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Blood Bound

(Mercy Thompson #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  109,563 ratings  ·  3,974 reviews
Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen...

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since
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Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published January 30th 2007 by Ace
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Re-read on audio 2017 and still 5 stars! ❤️
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:

Owing a favor to a vampire is pretty much always going to be asking for trouble. Stefan, a vampire who’s been a help and even a friend to Mercy Thompson, calls her at three a.m. to go witness his confrontation with a new vampire in town. But Stefan gives Mercy his word of honor that she won’t be hurt, and asks her to shapeshift into her coyote form to accompany him. The new vampire, Cory Littleton, has a rather mundane name, but his nature is anything c
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Now You See Me Now You Don't Express Buddy Read (NYSMNYDEBR™) with Nafeeza, Layla and Ange



DNF at 21% *pats her little self on the exoskeleton for making it that far*

Okay, I was going to do the Cut the Crap Thing (CtCT™), but I just noticed the cover for this book and am consequently slightly pissed off, so this might take longer than originally planned. You're welcome.

That bloody shrimping cover! What the bloody shrimping fish?! Why the holy barnacle does Mercy have to display her boobs li
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♥Rachel♥

Re-read for the 3rd time April 2nd, 2020. I notice more to love with every re-read!

Re-read March 21st 2017. Even better the 2nd time around!

4.5 Stars


Blood Bound, the second installment in the Mercy Thompson series has me officially addicted!

This begins as Mercy’s friend, Stephan the vampire, calls in a favor owed. Little does she know that repayment puts her and the pack in grave danger, not something Stephan intended, either. What they stumble upon is a powerful threat that Mercy can’t let st
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy, werewolf fiction, great heroines
There is something so wonderful about Patricia Briggs's writing for this reader. She is able to create a world in which I am completely drawn in, but she writes with such simple elegance. Without a doubt, this is my favorite urban fantasy series so far.

Mercy Thompson is the kind of heroine that earns my devotion. She is so brave, but has the same fears and uncertainties that us readers have. She wants a simple life, even though she's a walker, a coyote shapeshifter, who is up to her neck in were
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carol.

The second book in the Mercy installment centers upon the vampires. Stefen, good friend and Scooby-lovin, t-shirt wearing vamp, calls in a favor. Favors among the supernatural are always tricky. When Mercy goes with him to a hotel to meet a suspicious new vampire, they both get more than they bargained for. Yucky stuff follows, but Stefen has a different memory of the horror in the hotel. Mercy must share her memory with the vampire seethe in a bloody and creepy way so that the queen Marsilia do
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Maria V. Snyder
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't resist - I wanted to wait and leave more time between books in this series, but after reading the first book, I'm hooked and it's going to be difficult not to binge read these all!

My only complaint (view spoiler)
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Re-read: Still 3.5 Stars

I'm still a little behind on the Books of my Heart Read Along but catching up fast.

I had forgotten everything from this book, literally everything. Vampire in league with a Demon you think I would have remembered something. Oh well. This was a solid read and I noticed a lot of repetition this time just in case you didn't remember stuff from the first book but other than that very nice read.

I forgot that all the guys love Mercy. Adam, Sam and Stephan she is pretty cool b
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Lindsey Rey
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, fantasy
[4.5 Stars]
I'm honestly completely loving this series!
Mel
Sep 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
I’m beginning to understand why this series has such a large fan base!

The first book in this series certainly was promising but I found that a combination of Mercy’s dry tone narrative and a lack of action made it hard for me to get into the story.
This time around I had a little trouble in the beginning, but soon after I got drawn into an engaging and exciting story in where the ever helpful Mercy gets sucked into vampire business (no pun intended). In the mean while, we learn more about Briggs
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
Ugh. I am so unhappy with Ms. Briggs. She created an intelligent, strong, interesting protagonist; a mostly believable world; and engaging supporting characters. Her writing is smooth and keeps you turning the page, wanting to see where the plot is headed. But the sexist drivel just makes me want to puke. On the surface it doesn't seem to be sexist: Mercy abhors the way women are treated in the werewolf pack; she is strong and resourceful and of course has to save the day. But when I delved deep ...more
Alex is The Romance Fox
Blood Bound, the 2nd book in Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series is just as good as the 1st book, Moon Called.

Mercy Thompson is a heroine that I absolutely love.
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She has the qualities I admire – strengths and flaws and not afraid to face the obstacles in her life.
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She is evolving and discovering her power…..
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The plot revolves around Mercy being asked by Stefan, her vampire friend, to help him hunt down a vampire/sorcerer in league with a demon and a danger
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Wanda
2018 Review:
As I continue my reading journey down memory lane, I realize that right here in book two is where Patricia Briggs and I go separate ways regarding who we want to see Mercy shacked up with. This was the book that to me said, “Go vampires! Stefan all the way!”

You see, I’m just not into being bossed around. Eldest child, bossy in my own right, don’t need to butt heads with some stubborn werewolf every damn day. In fact, every now and then, my gentleman friend will ask me, “Not a vampire
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Mike (the Paladin)
Okay friends...I'm sorry, but this is it. I don't plan to follow this series any farther. This is not because Patricia Briggs is a bad writer. It's not because the idea behind the book is bad or the plot is bad.

Then why? Many of you probably already know if you've read any of my reviews. The plot, the story idea, the characters are there, but they are constantly smothered by Mercy going on and on about her hormones when she's around either of 2 alpha werewolves. It's about this continually overw
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Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷
Buddy read with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles

So I still haven't fully warmed up to this series. Book 2 was definitely better than book 1 and there were more actual emotional reactions.
But while I like Mercy, I cannot get myself to care for most of the other characters.
Take Adam, for instance. (view spoiler)
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I have so much love for this series! This was my second time reading this book and I can honestly say that I liked it just as much as I did the first and maybe even a bit more. One thing that I enjoy about re-reading books in series that I love is seeing how many things have changed for the characters. I love how some of the groundwork for future events takes root in earlier books.

