Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

Posted April 3, 2014 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

night broken_front mech.inddNight Broken(Mercy Thompson #8) – Patricia Briggs


An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam isn’t the kind of man to turn away a person in need—and Mercy knows it. But with Christy holed up in Adam’s house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something about the situation isn’t right.

Soon, her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants Adam back and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, including turning Adam’s pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man—in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies start piling up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Initial Thoughts

I can’t even tell you how excited I was for this book. I waited SO patiently for it while it took its sweet time coming in the mail. I finally got it though. I was a little nervous at the start because Adam’s ex wife was making an appearance. I was really concerned that Mercy and Adam would break up and I just couldn’t have that.

My New Best Friend

Honey. She was so supportive in this book when normally she doesn’t like Mercy. I loved the subtle character growth there. I was seriously beautifully written. She also just lost her husband and I think that it affected her character too. I was really impressed with that because in other books I find that they get over death way easier. This was really realistic and I was really impressed.

My Crush

Adam. Holy geez is he ever fantastic. He is 100% perfect in every way. I love that he didn’t let his ex-wife get to him as much as the others. He still let her stay with him because he’s such a nice person. I really love that he’s protective of all his friends and not just Mercy. He’s a nice change of pace from all the other loveable characters in books. I find him really different and exciting. I never know how he’s going to react to things. I just really, really, really love him.

Writing Style

Patricia Briggs has always been a fantastic writer and this book was no different. There’s nothing bad for me to say about it. Everything was perfect.

Closing Thoughts

I just love the world that the author made it. I get sucked into it every time. I especially loved the drama between Mercy and Adam’s ex wife. It was really well done. Usually I don’t enjoy that kind of drama but it was different because the sides weren’t clear. I was always rooting for Mercy though! I just love her. She’s a fantastic character that likes to do things for herself. She doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. There was a lot going on in this book. Lots of little side adventures, but it went together nicely. I loved that we got to see Coyote again and there was even some new characters. I like how there isn’t only vampires and werewolves and everything any more. There’s lots of new creatures too which I find really entertaining and exciting.


Adam is the dreamiest man ever. I’d do anything for him.


“Love means leaving yourself vulnerable, knowing that there is someone to catch you when you fall. ~ Mercy”

5 out of 5


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