Okay, I’m book pushing again, and it’s a book series that I know I’ve pushed before but seriously guys, more people need to read the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. The characters are great, funny, realistic, and memorable, no one is portrayed as infallible, and moral dilemmas are often brought up and reacted to with many people acknowledging that there may not be a perfect solution but accepting that decisions still have to be made.
The pacing is great as well. It gives you action and when it does it moves fast and keeps your attention with great flow and timing, but it slows down enough to also let you catch your breath an build characters or lore. Still the slow parts never seem to drag and you can frequently find yourself just enjoying the slow parts as if you were having a lazy hangout day with friends.
This is one of those fantasy creatures in our world type of series (specifically vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, ghosts, and fae) so if you aren’t into that I can’t promise that this’ll change your mind. However if you’re on the fence or kind of like them (and especially if you really like them) then it’s sure to peak and keep your interest.
Another interesting thing it does is bring up a lot of interesting social and sort of political issues and tackles them in a way that’s both relatable to the reader yet not out of place in the books. It is interesting a head strong woman have to work her way around a mildly patriarchal system trying to both help and work against people who are very set in their ways (this is in part due to some wolf magic stuff and the fact that half the people the main character, Mercy, interacts with are a century or more old). Some of the other issues looked at in this books are people’s reluctancey to change their ways, at what point reasonable awareness becomes prejudice, homophobia, racism, panic attacks, rape, (both female and male and neither of them are treated as a joke or as less significant than the other) and a few others that do work there way seamlessly into the stories we’re given.
To be honest, the book series is great and highly recommended, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about it.
I have been reading your stories for hours, and I live all of them! You truly are an inspiration! 😆 (by the way, do you have any fantasy books to recommend? I'm dying for some good books to read during weekends!)
Oh gosh! There are so many great fantasy books this year and I haven’t read most of them! So here’s a short list of my go-to favorites!
The Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs (urban fantasy)
Tamora Pierce (everything she’s ever done! Young adult, fantasy)
The Accidental Sorcerer by K.E. Mills (classic film noir, detective, urban fantasy)
The Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep
…and more! I’ll take a look at my bookshelf when I get home. Some I just remember from their plots so I’ll have to check out the titles!
“Mercy…” The nervous voice woke me up in the middle of the night. Over-controlling boyfriends, my ass, try an alpha werewolf husband. I can’t spend five minutes asleep in an awkward position before he thinks something in my body is going to break.
“What?” I groaned while carefully stretching so as not to blindly hit Adam in the face while my eyes were still closed. Finally I blinked my eyes open and shifted into a sitting position.
He immediately leaned his ear against my chest and held his finger to his lips.
“Adam, what’s wrong?”
“I think you have a heart murmur.” He whispered, pressing further against me.
“I think you’re hallucinating.” I yawned and tried to move him off of me. “Can I go back to sleep?”
“You need to go to the hospital.”
“You just noticed this, I’m sure I won’t die from it.”
“I just noticed it, what if something is wrong?”
I rolled my eyes as he went through the motions of getting himself out of bed and pulling clothes on. He hit the light switch and momentarily blinded me long enough for him to pull a sweater over my tank top with enough extra time to start shoving shoes on my feet.
“I’m fine.” I protested as he began hurrying me out the door. He picked his keys off of the neatly organized key ring and all but carried me into the car.
“Adam, I can hear for myself, I don’t have a heart murmur. I am in no pain. I am ok.”
“Something is different.” He shook his head.
It took a two hour wait in the emergency room to discover I was pregnant. Money? Money wasn’t an object with Adam, he wasn’t going to complain about the bill no matter how miserable it made me. The fact that I had to spend two of my sleeping hours in an emergency room just to pee in a cup and get blood drawn was an inexcusable offense.
The look of shock on his face when the doctor shared the “good news” with us turned to excitement faster than a race car can jump 0-60. His smile made the butterflies melt away.
I was in no way ready to be a mother, not after only just being returned from an adventure through the spirit realm thanks to Coyote.
I pulled my hair into a nicer braid as we drove home. I already knew a whole pack of people were waiting for us to arrive to share news. Cars were lined up down the street and flooded the driveway—save for “Adam’s spot” of course. Still beaming, Adam unnecessarily assisted me in exiting the car. I slapped his hand away and stood up myself, only ruining his joyful expression for a split second.
