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Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson #3)

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9 hours, 12 minutes

When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.
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Published November 1st 2009 by Penguin Audio (first published January 2nd 2008)
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Caitlin Francis Is it really classified under romance though?? The romantic plot line does develop in the later books, but I don't think the series is really a…moreIs it really classified under romance though?? The romantic plot line does develop in the later books, but I don't think the series is really a romance....
It's more urban fantasy/paranormal with romantic subplots. (less)

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Kat Kennedy
Jan 23, 2011 Kat Kennedy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I fucking cried like a big baby made of baby tears and the only down side to this whole novel was the very last sentence. Don't think she was ready for that step AT ALL but still... Someone give me a hug!

*runs off to cry some more*
Carol.
The book that committed me to continuing the series.

Zee, Mercy's mechanic mentor, needs the help of her nose investigating a recent death on the fae reservation. Briggs gets to pull out all the stops and introduce the readers to a number of fae and their magical artifacts. Investigating the crime scenes proves fascinating, and also points out a person of interest. Next thing Mercy knows is that Zee is being held in the human jail as the primary suspect in the POI's murder. In the interests of ke
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Angie
So this series just keeps getting more and more intense. And in such unexpected ways. I love it when an author has the ability (and the guts) to slip in a real shocker without compromising her characters or the story as a whole. In a series, that's particularly hard to do without making it seem like a gratuitous plot twist inserted merely to keep the series going. Patricia Briggs has a 7-book deal for her Mercy Thompson series and book three has shown that not only does she know exactly what sh ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
The 3rd book in the enchanting Mercy Thompson Series and the more I get to like Mercy….
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This is an intense and emotional story.

Mercy becomes involved in some dangerous things when she becomes involved in the fae world and politics in her quest to save her former mentor and fae, Zee. Filled with nerve-wracking moments, suspense and tension – you just can’t wait for turning the next page to finding out what happens now!!! You kept guessing until the very end and it’s certainly not what you expec
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Iron Kissed has made me even more of a fan of Patricia Briggs. This story takes off shortly after Blood Bound. Mercy and her friends are still recovering from dealing with the demon-possessed vampire, and the wave of violence that he inflicted on the Tri-Cities area. Do not be fooled into thinking that things will go back to normal for Mercy. The heat is on as the pressure to choose between two werewolves who want her as their mate: her former flame, Samuel and the sexy, powerful alpha of the Tr ...more
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Full review, originally posted on Fantasy Literature:

Patricia Briggs, who has explored werewolf and vampire societies in the first two volumes of her MERCY THOMPSON urban fantasy series, turns her attention to fae society in this third volume. In the second volume, Blood Bound, Mercy had been lent a powerful knife, a fae treasure, by Zee, her former boss and a fae, to kill a demon-ridden vampire. When Mercy used the knife for an additional and very much unauthorized purpose, she knew there woul
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Sanaa
[5 Stars] What is it with third books in urban fantasy series? Seriously. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews was one of my favorites from the series, and it was the third book in the series. Iron Kissed is no different. Oh. My. Goodness. This was really freaking good. I love Mercy, her character development, how she thinks, just her entire decision process is amazing. She goes through so much in this book, so freaking much, and I admit it was a little hard to read at times, but I really love how Pat ...more
Glass
I have mixed feelings about Iron Kissed.

It started absolutely great - Mercy gets in the middle of fae trouble, story finally moves forward with new plot twists. But... Romance.

I love suspense/mystery side of this series much more than romance. It "pops up" in the weirdest situations and I was just: "Get over yourself already, woman!" I didn't really feel chemistry between Mercy and Adam because there is no actual interaction - just endless Mercy's soliloquies about why she likes Adam and why s
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Jojo
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Maria Snyder
Jun 03, 2016 Maria Snyder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Also finished this while traveling in Australia. Yep, I'm on an urban fantasy kick and this series is meeting all my expectations for great UF.
Lightreads
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Angela
December 2015 Re-read: Buddy read with Sarah: Every time I start this book I have a huge sense of anticipation and - at the same time - a huge sense of apprehension. This is one of my favorite books in the series and considering it deals with one of the most difficult triggers (for me), that's saying something. So, TRIGGER WARNING (AND SPOILER): this book contains rape.


It is not gratuitous, nor is it graphic, but it happens. And it never feels like one of those things that happens just to make
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Lindsey Rey
Sep 21, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2015
[4.5 Stars]
♥Rachel♥
Aug 23, 2013 ♥Rachel♥ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
Iron Kissed was deceptively calm in the beginning, and then all hell broke loose. Parts of the ending were shocking and heartbreaking, and then touching and heartwarming. You’ve won my heart Adam!

As you can probably guess from the title, the mystery here revolves around the fae. Mercy is called in for assistance by her former boss and sort of father figure. The fae are a dangerous and powerful race full of secrets, and don’t like outsiders discovering them. So of course, Mercy puts herself in gr
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Shayantani Das
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I am more pleased than this cat right now!

I really am very very satisfied with Patricia Briggs and the way she dealt with this novel. I loved the plot, I loved the action and I just freaking loved Mercy!

I had picked up this series about 2 years ago. That was a time when I was obsessed with the PNR genre, bitten with the Vampire Academy bug you could say. I read so much of PNR that I really wasn’t surprised when I finally got nauseated with it. I hated the bitchy self sacrificing protagonist, t
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Choko
*** 4.40 ***

I read this in one breath... Mercy and her battle for survival after some of her choices, which are never well thought out but always deeply felt, kept me up most of the night. This time it is the Fae friend who is in trouble and Mercy's devotion to those she calls her friends once again lands her in some deep and dark waters... Some times literally... This same loyalty is what makes me fall more and more with this character - she is everything I think a good UF leading lady should
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AH
I love this series! I have a huge girl crush on Mercy. I love Patricia Briggs’ fascinating world where werewolves and fae walk amongst us.

