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Smoke Bitten

(Mercy Thompson #12)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
My only "superpowers" are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I'm going
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by Ace (first published March 10th 2020)
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May 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
There is a TWELFTH Book!!! I'm just so damn happy!! I've gotten so used to a new Mercy book every year for the past few years and I simply don't want this awesomeness to end. These books are like warm, gooey Chocolatey Brownies!
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

No Lie every time a new book comes out I worry it will be the last, THIS SERIES IS NOT ALLOWED TO END
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Smoke Bitten, was exactly what I needed. Not only was it a story that engaged and captivated me, it also allowed me to leave RL behind and enjoy the world of Mercy Thompson to the fullest.

I’m always fascinated when authors change the status quo. Things I thought were settled and well adjusted, are now on its head. For any Mercy Thompson fan, this book is shaking things up.

What I love about this series the most is that Mercy is still very much her own person. Although she found her place in Adam’
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
I've been trying to figure out how I can get hold of the ARC for this book and LOOK WHAT JUST BARELY LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP. I yelled "YES!" out loud and probably scared the cat and dog. :D

Murderous fae trouble for Mercy Thompson again. I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
Initial Thoughts
Wow! This book was just as good as I hoped it would be and my expectations were incredibly high. Just when I thought that Mercy, Adam, and the rest of the pack had faced every monster imaginable, Briggs conjures up something I never saw coming. This was just a fantastic read from beginning to end. The story kept me guessing, the characters were at their best, and there was enough action to keep things very exciting.

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Full review to be
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Some great moments but marred by subpar writing and painful repetition. Review to follow.
I’m the first reviewer!
Can’t wait to see what this book is about.
Jul 16, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I need this. Now.

Also, the cover was just revealed on Briggs' social media and it's beautiful.
I received this ARC copy of Smoke Bitten from Berkley Publishing Group - ACE. This is my honest and voluntary review. Smoke Bitten is set for publication March 17, 2020.
Tellulah Darling
Fabulous! The marital problems facing Mercy and Adam were compelling and heart-breaking, and I loved how they thematically played into the story. It was also great fun to try and guess the identity of the monster before Mercy could. (I totally didn't manage to.)

Another great Mercy read.

Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for a copy. This is my honest review.
Miss OP
Oct 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I hate everyone who reads this book before me.
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Advance copy provided by NetGalley.

I have been watching for months for this to show up on NetGalley. I was so excited to finally get my hands on it! After my Mercyverse reread last summer, I am all in with Mercy, Adam, and co.

Storm Cursed was really good, and it had such a shocking ending, I was eager to see what happened in the aftermath. Turns out, the aftermath was rather infuriating, as much as it made sense with all that’s come before. It’s the kind of storyline that stresses me out and
Amy Imogene Reads
When you look for the ARC on NetGalley and you can't find it... Am upset. I guess this just means I'll stake out my local bookstore on the publication day to read it! Love this series.
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got who the fae was!!! I got it right!

Review to be posted near publication date.
Oct 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coming-soon
Just got a notice that Briggs is giving away reviewer copies of Smoke Bitten prior to its spring 2020 release. I went to the series list page and noticed that the model used as Mercy and the tattoos vary often. Here there is no chest tattoo. In other places it's a rose, a Hamsa hand, and others. Strange. (I get that sometimes the model changes but isn't that more of a photograph thing?)
Marielle Authier
Jun 04, 2019 marked it as to-be-release-2020  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Expected publication: 2020
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Expected publication: March 10th 2020 by Ace
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I have to admit that I ignored all my other arcs right after getting this book. I had been looking forward to it for months and was so excited to finally have a book I know will be a comfort read. This series has always been that way to me and I love coming back to it.

While I was a little overwhelmed by so many name droppings of people I could not remember, George was at the top of that list, this book was one of the best in quite a
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Thank you to the publisher and Goodreads for the opportunity to review the ARC of Smoke Bitten. Once again we have Mercy and Adam facing incredible danger as they look after their territory. This entry into Mercy's world really was a bit more emotional for me than the last few outings. The dangers faced were more than fighting external forces. I must say that Ben remains one of my favorite pack members. It's hard to say more without spoilers but this is a fantastic entry in the Mercyverse.
This cover is beautiful!
Tamra Heathershaw-hart
I received an Advance Reading Copy of Smoke Bitten via a contest. This is my non-spoiler review.

Mercy is at it again. And so is Patricia Briggs — she’s putting Mercy through stress and pain, torturing her with life and death decisions, and making her (and us readers) worry about friends, family, and pack.

The book started with stress and issues that had my head spinning (and mumbling variations of “what the heck?” and “no, no, no, no”) and ended with me smiling. There were definitely things to
Oct 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I admit up front that I have loved this entire series, it's one of my guilty reading pleasures and I reread the series about once a year. This installment did not disappoint! As a matter of fact, this one is one of the best. If you haven't read the others, do NOT start with this one. The characters, and the relationships between them, in all of Briggs' novels grow and change in realistic ways. If you read them out of order, not only will you be subject to major spoilers for the previous books, ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mercy has survived miniature zombie goats, vampire attacks, the fae, angry werewolves, a rapist, and her own bad luck. Now she needs to survive an unknown fae who has escaped Underhill, a rogue group of werewolves, the tension in her own marriage, and killer bunnies. (Monty Python would be so proud.)

For some reason, Adam, her husband and werewolf mate, has shut down their mating bond, while also spending late nights at work and sleeping in the guest room, effectively cutting Mercy out of his
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ace-roc-stars
It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th Mercy Thompson book! What a ride it is! The fae and magic are more prominent in this one than have been for awhile. It makes a more unusual story and slightly more serious one.

A Door to Underhill has appeared in Mercy’s backyard. It has to stay for a year and a day. Unfortunately, a door means beings can go in and out and the Avatar of Underhill, Tilly, likes to cause trouble for Mercy and her pack. The bonds of the pack are strong, but sometimes
Kenzie Rzonca
I was absolutely ECSTATIC to receive a copy of Smoke Bitten to review in a Goodreads giveaway! I am in love with this series, and this latest installment definitely did not disappoint. I think the best part about Smoke Bitten was that Patricia Briggs spent time diving into the relationships and dynamics that exist in Mercy's world. In particular, I loved how Aiden has really come into his own in this book and has really integrated himself in the world of the pack. Don't get me wrong, I love the ...more
Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman is the daughter of Coyote and married to a werewolf. She has claimed the Tri-Cities as there territory and it is the only place where fae, werewolves and humans can mingle safely. Except that something has escaped from Underhill, a monster that can overpower another's will and then use them to kill others. Mercy and her pack need to stop this power that can turn into smoke and just disappear...

Why I started this book: Mercy is one of my favorite characters and a
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a giveaway ARC from AceRoc Books!

12 books in, Mercy ain't going nowhere, and there's still more to explore. I found the interpersonal parts to be the most interesting but a lot of this story felt....weird to me. Mercy here is surrounded by her pack, but she seems alone in how a lot is handled here. Part of the world, but not -of- it--which is actually kind of her norm, I guess, as the ever-outsider. The story was good but honestly I didn't really get the Big Bad's power. I felt like I
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fantasy
*Unproofed ARC received from publisher through Goodreads giveaway*

Another good addition to the Mercy Thompson series. Like the past few books, this one starts fast and keeps roaring all the way to the end. As always, the action is well written, but it’s the characters that make this series so enjoyable. Briggs does a good job of keeping her characters human, so to speak. They have flaws, and they screw up; but they do the best they can to fix things and they work hard to maintain their
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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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