Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help...(Goodreads)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Ace Books; 1st edition (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780441019731
- ISBN-13: 978-0441019731
River Marked starts out with the normal cast and crew from the previous Mercy Thompson books, even bringing Stefan back. (whom I love). Mercy is very busy and stressed planning her wedding to Adam. I absolutely loved the way Mercy’s mom, and Adam’s daughter Jessie worked to pull the wedding off, and what the Bran says to Adam before they say there vows.
We are finally alone with Adam and Mercy, or so we think. Adam has barrowed a camper for the two of them to be completely alone, and takes Mercy to a camp ground that is not open to the public as of yet. After only a day they relies things are not as they seem. It’s not that the action makes River Marked feel rushed, but I would have liked just a little more Adam/mercy time. Before the monster, gods, and fae.
The bulk of this book is centered around learning Mercy’s heritage. Patricia Briggs is an amazing story teller. I was enthralled from beginning to end, To learn about each god and how they once defeated the river monster that is now after Adam and Mercy. I also enjoyed learning the truth about Mercy’s father, and hope we get to see Coyote in future books.
In the end I was happy with this installment. I liked that when the battle was fought and the day was over Adam and Mercy are on equal ground as they should be, and you know the love between them is real.
Happy Reading, Rebecca
4 moons: I liked a lot. It is reread worthy