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Book Review: Silver Borne

Posted on 2010.04.11 at 01:28
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I have never been disappointed by a Patricia Briggs book.  The Alpha and Omega series doesn't blow my mind like the Mercy Thompson set, but it's still a good read.  And once again, she's done it.  In fact, this may be one of my favorites (except for Hobb's Bargain... that's in my top ten books of all time).  But Silver Borne... is definitely one of her masterpieces.

Patricia Briggs puts Mercy through alot in her series.  A lot of pain, a lot of panic, and a lot of honest healing, with steps back and steps forward.  If only the world was full of men like Adam for all those women who have been hurt or abused in some way.  But the best part is Mercy's honesty with herself of what she's going through and willingness to let herself feel those emotions or at least admit to herself when she's blocking them.  And Briggs doesn't soften it or give her an easy healing because she's her main character, but she does give her what all of us hopefully have: supportive friends and family.  And that is really what drives Mercy towards healing, knowing her family is there for her and knowing that they will do anything to help her back to that feeling of normalcy.

I read the book in one day.  Yes, I know I do that alot but only for the good ones - only for those who story I have to finish b/c I've invested that much of myself.  And that always speaks to me of good writing.

If you aren't fan of the Mercy Thompson series, you should definitely become one.  Even on her fifth book in the series, Briggs hasn't lose the momentum or depth that so many series do.  If fact, it may just get better as Mercy grows.  And her cover art just rocks. :)

I'm done now... go, skaddale off to the bookstore and read, people!!


kribby at 2010-04-11 18:37 (UTC) (Link)
Briggs is awesome!
mela_lyn at 2010-04-11 21:11 (UTC) (Link)
I adore Briggs' books! But the Hobb's Bargain is and will always be her best and one of my absolute favorite books. And the first of her books I read...
wyld_dandelyon at 2010-04-11 19:23 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh--I'd missed that there was a graphic novel. The excerpts visible on Amazon are wonderful!
mela_lyn at 2010-04-11 21:10 (UTC) (Link)
I actually haven't looked at the graphic novels... thought about it but meh... not worried about it.
wyld_dandelyon at 2010-04-11 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't worried about it, but was curious. The artwork suits the stories very well!
mela_lyn at 2010-04-13 01:13 (UTC) (Link)
I looked them up on Amazon again and I think it was mainly the price that put me off. I can afford $7 for a novel but $20 for more pictures and less words just doesn't do it for me... :) I need something that takes at least a few hours to read. Heehee
wyld_dandelyon at 2010-04-13 01:18 (UTC) (Link)
That makes sense to me. I've been buying a lot less of everything lately.
mtlawson at 2010-04-12 10:59 (UTC) (Link)
Why do I get the feeling that I'm supposed to start reading Patricia Briggs now?
mela_lyn at 2010-04-13 01:12 (UTC) (Link)
You aren't already????? For shame!!

Tell Laura to start reading them. I bet she'd love them. And do you have her reading Ilona Andrews and Di yet?!?!?! Do ya? Do ya? Huh??
mtlawson at 2010-04-13 02:59 (UTC) (Link)
She wusses out on me with mass market paperbacks, claiming that she has problems reading them. I swear I need to get her an eReader just so she'll read some of these books.
mela_lyn at 2010-04-17 01:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oi!! Well, hurry and get her one and I'll scanning in some pages... :p
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