Blood Bound

Blood Bound Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places and in dark ones And now she owes one of them a favor Since she can shapeshift at will she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend

  • Title: Blood Bound
  • Author: Patricia Briggs
  • ISBN: 9781429502375
  • Page: 493
  • Format: ebook
  • Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places and in dark ones And now she owes one of them a favor Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind But this new vampire is hardly ordinary and neither is the demon inside of him.

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    1. ✘ Now You See Me Now You Don't Express Buddy Read (NYSMNYDEBR™) with Nafeeza, Layla and Ange ✘☠ DNF at 21% *pats her little self on the exoskeleton for making it that far*Okay, I was going to do the Cut the Crap Thing (CtCT™), but I just noticed the cover for this book and am consequently slightly pissed off, so this might take longer than originally planned. You're welcome.That bloody shrimping cover! What the bloody shrimping fish?! Why the holy barnacle does Mercy have to display he [...]

    2. There is something so wonderful about Patricia Briggs's writing for this reader. She is able to create a world in which I am completely drawn in, but she writes with such simple elegance. Without a doubt, this is my favorite urban fantasy series so far.Mercy Thompson is the kind of heroine that earns my devotion. She is so brave, but has the same fears and uncertainties that us readers have. She wants a simple life, even though she's a walker, a coyote shapeshifter, who is up to her neck in were [...]

    3. Full review, first posted on fantasyliterature:Owing a favor to a vampire is pretty much always going to be asking for trouble. Stefan, a vampire who’s been a help and even a friend to Mercy Thompson, calls her at three a.m. to go witness his confrontation with a new vampire in town. But Stefan gives Mercy his word of honor that she won’t be hurt, and asks her to shapeshift into her coyote form to accompany him. The new vampire, Cory Littleton, has a rather mundane name, but his nature is an [...]

    4. Re-read March 21st 2017. Even better the 2nd time around!4.5 StarsBlood Bound, the second installment in the Mercy Thompson series has me officially addicted! This begins as Mercy’s friend, Stephan the vampire, calls in a favor owed. Little does she know that repayment puts her and the pack in grave danger, not something Stephan intended, either. What they stumble upon is a powerful threat that Mercy can’t let stand and before you know it, she’s waist high in dangerous vampire politics. Tr [...]

    5. The second book in the Mercy installment centers upon the vampires. Stefen, good friend and Scooby-lovin, t-shirt wearing vamp, calls in a favor. Favors among the supernatural are always tricky. When Mercy goes with him to a hotel to meet a suspicious new vampire, they both get more than they bargained for. Yucky stuff follows, but Stefen has a different memory of the horror in the hotel. Mercy must share her memory with the vampire seethe in a bloody and creepy way so that the queen Marsilia do [...]

    6. I couldn't resist - I wanted to wait and leave more time between books in this series, but after reading the first book, I'm hooked and it's going to be difficult not to binge read these all!My only complaint (view spoiler)[She BETTER NOT hook up with Samuel and it looked like she was leaning that way - I'm team Adam all the way! Also I'm not a fan of love triangles in general. Okay, rant over ;) (hide spoiler)]

    7. I’m beginning to understand why this series has such a large fan base!The first book in this series certainly was promising but I found that a combination of Mercy’s dry tone narrative and a lack of action made it hard for me to get into the story. This time around I had a little trouble in the beginning, but soon after I got drawn into an engaging and exciting story in where the ever helpful Mercy gets sucked into vampire business (no pun intended). In the mean while, we learn more about Br [...]

    8. Ugh. I am so unhappy with Ms. Briggs. She created an intelligent, strong, interesting protagonist; a mostly believable world; and engaging supporting characters. Her writing is smooth and keeps you turning the page, wanting to see where the plot is headed. But the sexist drivel just makes me want to puke. On the surface it doesn't seem to be sexist: Mercy abhors the way women are treated in the werewolf pack; she is strong and resourceful and of course has to save the day. But when I delved deep [...]

    9. Okay friendsI'm sorry, but this is it. I don't plan to follow this series any farther. This is not because Patricia Briggs is a bad writer. It's not because the idea behind the book is bad or the plot is bad.Then why? Many of you probably already know if you've read any of my reviews. The plot, the story idea, the characters are there, but they are constantly smothered by Mercy going on and on about her hormones when she's around either of 2 alpha werewolves. It's about this continually overwhel [...]

    10. Buddy read with some friends at Buddies Books and BaublesSo I still haven't fully warmed up to this series. Book 2 was definitely better than book 1 and there were more actual emotional reactions. But while I like Mercy, I cannot get myself to care for most of the other characters. Take Adam, for instance. (view spoiler)[This is the second book (and it is the second book in the series) in a row where our badass dangerous alpha male gets kidnapped and Mercy has to save him. Once again. (hide spoi [...]

    11. Blood Bound, the 2nd book in Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series is just as good as the 1st book, Moon Called.Mercy Thompson is a heroine that I absolutely love.She has the qualities I admire – strengths and flaws and not afraid to face the obstacles in her life.She is evolving and discovering her power… The plot revolves around Mercy being asked by Stefan, her vampire friend, to help him hunt down a vampire/sorcerer in league with a demon and a danger to the people she cares and loves. Ev [...]

    12. A wonderful series that could use a smidge more romance although I'm enjoying the slow build-up between Mercy and her men. The only thing is though, has this love-triangle turned into a love-square? Stefan, Mercy's Mystery Machine bus-driving vampire friend, asks her for a favor. She owed him after the events of the last book so she reluctantly agrees. Mercy goes with Stefan to a hotel to meet with a vampire that entered the area without checking in with the queen first. Stefan asks Mercy to acc [...]