The characters in this series are wonderful. Mercy is awesome.
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Blood Bound is book two in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Each book continues the ongoing adventure with our coyote shifter, Mercy. It continues to develop the characters, relationships, and world.

I LOVE this series. I LOVE Mercy! She’s a kick-ass heroine. She knows she shouldn’t play with the big boys, but she can’t help wanting to help those she cares about.

In Blood Bound we dive into the dean of the Vampires and learn about their structure. Mercy gets involved with the se
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Shannon
A wonderful series that could use a smidge more romance although I'm enjoying the slow build-up between Mercy and her men. The only thing is though, has this love-triangle turned into a love-square?

Stefan, Mercy's Mystery Machine bus-driving vampire friend, asks her for a favor. She owed him after the events of the last book so she reluctantly agrees. Mercy goes with Stefan to a hotel to meet with a vampire that entered the area without checking in with the queen first. Stefan asks Mercy to acc
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy fans, Fans of Alpha werewolves and vampires
Minor Spoilers!

Blood Bound, the second book in the Mercy Thompson series was definitely better than the first! I thought the story was much more engaging in this one. There was a purpose straight from the beginning and of course, I can’t complain since Stefan has a considerable amount of page time!

Mercy, my new favourite heroine, finds herself in a bit of a situation involving the seethe and a certain demon-riding vampire named Cory Littleton. The guy ended up with a wuss name, but this creep
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Liz* Fashionably Late

My notes reading this book:
5% - Boring
20% - I already know that
50% - Still boring
65% - Hmm... okay.
70% - Cool!
90% - This chick is awesome!!
100% - Why all I can remember is being bored?


I can definitely see there's something great going on with this series. I love UF, great female characters, action-packed scenes... so why is this not working for me?

I'd love to say this series just didn't work for me and move on. And I was about to after 70% of this book (this book could have been shorter, btw) w
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Ashley Marie
Great story! Not a fan of the love triangle tension (and it irks me doubly because I actually like both guys at this point, gods damn it) but otherwise I was fascinated. At one point there was the image of a vampire flanked on either side by werewolves and that was just SO badass. Looooooove this genre and really looking forward to the next Mercy book! In the meantime, I gotta hunt down the first two A&O books. (bc CHARLES, okay << don't mind me drooling over here) ...more
Cathy
Mar 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
This is where Mercy‘s story gets really interesting for me.

“I was already a freak, a shapeshifter not tied to the moon who turned into a coyote. Neither human nor werewolf nor fae. I didn’t like thinking I might be even odder than I’d thought.“

I like the plot of this second Mercy novel. It‘s believable and doesn‘t feel as convoluted as the Alpa & Omega novels I read before this. The plot makes sense. The vampires are scary.

The beginning was a little too much recounting and summarizing of the fir
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Vishous
I have a problem.
I like all the characters.
I like how the paranormal world is building slowly.
I even like the "solving case" theme, and that means a lot because I lose interest in books like that very quickly if I don't have romance in it.
I didn't expect a magic burst of romance, but I also didn't expect the second book to show less about romance than the first.
I also did not expect (view spoiler)
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Ian
When a new vampire enters the area without paying his respects, Mercy's vampire friend Stefan asks her to provide him with back up while he lays down the law. What they discover is a whole lot more than either of them can handle –– a demonically possessed sorcerer who has been turned into a vampire. As the carnage increases Mercy, Stefan and the werewolves from the trip-city area join forces to hunt down the demon-vampire before the demon takes over and the real carnage begins.


Sometimes I look
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Sarah
1st Read May 2010
2nd Read March 2014
3rd Read December 2015
4th Read January 2017
5th Read January 2018

Original Review

Blood Bound continues the story about 6 months after the events of Moon Called. The werewolves have started to come out to the public, like the fae before them but the vampires are still keeping their existence a secret. When Mercy is woken by a phone call in the middle of the night from her vampire friend Stefan she isn't happy but Stefan needs a favor and as Mercy owes him one sh
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Dana Ilie
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Blood Bound is just an amazing book, and Mercy Thompson an amazing series. From the very first pages of the book, I am constantly hooked to the story.
MelissaB
I enjoyed the second book in the series as well. There was one really creepy scene where a scary vampire was trying to get into Mercy's trailer at night while she was alone. There wasn't very much progression with Mercy's feelings toward Adam or Samuel but she does figure out some things. The action scenes were good and the story was fun to read.
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Still Too Much Information*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Second re-read: 03.07.2019
The second book in the series centers around Volkswagen mechanic and a walker (a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will), Mercedes ‘Mercy’ Athena Thompson. Mercy has a foot in all sorts of species; friends with a cop, sorta/sorta not friends with a vampire, her former boss a fae, her roommate a werewolf and let's not forget her neighbor is an Alpha werewolf. When said vampire checks in a favor, Mercy
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AH
Apr 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
This second book of Patricia Brigg’s Mercedes Thompson series did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book. There was action, suspense, and the beginnings of a “love square” (as opposed to a love triangle).

There are so many aspects of this novel that I liked. I enjoyed the werewolf and vampire politics. I loved that Mercy was able to manoeuvre herself through the myriad of behaviors so that she would not offend or incite either werewolf or vampire.

A few more vampires are i
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samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
I am now absolutely a Mercy Thompson 110% fan (and a Patricia Briggs fan)!!!
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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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