Series: Mercy Thompson #9 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: March 8th 2016
Links: Ebook • Hardcover • Audible • Goodreads
Source: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who continues to grow and yet always remains true to herself.”* Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer…
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?
It’s been a while since I’ve really delved back into urban fantasy, but reading Fire Touched reminded me of all the reasons why I love reading that genre. The Mercy Thompson series is one of my all-time favorites, so being back with Mercy and the gang was pure bliss. What I love most about Patricia Briggs books is that even though we’re this far into the series, all of the characters still grow, still go through their ups and downs, and experiencing all that along with them is one of the best feelings ever.
“You and I,” he said, “will always be okay. I can’t promise anything more.”
Mercy and Adam are back on track after the mess that was his ex-wife in the previous book, but of course, things are never easy for this couple. Tensions are rising between the fae, humans, and werewolves, and Mercy has become somewhat of a leader in keeping the peace. Adam is dealing with dangers that threaten his pack, his territory, and his mate. Beloved old characters return while new ones are introduced – one fire touched boy from “Underhill” needs protection from the Gray Lords who want to use him, and of course Mercy and the pack will do everything they can to help him. Fire Touched is definitely a game changer in the Mercy Thompson series and it’s an installment fans should not miss.
I really loved the way everyone was working together to try to keep a war from breaking out, be they shifters, fae, or humans. Mercy is at the center of it all, the one everyone knows they can turn to because she’s someone they can trust to have their backs and keep her promises. I’ve seriously missed Mercy, who’s one of my favorite heroines ever. It was great to see her so strong and badass, funny and humble. And her relationship with Adam is as strong and steady as ever. Sometimes I get tired of a couple when their relationship lasts through many books, but I don’t think I’ll ever feel this way about Mercy and Adam.
Despite the long time in between books I had to wait, I was easily able to immerse myself into Mercy’s world from the very first page of this book. Patricia Briggs’ writing is as fantastic, action-packed, and thrilling as ever. There was honestly never a dull moment in Fire Touched. If you’re a fan of the series, you already know how amazing these characters are so why wouldn’t you read this book!? If you’ve yet to experience the Mercy Thompson series, I highly recommend it if you love action, incredible and lovable characters, and a brilliantly-written paranormal world to get yourself sucked into. I can’t wait to see what Patricia Briggs has in store for us next!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Mercy Thompson series
#1 ~ Moon Called: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Blood Bound: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Iron Kissed: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Bone Crossed: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#5 ~ Silver Borne: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#6 ~ River Marked: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#7 ~ Frost Burned: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8 ~ Night Broken: Ebook • Hardcover • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#9 ~ Fire Touched: Ebook • Hardcover • Audible • Goodreads
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24 thoughts on “Release Day Review: Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs”
This book sounds different from anything that I’ve read. Very interesting. Good review.
Thanks! It’s definitely not your typical romance and more fantasy/paranormal focused.
I LOVE this series. I just skimmed the review, since I don’t want to spoil the book. Thanks for reviewing. ^_^
You’re welcome! I didn’t spoil anything, but I understand wanting to go in blind 😉 This is a favorite series of mine too – hope you enjoy it!
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Patricia Briggs book. This makes me think I need to dive back in.
You definitely should! It’s amazing to be back in this world 🙂
This is one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to read this one. I just got hold of it on my iPad!
Yay! I hope you enjoy! ❤
Just finished it, and I agree with you that Mercy is one of my favorite heroines. I love the way the characters continue to grow in this series, and how integrated that growth is with the stories!
Yay!! Mercy and the gang just never get old. I could read about them forever!
I read first couple of books and stopped but not sure why! After reading this review, I need to get back to reading it again!
You really do! It’s one of my favorite UF series ever ❤ I also love the Alpha & Omega series!
You know, I always see these books everywhere in Goodreads. I’ve been curious. I think I might check them out, great review 🙂
If you love action and amazing characters in your books, I highly recommend this series! And thank you so much! ❤
I’d never heard of this series. Thanks for the intro! Looks great!
You’re very welcome! I hope you give this series a try!
Thanks for the post. I have heard such good things about this series. I think that I am going to head over to Amazon and check it out. It sounds like something that I would love. =]
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Great Review! I am a fan of Patricia Briggs and I look forward to reading this series! I haven’t read anything of hers in a while.
Thank you! Patricia Briggs is the best! I highly recommend this series 🙂
I have been wanting to pick this one up, it’s such a great series. Thanks for the review!
You’re very welcome! ❤
Thanks for the great review!
You’re very welcome! ❤