Saturday, May 4, 2019

#AUDIOBOOKREVIEW: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #3) #WyrdandWonder

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Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #3)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: November 1st, 2009
Format: Audiobook narrated by Lorelei King
My Rating: ★ 1/2
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When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.

Iron Kissed is the third book in the Mercy Thompson series...although I just heard that I am supposed to read this series in a different order. I'm just going to stick with the Mercy Thompson order instead of the Mercy Thompson World order. It is VERY confusing. 

Anyway! I liked this book a lot, just like the other ones, but I had to downgrade the rating because something VERY bad happens at the end of this book and it made me super mad. I don't want to get into spoiler territory, but I do want to put a trigger warning here because there is a sexual assault in this book. THAT'S what made me mad, but the aftermath of it was handled really well.

I'm not really a fan of love triangles, so I was hoping Mercy would just make a decision between the two guys. I know this book is kind of dated, so I can forgive it a little bit for the love triangle stuff. I do like that there is somewhat of a choice given here. I like Adam over Samuel, even though he is a bit possessive. I think Mercy is good for him because she kind of reins him in and also calls him out on things. It's like they irritate each other, but they so totally need each other too.

This book was cool because we got to learn more about the Fae world and more about Zee. Zee is such a mysterious character in the first two books, and I still think he has this Fae air of mystery about him, but we get to learn more about him. We also learn a little more about what the Fae are actually doing, which I don't think has a lot of repercussions in this book, but I assume are important down the line.

The action really ramped up at the end of the novel, but this is where I got really annoyed by things. I think because of the magic stuff and the assault stuff that happens here, the book kind of gets lost on me there. 

I am definitely still going to go on to read the rest of this series, because I'm invested in Mercy's story, but parts of this one really bothered me.

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