Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
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Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  60,743 ratings  ·  2,166 reviews
Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen...

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since...more
Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Ace (first published January 1st 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
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...more
Mel
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 Briggs...more
♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

Blood 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. Trying to distinguish the truth from subterfuge is difficult and...more
The Holy Terror
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...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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...more
Leah
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...more
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Review from first read 06/26/11 to 06/28/11

Make 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’ight

Mercy 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 that

Mercy sees dead people and they draw her pictures

Mercy still never even mentions her man eat...more
MelissaB
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.
Nic
"Damn it" I said "I don't suppose you have any ideas on how to kill Littleton" He smiled at me, his teeth very white in the darkness of his face "Eat him" he said."

To me this is Urban Fantasy at it’s best. Clever writing, action packed plot, great characters, witty dialogue and subtle romance, Blood Bound has it all. This series is quickly becoming a favourite of mine.

In this second instalment Mercy’s vampire friend Stefan asked her for a favour. She is to be a witness in her coyote form while...more
AH
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 are i...more
Keertana
Rating: 3.5 Stars

As with most UF Series, Blood Bound marks the moment where this series really begins to take off and, to be honest, I am more than a little excited to see how much better each installment gets. Patricia Briggs has solidified herself as another favorite urban fantasy writer of mine with this installment and although she may have made her way into that list rather quickly, I don't regret my quick decision.

While Moon Called was solely focused on the werewolves in Mercy's world, Bl...more
Ridley
Someone needs to grab me and keep me from buying the rest of the series and reading it all back to back. Because I so wanna.

Mercy is a perfect heroine. Capable of great deeds, but completely humble. She resists the overbearing men in her life, but knows when it's better to let them do things their way. She has her issues with Adam's dominant nature, but she can still talk to him about it like the big girl she is. She's less deft with handling Samuel, but old flames are harder to deal with anyway...more
Anthi
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)...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This book was better than the first one! I actually cared about Mercy more. And, all in all, it delivered a pretty good urban fantasy story.

Adam claiming Mercy as his mate for pack politics? Great, if she would've kept going out with him past just a few dates. Now, the scene that got interrupted by his daughter.... That I wouldn't have minded reading a bit more about ;) Mercy talking to ghosts? That brought in some humor and a fun character. Mercy allowing Sam to kiss her? Twice?!!?!?! Gotta put...more
Lisa Kay
★★★★½ I listened to the audiobook and it was well narrated by Lorelei King. She did the VW bus driving vampire’s, Stefan’s, voice and another vampire’s in that “I want to drink your blood…” cadence that was a bit amusing – and confusing, as they both sounded similar. Still, she did a good job overall and I like her voice as Mercy.

Just love this series! Love Mercedes, her world, and so many of the secondary characters. Three things you should know: 1) I’m not a big Urban Fantasy reader; 2) I’m no...more
Tilly Slaton
I love this series. Female mechanic shape-shifter, argues and irritates the sexy werewolf Alpha.

Mercy Thompson is a super cool character. Raised by a werewolf pack before abandoning everything she knew, fell face first into the “real” world.

The “walker” comes from the Skinwalkers of Southwest Indian tribes, but I have less in common with a Skin-walker, at least from what I’ve read, than I do with the werewolves. I don’t do magic, I don’t need a coyote skin t change shape-and I’m not evil.

Without...more
Camila, the opinionated Catruler
So, I never wrote a review for this one and I don't actually remember much, but let me tell you what my notes say.

1. The pace was really slow during the first 65% and then everything was happening. I hate when this happens. Why couldn't the whole book be like the last 35%? Seriously.

2. Adam is the first werewolf to respect Mercy, and they look like equals.
(So this is why I remember shipping them so hard...) But at the same time some things feel like I missed a scene or two in the middle. (... a...more
Lady Jaye
Patricia Briggs writes like Sharon Shinn: with a very quiet, understated elegance that engulfs you and immerses you in the story without you realising it. Very subtly she manages to make you care about all her characters (well, all of the ones that matter, anyway) and make you invested in both the story and their HEA.

I will admit to being underwhelmed by MOON CALLED, but boy am I glad I continued. This was such a good book! The suspense and intrigue built up soooooo slowly, and ended in a roari...more
Tara
There's not much new to say about this book that I didn't say in the review for Moon Called. I still love these characters and this world. I still really like Mercy as heroine and narrator, she's smart and real and appropriately stubborn and sometimes insecure, but very normal.

