Revisit of Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

March 7th, 2016 Kimberly Review 44 Comments

7th Mar

Today I am excited to join Penguin and seven other blogs as we revisit novels in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I was chosen to re-read Night Broken and I had a blast. Be sure and check out my updated review, favorite quotes and enter to win a copy of Night Broken.

Revisit of Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
Night Broken
by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right. Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy. Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

*Updated Review*
It is no secret that I am a fan of this urban fantasy series and I devoured Night Broken the eighth book in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series the first time. I had a blast revisiting the story and forgot how intense it all was. A strange threat, an ex-wife and another coyote-shifter made for an interesting read. Of course getting more snuggle time with Adam is always a plus.

Mini review: monster myths, digs, banter and danger abound.

When Adam’s ex-wife, Christy calls on the run from her latest boyfriend Mercy’s world is about to get turned upside down. With Christy living in the den things get ugly, and Mercy suspects we haven’t been given the entire story. However, bodies are piling up, and Mercy must set her personal troubles aside to save those she cares about. The tale that unfolds was cloaked in myth with moments of laughter, snark, nibbles and snarls. I truly felt for Mercy, Christy is not an easy character to like and both of them under the same roof was toxic. I should feel sorry for Adam, but he brought this on himself. I mean, rent her a place, send her to safe house..LOCK HER IN THE GARAGE!  Sometimes Adam just needs to be more Alpha. Do you know what I mean? He wants to protect everyone, not step on toes and dammit I want him to growl and put them in their place. *smoothes down hair and takes a deep breathe*

There are some significant arc developments in Night Broken and Briggs’ hints at things to come. A lot of key players are present, and we see continued growth in Mercy along with a hint of the kick-ass coyote-shifter we have come to love. She has begun to think in terms of the pack and you cannot help but admire the girl. The threat incorporates culture myths, and I found the blending of them into the tale fascinating. There is quite a bit of relationship angst, and while I never broke out in a sweat about it, we see it both solidify and damage Mercy’s relationship to the pack. This makes me angry. I know Mercy likes to handle herself, but I wish Adam would stand up and snarl.  We get to see favorite characters from the series including Stephan, Sam and Tad. *happy dance*

Night Broken had several threads woven throughout and at times I felt one or another suffered as the tale progressed. Each was interesting, but the overall result was that I felt torn and pulled throughout. I wanted more details and page time dedicated to each thread. Even during the reread and knowing what would take place, I wanted some threads to be enhanced.

Banter, tender moments and relationship strengthening made me smile, and I was proud of Mercy’s patience. Gary was an interesting character, and I picture him as Marty Deeks, from the hit TV show, NCIS Los Angeles just older.  Both his personality and mannerism matched those of Deeks. Despite a few bumps, and my desperate need for more Briggs’ left me with a smile and drooling in anticipation for the next book. I am really excited to see how she develops these story arcs, and I predict some intense times ahead.

Favorite Quotes from Night Broken

“No, really,” I said. “Now that we know that Flores is really this nasty, fiery, superpowerful nothing-can-kill-me demon from hell, maybe we should consider just giving Christy to him?

Almost-Sister, you picked a real catch.”
“It was I who caught her,” Adam said softly. “It took years.

“The snarl didn’t make Adam’s too-handsome features less handsome, but it would probably have scared anyone else. Me? I think I have some kind of subliminal death wish because Adam’s anger makes me go weak at the knees, and not in a terrified sort of way.”

“Stay out of this,” she (Christy) snapped at me, wiping futilely at her cheeks. “This isn’t your business.”
“When you blamed Adam, whose only fault that I can see is that he has poor taste in wives, you made it my business,” I told her.
Honey cleared her throat. “You do know you are one of his wives, right?”
I raised an eyebrow. “Happily, he doesn’t know how bad off he is with me—and I intend that he never will.”

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44 Responses to “Revisit of Night Broken by Patricia Briggs”

  1. Darlene Cruz

    No sorry, there’s so many books out there but I do appreciate blog tours this way I can keep up with what’s out there in the book department.

  2. Greg

    This does sound fun and I’m thinking of giving this series a try sooner rather than later. and lucky me I can binge, since there are so many out already. 🙂

    Nice review Kimba.

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  3. Nick

    Jenny already convinced me to give this series a shot with her post, so I’ll be reading the books sometime soon hopefully!
    The plot line with Christy in this one sounds a bit frustrating but it looks like it’s dealt with really well.
    Fab review, Kim!

  4. Rose Milligan

    I have not read any of the Mercy Thompson series, but I just looked at them because I was considering buying the first book for my friend’s birthday in April. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  5. Kimberly

    Love this series! I can’t wait to read the newest one I’ve been counting down the days till it was released!

  6. Kristin

    Man, I have fallen behind on this series. I think the last book I read was after they married and they were in a trailer having a “honemoon” somewhere by a form of water? LoL Ring any bells? LoL It was so long ago I don’t really remember. There’s such long gaps between the Mercy books that I sort of lost track of them. This one sounds really good though. I need to start from the top and work my way through the series again.

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  7. Amber Ag

    I haven’t read Night Broken or any of the Mercy Thompson series. But I have read Cry Wolf. It was a great book.

  8. Lover Of Romance

    haha that last quote totally had me bursting into laughter. I am planning on trying this author out on my next library visit. I have been hearing so many great things about this author. Loved reading your thoughts on this one.

  9. Angela Adams

    “I was proud of Mercy’s patience” — I think Mercy deserves a standing ovation for her patience. Thanks for the post.

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  10. Sophia Rose

    What a cool idea for a tour! I think it is the first time I’ve seen it done.

    This story was definitely something. I’ve been curious about what would happen if Christy was around for so long. And even though I wanted to slap and shake a few people, I was glad to get my curiosity satisfied. Now she can go- far away. LOL

  11. Kimberly Curington

    I’ve read the series to date, and love it. I shared it with my friends, too. Too good to keep to myself!

  12. Mary Kirkland

    I think I’ve read one of her books, pretty sure I did a while ago. This sounds like a book I’d like so I might have to look into this series a bit more. Thanks for the review.

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  13. AngelErin

    I’m happy to see that this series is still good in it’s 8th book! I’ve read the first one and I loved it so I would like to go back and read more on this series sometime. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this one! 😀

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  14. Dani Chapman

    I have read the entire Mercy Thompson series and I am so looking forward to tomorrow… 🙂

  15. Brenda R.

    I love the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series!

    I’m hoping we see more of Stefan soon. I miss that quirky vampire!

  16. Christina Wagner

    I’ve read the first five, but then lost my whole library, and know I’m slowly rebuilding.
    Thank you for the chance.

  17. holdenj

    No, I haven’t, but I’ve been reading more and more about the series during the tour and think I should make a place for it!

  18. Linda Romer

    I haven’t started this series yet. Looking forward to reading these books ♡ Thank you