Review: River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs

River Marked by Patricia Briggs

This is the 6th book in the series, so if you haven't read any of them (or only the first couple) you may want to be cautious as there are spoilers in the review that follows. I've reviewed Book #1 - Moon Called as well as Book #2 - Blood Bound if you want to check those out ^.^ This is a fantastic series so if you haven't picked it up, you really should!

Mercy and her mate, Adam, are on their honeymoon! Course they don't go somewhere all fancy, they end up on a camping trip with a trailer provided by... well a faerie. While they are enjoying each other, they also become embroiled with a river monster because faeries don't do nice things for just any reason.

Somehow, I just never get tired of Mercy Thompson, and her hunky now husband Adam. The beginning starts off with funnery as we get reacquainted with old beloved characters, and then we quickly reach the honeymoon, where of course the bit with the faeries comes into play.

My favorite part of this is really the interactions with Coyote, who is a 'god' of the Native Americans. He brings all sorts of amusing scenes and exploration of Native American culture into play in this book. Briggs really does a great job of interweaving these bits in, and of course Mercy is as strong a character as ever.

I will admit that this story feels a bit like a side quest, which doesn't make it bad, but it doesn't move Mercy's story forward a whole lot. Granted, it was nice to have a book mostly focused on only Mercy and Adam. Fans of Mercy should definitely pick this book up as it's a good addition to her universe.

Star Rating: 4.0/5.0

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I haven't read this series, but EVERYONE recommends it!


This book did feel like a departure from the rest of the series. I missed our secondary characters a lot. They make the stories so much richer.

Jen at Red Hot Books


I agree it does feel like a bit of side adventure but I loved seeing how strong Mercy & Adam's relationship was apart from all the usual danger! Great review. :)


@Jen I did miss them, but hey more Mercy & Adam isn't bad either ^.^


I JUST started this series (first two reviews are up) and LOVE it. I just wanted to say that. I am too scared to read the review because I want to be absolutely surprised. :P


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