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Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson #2)

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  75,136 ratings  ·  2,554 reviews
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.
ebook, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Ace Books
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Clouds I'll second Nikki's calls for Butcher and Aaronovitch - and I'll also shout for Mike Carey's Felix Castor series - a noir inspired urban fantasy about…moreI'll second Nikki's calls for Butcher and Aaronovitch - and I'll also shout for Mike Carey's Felix Castor series - a noir inspired urban fantasy about a scouse exorcist working in London, and Kate Griffin's Matthew Swift series - a stream-of-consciousness influenced urban fantasy about a sorcerer who dies and is reincarnated as a demi-god of the telephone wires... (trust me, it works) - also set in London.
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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
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
Lindsey Rey
[4.5 Stars]
I'm honestly completely loving this series!
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
Alex is The Romance Fox
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.
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She has the qualities I admire – strengths and flaws and not afraid to face the obstacles in her life.
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She is evolving and discovering her power…..
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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 l
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
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
Tadiana ✩ Night Owl☽
This was a pretty good urban fantasy, bursting at the seams with vampires and werewolves. Also the fae and witches, though we don't learn a whole lot about them in this volume of the series. Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is an anomaly, a skinwalker: she can turn into a coyote at will, and isn't tied to the moon like the werewolves. Somehow Mercy, a automobile mechanic, ends up in the middle of serious trouble, as the vampires and werewolves try to sort out a mystery involving a powerful demon-ridden ...more
Kelly H. (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
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
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.
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
Liz* Fashionably Late

My notes reading this book:
5% - Boring
20% - I already know that
50% - Still boring
65% - 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) w
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)
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
"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
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
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
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
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
[4.5 Stars] So freaking good, oh my goodness! This one kept my attention more than the first, and I freaking love Mercy Thompson as a character, also Stefan. Oh my freaking goodness I love Stefan.
Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 9-13 July, 2012
It almost gave me a heart attack! From a love triangle it went into a love square, rectangle, all in all, a quadrilateral :)) It just was wow... And I hate that motor home thing or whatever it is...

PS: I love it that whenever she has a problem or feels unsure she turns to Adam ;;)
PPS: That cover makes her look a little tramp-ish(such an ugly word)

2nd read: 21-22 June, 2015
I really can't imagine why I haven't re-read this sooner...

Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
*3.5 stars*

"A man who will risk nothing for love is not a man."

Hmmmmm....well good lord here I am again and I don't know what to say!!!! Perhaps, while I'm finding my footing with this series, there won't be much to say until I can figure out how I want to say it and what I truly feel. Because right now, as it is, I like it, but am waiting for something epic to happen. The end of this book was a lot closer to what I'd been expecting so I'm hoping book three will transport me to another place..
Okay, this review on Goodreads kind of sums up some of the problems I’m having. All the super-werewolf-dominance stuff is getting on my nerves, partly because these dynamics are not true of actual wolves in the wild (it’s based on an understanding of wolf social behaviour in captivity), and I am noticing that Mercy’s not a fan of other female characters (at least ones that might be rivals; Jesse, as the daughter of her love interest, is okay) because they’re all submissive or concerned with thei ...more
Lisa Kay
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 not fon
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 look a
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.

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
Roller coaster ride from start to finish. This was a real nail biter and I found myself deeply caring about the fates of our dear characters. Mercy is a fabulous lead character and the baddie was seriously evil.
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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)
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  • Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
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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.
"All the more reason for you to give me yours.
I pounded my forehead against Warren 's back. "Tell me Ben's not flirting with me.
"Hey," said Ben sounding hurt. "I was talking cannibalism, not romance.”
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