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Frost Burned

(Mercy Thompson #7)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  63,396 ratings  ·  3,641 reviews
Patricia Briggs's novel River Marked was praised as "an urban fantasy where our everyday world is believably twisted into the world of fey, werewolves, vampires, and myths made real." Now Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter's biggest fear as the realm she has embraced is thrown into chaos...

Mercy Thompson's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hau
Hardcover, First Edition, 342 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Ace Books
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Re-Read. Still love ❤️

Another awesome Mercy Thompson Hauptman book! It was really sad of one of the pack members, but that has to happen. The whole wolf pack is taken and Mercy has to help set them free, in which she did in a very cool way.

I thought the book was going in a different direction, but Patricia Briggs put in a nice change of events. I thought it was great!

I recommend this whole series to people that love werewolves, shape shifters, fae and vampires. But it is mainly about the were
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”

Thank god we have Mercy to do the job!!! XD

So this was already the seventh book in the Mercy Thompson series and even after all those many books I still can’t help but have to love Patricia Briggs heroine. =)

Mercy is such a strong female character and I really wish there would be more of them in literature. XD Don’t get me wrong, it’s getting better and better and a lot has improved ever since I started to read this series
"Expected publication: Spring 2013"

*blinks again*
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

February, huh?

Hmm.Still not sure how I feel about this one...
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
4.5 stars
A few weeks ago, Patty Briggs and her husband Mike joined a chat room to discuss both Frost Burned and Patty’s previous books. The idea was to discuss each Mercy Thompson book separately, but that’s not how it went in the end. I was able to join them just once because the timing didn’t work for me, but the half hour I spent talking to Patty and her fans further convinced me that she is both a great author and a very pleasant person. When I shared with her my opinion that Fair Game, her
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This is book #7 in the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series, and poor Mercy can't catch a break. Hardly recovered from injuries suffered in River Marked, she's trying to distract her stepdaughter Jesse by taking her Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving evening. Mercy has a panic attack while driving, which leads to a car accident. At first Mercy thinks it's because Jesse asked her when she and Adam were going to have a baby, but it soon becomes apparent that her Alpha werewolf husband and almost ...more
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Beyond typing “I loved it. I loved it. OMG I loved it.” over and over again, it is hard to write a coherent review. Why? Because I loved this book so much. It was an emotional and a fun experience reading it. I feel like I lived another life through the pages of this book!

Patricia Briggs’s talent seems to increase with every book
Mandi Schreiner
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uf
Favorite Quote: He laughed again, and his body softened as much as it ever did – there just wasn’t much soft about Adam. “I love you,” he said.

“I know,” I told him seriously. “How could you help it?”

While the Mercy Thompson series is an absolute favorite of mine, the past couple of books have been a little on the slower side for me. But I am happy to say, Frost Burned brings back the fun action and world building I’ve come to expect from this series. And before I go any further, let me also say
Maria V. Snyder
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I've been enjoying this series and for me to make it to book 7 is rare. This had all the elements of the previous books, danger and strange magic and political machinations. And I like the characters, but for this one the plot was....not weak, but the main protagonists, were more reactive than active. I know, sounds strange - here's some examples: (view spoiler) ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
Nov 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Re-read Time

I might have enjoyed this a little more the second time through but will retain my 3.5 star rating. I again had forgotten most of this book and so everything felt new to me again. I do like this new discovery Mercy makes about her connection with ghosts and what she can do for them. The bad guy is pretty fascinating and I did wonder when he was going to show up again.

Also, Vampires. Can't live with them, can't stake them all. Marcella and Wolf do have an interesting relationship. It
Alex is The Romance Fox
This series is one of the best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series out there. Patricia Briggs has a wonderful ability to create a world that feels real and is totally believable.

Mercy Thompson as found her place in Adam’s life, even though there are few things that just get to her…
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Frost Burned, the 7th book in the series starts a day after Thanksgiving and Mercy and her stepdaughter, Jesse decide to do some last minute shopping. Unable to contact Adam, they return home to discover that
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
I was so happy that this book took place back at home especially after River Marked. I was really missing the pack, the fae and especially Stefan but of course, we don't get any time to enjoy it. Right at the start, Mercy and Jesse are involved in an accident. When Mercy is trying to call someone to pick them up, all she gets is voice mails and no answers. Turns out the pack has been taken...thank goodness for the pack bond!

This book is action packed and practically non-stop with a lot of varia
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Say hello to my most disappointing read of 2013.

I am not being a drama queen. I am a huge, and I mean HUGE, Mercy Thompson fan and I was expecting this book to be as awesome as the previous ones. Well, it wasn’t. Frost Burned single-handedly pissed on all my expectations and presented me with a snoozefest as compensation.

Well, you know what? I am not the kind of person who will bend over and take it just because I love an author or a series. My expectations are, and always will be, high from the
1st Read March 2014
2nd Read February 2016
3rd Read February 2017
4th Read February 2018

Original Review

Buddy read with Ange

Mercy should be settling into life as Adam's wife and Jesse's step-mother but when a Black Friday shopping spree ends in an accident and not only Adam but the entire pack aren't answering their phones she knows something has gone horribly wrong. Discovering that the whole pack has been abducted sets Mercy in full on rescue mode, especially when she can feel Adam's suffering thr
Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
Here we go again motherfuckers.

