Today's book review is Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs.
This is the second book in the Mercy Thompson series. Start with Moon Called. It's a complete, self-contained episode.
It's a good plot, and the world still seems to be consistent. There's some interesting things about bravery and duty and about the tension between love and control. The stupidity of supernatural politics comments on the stupidity of real-world politics. Mostly, it's about the characters; something about the way they're evoked makes them intensely real to me. They matter to me even as I'm frustrated that they don't handle things the way I wish they would. It's not quite as good asMoon Called, but it still resonates enough to leave me thrumming.
9 out of 10.
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