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Monday, June 25

River Marked by Patricia Briggs

March 1st 2011, Ace
326 pages, Hardback
Borrowed from the Library
Sixth in Mercy Thompson series
Adult Fiction
Amazon | Book Depository | Indie Bound

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She's never known any others of her kind. Until now.
An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River-one that her father's people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help...

Favorite Quote:

“I don't break; I bounce.”-River Marked

Cover Review:

Quite honestly I hate all the covers for this series. Mercy has one tattoo. One. I have yet to read anyone describe any other tattoos on her body and as such it should be the only one portrayed and YET every single cover has her have a different tattoo that is NOT the tattoo she has.


Another EPIC read from Patricia Briggs! I really enjoyed this book despite the absence of the pack. Their absence was distinctly felt, but this one had so much action and SO much relationship realism that I enjoyed it all the same.

Mercy seems to be settling into her new home. Home of being near Adam. There honey moon isn’t all I love you, I love you too. It’s real. There are relationship issues that all new marriages have. Getting accustomed to not being accountable only to yourself, but to another who loves you so much can be a real struggle, especially when you are constantly in danger.

Adam struggles with what marriage should mean when you are alpha. Being married to a strong-willed woman when you are used to being dominant is a struggle for him. He so wants to just take control, but knows this would kill part of her. I love how this struggle is portrayed and shows so much of Adam’s personality.

The plot was spooky good. All the other villians in this series, I’ve simply hated, but this monster was the creepiest of them all. I loved how involved this monster was to every part of the plot.

Mercy meets some new characters that I hope we see a lot more of when book 7 finally releases in 2013. I cannot wait to read more of Mercy’s story.


Rie (@missiontoread)
I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.


  1. Series just gets better, after the excitement of Silver Borne did not I would enjoy River Marked as much. I actually enjoyed it more, every bit of the wait for Adam to finally win Mercy's trust enough to actually marry him was worth waiting for. The relationship the two are forging as equals is very well played out by the author in a very believable manner.

  2. True story: I adore Briggs. I really do. I read the first book in this series awhile back and then promptly bought the second...then book blogging happened and took over my life. I REALLY need to get back to this series. Mercy is a fantastic heroine and I ADORED both Adam and Sam.