"Mercy and her strength to carry on through everything amazes me"
Car Mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson is not having
an easy time. After being attacked and finding out why her
race was almost exterminated, she has a few things she
needs to deal with. However leading a quiet life isn't
something Mercy seems to be able to do. Stefan, her vampire
friend turns up in her place dying while an old friend from
school turns up wanting her to play ghost hunter. Adam, the
alpha werewolf wants her to be his mate while the locals
have left their views on Mercy by way of graffiti on her
garage. Will she ever get any sleep?
Her worst problem though is the vampires. Marsilia, the
local vampire queen, wants her dead so Mercy goes to visit
her friend to get away. Only she manages to run into
another vampire. Pushed and pulled all over the place,
Mercy has so many obligations to so many people that she is
confused and unsure what to do. Will Mercy manage to calm
the vampires and also make sure the werewolves stay her
friend? Or will someone finally get her coyote blood like
they got her ancestors?
Bone Crossed is the fourth book in the Mercy
Thompson series and things are getting a little
complicated. I love this series and it is certainly one of
my favourites in the shapeshifter genre but I had some
trouble keeping up with all the action this time around.
Not to worry though, this was a brilliant read and more
than interesting, it was extremely pleasing. I love Mercy
and her strength to carry on through everything amazes me,
and I hope she has a break coming up because she deserves
With alot of attention on vampires in this installment
things are quite dark. The werewolves are as present as
always and there is a bit of Fae as usual, but the visit
from Mercy's mum made me smile and also Mercy's visit to
her friend made for a change of pace. Things can only get
better and a lot happens in this book that I am sure builds
the foundations of what is to come. The fifth book will
certainly not come soon enough for me and for the other
fans of this top shapeshifting series.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted January 31, 2009