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Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11)

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Published 07 May 2019
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Publisher Ace
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In this powerful entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves...
My name is Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman, and I am a car mechanic.
And a coyote shapeshifter.
And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack.
Even so, none of that would have gotten me into trouble if, a few months ago, I hadn't stood upon a bridge and taken responsibility for the safety of the citizens who lived in our territory. It seemed like the thing to do at the time. It should have only involved hunting down killer goblins, zombie goats, and an occasional troll. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae.
The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.
But we are pack, and we have given our word.
We will die to keep it.

"Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson, #11)" Reviews

Mogsy (MMOGC)
- The United States
4
Mon, 20 Feb 2017

3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/04/30/...
At eleven books, the Mercy Thompson series has become a veritable saga at this point. Pack drama and supernatural politics, this one’s got it all! And believe it or not, many of these story threads are still developing and building upon everything that has come before.
This is the case in Storm Cursed, which takes us back to the Tri-Cities area after our eventful detour through Europe in Silence Fallen—which also means we return to Tri-Cities politics. Repercussions of Mercy’s past decisions have caught up to her, and while it felt like the right thing to do at the time, nothing could have prepared her for the pressures involved in taking responsibility for the safety of everyone living in the territory of the Columbia Basin pack.
As always though, Mercy has the full support of her husband and pack leader Adam, even if some of the other werewolves only barely tolerate her—and only because they have to. But what’s done is done, and now everyone is busy dealing with the aftermath of Mercy’s proclamation, including getting rid of any intrusions on their territory or threats to their people.
Still, some major power shifts are happening. The Tri-Cities area now has the reputation of neutral ground, where negotiations can take place between the US Government and the Gray Lords of the Fae. As a whole slew of important people descends upon their home territory, Mercy finds herself playing reluctant liaison between the politicians and the supernatural community. Meanwhile though, other troubling things are happening around the place, including the emergence of zombie animals and a massacre on the local witch’s coven. With all these fires needing to be put out, Mercy barely has time anymore to put in hours at her car mechanic day job, even though the garage has reopened since being burned down a few months back.
I’ll be honest—this wasn’t my favorite Mercy Thompson novel by far, especially coming on the heels of the thrilling installment that was Silence Fallen. After that nice little break, it appears the series has settled into holding pattern again, in that this one felt like a bridge book whose purpose is to establish a foundation for what’s coming next. There also wasn’t one central conflict in the story; instead, there were several all being developed in tandem, which resulted in a lack of focus. In addition, the political aspects dragged on, not to mention how some of those parts felt awkwardly shoehorned in when there were more urgent problems to worry about, like, oh, I don’t know, how about Elizavetta’s entire family being brutally tortured and murdered and the imminent takeover by a rival coven of black witches? It certainly didn’t feel like that bombshell was given the gravity it deserved, and it’s possible all these reasons made Storm Cursed feel comparatively less engaging than some of the books that came before.
That said, if you’re still following the series at this point, you’ll know what a delight these characters are to follow. It’s impossible for Patricia Briggs to write a bad Mercy Thompson book in my eyes, because each volume always introduces something new and interesting. One of my favorite aspects is seeing all the relationships develop, not just on a personal level between characters but also on a larger scale between all the paranormal communities (Fae, Witches, Werewolves, etc.) in the Tri-Cities. I also love how this book brought back a ton of familiar faces like Zee and Stefan, while still having room to introduce newer names like Sherwood and Larry. It’s true that all the characters get hard to keep track of sometimes, and even as someone who has followed this series closely, occasionally I get forgetful and lost when the story references some past events. This is definitely a series where you have to be up-to-date with the books, and to an extent also be familiar with the Alpha & Omega universe (which I don’t read, which is probably why I’m at a slight disadvantage).
At the end of the day though, even with the Mercy Thompson series’ highs and lows, each book is still an adventure where you never know what’s around the corner for everyone’s favorite coyote shapeshifter and the rest of the gang. While Storm Cursed was a bit of a mixed bag, with a lot of things going on and sections that were less engaging than others, overall I had a good time, and as always, I can’t wait for more.

