Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I go back and forth between loving and getting irritated with Mercy and her adventures. This book, however, I loved. Something about the combination of Mercy being mostly the master of her own destiny coupled with the big bad witches had me hooked.
This story picks up as the world is still adapting to a wolf pack being responsible for a territory. Half the world thinks they are monsters (and advertise as such), while the other half are running to them for sanctuary. Sure, they might also be the “monsters,” but Mercy doesn’t discriminate. Having just gotten her garage back in order after who even remembers what happened, she’s edging back into her “normal” life, complete with pirate videogames, surly fae employees, and general pack life.
Of course, nothing is simple in the world of Mercy, so there is the ever-present threat of world destruction, this time coming in the form of a meeting between the fae “government” and the US government. Seems easy enough, especially when your mate has been roped into providing security and essentially organizing the talks. Oh, and there’s a bunch of evil witches roaming around killing lots of people and turning them (and things) into zombies. No biggie.
While I usually don’t enjoy zombie storylines, this was coupled with some good witchcraft angle that was super interesting and unique. I especially enjoyed getting some more backstory to some mysterious folks in the mix. All in all, this was a fun, action-filled story that was blissfully missing the cringe-worthy moment that usually comes in Mercy books, where she realizes she’s missing something that you’ve figured out chapters ago. Can you tell I really enjoyed this one? Definitely worth a read!
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