All-new action in the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam's life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she might not have many more to live...
Silver Borne is the fifth book in the Mercy Thompson series and it continues the story of Mercy and her friends very well. This is one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series out there right now.
This installment focuses more on Adam and Mercy's relationship and how Mercy can integrate her life with Adam's and how she has to deal with the pack and all it's politics.
Silver Borne has a few issues, one being that the storyline of Sam was very good but felt rushed at the end. Some of the pack story line irritated me and I wish some people would have been dealt with more aggressively, but it all worked out and in the end the pack was stronger for it.
I loved seeing Mercy and Adam together in this one. They've gone through so much to be together and it's still not totally smooth sailing but I so enjoyed the moments that they got to have together in the midst of all the chaos and drama around them. As always, I loved Mercy's relationship with Jesse, Adam's daughter and some of the pack members that Mercy is close to like Ben and Warren. I love how Ben and Mercy's relationship has evolved from the first book.
Something that is hinted at and I really hope is expanded on in the next books, is Mercy's connection to Bran, The Marrock and basically king of the Werewolves. He treats her like a daughter and she seems to see him more and more as a father figure and they had such a great connection in this one that I'd like to see more of it.
I was very disappointed by the notable absence of one character in this book and I felt like that was a bit of a cop out but I also admit that there really wasn't a need for him in this story.
Overall I really enjoyed Silver Borne. It had some flaws but Ms. Briggs is a consistently good writer and the characters are so enjoyable that you can't help but enjoy the story. This series is very well written and full of wonderful characters and lots of action and I highly recommend it to fans of Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance.
Final grade: A-
P.S. I went to a signing for Patricia Briggs on the 7th in San Diego and I have to say that she is a lovely and warm person with a great sense of humor and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting her. :D
ETA: Link to buy Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5)