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Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  34,294 ratings  ·  2,629 reviews
Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman - the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack - has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy's life. But on the edges of humanity, a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more. After an accident i ...more
Paperback, UK, 352 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Orbit (first published March 1st 2013)
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"Expected publication: Spring 2013"

*blinks again*

February, huh?

Hmm.Still not sure how I feel about this one...
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
A few weeks ago, Patty Briggs and her husband Mike joined a chat room to discuss both Frost Burned and Patty’s previous books. The idea was to discuss each Mercy Thompson book separately, but that’s not how it went in the end. I was able to join them just once because the timing didn’t work for me, but the half hour I spent talking to Patty and her fans further convinced me that she is both a great author and a very pleasant person. When I shared with her my opinion that Fair Game, her
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Beyond typing “I loved it. I loved it. OMG I loved it.” over and over again, it is hard to write a coherent review. Why? Because I loved this book so much. It was an emotional and a fun experience reading it. I feel like I lived another life through the pages of this book!

Patricia Briggs’s talent seems to increase with every book th
Mandi Schreiner
Favorite Quote: He laughed again, and his body softened as much as it ever did – there just wasn’t much soft about Adam. “I love you,” he said.

“I know,” I told him seriously. “How could you help it?”

While the Mercy Thompson series is an absolute favorite of mine, the past couple of books have been a little on the slower side for me. But I am happy to say, Frost Burned brings back the fun action and world building I’ve come to expect from this series. And before I go any further, let me also say
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
I was so happy that this book took place back at home especially after River Marked. I was really missing the pack, the fae and especially Stefan but of course, we don't get any time to enjoy it. Right at the start, Mercy and Jesse are involved in an accident. When Mercy is trying to call someone to pick them up, all she gets is voice mails and no answers. Turns out the pack has been taken...thank goodness for the pack bond!

This book is action packed and practically non-stop with a lot of varia
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Say hello to my most disappointing read of 2013.

I am not being a drama queen. I am a huge, and I mean HUGE, Mercy Thompson fan and I was expecting this book to be as awesome as the previous ones. Well, it wasn’t. Frost Burned single-handedly pissed on all my expectations and presented me with a snoozefest as compensation.

Well, you know what? I am not the kind of person who will bend over and take it just because I love an author or a series. My expectations are, and always will be, high from the
Lisa (Fic Talk)








I am at a loss for words even though it has been two days since I've finished reading Frost Burned, but let me just say that it. was. worth. the. wait.

Patricia Briggs, you own me.

Review to come later.
*Buddy (re)-read with Glass and V <333*

*Review without spoilers*

Coyote never loses, Coyote told me. Because I change the rules of the games my enemies play. What are the rules of your game?

Unlike many other sequels that have disappointed me over the last year or so, this book didn’t. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of the lose ends Patricia Briggs left in the plot. That being said, if you are a fan of the series you shouldn’t be disappointed by it. I also would like to s
I love Mercy. She's not your typical stock UF character. So, here are 15 questions about Mercy's age, ancestry, beliefs, occupation, etc.

Frost Burned is set in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, not far from Mercy's home in the Tri-Cities: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. This is a fae-rly satisfying urban fantasy involving werewolves, a coyote-shifter, a few fae, some vampires, a witch or two, and humans. I very much enjoyed the bulk of it, but... Who is the informant? Is the money man
I skimmed through most of the book, skipped entire chapters, and read only the first 15% and last 5%. Since doing that alone took me over a month, I think it's safe to say I'm done with this series. I'll only reconsider reading the rest of these books if the focus shifts from the boring plot to Adam the characters.

*Buddy read with Jenny. Read her review here.*
Jamie Mae
Spring 2013 for the next Mercedes Thompson? I really hope that date is wrong! I'm already waiting till Winter 2012 for the next Alpha and Omega, Fair Game. Now it's 2 years till more Mercy. There are no words to describe my level of frustration!!!