In this installment of the Mercy Thompson series, Mercy is asked to investigate a few murders on the fae reservation. She accompanies Zee to sniff out several of the crime scenes. Mercy seems to have the power to act as a bridge between our world and the super secret world of the fae. The fae world reminds me of Dr. Who’s tardis – what we see on the outside i
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Frank
Aug 09, 2008 Frank rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
These books are trashy. Normally, I enjoy them anyway, they are a guilty pleasure. This third book in the Mercedes series has the weakest plot of them all. Not much really happens in it. I can forgive that, since I find the books to be near-romance novel quality. The biggest problem I have with it, other than the main character's whining about the decisions of her love life, is the author's inability to write. Oh, Briggs can compose a sentence and her grammar is fine, but the treatment she gives ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Re-read: 09.04.16
Bad news yet again, the rating is now down to three stars (before, on the first read, I gave it four stars). I really should stop re-reading these books :O Specially when I'm as tired as I have been when re-reading them...
The Holy Terror
It was really nice to step back into Mercy's world after reading a less than stellar shifter romance. It was also interesting that this focused on the Fae this time.

For once, Mercy isn't the cause of the trouble in this book. Well, at least not at first. She gets a call from Zee to go check out the Walla Walla Reservation, or Fairyland as it's commonly known. He wants her to do some sniffing around at some crime scenes to see if she can find something that may have been missed. Mercy ends up do
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
This one just blew my mind. I couldn't stop reading and what happened in the last 3 chapters?



I have to have more...More!

My mom keeps annoying me saying that even being addicted to books isn't good. But MOM...

Duchess Nicole
Well, the plot does thicken, and this book sucked me so much further into Briggs world. It never slows down and was completely un-put-down-able!

Mercy's mechanical mentor Zee comes to her for help 'sniffing out' a killer of the fae. When Mercy involves herself in fae affairs, many of them don't take kindly to her poking her nose into their secrets. And it's not even the guilty party that is the only bad guy here. These fairies are evil! They don't mind Zee taking the fall for the crime as long a
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Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
WTF???

The ending really? I stayed up until 2:30 this morning finishing this up. I cried a little, I was surprised but Mercy was really put through the ringer in this one. On the other hand ugh they are making this so hard on themselves... Seriously Mercy just pick him!!! I promise you won't lose yourself in Adam. Sam please move on, and let her live. Definitely liked the crime and didn't think so much of the weirdo but he did fit all the motives to it. Was missing Stefan in this one, but got to
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Kathylill
Lately I’ve been craving some alpha-shifter-romance novels and I stumbled upon my Mercy Thomson shelf. There was a time before my kindle, you know, when I ordered books and never really read them resulting in me hording a full shelf of Patricia Briggs novels that are now morphing into dust catchers in my basement. I’ve been reading Mercy Thompson a few years back but never went further than book nr. 2. Unfortunately, this hasn’t kept me from pre-ordering every fucking book which leaves me no oth ...more
new_user
Mar 14, 2011 new_user rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mercy purists
I'll keep it short. Mercy fans, look away. If not for relationship and character developments, I would suggest skipping Iron Kissed, Mercy Thompson #3.

Kissed's writing is rough and artless at times. It suffers from repetition, pacing problems, and pay-attention-to-this-boring-sh-t-that-turns-out-important problems. (Maybe that's a more authentic crime novel.) We don't need to read a discussion of To Wong Foo or for the fifth time read that the Gray Lords are bad, real bad, m'kay? I don't need to
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Keertana
It took three books for Patricia Briggs to get a 5 Star review out of me. I'd say that's pretty damn good. Iron Kissed is simply...breath taking. Not only did it center around the fae - easily the most mysterious and subtly dangerous of the three paranormal species that feature heavily in this series - but it also contained an unexpected depth of insight into Mercy herself. And, of course, for those who have already read this book, the end chapters will come as both a shock and an inspiration, a ...more
Felicia
I skipped number 2 and went straight to number 3. I enjoyed this book until...well, it would require a spoiler to say what disturbed me about the end of the book. Anyway, it's a controversial twist that I'm sure is being debated on forums. I may go chat about it hehe.
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`

There might be some spoilers so consider if you really wanna read this.


I think this one really is the best out of 3.
However.. I'm getting tired of the event pattern.. For most of the book there's nothing happening, then nearing the end there's this big great event that explains everything and usually there are some big revelations and of course somebody gets hurt. Usually Mercy. Then there's a lull again, and by the ending of the book there's one more big event.


What I hate, is how cold Mercy lo
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Tina
Aug 20, 2009 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I just about hyperventilated through the last three chapters of this book.

Excuse me, but I must get this out of my system ---

OMFG!!!

Anyway, this is the third of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. Just as the first book was an introduction to the wolves and the second book brought the Vamps to the fore, this one brings the third of the major preternatural "races", the Fae into sharp focus.

Mercy is asked by her friends in the Fae community to use her special talents to help them track
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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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Other Books in the Series

Mercy Thompson (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
  • Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
  • Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
  • Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
  • River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6)
  • Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7)
  • Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
  • Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9)
  • Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson, #10)
  • Untitled  (Mercy Thompson, #11)

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