Celeste
5
Sat, 05 Jan 2019

You can find this review and more at Novel Notions.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Ace) in exchange for an honest review. While I’m incredibly thankful, all opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Actual rating: 4.5 stars, rounded up.
I was ecstatic to receive a copy of this book. First of all, Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series served as my gateway into truly appreciating urban fantasy. I had previous exposure to the genre, having binge read many of the Anita Blake novels (until it devolved into nothing but orgy after orgy), a handful of the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, and the first five of Moning’s Fever series. While I enjoyed these books in the moment, I always viewed them as junk food, something to be consumed and forgotten, leaving nothing behind but a vague literary equivalent of a stomach ache from overindulgence.
Mercy was the first heroine in the UF genre who had true staying power for me. As soon as I met her in Moon Called, I was enamored. Here was a woman who felt like she could step right out of her story and become my friend, someone I would invite over when I was cooking something particularly spicy for dinner, who I could watch movies with or invite to a concert knowing that we would feed on each other’s enthusiasm. She felt (and still feels) incredibly real for me, despite that fact that she can shape-shift into a coyote. She’s been through some rough times, but she always bounces back. She was also the first UF heroine I’ve come across who shares my faith in spite of the craziness that plagues her life. Mercy is vibrant and kind and stubborn and fierce and I love her for it. The only other heroine who has this lifelike quality for me is J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas, who I will also love forever.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, which felt like more of a return to the world I had come to love after the slight departure in both setting and storytelling style Briggs presented in Silence Fallen, the installment that preceded Storm Cursed. This book is once again told entirely from Mercy’s first person perspective, which is in my opinion the perspective through which Briggs’s writing shines the brightest. Some bad black magic is plaguing the Tri-Cities area. It first expresses itself in the form of a herd of miniature zombie goats. They’re just as adorably disturbing as they sound. Mercy is trying desperately to stay ahead of the zombie situation and find the culprit while Adam and most of the werewolves are preparing for a summit between the US government and the fae. Aiding Mercy is Sherwood, the mysterious werewolf amputee who was sent to their pack by Bran with little explanation. Finding out a bit more of his story was an interesting, satisfying addition to the story.
Storm Cursed was action packed and sassy and heart breaking, and was impossible to put down. My one and only issue was really more of an issue on my part than with the book itself. This is the 11th installment in this series. At this point, I simply don’t have time to reread ten books to refresh my memory, and the one thing I would add to this book if I could would be a quick recap of pertinent information from preceding books before beginning this story. However, Briggs did a good job of giving readers enough to keep them from getting lost without ever breaking the tension of the story by stepping outside of the narrative to explain or remind.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Mercy. She’s a character who I could happily read dozens of novels about, and who I am always thrilled to revisit. This book had everything I’m looking for in an urban fantasy tale, and I was sad to reach the last page. And can I just mention this gorgeous cover? Talk about fierce. I can’t wait to see where her crazy life takes Mercy next!

Aisling Zena
0
Sat, 18 Apr 2015

But..

Jilly
- Houston, TX
5
Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Read this when you won't be interrupted because it is not put-downable.
I do need to give a warning though: there is animal torture in this book. It was darker than most of the series, and I felt a little sickened by the torture stuff.
Who the fuck could torture a kitten?
I can't little kitty! I can't!
I need to pet it and love it forever..And, I'm a dog person!
To me, this felt like the darkest book in the series so far. I didn't mind the vampire stuff that was brutal like I did this black-magic thing.
I feel the need to get blessed by a priest after reading it.
Yeah, maybe not. Better not to take chances..
Okay, so the story is about witches who are making zombies and causing trouble. We aren't sure what their long-game is, but the story is woven together masterfully. A lot of questions are answered about past events as well as the current ones, and there will be trouble ahead.
We don't have Bran in this one, which might be a good thing considering what was recently revealed about him and the controversy surrounding it. But, we do get most of the other characters that we have all grown to know. And, best of all: Wulfe! He is very involved, which is awesome because he's such a mysterious character. You are never sure what he will do. Sometimes he seems good, and most of the time evil, but he's never boring.
Yeah, like that.
The best part of this book: the miniature goat zombies. I love how everyone keeps talking about how cute they were. It's like, yeah zombies are bad and want to eat your face, but did you see how cute they were?
"It could have been worse," I told the deputy who opened one side of the dumpster lid for me so I could drop my little zombie in with the rest of the adorable blood-hungry fiends...
Awww, let's just surrender to him. He's so cute!
The book needed that cuteness. I think that instead of freaking out a priest, I'll just look at baby goat pictures as my brain-cleanser.

Carole
- Maryland Heights, MO
5
Fri, 29 Jun 2018

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.
I loved this book! I have to admit that I am a huge fan of all the books set in Mercy Thompson's world. Every time I get my hands on a new Mercy Thompson book, I feel like I have been given the most wonderful gift. These stories really are gifts and I cherish each one. As you may have guessed, I went into this book with really high expectations. This book was even better than I could have hoped. This book allowed me to escape my life for just a little while and I had a fantastic time with it.
Mercy seems to somehow attract trouble. Actually, her declaration a couple of books back that the wolves would protect their territory is causing most of the trouble. Early in this book, Mercy is called on to deal with some zombie goats and I wondered what the heck was going on. Seriously, zombie goats? I thought I had seen it all but I was obviously wrong. It was so much fun to watch Mercy try to figure out what was really going on.
I loved the direction this installment took. Witches are incredibly interesting to me anyway but witches in Mercy's world were even better. We learned a lot of things about several of the characters that have played pivotal roles in the series for a long time. All of the things that were revealed were eye-opening and some left me questioning everything that I thought I knew about the characters.
I love the role that Mercy and Adam's relationship plays in this series. It is really nice to see an established couple that is in it for the long haul. I think that Mercy and Adam's relationship only gets stronger with each book. I love the way that they trust each other completely and always have each other's backs. There were plenty of great moments between the pair in this story which I found touching.
I would highly recommend this book to others. This is the eleventh book in the Mercy Thompson series which is a series that really should be read in order since there are a lot of things carried over from previous installments. This was a highly entertaining story filled with mystery, action, excitement, great characters, and even a few zombie goats. I enjoyed this one so much I pre-ordered the audiobook so I can experience the story all over again in the future.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.
Before Reading
So so happy to be approved for this one on NetGalley today!
Initial Thoughts
As expected, this was great! I love Mercy and Adam and the rest of the pack. There was a lot of excitement and a few surprises before the book drew to a conclusion.

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