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Iron Kissed

(Mercy Thompson #3)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  118,254 ratings  ·  4,050 reviews
I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator...

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is a
Mass Market Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Ace
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Lionella Omg someone finally understands. The covers are SO misleading! All I wanted was a trashy book of smut but I got fucking Mercy Thompson, a girl with no…moreOmg someone finally understands. The covers are SO misleading! All I wanted was a trashy book of smut but I got fucking Mercy Thompson, a girl with no personality who likes to talk about all the things she would have done or wants to do, and then the book ends with nothing happening.

Not saying they weren't well written though, but they need to stop rn with the over sexualizing of Mercy on the covers if thats everything's she's not in the book(less)

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Kat Kennedy
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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*
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I'm just going to put this on all Mercy books because I love them all ❤️

Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
#3 in my 2020 Mercy Thompson reread! Review first 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 book, 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 purp
Jul 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More)
Reread on Audible in July 2020
I love this series and I loved this book on reread just as much. The audiobooks are fantastic, narrated by Lorelei King. She does such a good job with all the voices. She really brings Mercy to life, and is great with Adam and Samuel as well. This book proves that human evil is probably the worst of all evils.

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 recoverin
Re-read for the 3rd time April 7th 2020. Again, more intense with this re-read because I knew what was coming, but also loved this installment so much, because things were finally settled romantically. I forgot how much Mercy learns about the supernatural community in the first few books, when she thought she already knew a lot being raised by the werewolves and all. Great way to educate the reader without making it an info dump. This way every new discovery is interesting, almost like piecing t ...more
Jan 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Sheyla ✎
Read first time-> December 21, 2010

It's difficult to write a review on a book you have read so many times.

The first time I read it was in 2010 and to this day, Iron Kissed is still one of my favorite books.

In Iron Kissed, Mercy will have to help Zee who has been imprisoned by the humans after finding him at the scene of a crime. Mercy knows Zee is innocent but when the Fae turned on Zee, she won't rest until she can find the true killer to save her friend's life.

Iron Kissed is also the book wh
Jan 28, 2008 rated it liked it
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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
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-2015
[4.5 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, though with a catch. I'll get to that at the end.

I loved how we got more fae in this book. It was cool learning more about them, and can we all just collectively acknowledge how much of a badass Zee is? Seriously if him and Aunt B from Kate Daniels series ever had a conversation, t
Dec 29, 2008 rated it did not like it
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the best yet! When I read the first book in this series my reaction was : meh- I can't remember what persuaded me to read the second one but it turned my opinion round. And now the third instalment has completed my re-education.
Mercy Thompson is such a great character. She has backbone, she is completely loyal to those she loves, brave, curious and the cast around her are just as interesting .
I read this in only 2 sittings and loved every minute. Towards the end there is a traumatic eve
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
Robin (Bridge Four)
Re-Read I'll stick with my initial rating. There were a few kind of repetitive parts that seemed a little much but overall the story was still really well done.

I'll I have to say is...Tim


4.5 Stars

Note to self, never use a Fae item more than you are allowed to, it gets you into nothing but trouble. Mercy owes the Fae a favor and Zee hopes that if she helps them solve a string of murders on the reservation she will be able to fulfill the favor without much dismay. Haha we all knew it wasn’t going
February 2018 Reread. Buddy read with Sarah and Erica.
January 2017 Re-read: Buddy read with Sarah

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 i
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This book left me with all kinds of feelings. I have had a hard time getting it out of my head since I finished it hours ago. This was a re-read for me but it has been roughly 6 years since the first time I read this book and it really had a bigger impact on me this time around. I have so much love for this series having read all of the books set in the Mercy world and now working on re-reading them as time allows. This book felt lik
Tessy Ijachi
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Third book in the series and I still haven't rated any book more than 3 stars.

Mercy Thompson has done it all, Rescue the werewolves, vampires and now faes. Yes friends, there's nothing she isn't capable of.

One of the issues I had with this book was the fact that she doesn't really shift into a Coyote often but she did frequently in this book and I found it so boring.

I really enjoy this series but there's nothing special about it.
Maria V. Snyder
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
*** 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
Lindsey Rey
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2015
[4.5 Stars]
2018 Re-Read

Several things struck me as a re-read the third book of the Mercy Thompson series. Number one, I’m still disappointed that there were no vampires anywhere in this one! Number two, I’m somewhat disappointed that Briggs resorted to rape as a plot device—I think authors go there entirely too often. But Briggs did it for a reason: it actually moved the plot along (i.e. brought Mercy & Adam together), and it gave Ben a chance to redeem himself. We learn why he’s such a jerk and we can for
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
Aug 09, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
By the end of this I just want to hug MERCY, Adam, Warren and BEN (even Samuel) and tell them it will be okay. *sniff*

3/5/17 -The Buddy Read continues over @ BB&B minus a certain someone who shall not be named for her abandonment of us...
samantha  Bookworm-on-rainydays
Loved it. They keep getting better. Best one so far. I'm so excited I still have 6 more to go ...more
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy fans, Fae fans
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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...

Dana Ilie
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Iron Kissed was a wonderfully written but in the end a tough read. It definitely stepped the series up to another level and I am so excited to continue the series!
Woman Reading
What happened to all of the years of carefully keeping to myself and staying out of trouble?

With Iron Kissed #3, I realize what role Mercy Thompson plays in the supernatural world. She may not care about a quest with a "Q" other than the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but Mercy is either the catalyst or the game-changer.
“You have a real gift for getting into trouble, don’t you? That was one thing I forgot when you left the pack.”
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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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  • Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2)
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