Series: Mercy Thompson #12
Published by Ace on March 10, 2020
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Also by this author: Silence Fallen
Also in this series: Silence Fallen
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
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.
So sorry for the lapse in posts for the Favorite Cover Friday weekly feature. I have covers scheduled, like Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs, but I just haven’t written, edited, or scheduled the posts. I can’t promise that I’ll do better in the future since I don’t know what the future will hold but I’ll try my best to stay consistent.
But let’s talk about this cover for a second…
Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs Cover Breakdown
I about squealed when Patricia Briggs’ Facebook page revealed the cover for the next story in her Mercy Thompson series. (I will admit to some frustration that we haven’t gotten a new Alpha & Omega installation, but I guess anything from Briggs makes for great news). I’ve always been a fan of Dan Dos Santos’ artwork, whether for Briggs’ stories or other authors, so I knew that whatever he would come up with for Smoke Bitten would ramp up my excitement for its story.
I’m sorry that my handwriting for the cover breakdown is super sloppy but I was trying out a new pen in the Procreate app and I guess I didn’t think that other people would have to read what I wrote lol. I hope that you all can at least make out the things that grabbed my attention on this cover and I hope that you all can understand why these elements were worthy of being listed.
I haven’t had the chance yet to read Storm Cursed but I’m hoping I can get to it before the release of Smoke Bitten because I have a feeling that this installment in Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series will carry a punch. If I’m not mistaken Silence Fallen worked as some sort of turning point in the series since it was more dialogue heavy than action heavy. A lot of storylines and questions were somewhat answered in Silence Fallen so that’s why I can’t wait to dive into Storm Cursed and Smoke Bitten because I know the series is going through another crescendo that will give the series a fresh wash.
“Favorite Cover Fridays” is a weekly meme by Crafting By The Pound. It’s all about book covers; how they look and how we feel about them. Being able to admire book covers both far and wide is one of the pleasures of being a book lover, so this post is 100% dedicated to gushing over the chosen cover during your week that has impacted you the most, that has induced you in cover lust.