Blood Bound deals more with the vampires than the werewolves and based on the title of the next one I suspect it might deal more with the Fae. After reading this book, I have a little more insight in Stefan, but really all...more
Kelly Maybedog
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...more
Rachael
Jul 01, 2008 Rachael rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Rachael by: Jared
I like these books, but I could do without the swearing.
There are little ideas here and there that I really love- one example- She wears a lamb around her neck instead of a cross with the logic that why would you want to carry around the object that caused the death of Christ. And the object protects (from vampires) just like a cross would.

I also like that the main character, Mercedes prays and believes in God. They also mention briefly that she is saving her self for marriage (or her future h...more
Beanbag Love
This one was even better than the first. Very suspenseful. Actually scary in some parts. Difficult but appropriate conclusion.

Mercy continues to impress me as a great cross between tough chick and marshmallow and she's just very, very likable.

Adam continues to impress me as HAWT!

In any case, I love the characters, loved the story line (the climax was so much better in this book than the last) and I'm going to break Dina's rule and start on the next one tonight.

Sorry Dina.

I think I'm hooked. o...more
I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
Yep! This was another good one for the Mercy T series. I love her simplistic lifestyle--this (as I said in my review of #1) is a pleasant change for the world of vamps and shifters and it is really working for her character.

I love her men--from the ones who love her romantically (Samuel & Adam) and those who love her as a friend (Warren, Kyle, Bran, Zee, Stefan...well, Stefan is questionable as of the end of the book) and those who just love to hate her (Darryl and Ben...although I am sensi...more
Andy
I will admit that I haven't read much in the urban fantasy/horror/vampire genre, so I may not be as picky as other reviewers. I will say that I have only read two of Brigg's novels -- "Moon Called" and "Blood Bound" -- and both times I really got into the book. Brigg's conversational writing style makes it easy; after all, the protagonist, Mercy Thompson, is narrating the story.

Mercy has the ability to morph into a coyote. What I appreciated about Brigg's storytelling is how Mercy doesn't overus...more
Lindsay
Mercedes Thompson by Patricia Briggs

Wow. This review is sooo late but whatever. Although I was hesitant to read this after reading Moon Called, I decided to give it a shot since I'd already bought all six books. And thank god I did. For some reason, this book was just so much more enjoyable than the first one.

For starters, Adam was in this way more. I absolutely LOVE Adam. He is just sexy and manly and everything a good werewolf lover like me likes :) Plus its obvious he adores Mercy. They are just the perfect couple. I just wish...more
VampireNovelFan
Mercy 2 Finds a Groove

The second installment of the Mercy Thompson series shifts focus from the werewolves to the vampires. This time her vampire friend, Stefan, decides to call in a favor from Mercy. She risks life and limb to thwart an evil sorcerer-turned-vampire (as if vampires weren't evil enough on their own) causing numerous deaths all around the city. The supernatural cream of the crop are all involved to take this sucker down, from head vampires to head werewolves. And even still, some...more
Heidi
After my initial whirlwind of an intsa-love romance with Moon Called, I was worried there might be a cooling off period in the relationship between Mercy Thompson and I. Luckily (I like to think for both of us), Patricia Briggs delivers in book 2 in a way that kept the love alive, and I’m certainly ready to commit to a long-term relationship with the series. And clearly I’m not the only one…the girl has more guys showing romantic interest in her than even Penn Jillette could juggle.

Things have h...more
Bry
Review for book March 2009:
This is the 2nd book in the Mercy Thompson series. This time around Mercy is up against a vampire who is a sorcerer and is also inhabited by a demon...Confused? So was I! You do get to learn a whole lot about the vampires and their society, ways, politics, how you turn them, kill them, etc in this installment.

It is official though, my favorite characters in this series are Warren and Kyle! Their relationship, dialog, and interaction are sweet and just hilarious and wo...more
MandyM
4.5 stars. Just a few personal thoughts. I really liked the mystery/thriller plot. There were twists and turns right through the book. Bran is more appealing and approachable in this series. I only knew him from the Alpha Omega series before this and was fairly ambivalent. I was struck by how much research the author must have done for this story. It was full of interesting details. I smiled to myself when I read about the black button, I thought only we knew about that. I'm really starting to i...more
Rose
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Mercy Thompson, you are not who I loved in book one anymore. After I let this disappointment of a sequel sink in, a review will follow.

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Buddy reading this with Sharon mid-October! After the awesome that was Moon Called, my inner fangirl can't wait to get more Mercy. And Adam.
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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...more
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“His heart's occupied elsewhere," said Ben from behind me. "And even if it weren't he's not interested in your kind. But, I'm available and ready."
"You don't have a heart," I told him.” Just a gaping hole where it should have been.
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