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Author Topic: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series  (Read 4301 times)

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Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:22:51 am »
Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

I saw it when I went by Chapters earlier today and checked out the back, and it seems to be up my alley (modern urban fantasy full of folkloric creatures). I'll probably end up buying the first novel soon anyways, as soon as I have spare cash to spend (Must. Have. Hardcover!).
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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 09:50:05 am »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

I saw it when I went by Chapters earlier today and checked out the back, and it seems to be up my alley (modern urban fantasy full of folkloric creatures). I'll probably end up buying the first novel soon anyways, as soon as I have spare cash to spend (Must. Have. Hardcover!).

 
I've got all but one of them.  :D They are very good.  Patricia Briggs is also one of my fav authors.  I recommend that series.

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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 11:09:44 am »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

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I have read all of the "Mercy Thompson" books, I find them to be quick, for a nice afternoon escape. I read the first one because of the location. The Tri-Citys is not a place most people write about, and when I was a teen I would drive from Small Hickville to there. The location is like revisiting an old hang out.

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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 04:32:34 pm »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

I saw it when I went by Chapters earlier today and checked out the back, and it seems to be up my alley (modern urban fantasy full of folkloric creatures). I'll probably end up buying the first novel soon anyways, as soon as I have spare cash to spend (Must. Have. Hardcover!).

 
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 08:53:42 pm »
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Agreed.  The series is wicked good.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 02:37:20 am »
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Agreed.  The series is wicked good.  :)


Buy the series.  It's very good.

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 03:49:35 pm »
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Buy the series.  It's very good.

 
I agree. Totally worth it.

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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 05:24:10 am »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

I saw it when I went by Chapters earlier today and checked out the back, and it seems to be up my alley (modern urban fantasy full of folkloric creatures). I'll probably end up buying the first novel soon anyways, as soon as I have spare cash to spend (Must. Have. Hardcover!).

 
I have read all but one in this series. LOVE IT. Definitely a good read.

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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 11:25:15 am »
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Definately worth a read, I must have read at least the first few books four times or so (I tend to reread an entire series before getting the newest book though >.<).

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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 08:29:17 am »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?

I saw it when I went by Chapters earlier today and checked out the back, and it seems to be up my alley (modern urban fantasy full of folkloric creatures). I'll probably end up buying the first novel soon anyways, as soon as I have spare cash to spend (Must. Have. Hardcover!).

 
It's definitely not as bad as series of this kind of genre tend to be and that's the best thing I can say about it. Of course, I live in the Tri-Cities where the books are set and I can't say I appreciate the attention. (How long before movies start coming out and people are busting into town for Twilight-esque tours??)

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 06:25:21 pm »
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It's definitely not as bad as series of this kind of genre tend to be and that's the best thing I can say about it. Of course, I live in the Tri-Cities where the books are set and I can't say I appreciate the attention. (How long before movies start coming out and people are busting into town for Twilight-esque tours??)

 
After reading the first book (which I loved, btw) I don't see it coming to the big screen any time soon. Mercy is her own character, not a stand-in for the author or the readers (like Bella is), and she's also fiercely independant (not like Bella), despite the men she's attracted to around her (I feel like a broken record here), both of which movie companies that are just looking for the money arn't looking for.
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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 08:52:20 pm »
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After reading the first book (which I loved, btw) I don't see it coming to the big screen any time soon. Mercy is her own character, not a stand-in for the author or the readers (like Bella is), and she's also fiercely independant (not like Bella), despite the men she's attracted to around her (I feel like a broken record here), both of which movie companies that are just looking for the money arn't looking for.

 
I agree, the series is very excellent, I thoroughly recommend it. However, like Nykti said Mercy is way too awesome for them to make a series with her. She's extremely independent and intelligent and it's amazing they did the Hunger Games as a movie. Not to mention it takes her several books to actually get in bed with anyone. Like, four books I believe. She does her own thing and kicks ass as a real heroine as opposed to an overbearing, obsessive, codependent girl who can barely think or care for herself and is way too emotional and lacking in common sense. Mercy and Katniss are total opposites to Bella.
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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 09:17:33 pm »
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Has anyone here read Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series? Is it any good?


For some reason, I stopped reading this series after reading "Iron Kissed". I have no idea why, maybe because I was waiting so long for the next one (in paperback) and when it came out I was just all "meh" and didn't bother picking it up again. Maybe I should give it a go again...

Also, I'm sure it's been said but WTF is up with those sexed-up covers? It's such a horrible trend in Urban Fantasy! I found the cover for Iron Kissed to be especially cringe-worthy. Gods, that is just awful....

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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 09:25:49 pm »
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For some reason, I stopped reading this series after reading "Iron Kissed". I have no idea why, maybe because I was waiting so long for the next one (in paperback) and when it came out I was just all "meh" and didn't bother picking it up again. Maybe I should give it a go again...

Also, I'm sure it's been said but WTF is up with those sexed-up covers? It's such a horrible trend in Urban Fantasy! I found the cover for Iron Kissed to be especially cringe-worthy. Gods, that is just awful....

 
Actually I find Moon Called and Bone Crossed to be worse. And you're right, that seems to be a trend in Urban Fantasy. I've got plenty of great books that don't have that much sex in it (like the Mercy Thompson series) that have these super sexed covers
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Re: Patricia Briggs' "Mercy Thompson" series
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2012, 08:38:24 am »
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Also, I'm sure it's been said but WTF is up with those sexed-up covers? It's such a horrible trend in Urban Fantasy! I found the cover for Iron Kissed to be especially cringe-worthy. Gods, that is just awful....

 
I love the Mercy books, they are one of my favorite series, and one that I reread on average once a year.  And I'll admit, I bought my first two at a used book store and was drawn to them by the title Blood bound (I enjoy vampire things) and then the cover art (Mainly her tattoos actually, though I do like them overall).  After having read the books, I will say that I don't think Mercy would actually walk around like that though!

What I love about Mercy is that she is very opinionated, but she isn't all powerful.  She makes mistakes, she deliberately does things she knows she will have to answer for later, and sometimes she is just completely outclassed and not thinking about winning but running away and surviving.

I also like the sister series Alpha and Omega.  Have read all the books in both (including the first Mercy graphic novel that hubby got me for Christmas a couple years back).

The only other book by her I have read is Dragon Bones (I have the sequel to it but can't bring myself to read it).  I was actually pretty disappointed, which has made me drag my heels on reading some of her other series'.  I think I just didn't like the main character at all.
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