Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Maybe it’s just that I don’t typically read comics or maybe it was just because my kindle is not the best medium, but it took me forever to read this one. I love Mercy and love that world so the story wasn’t so much the issue as the medium for me.
This story is really more of a Jesse story than a Mercy story. Yes, it starts with Mercy and the pack discovering a gruesome scene, but Jesse and her horrible high school time get the most play here. Jesse is not exactly the most popular girl in school. What some people might think is cool (having a famous werewolf as a dad) is exactly what causes her drama at school. Nobody really wants to be her friend and that gets reinforced after Mercy and her dad find the bodies that are related to some of the mean girls at school. Luckily, a new girl shows up and decides to take a chance on Jesse.
Meanwhile, the murder investigation is going on to try to find the person responsible for killing a bunch of kids in a horrible way that suggests fae involvement. There’s a few cameos from some good characters from the series, but really Jesse stumbles onto the answer a lot quicker than everyone else (without really knowing it). I’m torn between wishing this was a longer story or wishing it were just in straight short story format. Either way, it’s always nice to visit with Mercy and her family.
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