Today's book review is Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs.
This is book 4 of the Mercy Thompson series. Although it is a complete story, some of the dramatic impact comes from knowing who these people are and how they got here, so read the series in order starting with Moon Called.
I took a long time with this book, even though it's just as fast paced and about the same length as the earlier Mercy books, because I was distracted by other stuff and not reading much, and my reading experience suffered, but just going over the book in my mind for this review has made me realize that it's a better book than I'd realized at first. It is a standard trope of the genre that vampires are inscrutable and engage in mind-bogglingly complicated plots, but in this book, Briggs doesn't just tell us this, she shows us, remarkably convincingly. There is interesting werewolf stuff too, and some pretty insightful just plain people stuff.
9 out of 10.
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