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Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  18,235 ratings  ·  2,133 reviews
An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Ace Hardcover (first published March 4th 2014)
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Porcelain Patricia says there is going to be another book, "After this book is done, I’ve got another Mercy Thompson novel, and then I’ll need to negotiate…morePatricia says there is going to be another book, "After this book is done, I’ve got another Mercy Thompson novel, and then I’ll need to negotiate another contract with my publisher."
She also says she will not stop writing them unless, " I do not intend to stop writing either of my ongoing series unless I get tired of them, or get hit by a bus. And I don’t intend to get hit by a bus."
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4,5 stars read for me.

It was so good being back in Mercy Thompson world.
You can always count on Patty Briggs to deliver quality story (imo) and Night Broken was no exception.

Bare plot: Christy, Adam's ex wife is running from a nasty stalker, so she decided to seek protection with Adam and his Pack. Unfortunately for Mercy, stalker in question is dangerous supernatural who can end them all and Christy just won't take the hint that there is a new Alpha's Mate in Columbia Basin pack.

When blurb f
2.5 stars - Spoilers

I really didn't like this installment, mainly because I pretty much hated every character (especially Adam and Christy)… The only ones I didn't mind were Jesse, Tad, and Warren… Even Mercy irritated me with her overly understanding Mary Sue attitude towards Adam and his ex.

-What's what: Adam's ex wife (Christy) has a crazy psycho stalker after her, Mercy and co have to protect her. Also, Mercy has to look for her sort of dad (Coyote) so he can give her back a magical walking
Every book has an end but this one shouldn't ... I can read forever.


Just kill her already . Most hateable character of history
Coyote and gary was my favorite.

They were better than mercy and adam :D mercy was too tame about christy's actions. Blue shampoo revenge thing wasn't enough . Not even close. And adam was unresponsive about her actions too. he banned her from hospital! what a big deal alpha man!!

It was an awesome book. I love every word of it. I love you pa
This book is fantastic. I loved every minute, every word and every page. The set-up promises an emotionally tense situation for the pack, Mercy and Adam. This could have been done poorly but it wasn't -- Briggs writes the history and the complexity of Adam's ex combing back to town so well. Have you been missing Samuel? Stefan? Wulfe? Tad? The crew is back. Full review to come closer to release date but damn -- good stuff.

Q&A today at Badass Book Reviews:
If it ain't good I don't read it !

Christy wants Adam back?


Mercy's gonna murder your ass!! hands down !


I got only 3 words for you RUN BITCH RUN!!
Baby Mama Drama Rama! Review + Giveaway 3/6/2014-3/16/2014

When a book is quotable, I'm gonna quote!
"Adam snorted as he pulled on a faded green t-shirt that said "I Heart Coyotes." Yet another sign that folding my clean clothes wasn't too big a price to pay to make him happy. He didn't have any "I Heart Christy " shirts--or I would have burned them already."

"I thought we should apply that kind of thinking to the matter of Cristy's stalker." He gave me a skeptical look. "No, really," I said.
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Bad news comes into Mercyworld and her name is Christy...aka ex-wife, aka bad mother, aka all around horrible person. That being said, what better way to create a bunch of drama and angst into the story. And have Mercy fight all her battles. It's a win-win for Christy...almost!

See Christy slept with some guy she just met who was definitely handsome but a little weird. Turns out her hit her, she hit him with a frying pan and then another guy she dated ended up dead. Now she's freaked and running
This is an example of urban fantasy at it's finest.
I hate to say it, but I've given up on a lot of the series in the adult UF genre that I used to love.
Well, it seems that after a few kick-ass books, they turn into paranormal romance...or worse. Take the Anita Blake series for instance. The first few books had a badass heroine that rocked, and then the series transitioned into shitty erotica.
That's not what I signed up for.
I wanted magic and mayhem!
Not elongated nipples and ten foot werew
Jen (Red Hot Books)
This was one of the most emotionally resonant Mercy Thompson books I have read. Patricia Briggs always does a good job of putting us inside Mercy's head, but I think this book really hit home for me because her emotional struggles centered on something that could just as easily happen to any one of us. The return of the ex.

