Release Date: First published February 3, 2009 / Audio unabridged edition released by Penguin Audio on February 5, 2009
Format: MP3 Audio
Pages: 309 (Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 9 hours
Narrator: Lorelei King
Source: Library Borrow via Overdrive
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Date: May 28, 2014
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: By day, Mercy is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shapeshifter with some unique talents, Mercy has often found herself having to maintain a tenuous harmony between the human and the not so human. This time she may get more than she bargained for.
Marsilia, the local Vampire Queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan—and she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack (and her close relationship with its sexy Alpha), it won't be Mercy's blood Marsilia is after. It'll be her friends'.
There's two bad guys in the story. Marsilia, the never ending bad guy that will continue to be a pain in everyone's side and the short lived bad guy, a Vampire who's called "The Monster" among his own community. Just as the nickname implies, this guy is dirty and low down. This guy is all about being what you eat. That's a pretty clear statement on what he's doing in this book.
Mercy has picked up a new talent in Bone Crossed. She can commanding the dead, Ghosts and even Zombie like dead people. Not Necromancy, she's not raising the dead, just commanding them. How do we find this out? Basically Mercy takes the opportunity to leave town to help out an old college friend with a ghost problem. But of course, that's never it, there's always more to it.
In this installment, we get more Marsilia and her assassination attempts on our heroine. Adam and the pack are doing what they can to protect her, even though she can protect herself most times. It's also become very clear that Stefan cares a lot for Mercy. So much so that he will defend her against anyone, even Marsilia, of which he is very loyal to.
What I like best about Briggs is that she is able to really push the plot forward because she doesn't spend a lot of time rehashing what happened in previous books. She reminds us of the most important things in a creative and passive way. It's exceptional how she's consistently able to fit in so much detail and action into a mere 300-ish pages, yet the story doesn't seemed rushed at all. The pacing is spot on.
I listened to this on on audio, as I am with the rest of this series, so I must address the narrator. The narrator can really make or break an audiobook and in my opinion Lorelei King nails it every time. I seriously adore this narrator. I'm enjoying her just as much as Tavia Gilbert, who reads the Night Huntress Series audiobooks.
I recommend this series for urban fantasy lovers. If you've read or listened to the previous books in the series, you've got to continue on with Bone Crossed. You have no choice, you can admit that your addicted too!
Happy Reading and Listening,