Blood Bound

Blood Bound

A Mercy Thompson Novel

Book - 2007
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Publisher: New York : Berkley Pub., c2007
Edition: Ace mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780441014736
0441014739
Branch Call Number: SF Brig (paper)
Characteristics: 292 p. : map ; 18 cm

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LauraSteinert
Aug 31, 2017

I could not put it down. This series is more exciting than the Alpha and Omega series, the characters are more fleshed out and the story lines are better (and I say that as a fan of the A&O series). It does include the standard romance genre trope of "two lovers and I love them just the same." What is important is that this is a strong, independent woman who can make her own way in the world and although she has times when she needs help, she is never helpless. Much better than a princess waiting for her knight.

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paulinegage
Jun 16, 2014

ending dragged on a bit, the last page is a bit confuseing whith the whole photo at the end, but makes me want to read the next book. So maybe that was the whole idea.

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shawnafoss
Mar 23, 2014

I like this book a lot! I love that Mercy is a mechanic for VW's... I also don't care that she is confused between Adam and Dr.Werewolf, I know who she's with in the end!!

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Trelystus
Feb 03, 2014

The second book in the series kicked off well from start to finish. A personal dislike of mine is the fact that the main character juggles two romantic intereasts. I enjoy triangles well enough, but the style which the author dictates it to be does not suit my tastes. *SPOILER* I think that because Mercy can't get over Sam and never resists his kiss makes her, in a sense, weaker. I liked her because she was a very strong and willful lead, but by straddling the fence it just takes away from her. I'm not saying she shouldn't be allowed to show weakness, because there are other ways Patricia Briggs did that without Sam and Adam. There's no use in sticking to a sad past, you just need to move on. Same with Adam's ex, seriously, get over it.

bookfanatic1979 Nov 26, 2013

I read the other reviews on this book and almost decided to give this one a pass. I’m so glad I didn’t. While I’m not familiar enough with Briggs’ style to comment on whether this one passes muster or not, I am familiar with good old fashioned storytelling. Briggs spins a terrific yarn. Sit back and enjoy.

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Jun 07, 2012

It's very rare that I prefer the second book in a series to the first but I much preferred Blood Bound!

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irenelaf
Oct 02, 2011

Love it and couldn't put it down! This exciting UF was very satisfying without needing the help of a HEA romance! At certain points in this book I thought I was reading a suspense or horror! (Yes...a few scary parts that would have had me jumpy had it been a movie!)

If you need romance in your book however....go find a PNR romance cause in this one Briggs holds back! The summary of the next book suggest that that's when we get romance...not such a long wait as the books are not very long. To me it makes sense. Mercy's character is not ready yet to dive in. She's a strong, stubborn independent...Adam's a strong, tempered dominant Alpha. She's not ready to succumb to that ESPECIALLY when it can be questioned whether he's "influencing" emotions. Sounds like a good reason to be cautious to me! I LIKE her for being cautious and taking it slow...at least they're dating...kinda! We need to see her develop into a kickass for future books...succumbing easily would feel like weakness at this point. Doesn't feel like love yet!

However at the very, very end when they were gazing at each other, Mercy DID lower her eyes. Briggs wouldn't write it if it didn't mean something.

I loved the feel of cohesion in this book. Everything seemed relevant to the development of the plot. The development of the vampires, faes & werewolves coexisting with humans was well done with lots of room for more.

Can wait for the next.

Seabrina Jul 25, 2011

Another good book, can't wait to get started on the next one!

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Mahala
Jan 22, 2010

This was my second book in the Mercy Thompson series and I was not disappointed in the least with it. There's a new vampire in town and he's brought a demon with him. The plot involves both the local wolf pack and the vampire seethe, even getting some of the fae involved. But it is Mercy's ability to speak to ghosts that is in high demand. We find Mercy tracking a demon/vampire who brutally killed others and even though she was scared she didn't let that stop her from fighting, I found myself holding my breath along with her as she went into each scary situation and eventually she saves the day and her friends. I loved the story, love the series and have just requested book 3 in the series, Iron Kissed. Awesome series!

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Britney
Dec 08, 2009

Great series, this is the second book. It's a little darker than the first but by no means is it inferior.

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Trelystus
Feb 03, 2014

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Mahala
Jan 22, 2010

Blood Bound picks up not too long after the first in the series, Moon Called. Introduced to mechanic and sometimes-coyote, Mercedes Thompson in book one we get to dive right back into her world. A walker raised by werewolves, trained in mechanics by a fae and friend to vampires and ghosts, Mercy's world is far from ordinary. Blood Bound finds her vampire friend Stefan calling on her for return of a favor from Moon Called (book one). There's a new vampire in town and he's brought a demon with him. From here the story takes off at a stop-start pace involving both the local wolf pack and the vampire seethe, even getting some of the fae involved. But it is Mercy's ability to speak to ghosts that is in high demand and eventually she saves the day.

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