Goddamn i love Mercy and just this series so much

“He bit his tongue because he’d look like an idiot if he yelled at her for not arguing with him”


Adam knows Mercy is being herself when she argues and bites back. Otherwise, she is broken and weak. She always fights, so what do you do when she doesn’t bother to fight back?

“Zee taught magic the way he taught mechanicking—by making Tad do all the work while he stood behind him and made acerbic corrections.”

Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I wrote this wonderful review and deleted it! Yup, completely gone... I need a vacation or at least a week of uninterrupted reading ;D... So now I’m just going with a simple review.

I loved Frost Burned. I read it straight through in one day and yeah, it was just a great read. I loved having some past characters back as well as a few new ones. Since the pack has been kidnapped, Mercy is on her own making allies and connections to help her save her loved ones. I was especially happy that Mercy and
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I love this series and one thing of many that I love about it is its characters. Whether those characters are the main characters, the secondary characters or even the side characters, it doesn't matter, they are all great and truly help make this series so much fun and so addicting.

It was so much fun to not only see all those characters this time around but to get some unexpected ones as well from her Alpha & Omega series. I adore Bran and Charles and while they aren't new to this series, Asil
Re-read for the 3rd time April 25th 2020Maybe I'll add a review at some point, lol.

Re-read March 29th 2017
samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
Each books shows the development of the characters. I enjoy each of these books greatly
February 2018 Reread. Buddy read with Sarah and Erica.
February 2017 Re-read

February 2016 Re-read: Buddy read with Sarah

I can't believe that I haven't written a review of this one. That seems so foreign to me, especially since I just re-read it a little over a year ago. But, I guess that gives me time to write my review now.

I'm not sure I love it quite as much as my original thoughts below, but I do love this book still. Mercy and Adam are, as always, amazing. And we even get a couple of chapters
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was another great installments in an excellent series. I have been working my way through an audio re-read of this amazing series over the course of this year. It surprises me how much I am enjoying this series during my re-read. This book isn't one of my favorites in the series but it was really good. I wanted to listen to this book for hours at a time because I wanted to stay with Mercy and the gang and make sure that everythi
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

Re-read: 10.07.2019
In the seventh book in the series, the focus is mainly back on the Volkswagen mechanic and a walker (a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will), Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Athena Thompson Hauptman (31?). Her mate and husband, Adam Alexander Hauptman (over 60?), the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf Pack, is still in it, though not much. It starts with Mercy finding out that the whole pack - with the exception of Ben - has been kidnapped








I am at a loss for words even though it has been two days since I've finished reading Frost Burned, but let me just say that it. was. worth. the. wait.

Patricia Briggs, you own me.

Review to come later.
Dana Ilie
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Another very good book. I truly enjoyed Frost Burned. Finally, I feel like the series is coming to a more focused overall direction, while incorporating elements from prior books. I cannot wait for what comes next for Mercy, Adam & Co ...more
I love Mercy. She's not your typical stock UF character. So, here are 15 questions about Mercy's age, ancestry, beliefs, occupation, etc.

Frost Burned is set in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, not far from Mercy's home in the Tri-Cities: Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. This is a fae-rly satisfying urban fantasy involving werewolves, a coyote-shifter, a few fae, some vampires, a witch or two, and humans. I very much enjoyed the bulk of it, but... Who is the informant? Is the money
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Kick Ass Stars!

The Hauptman’s: Adam and Mercedes

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This is the 7th book in the Mercy Thompson series- I feel like I have been waiting FOREVER for this book to come out! I was so happy to get more Mercy and Adam!

FYI- If you haven’t read books 1-6, there may be a few spoilers...

We start out with Mercy and Adam’s daughter Jesse out Black Friday shopping. Mercy wrecks her beloved ‘rabbit’ and tries to get ahold of Adam. She can’t reach him. Or anyone in the pack for that matter. The pac
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I am not going to bother with a blurb for this one, I figure if you have gotten to book 7 of a series you are probably going to get it no matter what the blurb says! All you need to know is Mercy, Adam and the Pack face some troubles, which they then proceed to beat the crap out of.

Adam and Mercy are one of my favourite couples, they seem far more real than other couples I have read, they argue, they piss each other off and they have separate interests but they are still unmistakably in love. T
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
A lukewarm meh...I feel like I'm losing interest in this series..
*Buddy (re)-read with Glass and V <333*

*Review without spoilers*

Coyote never loses, Coyote told me. Because I change the rules of the games my enemies play. What are the rules of your game?

Unlike many other sequels that have disappointed me over the last year or so, this book didn’t. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of the lose ends Patricia Briggs left in the plot. That being said, if you are a fan of the series you shouldn’t be disappointed by it. I also would like to sa
I skimmed through most of the book, skipped entire chapters, and read only the first 15% and last 5%. Since doing that alone took me over a month, I think it's safe to say I'm done with this series. I'll only reconsider reading the rest of these books if the focus shifts from the boring plot to Adam the characters.

*Buddy read with Jenny. Read her review here.*
Pippa DaCosta
I stopped reading this series years ago (I can't remember why) but it's time I picked it up again.

UPDATE: I remember why now. I must be the only woman alive who doesn't like Adam. Sorry, Adam. It's not you, it's me.
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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 n

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Mercy Thompson (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4)
  • Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, #5)
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