Monday, February 2, 2015

Review: Frost Burned

Frost Burned
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I came right out of the previous Alpha & Omega book and directly into this Mercy book. After the somewhat stunning turn of events, the world has obviously changed and Mercy has to deal with the repercussions. Mercy really shows how tough she is in this book, if there was any doubt about it.

The story begins with Black Friday shopping and a glimpse into the great relationship Mercy has with Adam’s daughter, Jesse. This nice family moment is interrupted by a panicky feeling, a car accident, and a cryptic text from Bran. All the wolves are missing and Mercy is left to pick up the pieces. Even without the alpha’s powers, Mercy really has some serious strength. She puts aside her worry and collects any wolves or mates left, rescues whoever needs rescuing, and holds her little family together. Adam works on his end, holding his kidnapped pack together where they are being held captive. Originally he thought it was the government, coming to take them all out, but it turns out to be a mix of malcontents and mercenaries.

There are some losses in this book, but the real big bad ends up being someone I never suspected. There are a lot of mysteries to be solved, but it was nice to see Mercy’s allies rally behind her to get things done. We also get some resolution to poor Gabriel’s story and watch things finally change for the better. After watching Mercy struggle with her PTSD and find a way back to Adam, these two really manage to overcome all the odds and come out stronger at the end. This book gave us a lot of character growth, some good resolution to a bunch of issues, and showed us a pretty nice path forward. I can’t wait to see where these wonderful characters end up next.

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