That's right, Adam's ex-wife is the main foil of this story and I've got to say it felt kind of unusual for a relationship factor to take center stage in one of these books. O
Mandi Schreiner
I truly love this series but it hasn’t been perfect for me. I think the characters and the world are pretty great, but sometimes I’m just darn bored and that kind of happened in this book. Maybe bored isn’t the right word but I felt like this book was a filler for two reasons – Adam’s ex-wife and the villain. They both seemed to have no purpose unless I’m missing something big and if I am please yell at me in the comments.

Adam’s ex-wife, Christy comes to stay in Adam and Mercy’s house when her b
Audrey Jane
*minor spoilers*

This is déjà vu.

I think a comparison is in order. In the latest instalment of the Kate Daniels series (Magic Rises) most of the readers got displeased with the character Lorelei since there was no apparent reason to add some drama in Curran and Kate's relationship. The thing is, it didn't bother me that much because there was enough going on beside that minor issue. But in Night Broken the same trope of 'let's add a third (female) party that desperately tries to disrupt a harmon
8 December 2014: $2.27 on Kindle

16 October 2014: $3.64 on Kindle

Review to come. I need to process.

The more I think about the things happening here, the more impressed I am. This was a more episodic book than some of them - in that there was the 'Big Bad' and only small movements done to the overall world-arc. I, personally, loved that but I can see how it might bother others.

There's a lot of tension in this book, a lot of division - for a good portion of it. But I like the way things are headi
I gave this book 4.5 amazing stars

because wow this book was everything I though it would be and just as amazing as the rest of the series. Mercy is back and she's gotten herself into even more trouble (surprise, surprise). Honestly, there was nothing about this book that I didn't love. Mercy's witty dialogue, the action packed story line and the romance between Adam and Mercy.

The one thing that stopped me from giving it 5 stars was the fact that Adam never actually stood up for Mercy. I
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My review...
Loved it. I thought I'd hate the ex coming back to try and mess stuff up but it is just a minor part of the story. Gary and Coyote made me laugh, Honey rocked, and there is a monster in this story that is so bad, it makes werewolves look like puppies.
Jessica (Rabid Reads)
So I've been a superlative person pretty much my whole life. What does that mean? Well, it means I either love something, or I hate it. There are various things in the world that I have a fairly M-E-H reaction to, but mostly it's either "OMGILOVEIT!" or "OMGWTF?!" This is especially true about certain types of situations I come across in the books I read, and what is the #1 thing I hate most in the world with the fire of thousand suns??


I don't care what kind. If it's an ex-girlfriend,
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Stay tuned tomorrow for my interview with Patricia Briggs! :-)

Mercy Thompson is one of the best Urban Fantasy series around. Maybe the best of its kind. While other series start out good and promising they then fall and buckle under the weight of extended contracts, and trying to stretch a story that was originally a trilogy into five or more books. Not so Mercy Thompson. Patricia Briggs has consistently released installments that are
Lisa (Fic Talk)

Could I be anymore excited for this book? I need more Mercy!... and Adam ;P




Just awesome! This series just gets better and better!

In this installment of the Mercy Thompson series, Mercy is trying to cement her role as an Alpha’s mate. The pack doesn’t readily accept Mercy into the pack as she is a coyote shifter not a werewolf. To further exacerbate the situation, Adam’s human ex-wife Christy arrives because she is being stalked. Christy is a master manipulator and soon has the pack eating out of her hands – literally. Mercy is in one of those “damned if you do, damned
I have to admit, when I first read the blurb for Night Broken I was worried. Well, FIRST, I was thrilled because the release of the book's blurb means the book's release day is closer than forever-and-a-day away. THEN, I was worried when I digested the bit about "... Christy [Adam's human ex-wife] has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy." I was worried because I knew ...more
Beanbag Love
This was going to be a five star until the ending. So much ramped up stress and then it's over. It's not the fact that I always want more Mercy it's just that it wraps up really quickly and abruptly stops. It has me disgruntled enough to cost it a whole star. :(

Otherwise this reading experience was sublime. It contains one of my most hated tropes which isn't resolved, unfortunately, by the end of the book. But Briggs handles it better than others have recently. I guess it's not a spoiler since i
Tabitha (Pabkins)
Night Broken is another great addition to the urban fantasy, Mercy Thompson series. If you're just now coming in, this is book #8 in the Mercy Thompson series​ and you will definitely want to stop in your tracks and read the preceding books first if you haven't already.​ With that said, prepare for a tense ride!

