Mar 10, 2016

{Review} of Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Shifters, Werewolves, Fae, Romance
RECEIVED: Publisher


Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?


Briggs seems to always know what I’m looking for in her Mercy Thompson series, as this urban fantasy is the one that I’ve stuck with from the beginning for a very good reason. The reason? It’s not just the fantastic writing, it’s the characters, they have progressed so much, they have been challenged, heartbroken, loved and lost through the nine books and they just keep getting stronger and better with each one.

Fire Touched continues from with the tension between the fae, but this time the fae puts lives in danger whom mercy and her husbands pack are sworn to protect. After a troll rampages on a bridge, putting human lives in danger, Mercy and her pack risk their lives to stop it. Luckily working together and getting help from old friend Zee and his son Tad, they are able to stop it. But with their reappearance from the fae world, they brought along a young boy who is anything but young and human. Aiden is fire touched and can help the packs newest member control his fire beast. But the fae want Aiden and Mercy makes a oath for protecting those in need, which causes a big stir among the paranormals.

Mercy is her usual bad ass self, devoted to her husband and pack and always wanting to help those in need. But she puts herself in a bit of a pickle by declaring safety for those in need in the paranormal world, which causes the Marrok to cut ties with Adams pack. It also puts a big target on their heads. Mercy has to deal with a lot of fae drama, which brought back zee and Tad whom I love. Zee is a stubborn old fae, and his interaction with Mercy are always classic, it reminds me of the first few books with Mercy working in the shop.

This book is super heavy on the fae war, the pack has to deal with the backlash of Mercy’s declaration, which introduces a ton of new and familiar faes. I loved the Adam and Mercy moments that we did get, especially when Jesse’s friend brings her mother to their house and tries to sell Mercy oils. There is a hilarious moment with an oil that’s suppose to help in the bedroom, of course the whole pack can hear their conversation and Adam thinks its hilarious. Obviously Mercy and Adam don’t need help in the bedroom.

Anyways the main focus is the pack and Mercy protecting Aiden, who was once human but was taken by fae and changed. He has a unique ability with fire. Along the way the meet some interesting Gray Lords and a very powerful female fae who doesn’t want to join her people in their war. I enjoyed the move forward with the fae and I’m super interested to see how the pack does now that they have been separated from the Marrok. If he will take them back or now that the pack as a few non werewolves in it, does this add a new dynamic to the meaning of packs. I cant wait to see what happens next with Mercy. As always I’m never disappointed and wish this book never ended.

Thank you to ACE publishing for sending me a copy to read and review.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds great. I keep expecting to be disappointed with this series since it's gone on so long, but each book has been a solid read so far. Can't wait to get around to reading this one!