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Hopcross Jilly #1-6

(Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #1-6)

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Mercy is a shapeshifting coyote and honorary member of the Tri-Cities werewolf pack. When the pack stumbles upon the buried bones of numerous dead children, she shapeshifts into a mystery of the legendary fae - a mystery that draws Mercy's stepdaughter Jesse into the fray! The supernatural romance series Mercy Thompson continues in this all-new, original story by New York ...more
Hardcover, Signed Edition, 168 pages
Published July 2nd 2015 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published June 10th 2015)
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Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a big Mercy fan, I thought this was a great addition to the canon of the series.


This isn't a graphic novelization of the books, this is a brand new story! And I'll admit this sort of thing basically excites me more than it should. So for those of you looking for paranormal comic and not necessarily a Mercy Thompson story? I don't know whether or not you'll like as much as I did.


Basically, this one revolves around Mercy's adorable stepdaughter, Jessie. Those of us who have been reading about
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adding a graphic novel to an established story line can be touchy. (Lunar chronicles?) As a reader we have a visual of the characters and want the drawings to at least come close. Luckily this graphic novel succeeded. Yay!!
The art is excellent, so is the story! Mercy and the wolves find an old burial site of murdered children. While Mercy is dealing with the many emotions she is absorbing, Adam’s daughter is dealing with high school. Both are hell.
Loved this book and would love to read more.
The Mercedes Thompson series is one of my favorite urban-fantasy book series, period. So, of course as soon as I saw this graphic novel on NetGalley - I requested it! I love graphic novels, and when combining with a kick-ass heroine and world I couldn't refuse.

Unfortunately it didn't quite live up to my hopes. While the story was good, and a perfect length for this format, there was no mystery. It was easy to figure out from the beginning who the threat was. The art, while pretty good, didn't
2 stars means it was okay. It was okay.

The story was fine, but the illustrations were TERRIBLE. The art was empty, with weird perspective, and just ugly. Most heinous of all was Mercy's coyote form which looked like a sad reject from the pound that had been dropped on her head a few times.
Maria Dimitrova
I love graphic novels. I love to see how my favourite characters look like. Sure I imagine them based on their description but (maybe because of the Star Wars obsession I have) I want to know how their canon look. We get the covers of the novels but some of the times (and especially with Mercy) they are overly sexualized. So getting a "real" look through the eyes of the artists that have worked on the comic adaptations and now this new adventure is that much more for me. And the art was great!


great story... but I was disappointed with the ending which was (view spoiler)
The pack stumbles upon a crime scene that looks like the work of an evil fae. At the same time, Jesse is having trouble at school with bullies.

The artist is talented with buildings and lighting. My beef is with the awkwardly posed characters. It was distracting. At the end of the novel, there are images of the artist's character model sheets where one leg
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Mercedes Thompson, so when I saw Hopcross Jilly on NetGalley as a read now I knew I had to read it. After some technical difficulties getting it to actually download onto my iPad, I began reading, and before I knew it I was finished

Hopcross Jilly is a fast read, with enough words and images to tell a complete story. Hopcross Jilly takes place between Frost Burned and Night Broken, and just after the events in Dead Heat. Jesse is the protagonist in the pages, we see her struggle with the
Hopcross Jilly is the second Mercy Thompson graphic novel I've read and I have to say I think I liked it more than the first one. The characters still aren't exactly how I pictured them but I don't think any artist would be able to get this perfectly right for every fan out there so that's not a real issue. The main thing is that the characters are easily recognisable and the artwork is much more consistent here than it was in Homecoming. If you're wondering where this story fits into the series ...more
I was just saying that a story about Jesse might make a cool spin-off, and here we have one.
The story idea was a good one, if rather gross. I wasn't madly in love with the artistic depictions of Mercy and Adam, and the writing was a little corny.
I liked seeing things from Jesse's point of view, though, and it was refreshing to have a teen character who didn't have all the right quips to say to the people bullying her.

2019 reread: 3 stars definitely stands, a low 3. I liked getting a story from
I didn't need more proof that Jesse was awesome, but I got it anyway. LOVED this. Hopcross Jilly is worth picking up if you're a Mercy Thompson fan for the story alone, even if you don't like comics. But I warn you, this and Homecoming are like gateway drugs into graphic novels. They also help bridge the looooong gap between new novels!
So, I Read This Book Today
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Bad little children are soooo tasty! "All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark." -Helena Bonham Carter

I should probably be embarrassed to say this, but here goes. I have never read a graphic novel. I know. Loser, right? But it is something that simply never really interested me. Oh, I read comics when I was a kid. I remember walking to the market when II was able to pull enough pennies together for a comic or two, and I cherished them. But I never really came across a
Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
2.5 stars

As an original Mercy Thompson story, Hopcross Jilly only worked as a vehicle to give us more insight into Jesse's perspective. Otherwise, all the things that make this series special were missing. There wasn't time to devote to a slow building story, pack dynamics were almost nil, and you were pretty much beaten over the head with the villain from the very start. Everything felt very unfinished... the story even ended without having the characters show concern for the fate of two
These Violent Delights (Robin)
I enjoyed this. It was nice to get to know Jesse more. The art was pretty good (not my favorite, but still pretty).

I absolutely love Adam & Mercy. Got to see a bit of Darryl too. & briefly Tony. But, overall, this focused more on Jesse than anyone else.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly from Dynamite Entertainment via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*

#COYER Scavenger Hunt item 16: Read a graphic novel

Interesting to read a graphic novel set in a world I love so much, especially because this was a new story.