We hadn’t talked on the way home, we hadn’t really spoken once since the news had been broken to us that I was expecting. I didn’t feel like talking. I was cranky after having been awoken for no good reason and dragged to a hospital against my will, and now I was going to have to deal with his pack.
“Mercy, what’s wrong?”
“Dad, what happened?” Jesse’s voice parted the crowd like the red sea and she soon followed, flaming red hair to match. “I woke up when the cars started arriving and you guys weren’t here, the pack was but none of them knew what was happening—“
“We have big news.” Adam interrupted happily.
“Small news, it’s really honestly very small.” I corrected smoothly. Ben grinned at me and I had to smile back, despite my frustration.
My cellphone buzzed from where it was located on the countertop being charged overnight. Adam turned to frown at me, he hated it when I “didn’t take care” of my electronics because I’m “not supposed to leave them plugged in overnight.” I shrugged and reached for it.
“Hello?” I answered.
“When were you going to tell me the news?” The Marrok’s voice was amused. I was happy to know he was getting a kick out of this, if he knew I was pregnant he must know I was extremely exhausted.
“Right now. Hold on.” I put him on speaker, utterly useless because he would have heard even if I hadn’t, and nodded at Adam.
He took a deep breath.
“Mercy and I are expecting—“ The room broke out into excessive applauding. It was four in the morning for God’s sake. Numerous shouts of “congrats,” “way to go, boss,” and “I thought she’d been kidnapped again honestly” filled the entry.
“I’m expecting…” I said to myself, half asleep on my feet. “Not Adam…wait…I’m expecting.” I said it a little louder but no one seemed to accept the words. They were all too busy hugging me and patting Adam on the back. I could vaguely see Honey and Auriele standing off to the side. While Honey was closer with me now, I could understand why the news would provide a little prickling pain. Werewolves can’t have children, not unless they adopt, and it’s hard to deal with mortal children when you seemingly live forever—especially after the death of her mate. Aurielle, she was clearly more than unhappy, but I wasn’t going to let it get to me. I would talk to Honey in the morning, the real morning, when I was awake.
Right now, all I wanted to do was to sleep.
“Congratulations, Mercy.” The voice was Bran’s. I don’t know how I had finally reached the stairs without being interrupted and I certainly don’t know when my head hit the pillow, but I know I could have sworn he said “Congratulations, my dear little Coyote” before I closed my eyes and returned to my sleep.
“…that we could have a fun and crazy life, just the two of us…I never thought we needed anyone. I use to hate everyone else…I use to wish we could make them all disappear forever…Patty laughed so hard that day…it was like she was making up for all the years before. Looking back…..I think maybe the Shinigami did take our lives after all…in a sense…“
Birthday 🎉: 26/10
Fave Twin: Obviously Grayson 😉
Ethnicity: Belgian/ Congolese
Languages: French, Dutch , English and basic stuff of German 😂
Favourite Movies: Frozen, The maze runner , The avengers and muchhh more
Favourite series: teen wolf, scream queens, PLL, gossip girl, Bob’s burgers The flash, 16&Pregnant , Catfish the TV show , ….
Favourite actor: Dylan O'Brien
Favourite Youtubers: DT , joe sugg , dazgames , denzel dion, rickey thompson , eva gutowski , Patricia Bright , Alex Aiono , and a lot of beauty gurus
- i still watch spongebob even tho i am 16 😂😂
- i sing
- my biggest dream is to become a singer and walk the VS fashion show
- my fave VS angel is Lais and Jasmine
- i miss the old cartoon network ED, EDD AND EDDY WAS LIFE
- i have an obsession with car commercial i don’t know why i am just that weird.
- I could eat red velvet cupcakes for the rest of my life
- i have a huge passion for TV series
- Netflix is Life
- I LOVE CHICKEN
Well that is it sooo hahahah of you have something in common message me and we can fangirl together. If u have any more questions then hit me up Bitchesss xx
Do you ever find yourself finishing a book series and finding yourself still so wrapped up in the world that was created that you find yourself going back to the first book to re-read the entire thing again?