Book Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs

The Mercy Thompson series is on my ‘read as soon as it hits my kindle, preordered!’ list, which is a very short list.

Fire Touched didn’t disappoint. I absolutely loved it. There were a few things about the book that bothered me, a few places that made me sad, but all-in-all, this is my favorite of the Mercy series. I liked how things came together, drawing in elements from the very first book and revisiting things from the entire series. There were a few characters who didn’t make an appearance I missed, but their absence made a lot of sense.

There was one part in the book I didn’t like, but that’s for entirely personal reasons and has no relevance on how good this book is. Things I’ve been waiting for a long time finally happened in this book, and these events did not disappoint me at all.

My favorite part was a third of the way in, and all I have to say on it: About time!!!!!!!!

Will read again, and again, and again, and again.

Will be getting this one in hardback, and I hope I can get it signed some day, somehow.

Yeah, sorry this review wasn’t more useful, but when I love a book this much, I just can’t be too critical about it. That’s all on me. There are sad spots and some flaws but you know what? None of these things lessened my love of this book.

This is definitely my favorite book in the series, so take that with a grain of salt. That said, I will add one minor criticism: Between Alpha and Omega and this book, I’m kinda done with the pairings having kids arcs… which is weird for me, because I typically don’t have a problem with characters having kids in a series. There’s just something about these characters having kids that bothers me for some reason.

I’m just going to blame Dead Heat for this. The attic scene really bothered me–it bothered me a lot. That, plus there’s a sense of fatality surrounding kids in this series, since female werewolves can’t reproduce. So, there’s that. If the series was more bent for allowing mated pairs of werewolves having kids, I probably wouldn’t have a problem, but Adam and Christy had a lot of trouble having Jesse, and I really don’t want to go through that with Mercy… and Dead Heat reached my threshold for it.

So, if you want a criticism, there it is, and it’s all for personal reasons.

Still loved Fire Touched.

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