Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic, Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter. They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no matter how unlikely.
I’ve been a huge fan of the Mercy Thompson series for years now. I was devastated when I didn’t like the 6th book, and I wasn’t going to go out and buy the 7th book. I actually stuck with that…someone else bought it for me. Thankfully, I loved Frost Burned. It is full of action, romance, and adventure. I’ve been really busy this quarter, so I haven’t had very much time to read, but I soared through this book as soon as I picked it up. Loved it!
One thing about Frost Burned that’s really going to appeal to fans of this series is that it. has. Adam’s. Point. of. View. It’s the first time in the series that that’s happened, and it was awesome!!! Adam’s POV is a little bland and harsh, but that’s also part of Adam’s personality. They weren’t my favorite chapters, but I was thrilled that I had a chance to get into his head.
Another thing that I loved about Frost Burned was that the coolness of the book was sort of spread out into different stages. The first part of Frost Burned is about the werewolves getting kidnapped and Mercy trying to track them down. I will admit that there were a few boring parts mixed into it, but it wasn’t to an extent that ticked me off. The second part (without giving anything away) is more about Adam, the fae, and magic. And finally, the third part of the book is more about the vampires. There are so many elements to this book that it will blow your mind more than once. And because there was SO much happening in the book, I didn’t see everything that was coming. It was really intense, but really awesome.
I don’t really have anything negative to say about Frost Burned, but I do have a few things that bothered me a tiny bit. First, there’s already been a book about the werewolves getting kidnapped. I think it was either the first or second book. We’ve been there and done that. I want something new. Second, Mercy’s character is a lot more intense than she was toward the beginning of the series. This series definitely is not a light and airy read, but the last few books are more emotionally draining than usual. Third, something needs to be done with Adam and Mercy. My problem with the 6th book was that they got married and that made the book cheesy. This book wasn’t about the honeymooning phase, so they didn’t bother me. But the topic of kids did come up in this book, and I’m afraid of the cheese factor that might come up in the next book. There is a chance that I won’t be bothered in the upcoming books, but I’m really nervous now that Adam and Mercy are officially together.
If you haven’t read the Mercy Thompson series, or if you just haven’t made that transition to adult books yet, I would highly recommend this series. And I have to stress that adult books are NOT all dirty and what not like a lot of people think. These are urban fantasy books. They are full of action and magic, and yes…there is some romance, too. But I have never read an urban fantasy or a paranormal fantasy book that made me uncomfortable. Current fans of Patricia Briggs will LOVE this book! I’m slightly devastated that I have to wait for the next one now.
If you’re looking for something similar to read, I would recommend the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and the Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance.
Publication Date: March 5th, 2013
Rating: [rating: 4]
Teaser Quote: “Do they always flirt with biblical quotes?” Asil asked Tad.
In long-suffering tones, Tad said, “They can flirt with the periodic table or a restaurant menu. We’ve learned to live with it. Get a room you guys.”