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Blood Bound (Mercedes Thompson #2) by 
Patricia Briggs
292 pages
Published January 30th 2007
But at Amazon

Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings. In return, the average law-abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night. Sometimes I wish I was an average citizen…

Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind.

But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside of him.


This is probably one of my favourite series, if not my favourite ever. I read Blood Bound with a stupid grin on my face and at times I thought I needed a pillow to hug and squeal. I love when books do this to me.

Mercy Thompson just can’t catch a break, although, in part of this book she went looking for trouble and I can’t blame her one bit. Blood Bound is slightly darker than the first book. OK, so scratch out slightly. There’s murder, more murder, scary vampires, scary werewolves, basements…well, basically, there’s a whole lot of evil going on.

I didn’t particularly enjoy the first few chapters, and that was only because the werewolves hadn’t appeared yet. Stefan was our main feature in the beginning and I only sort of like him- if you don’t count the ending of Blood Bound when I finally liked him.

At least three quarters of this book is nerve-wracking. There are so many things going on and the characters will get to saying things and the next thing you know YOU believe them. All evidence points that they were right and it’s just…you don’t want to believe them and here’s Mercy with all her hope and just… My feelings cannot be properly explained.

I like all the feelings I got. Even if I felt manipulated.