    13. This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI have so much love for this series! This was my second time reading this book and I can honestly say that I liked it just as much as I did the first and maybe even a bit more. One thing that I enjoy about re-reading books in series that I love is seeing how many things have changed for the characters. I love how some of the groundwork for future events takes root in earlier books.The characters in this series are wonderful. Mercy is awesome. [...]

    14. More Stefan and more vampires. Yay! And these are dangerous vampires, not cutesy ones. Mercy faces them all bravely and it turns out that her feminine ways of doing things are more effective than all the macho werewolf snarling in the world. My impressions of Stefan (a character I like very much) are morphing—he is changing from a supernatural buddy into someone tall, dark, and dangerous!The more I learn about Briggs’ paranormal world, the more I like it. She takes the stereotypical vampires [...]

    15. Minor Spoilers! Blood Bound, the second book in the Mercy Thompson series was definitely better than the first! I thought the story was much more engaging in this one. There was a purpose straight from the beginning and of course, I can’t complain since Stefan has a considerable amount of page time!Mercy, my new favourite heroine, finds herself in a bit of a situation involving the seethe and a certain demon-riding vampire named Cory Littleton. The guy ended up with a wuss name, but this creep [...]

    16. 1st Read May 20102nd Read March 20143rd Read December 2015 4th Read January 20175th Read January 2018Original ReviewBlood Bound continues the story about 6 months after the events of Moon Called. The werewolves have started to come out to the public, like the fae before them but the vampires are still keeping their existence a secret. When Mercy is woken by a phone call in the middle of the night from her vampire friend Stefan she isn't happy but Stefan needs a favor and as Mercy owes him one sh [...]

    17. My notes reading this book:5% - Boring20% - I already know that50% - Still boring65% - Hmm okay.70% - Cool!90% - This chick is awesome!!100% - Why all I can remember is being bored?I can definitely see there's something great going on with this series. I love UF, great female characters, action-packed scenes so why is this not working for me? I'd love to say this series just didn't work for me and move on. And I was about to after 70% of this book (this book could have been shorter, btw) when fi [...]

    18. I have a problem.I like all the characters.I like how the paranormal world is building slowly. I even like the "solving case" theme, and that means a lot because I lose interest in books like that very quickly if I don't have romance in it.I didn't expect a magic burst of romance, but I also didn't expect the second book to show less about romance than the first. I also did not expect (view spoiler)[ for alpha of werewolves to be needing rescuing AGAIN!!!!! I mean, really?! Again?!?! I hope in t [...]

    19. When a new vampire enters the area without paying his respects, Mercy's vampire friend Stefan asks her to provide him with back up while he lays down the law. What they discover is a whole lot more than either of them can handle –– a demonically possessed sorcerer who has been turned into a vampire. As the carnage increases Mercy, Stefan and the werewolves from the trip-city area join forces to hunt down the demon-vampire before the demon takes over and the real carnage begins. Sometimes I [...]

    20. Great story! Not a fan of the love triangle tension (and it irks me doubly because I actually like both guys at this point, gods damn it) but otherwise I was fascinated. At one point there was the image of a vampire flanked on either side by werewolves and that was just SO badass. Looooooove this genre and really looking forward to the next Mercy book! In the meantime, I gotta hunt down the first two A&O books. (bc CHARLES, okay << don't mind me drooling over here)

    21. This second book of Patricia Brigg’s Mercedes Thompson series did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book. There was action, suspense, and the beginnings of a “love square” (as opposed to a love triangle).There are so many aspects of this novel that I liked. I enjoyed the werewolf and vampire politics. I loved that Mercy was able to manoeuvre herself through the myriad of behaviors so that she would not offend or incite either werewolf or vampire. A few more vampires [...]

    22. I enjoyed the second book in the series as well. There was one really creepy scene where a scary vampire was trying to get into Mercy's trailer at night while she was alone. There wasn't very much progression with Mercy's feelings toward Adam or Samuel but she does figure out some things. The action scenes were good and the story was fun to read.

    23. I don't know why but I'm still not into this series for some reason, I feel like I don't care enough some times not for Mercy because I like her but mostly for the love triangle, I don't particularly care about Adam or Samuel to be honest, I find myself more intrigued with Stefan and I'm invested in Warren's relationship with Kyle. Also all these power games with the male wolves are really getting on my nerves (view spoiler)[honestly Adam's explanation about his calming effect on Mercy that her [...]

    24. Okay, so now I am really glad I finally started this series. Blood Bound was just as good as, if not better than, Moon Called. There still wasn't a lot of real action in this book, but there was definitely more of it than in MC. Also, there was a little bit more development in the romance department with BB: Sexy Time with Adam (No, not sex unfortunately. Don't I wish!), Macking with Samuel, and Whispering Sweet Nothings with Stefan. Speaking of, does that mean there's a semi-love square now? Be [...]

    25. January 2018 Reread. Buddy read with Sarah and EricaJanuary 2017 Re-read: Buddy read with SarahDecember 2015 re-read: Buddy read with SarahI flew through this book. I'm absolutely loving this re-read. *sighs happily*Original review:What a fabulous sequel to Moon Called. Mercy continues to be the smart, capable, and still slightly vulnerable heroine that I grew to love in the first book. People she cares about really matter to her. She'd do damn-near anything for those she loves.I said it in the [...]

    26. Review from first read 06/26/11 to 06/28/11Make up your mind Mercy, pick one of the guys (Adam please) Mercy was not as funny this time around, but for a girl she was still al’ightMercy was still really fast Mercy was still pretty smart, for a girl ;)Mercy still wasn't completely helpless; she uh might put a stake in your heart, cut your head off and watch your body burn (just sayin') she crazy like thatMercy sees dead people and they draw her pictures Mercy still never even mentions her man e [...]

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