Review – Smoke Bitten


Smoke Bitten


Mercy Thompson #12


Patricia Briggs


Urban Fantasy


I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman.
My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I’m going to need them.
Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill–until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.
Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything–even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.
It won’t, can’t, remain.
Not if I have anything to say about it.


5stars rating

A killer bunny (I love Monthy Python, so this had me laughing so much :D), a rogue pack making things complicated and problems in paradise. Yep, all the ingredients to make another great book 😀 All scenes and environments had a great amount of details, perfect to just let go and enjoy the story.

Character development:

Mercy and Adam have been through a lot, their bond not as solid or open as it should be. So when Mercy notices that it’s actually pretty much closed off, she knows something is wrong with Adam, but he’s not sharing why… at all.
That, coupled with the current issue they are facing, is really doing a number on her. This instalment dives a bit deeper into how Mercy is feeling about it all, and I’m happy the author took the time to do this, as it helps understand the characters. Which, of course, feel so real and believable they could be your neighbours (though for your sake, I hope they’re not :D).

Pacing & Flow:

This instalment was filled with action, but I think everything just feels a lot slower compared to the last book 🙂 There was a good balance between the action and much-needed conversation to keep the story moving forward.

The book itself:

The book’s well written with no (noticeable) errors. It has 352 pages, spread over 14 chapters and is told from Mercy’s point of view.