Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Mercedes goes along on a visit to a vampire who hasn't paid the proper respect to the local seethe. She doesn't do this for free, of course, she goes along to repay the debt she incurred for asking for information in "Moon Called." Things then proceed to go very badly because they encounter a demon vampire sorcerer (bet you didn't know those things could all go together).
Not much degradation in quality going into the second book, which I'm pleasantly surprised by. As most you likely know, the second books in a series suffer from second book syndrome (ok maybe I made that term up... or someone else did... whatever), and they are often a letdown after the first. Rest assured Blood Bound is a pretty good second book.
Mercedes gets to kick some serious butt in this one (course she gets tossed around too and as she likes to say, she's just a coyote after all). It's kinda nice to have the author set up a blatant stereotype for the vampires (seriously evil) and then have Stefan who doesn't conform. I am interested to see how many shades of gray she explores.
Adam and Samuel are sexy as ever. The only bit that bothers me about this series is how all the main guys fall all over Mercedes (or are fatherly protector types), but it gives us a much more intimate look into their thoughts so I suppose I can't object after all so many of them are serious eye-candy (err thought-candy?).
Star Rating: 3.0/5.0
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This is one of the books I've read and reviewed for the fantasy mini-challenge. Progress 6/13 books.