Silver Borne (book 5)
By Patricia Briggs
When mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she'd previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down. It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn't take enough of Mercy's attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam's life forfeit. All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn't careful, she might not have many more to live..
The Mercy Thompson series continues strong with Silver Borne. I love that the story revisits a subplot from a previous novel and focuses on the secret fae book that Mercy was given by Phin, the bookstore owner. I had been curious about that fae fairy tale book and Silver Borne did not disappoint.
I have to admit I really needed Sam's story line to take a turn as he was beginning to become a bit of a bother to read. I wanted him to stop holding Mercy hostage so to speak. His presence and his continuing to live at her trailer just seems to hold her back from moving forward with Adam. Her guilt, her worry and her care for him made her hesitant. I was super pleased to see some advancement in that respect.
Silver Borne also gave the reader a lot more insight into the pack life. With each book the readers learn more and more. I find it all so interesting. I also love to read as much about the Fae as possible. I find them all so fascinating. Since Silver Borne was a Fae based book, I simply loved it.
The challenge for Adam's Alpha's spot was awesome to read. I knew that Adam would still come out on top but it didn't prevent me from biting my nails. Once again Mercy was able to steal the spotlight but I was cheering her on with her actions.
I am feeling a bit sad because I only have one more book to go before the end of the series as it is published to date. I am forever a fan and I will continue to follow each and every Mercy Thompson book published.
Teaser - Alpha challenge, bye bye trailer, "Snowball", silver garland in the white snow