Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs

Bone Crossed

By Patricia Briggs

  • Release Date: 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 598 Ratings


Welcome to Patricia Briggs’s world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people” (Booklist). It takes a very unusual woman to call it home—and there’s no one quite like Mercy Thompson.
By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in the sprawling Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy’s found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so-human on more than one occasion. 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’.


  • Bone Crossed

    By JC Cincy Kid
    This book, is the best so far in the series. All are (5) STARS but this one is (5) stars PLUS!!! The dialogue is very emotionally raw, yet so real. Patricia Briggs is simply at the top of all authors, especially those of this genre. I recommend reading them in order, so u can appreciate how these main characters develop and the complexities of Mercy life evolve. She is one KICK-BUTT CHICK, and super smart as well. Another MUST read! Can’t wait for her next near death adventure/rescue. Uncle J. 68.
  • Two steps forward, one step back

    By Froody 2
    I didn’t like the opening section of the book. It was not something she was ready for, granted, and the reaction seems fine. However, she’s been playing coy for a long time, and now she decides to jump and then puts it on hold. In many ways, I would have been much happier if the opening section had been put whole into the previous novel, and that is my biggest beef with this one. However realistic this may be, it’s leaving the guy in a holding pattern that seems set to continue for quite a while, and has been going for several years before. This helps keep the rating PG, leaves a nice thread open for later development, but is fundamentally unsatisfying on one axis. I’m sure romance readers will eat the tension up, but there’s a reason I’m not big on standard romance tropes. That said, the actual story is pretty good, and she does come back and reapproach the issue. And I appreciate both very much. One of the big differences between this and Batman (I mean Dresden Files), is that the protagonist isn’t really well prepared going into a problem and finds things out on the fly. While for Harry, he prepares as best he can and then it all explodes in his face anyway. (Until he comes back later in the series.)
  • Ever changing, ever awesome

    By Savvy Apper
    First werewolves, then vampires, then fae, now ghosts. Briggs keeps bringing fresh ideas and a fresh story to this fantastic series. The characters continue to grow and develop, especially Mercy in light of the events at the end of Iron Kissed (Book 3). This book presents a new challenge for Mercy and at the same time sees a resolution to a looming threat. Briggs does an excellent job of integrating the two main story lines as well as continuing to develop the relationship between Mercy and both Adam and Samuel. Many series fall into a formula by the fifth book, but Briggs keeps delivering fresh, new, exciting stories.
  • MOST EXCELLENT !!!!!!!!

    By Robert 2
    The books that she has written about Mercedes Thompson are some of the BEST. !!!!!!
  • Terrific book

    By Jsheets
    Each of these books introduce new beings into the world. It is an interesting and fun series. I am a fan!
  • I love her books have everyone

    By Lovely book reader
    Wonderful go get it