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Jessica {Litnoob}
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Soooo I may or may not have very quickly read Mercy Thompson Hopcross Jilly because I want to rush into Storm cursed so so badly lol. And to just hype myself up and get me in the mood this graphic novel was very very needed. They have a couple of the Mercy books in GN form now but this is an entirely new story so that’s why I went for this one when I was shopping and I loved it. The focus on Jesse and the home unit was perfect because the family made is a central point for Mercy and this whole ...more
Denise ~The Procrastinating Book Diva~
My very first graphic novel!! Overall it was pretty good but just not descriptive enough for me.
Wayne McCoy
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
'Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly' is a graphic novel with characters from an urban fantasy series. As someone less familiar with the series, I had no problem jumping in here because there was plenty of explanation. It wasn't much of a mystery, but it was ok.

Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifting coyote, but an honorary member of her husband's pack. Jesse is her stepdaughter and the story mainly follows her around. When the pack finds a series of gruesome ritualistic remains, they think they might
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Original review posted at Not Now...I'm Reading!

Hopcross Jilly was a fun read and, in my opinion, another great addition to the Mercyverse. This particular adventure takes place between Frost Burned (book 7) and Night Broken (book 8) and just after the events in Dead Heat (book 4 in the Alpha & Omega series). If you were to pick up this graphic novel without ever having read the Mercy books you would still be able to follow the story without any major issues. Here's the gist of what
This was a fun story. And I liked the art better in this graphic novel than in that Homecoming one. Adam and Mercy both looked closer to how I see them. Zee's look, though... This was not how I imagine him without his glamour.

But apart from Zee and a few other things (like Darryl's human form looking white *grrr*), this was a really good story. In it, Mercy, Adam, and the pack find some buried bodies; and Jesse meets the new girl at school.

Like in Dead Heat, this story's Big Bad was (view
I haven't read any of the Mercy Thompson novels, mostly because I've been disappointed by paranormal fantasy romance many times, and because the covers are awful. However, when I saw this available on NetGalley, I picked it up, since I'd heard good things about the Mercy Thompson series from several different sources, and I was in the mood for something fun.

I was pleasantly surprised. Although I thought the art was below average, I was impressed with the writing and characters. This is a solid
Julie (Jewlsbookblog)
Mercy’s stepdaughter Jesse is the central character of Hopcross Jilly-aside from jilly herself-and I have to say, I really liked this one! I didn’t like the bullying and mean girls Jesse had to deal with at school-seriously, who would?-but Jesse’s sarcastic, self pep talks and desire to protect her family made me smile. Hopcross Jilly was downright creepy and reminded me of why I can’t watch horror films. It was also nice to see Mercy and Adam have page time. Between Homecoming and Hopcross ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Mercy Thompson set of graphic novels are very hard to read on Kindle unless you magnify the screen, and even then some of the words can't be read. I got the general gist of it though and I didn't really enjoy Jesse feelings, so downtrodden. It just goes against her general personality. Not one of my faves and I will be returning it ASAP.

June 24, 2018 – Kindle Edition

When reading books in a series or, as in this case, universe, I always prefer to read them in the series/universe’s
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I saw this, of course I had to read it. I enjoy each of the graphic novels that Patricia Briggs and the artists have put together for their ability to delight visually while providing a slightly different nuance to the story. Some of the graphic novels are based on existing novels while others like this one offer up an engaging new story that fits neatly between the novels and short stories of the Mercy Thompson world. In the case of this one, it chronologically falls after Night Broken and ...more
I really enjoyed this original story in the Mercy Thompson series. It was a great example of a story that used the medium it was being told in to its best advantage. Because it was an original story and not an adaptation of a book or story from the series it was just the right length, there wasn't that crummy feeling of things being left out or changed that's so often so annoying with comics based on novels. It was paced very well overall. And they used the visual aspect of the storytelling very ...more
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a free copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

To be fair I've only read the first Mercy Thompson novel so I was nowhere near knowing what was going on. It actually didn't matter. The graphic novel was presented in a way to bring the reader up to date. Usually that kind of set up annoys me but now I see the appeal!

Everything within the plot was actually a little too obvious for me. I knew who the killer was, I knew who would be blamed and I knew how the final showdown
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This graphic novel is a a spinoff from Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson book series, one of my favorite paranormal romance series. As a graphic novel, I can't really vouch for if it would be easy to read for people not familiar with the book series, although they do include a few panels here and there that function as reminders for terms and people from the series. This story also takes place later on in the book series as well, so it may be considered a spoiler for someone just jumping into the ...more
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Not bad - any Mercy story is bound to be a good one, but I think this was rather simplistic and way too short - not enough meat on these bones. The ending was also rather cliche. I get that maybe she didn't want to do something as long as Sandman or Watchmen or Walking Dead, but length is sometimes the only way to deliver a good complex story. This one felt even shorter than an average short story; the novels are so much better. But the above mentioned graphic novels prove that you can deliver a ...more
Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I haven't read the Mercy Thompson series, but I was hoping that this would be a peek into that world so I could see if it was for me. This comic is set between Frost Burned and Night Broken, and even though I haven't read the series I was perfectly able to enjoy this comic.

There are some freaky fae tales out there. The one that personally freaks me out the most is the one that turns children into horses for it's stable. Ich.

But this story is about a fae who eats the fingers and toes of bad
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Saw this on netgalley and of course jumped at the opportunity to read another story with these wonderful characters what I've fell in love with.

Reading this proved two things to me. I DEFINITELY like full novels better than comics or graphic novels when it comes to the series. And I will never get tired of this world and these characters.

Patricia Briggs' imagination is endless. I keep thinking she's going to run out of stories and lore to feed her work in this world but she delivers each and
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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

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