UPDATE: Worth the wait :)
Originally Posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

“River Marked,” also known as Mercy Thompson book 6, came out two years ago in 2011. That is an extremely long time to wait for the next installment of a series. If you’re like me, you reread your favorite scenes, read other series that didn’t quite compare and waited for every update from the author and publisher. This kind of wait builds expectations in your head and you begin to feel a personal hype for this book. Hype can sometimes
The scene opened with Mercy accompanying Jesse for Black Friday midnight shopping -- on that note, I LOVE how Mercy addressed Jesse as "my stepdaughter". I have a weakness for family story in any of the urban fantasy series I follow --. But since this is Mercy we were talking about, trouble soon found her. She and Jesse were involved in a car bump (after Jesse shocked Mercy with a question about baby) -- which made them late to came back to the pack.

It turned out to be a bit of a good thing, be
Mimi Smith
4 stars

As always, a great novel by Patricia Briggs!

Frost Burned picks up where Fair Game left off. The Fae have declared war on, well, everyone, and then retreated, leaving no evidence of their existence behind. Unless you count the dramatic speeches caught on cameras, that is. Humans are uneasy, but have accepted the Fae's anger as just. But werewolves... there will always be those wary of the wolves.

And so Mercy sees, yet again, things can go to hell in a heartbeat, when she goes out for a sh
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I am not going to bother with a blurb for this one, I figure if you have gotten to book 7 of a series you are probably going to get it no matter what the blurb says! All you need to know is Mercy, Adam and the Pack face some troubles, which they then proceed to beat the crap out of.

Adam and Mercy are one of my favourite couples, they seem far more real than other couples I have read, they argue, they piss each other off and they have separate interests but they are still unmistakably in love. T
MsMiz (Tina)
I have the strange desire to say 'Mercy is back'. But really she never left. Her story was very different over the last two installments - not worse, just different. They did not have the taste and feel of what we were used to reading. Frost Burned brings us back full circle to really bad guys and a story that opens quick, breaks your heart within the first 30 pages and then the train does not stop until the very end. There is little breathing room as we are taking from one bad guy group to the ...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
First read March 5th 2013
Second read August 7th 2013 (just as awesome as the first time)

I'm excited for this book

And the book is here! So happy to be reading it.

Stayed up to finish this, too tired now to review it so will just say I loved this book a true page turner that I didn't want to put down.

Oh and Ben and Tad would rock together. even though they didn't interact in this I could see them having great chemistry together and would love to see that!

I planned to try and write a decent revie
I'd give this 3.5 stars if I could. It was much better than the previous book, River Marked, and most of the supporting characters were back in full force in this book.

While I enjoyed the action in this book, it seemed really disjointed with most of the book dealing with the disappearance of the werewolves and then switching to a completely different situation for the last part of the story. And there seemed like an awful lot of threads that were dropped in an effort to have more and more of th
**Spoilers for previous Mercy Thompson books**

Straight up, I love the Mercy Thompson series.

I love the characters and I love the world that Briggs has created. This was non-stop from cover to cover and it felt smooth and slick.

My favourite part of all the Mercyverse books has always been Mercy, the werewolves and the pack politics. Stories about any of the packs has always been something I've enjoyed. More packs! More werewolves! More Bran! :D Mercy is a pro at navigating this world she grew up
Mercy and Adam

Finally! Loved this one. So good. It didn't disappoint after our long two year wait. Full review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

“I don’t need to swallow you whole, I don’t need to be in your head at all times. I just need to know you’re there.”

Some books are just worth the wait. It has been two years since the last Mercy Thompson book was released. Late 2011 when it was announce that we would be Mercy-less in 2012 I was pretty disappointed. This series is one of the best UF series o
This is the debut of a new genre y'all.....readers crack. Kinda like bath try to take this book from me and I'm not responsible for my actions. Damn this was good! INSANELY good.

I feel as if I've emerged on the other side of a dream - I know this is fiction, but it's real in my mind. I should be able to head west and meet up with Mercy and hang out in her shop. Chill over movies with Warren and Kyle. Drool (discreetly of course) over Adam. And Adam! We get Adam's POV you guys!! An
Lisa Kay
Could this be Mercy’s new gold sheep necklace? The original one can be found at - however, not with the emerald for the sheep’s eye; I added that.

