Thursday, 9 March 2017

Review: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Silence Fallen ( Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Ace
Publication date: March 7th 2017
My rating: 5 stars 
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In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone...

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe...

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

My Thoughts:
Silence Fallen kicks off with a bang as Mercy is abducted and taken to Europe by vampires.  What do they want and how will she get away? 

As usual Mercy survives by her wits, thinking things through quickly and using hard won experience to her advantage.  Mercy is away from Adam and her Pack for most of the book, but before you go panicking, let me reassure you Adam is still very much a part of the story and we get his POV more than we have in any other books in the past.  I loved it! Got to “see” just how much Mercy means to Adam, and how living with his wolf is more of a struggle than I knew.

It was interesting to get a bit of Marsilia, Stefan and Wulfe’s history, why they came to America.  It was interesting to see Marsilia in a little different light, and not as awful as she usually is. 

Patricia Briggs has crafted one of my all-time favorite female characters in Mercy. Her intelligence shines with every problem she encounters.  Mercy ponders things through like body language, repercussions of action, and what she says, weighing possible outcomes, doing this pretty quickly!

Silence Fallen is another amazing installment in the Mercy Thompson series! I was almost glad I was sick this weekend because it gave me an excuse to sit home and read this straight through.  It took me longer to finish than an average book, because I didn’t want to miss anything!  There were a few twists, and one surprise I did not see coming.  The reveal was worked in very quietly, too, IMO. All around it was a riveting read, one of the best in the Mercy Thompson series!



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9 comments:

  1. I so want this one, but I will wait for the pb

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  2. I'm going to need to pick this series up soon. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it. I'm already shipping Adam and Mercy from all the reviews I've read. Glad you enjoyed this, Rachel!

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  3. Gah. I'm way behind with this series but I'm doing my best to catch up. Almost done with the first book - it's really slow so far but I'm determined. Looking forward to getting acquainted with the rest of the pack!

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  4. I just finished reading this one and I loved it! It was everything I expected it to be and the change of scenery to Europe/the back stories of so many other characters was a pleasant surprise. I can't wait for the next one, now! Fantastic review, Rachel!!

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  5. Everyone is loving this one. I agree it is the best to date. I loved the setting, the story and the twists. Love this series.

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  6. best to date after 10? i guess thats a good thing, everyone is loving it , i'll have to start this series this year

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  7. I've seen several reviews now that say this is the best one in a while, and since it's book ten that's good to know! I just read the first book a few weeks ago so those characters are fresh in my mind- Marsilia was pretty impressive and I like that she explores how Adam lives with his wolfish side as well. It kinda motivates me to keep reading since I've heard the books get better and better.

    And I agree about Mercy. I liked her a lot in the first one, and seeing her in Europe this time sounds good. Too bad I can't skip to this one. :)

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  8. Wow, all-time favorite character? One of the best books in the series? Man, and I'd not even really heard of this series before. Briggs is on my long list of UF/paranormal authors whose books I want to try... along with Ilona Andrews, Jeanine Frost, Nalini Singh... yeah, I might never catch up. o_o I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Rachel! Wonderful review!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  9. Stunning review Rachel :D YAY for loving this one. <3 So glad you are enjoying this series :) Not books for me, but ohh, I'm sort of curious even so :)

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