Release Date: First published March 1, 2011/ Audio unabridged edition released by Penguin Audio on March 2, 2011
Format: MP3 Audio
Pages: 326 (Hardcover) / Audio Length: Approx 9 hours
Narrator: Lorelei King
Source: Library Borrow via Overdrive
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Date: June 10, 2014
Rating: 5 bookmarks
Synopsis: Coyote shifter Mercy Thompson knows that life with her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will never be boring, but even their wedding doesn't go as planned. Nevertheless, a ten-day honeymoon camping on the banks of the Columbia River, alone, just the two of them, should make up for it. But the trip - and the pimped-out trailer they're using - is courtesy of the fae. And nothing from the fae comes without strings attached...
Being a different breed of shapeshifter - a walker - Mercy can see ghosts, but the spirit of her long-gone father has never visited her. Until now. An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River - and innocent people are dying. As other walkers make their presence know to Mercy, she must reconnect with her heritage to exorcise the world of the legend known as the river devil...
What's next for Mercy and Adam? The honeymoon from hell, that's what! Before we jump to the honeymoon, we have to talk about the wedding for just a second. I just loved their no nonsense wedding, full of little surprises thanks to Mercy and Adam's family and friends. It was very sweet and utterly Mercy and Adam.
No sooner as they start their honeymoon in by the lake, they quickly figure out that they were manipulated into honeymooning at that location. Obviously it's for a reason, a deadly fae reason. As we know, Mercy never comes out of a fight without a near death experience. While she'll live, it's clear that her body took a serious beat down this time. It was so bad that I suspect that this situation will bleed over into the next book, Frost Burned.
River marked gives us even more insight to Mercy's history, and where she comes from. Insert spirit warriors and Native American ancestry. All fun stuff and I enjoyed reading about Mercy's father and how that whole thing happened. It's pretty strange, but I expected no less. With how River Marked ended, I believe the story may have picked up a reoccurring character or two, which will be a welcome addition.
As always, I enjoy the narrator, Lorelei King. She's easy to listen to and I can listen to the series while doing other things. I'm excited to continue on with book seven, Frost Burned. If you've been reading my reviews, then you know that I've previously recommended this series several (five to be exact) times now. Tell me, have you picked up the Mercy Thompson series yet? If so, are you enjoying it at much as I am?
Happy Reading & Listening,