It is never ok to invite your Ex to be a house guest!
- I say this with the an utter lack of compassion and civility a wife can possibly muster (because hey you just don't go there). There
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Sep 03, 2014 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: UF fans
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Grade: B-

Mercy has battled various being of power. This time, she faced Adam'sex-wife, Christy, a manipulative human being. I didn't expect Adam & Mercy's pack to be so gullible - it didn't fit with this world - but Honey wasn't duped, which made Christy's damsel-in-distress routine easier to swallow. The presence of Honey, Gary Laughingdog, and Coyote provided a few of the best parts of this story. Adam had his moments too, especially the way he expresses his love for Mercy.

Coyote and Gary
Christina Dodd
If you've never read the Mercy Thompson series, you should. It is my favorite series and has held that place in my heart since I started reading it about three years ago. How much do I like it? I read the series in hardcover. I don't like to read hardcover (I know, I have one coming out, but the fact remains, I prefer books over ebooks and I love a book I can put in my purse so I never end up waiting around without reading material, which for me is an Emergency Situation.) But also, if you've ne ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Throughout the Mercy Thompson series, readers have witnessed the constant growth of Mercy’s character. She has endured so much, but has also found a family within the Columbia Basin wolf pack. In NIGHT BROKEN, Patricia Briggs makes Mercy’s character all the more relatable by centering the book on something that could happen to any of us – the return of the ex-wife.

Adam’s ex-wife, Christy has caused problems for them before. However, when Mercy gets a phone call from a terrified Christy begging t
Heather C
It’s no secret that Mercy Thompson is one of my all time favorite series and easily my favorite heroine. And then there is Adam, who I would steal for myself if I could. So after another long year of waiting, Night Broken is finally here!!!

My thoughts:

It took the first half of the book for the story to really pick up; then I couldn’t put it down.

I really, really hate Christy! I honestly tried to give her a chance, and in the beginning I felt sorry for her. But UGH, in the end, I agreed with Mer
Kaje Harper
This remains one of my favorite M/F paranormal series. The mix of werewolves, fae, vampires, gods and more is complex, but grounded in the personal story of Mercy and the Pack. It's Mercy, and her relationships with all the people she cares about and considers hers who provides the heart, the humor and the warmth. Her courage, protectiveness, inventiveness and spirit make the books a pleasure to read.

In this installment, her husband Adam, the local Alpha, is contacted by his ex-wife who is in a
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Mercy Thompson is a favorite urban fantasy of mine, one of the long-running series that I've kept up with NO MATTER WHAT. Clearly so much has changed in these books since the beginning, not least of all the marriage between Mercy and the werewolf Alpha Adam. I've always thought having the main character tie the knot was a gutsy but smart move -- after all, there's only so far you can take the romantic tension between Mercy
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I know that when I write this form of review, the ‘what I liked’ and ‘what I didn’t like’ review, it’s usually because I didn’t like a book all that much and I’m trying to not write a review where I will pretty much vent for 3 or so minutes of your time. But do not fret, that is not the case at all this time around. While trying to write this review, I noticed that I very clearly loved some aspects of the book and very much didn’t appreciate others. So w
Amy Softa
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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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“Love means leaving yourself vulnerable, knowing that there is someone to catch you when you fall. ~ Mercy” 23 likes
“No, really," I said. "Now that we know that Flores is really this nasty, fiery, superpowerful nothing-can-kill-me demon from hell, maybe we should consider just giving Christy to him?” 18 likes
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