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Patricia Briggs (1) (1965–)

Author of Moon Called

For other authors named Patricia Briggs, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Patricia Briggs was born in 1965 in Butte, Montana. She is a fantasy author who began writing in 1990. Her first novel, Masques, was published in 1993. Her other works include The Raven Duology, the Mercy Thompson Series, and the Alpha and Omega Series. She made the New York Times Best Seller List show more with her title's Silence Fallen and Burn Bright. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called (2006) 7,566 copies
Blood Bound (2007) 5,841 copies
Iron Kissed (2008) 5,265 copies
Bone Crossed (2009) 4,522 copies
Cry Wolf (2008) 4,328 copies
Silver Borne (2010) 3,849 copies
River Marked (2011) 3,188 copies
Hunting Ground (2009) 3,059 copies
Frost Burned (2013) 2,406 copies
Night Broken (2014) 1,998 copies
On the Prowl (2007) 1,973 copies
Fair Game (2012) 1,957 copies
Fire Touched (2016) 1,551 copies
Dragon Bones (2002) 1,524 copies
Silence Fallen (2017) 1,321 copies
Raven's Shadow (2004) 1,295 copies
Dead Heat (2015) 1,276 copies
The Hob's Bargain (2001) 1,240 copies
Masques (1993) 1,206 copies
Dragon Blood (2002) 1,204 copies
When Demons Walk (1998) 1,143 copies
Steal the Dragon (1995) 1,119 copies
Raven's Strike (2005) 1,096 copies
Storm Cursed (2019) 1,037 copies
Burn Bright (2018) 986 copies
Shifting Shadows (2014) 911 copies
Wolfsbane (2010) 900 copies
Smoke Bitten (2020) 867 copies
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009) 797 copies
Alpha and Omega (2009) 716 copies
Wild Sign (2021) 605 copies
Soul Taken (2022) 559 copies
Preying for Mercy (2008) 178 copies
Shifter's Wolf (2011) 170 copies
Winter Lost (2024) 31 copies
Dragon Bones | Dragon Blood (2007) 29 copies
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #2 (2014) — Author — 10 copies
Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly #3 (2014) — Author — 10 copies
Seeing Eye [short story] (2009) 9 copies
Star of David [short story] (2008) — Author — 9 copies
In Red, with Pearls (2011) 8 copies
Gray (2011) 7 copies
Fairy Gifts (2011) 6 copies
Redemption (2014) 4 copies
Hollow (2014) 4 copies
Wishing Well 4 copies
Unappreciated Gifts (2014) 3 copies
The Price 3 copies
Roses in Winter (2014) 2 copies
Dating Terrors 2 copies
Night Broken - Outtake (2014) 1 copy
Silver Borne - Outtake (2010) 1 copy
Silver (2014) 1 copy

Associated Works

Strange Brew (2009) — Contributor — 1,085 copies
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (2008) — Contributor — 935 copies
Naked City (2011) — Contributor — 654 copies
Silver Birch, Blood Moon (1999) — Contributor — 631 copies
Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011) — Contributor — 575 copies
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Contributor — 505 copies
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contributor — 301 copies
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Contributor — 201 copies
Heroic Hearts (2022) — Contributor — 195 copies
Running with the Pack (2010) — Contributor — 150 copies
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Contributor — 146 copies
Fantastic Hope (2020) — Contributor — 136 copies
A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories (2014) — Contributor — 93 copies
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contributor — 92 copies
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Contributor — 57 copies

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Reviews

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review. Also my tags may have spoilers in them so be forewarned before checking out full review.

Book Evaluation:
Plot: 🎞️🎞️🎞️🎞️
World Building:🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎
Cover:πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”πŸ“”
Heroine:πŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Intimacy Level: πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Relationship Building: πŸ’’πŸ’’πŸ’’
Heart & Feels:πŸ’žπŸ’ž
Witty/Banter/Reaction of Laughter: πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Page Turner Level:πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–πŸ“–
Narration:🎧🎧🎧🎧
Ending:🧧🧧🧧🧧
Overall View: ✨✨✨✨

First Impressions
Blood Bound is the second book in the "Mercy Thompson" series and I have been reading this whole world in order alongside with the "Alpha and Omega" series with it which has definitely had more positives than negatives. I really found it interesting but it did have less romance in it than even the first book did. I didn't really understand Sam living with her when she hasn't truly decided on what is happening with Adam, but hopefully that will all get figured out in Iron Kissed (crossing fingers) I did enjoy the plot with the vampires and the sorcerer and very curious to see how the events that happen in this book will reflect in Iron Kissed.

