character overall. She is a one trick pony, and her characterization in this novel made her much more whiney and dependent than I had pictured based on the words in previous novels. While I will definitely read the last novel in this series when it comes out, I sincerely hope that Briggs picks up her game once more for the next book in the series.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Great read! Full of exciting characters and action. Learned more about Coyote and Mercy's connection.
Anonymous 20 days ago
Can’t get enough of Mercy Thompson. I’ve read this series 4 different times.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Another great story in the Mercy Thompson series!