(This is a review of the audiobook.) Lorelei King delivers her best narration yet in the seventh installment of the Mercy Thompson series. It is like she’s right there with all of us adoring fans of these novels, and is just as enthusiastic to find out what happens next to our little coyote - and her world - as we are. This make
The name is book....Kick-Ass Book.

It all began six books ago...well, 10 if you count the Alpha and Omega books, and I do. I was just a todler in the reading world, a baby in the UF genre. Yes, I had been reading for months, and had been lucky enough to have come across some amazing PNR, High Fantasy and Contemporary books. But there was something missing.
I was so naive. So, so very naive, not knowing that the hole in my tummy wasn't hunger. Not for food. It was hunger NEED, DESPERATION, for some
4.5 Kick Ass Stars!

The Hauptman’s: Adam and Mercedes

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This is the 7th book in the Mercy Thompson series- I feel like I have been waiting FOREVER for this book to come out! I was so happy to get more Mercy and Adam!

FYI- If you haven’t read books 1-6, there may be a few spoilers...

We start out with Mercy and Adam’s daughter Jesse out Black Friday shopping. Mercy wrecks her beloved ‘rabbit’ and tries to get ahold of Adam. She can’t reach him. Or anyone in the pack for that matter. The pack, Ada
May 23, 2012 Madbabs marked it as to-read
Sure I'd love to have it sooner than spring of 2013. But by then it will be so long since the last one, it'll be a great excuse to read the whole series over again, to get back in the world and characters. Sounds great! Meanwhile I'll just amuse myself with some of the 150+ other books on my to-be-read list.
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

It’s been two years since the last Mercy Thompson novel was published, but life for these characters hasn’t remained completely stagnant. If you’ve been reading the other series set in the Mercy Thompson world, Alpha and Omega, you know that some seriously huge stuff has happened regarding the Fae. We predicted that the fallout would hit Tri-Cities, and it did.

Mercy has gone through quite a transformation since MOON CALLED introduced us to the loner coy
3.5 stars - Spoilers

I think I'm being a bit generous with my rating but what the hell, it's the weekend and I'm in a good mood.

-I wasn't impressed with River Marked (the sixth Mercy Thompson book) but as a whole, I've more or less enjoyed the series. Naturally, I had high hopes for this and I was somewhat let down by certain aspects in Frost Burned… but I guess overall it was rather enjoyable.

-The plot itself was pretty simple - Adam and his pack are kidnapped and Mercy investigates/tries to sav
Kaje Harper
This is probably my favorite werewolf series, not least because the author's concept of the way the supernatural and the real world could interact feels very close to my own. (Occasionally eerily close.) Hers, however, is a complex supernatural world with not just werewolves but Walkers and vampires, many kinds of fae, witches, necromancers, ghosts and more. In other hands, I've seen this kind of world become a muddle, but when it's well done (these books, The Dresden Files, etc.) it can be fasc ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
This is the kind of book that makes you appreciate paranormal and urban fantasy. Review to come.

Quick review:

Cover: Love It
Rating: R
Steaminess: HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: This book restored my faith in good story telling
Characters: Well written
Plot: The things you do for those you care about
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Adam

SUMMARY (55 words or less)

This was well worth the wait. It just goes to show why some authors take a whole year to write a book. And w
Heather C
Wow! This was like a fast paced, crazy ride from the beginning to the end!

LOVED the beginning!!! I immediately hooked and didn't stop until I had finished the whole book. Lots of action and I couldn't figure out the mystery until is was revealed...what a SURPRISE!!

After a loooooong 2 year wait from the last Mercy release, we finally get what we asked for...more of the "usuals" from Mercyverse. We all know how River Marked took a detour from most of our beloved characters. Well, worry no longer b
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Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na
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Mercy Thompson (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
  • Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
  • Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
  • Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
  • Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
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  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
  • Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)
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