**spoiler alert** So I wasn't happy with this entry in the Mercy Thompson series.
I've been ambivalent about the series since Mercy was raped. I felt a**spoiler alert** So I wasn't happy with this entry in the Mercy Thompson series.
I've been ambivalent about the series since Mercy was raped. I felt angry, frustrated and just like, well of course this was going to happen. Because Mercy is a female protagantist and this has to happen to make her weak or take her down a peg or give her more angst and drama.
Only it didn't have to, really it didn't but that's a review and issue for another book.
This book has Mercy dealing with some weird killings (again) and fall out with the fae and trying to find Coyote her father. And there's a new werewolf. Kinda. Plus it's finally stated that Stephen is totally in love with her and they are still bound -- which I'm kind of iffy about that revelation. Because it's turned into A woman ALL MEN ADORE and women mosty can't stand.
Becuase who doesn't like Mercy? Most women in the pack. Her step daughter likes her. And then there's Adam's ex wife who is in trouble! And is trouble ! and she manipulates but somehow none of the werewolves can tell when she's lying because she "believes" it's true or is just manipulating them so they believe Christy and think badly of Mercy.
Jesse can tell that her mother is manipulative but Christy seems to cast some kind of thrall over all the other wolves until Mercy points out the truth. Christy is all "oh poor me, oh the cross I bear because I married a werewolf oh, I'm being stalked and I don't know what's going on" when she did know stuff but she never told.
I would have been a lot happier if it had turned out that CHristy had some weird supernatural powers that the werewolves and fae had never seen before because THAT Would have made more sense that what was going on.
And at the end = Christy's stalker is...run off (he's supernatural) and Christy is trying to decide if she wants to move back to the Tri Cities area. Even after she manipulated everyone, lied, put everyone in danger and made Mercy look like a fool. Adam is still trying to help and I get -t hat's the mother of his child. But still there are lines that should be drawn.
Like Christy's make up in the master bathroom - werewolves are territoritail and Mercy is to some degree and Adam never thought it would be an issue. It was presented more like "oh, well a man would never understand this" but you know a territorial predator would.
Then the whole new werewolf is introduced and kind of forgotten he's mostly used, I think as a red herring. Unless I forgot what happened, I skimmed the last few chapters I just wanted to see what would happen and right when I was waiting for real clousure for the book it ended.
I'll read the next Alpha and Omega book and I may check out the next Mercy Thompson book but this is turning into the Anita Blake version of EVery man adores her and wants her and she's so powerful she can't be stopped so more and more shit has to happen to bring her down a peg. At least Mercy doesn't have to have sex or she'll die....more