Review – Iron Kissed

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Iron Kissed


Mercy Thompson #3


Patricia Briggs


Urban Fantasy


I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator…

Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape – but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it’s up to Mercy to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not.
Mercy’s loyalty is under pressure from other directions, too. Werewolves are not known for their patience, and if Mercy can’t decide between the two she cares for, Sam and Adam may make the choice for her…


5stars rating

Zee has been left as a scapegoat by his own people, but Mercy is having none of it!
*Trigger warning*, this book touches upon a darker theme (though not graphic). In my opinion, the author has done a very good job writing how Mercy handled it. But still, be warned.


Back in the world we know and love by now, the author manages to write all the scenes with such skill, I love it! Everything was clear and well detailed, perfect for staying immersed in the story. We learned a lot about the fae, which after book 2 gave some welcome insights.

Character development:

Sam or Adam, that is the choice Mercy has to make because both of them are pushing each other’s buttons and something is going to blow if she doesn’t choose soon… or well, one or the other is going to die.
We learned some more about Zee and Uncle Mike, and some other interesting characters which I’m sure we will see in later instalments (yay).
After reading the book, you realise what a strong and caring woman Mercy is. She fights for her friends and those she sees as her family.
As always, all characters feel real and believable. I was happy we met more of the fae, but hopefully, next time we go back to the vamps, I missed Stefan 😀

Pacing & Flow:

What a ride… it felt a bit slower than the previous instalments, though there was always that sense of urgency beneath everything that went on.
I read the book in one go, I just had to know. I mean, yes, I know there are more books, but you don’t think about that while you’re reading about everything that went down, trust me.
Great balance between all the action and conversation.

The book itself:

The book was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described. The book is 287 pages long, spread over 13 chapters and told from Mercy’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

This book had me in tears, the one scene with Ben… you’ll understand when you get there.