First Line
Like most people who own their own businesses, I work long hours that start early in the morning.

Summary
This is the story that continues a bit the connection that Mercy has with Adam who has claimed her as her mate but she has yet to accept that claim, and then her childhood friend who once broke her heart, Sam who is a pack doctor. We have a mystery involving a dangerous sorcerer and some vampire politics happening that Mercy is dragged into and caught into a conflict that brings the packs into the fray. But will Mercy be able to defeat a danger that no one else has been able to?

What I Loved
Honestly....the plot of the story was the best part of this book. It kept me on edge and was packed with danger and mystery. And when the villain attacks her in her home....LITERAL CHILLS! It was so so spooky! I can see this one being the perfect read for Halloween or October reading haha

I did enjoy seeing the growth and action that we get from Mercy. You can definitely feel the build up in the relationships that she has with both characters even though there was little attention to it in this book here. I am curious to see how this conflict between the three of them will be resolved in the end though.

What I Struggled With
LACK OF ROMANCE .....it just felt so much lower than the first book so I am craving more heart and feels with her relationships with these two men. I kinda know who she ends up but I was hoping for more happenings between these three that what was reflected in the story and y'all know how much I need a good romance element in my story.

Narration
BRILLIANT! This narrator really brings out the story and especially Mercy so well. I am loving her character quite a bit. Probably one of my more favorite UF heroines, she just is so real and normal haha

Overall View
Blood Bound is an action packed, leaves you with thrills and chills and delivers a well satisfying ending that only gives you a true gem of a read.

Favorite Quote(s)
β€œWe’d spent years as adversaries, two predators sharing territory and a certain, unwelcome attraction. Somehow, during all those years I spent outwardly acquiescing to his demands while making sure I held my own, I’d won his respect. I’d had werewolves love me and hate me, but I’d never had one respect me before. Not even Samuel. Adam respected me enough to act on my suspicions. It meant a lot.”

Book Details (also in my shelves)
Sub Genre: Urban Fantasy
Character Types: Blue Collar Heroine, Alpha Males, Shape Shifter-Werewolves
Themes: Danger/Suspense Elements
Tropes: Love Triangle

Relationship Conflict vs Plot Conflict
More plot than relationship being focused on

If you like these authors, I recommend This Book
Nalini Singh
Ilona Andrews
Kira Brady

Recommendation For Reading Order
Yes I would recommend reading these books in order

Steam/Spice Explanations

Simmering cup of tea---soft warm touches and light intimacy

Narrators:
Lorelei King
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addictofromance | 188 other reviews | Jun 3, 2024 |
One of Briggs' first novels, slightly edited and released with it's sequel. I'm never quite sure what to make of authors doing this - but on this occasion I really enjoyed it, and shows that Briggs has had a powerful talent across the genre, not just for werewolves. It is occasionally slightly rough in places, with a few awkward scene transitions, but generally works very well. The pacing a description evoke a fascinating and well thought through world.

Aralorn is a half-blood, mostly human but part true green mage shapechanger. Mostly she's just a storyteller who happens to be lithe, fast and skilled and doesn't reveal her heritage doing odd spying and thieving jobs. Along the way she rescues an abnormally intelligent wolf who'd managed to fall into a pit trap. The wolf seems to recognise her non-human half and although frequently disappearing for long times always reappears. Aralorn is sent to spy on the ruling human mage (a very different branch of magic) and realises that something isn't quite right. He is supposed to be guarding all the lands from the vile dark magic practises that caused such destruction centuries ago, but in his presence she can sense that he's been subtly influencing everyone and seeking to extend his powers through forbidden means. Aralorn meets a band of rebels and when Wolf finally reveals his true nature, comes up with a sort of plan to save the world.

In the sequel we get to visit both sides of her family and explore some of the consequences of her actions. It si shorter than the original.

I'm only aware of Brigg's werewolf novels which I've enjoyed. This encourages me to seek out her other writings.
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reading_fox | May 20, 2024 |
Heart Warming :)
Great three part plot, lots of new characters and expanded world building. Lovely edge of your seat quick short read. I love Briggs' headspace. :)
 
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