Night Broken – Review + Giveaway! Baby Mama Drama Rama!

When a book is quotable, I’m gonna quote!

“Adam snorted as he pulled on a faded green t-shirt that said “I Heart Coyotes.” Yet another sign that folding my clean clothes wasn’t too big a price to pay to make him happy. He didn’t have any “I Heart Christy ” shirts–or I would have burned them already.”

“I thought we should apply that kind of thinking to the matter of Cristy’s stalker.” He gave me a skeptical look. “No, really,” I said. “Now that we know that Flores is really this nasty, fiery, superpowerful nothing-can-kill-me demon from hell, maybe we should consider just giving Christy to him?” He laughed. 
“I’m serious,” I said.

“Seriously? Do you know how many guilty people are in jail? None.” Gary’s voice rose to imitate a woman’s voice. “Honest. I didn’t kill him. He fell on my knife. Fourteen times.”

You would think that our favorite coyote, Mercy, would have enough to deal with in her life when it comes to adversaries of the supernatural and furry variety.  But she may have to confront her biggest challenge yet in the form of the former Mrs. Adam Hauptman.  That’s right, the ex is in trouble and on the run from her psycho boyfriend.  And Adam wouldn’t be the Adam that Mercy knows and loves if it wasn’t in his nature to help others, especially the mother of his child.

The ex, Christy, is only safest in Adam’s house and with his pack even though several things aren’t quite adding up.  But one thing is as clear as day, Christy wants Adam back and isn’t afraid to play dirty to get him. Mercy isn’t going to take this lying down, but Christy’s peculiar psycho boyfriend may have more going on than some crazy stalker tendencies and as more bodies pile up, it’s up to Mercy to put a stop to it.

Night Broken is certainly one of the more memorable entries in the world of Mercy Thompson.  She’s got bad guys…and girls all around and it’s hard to know who she can truly trust!  Christy’s character is the one you love to hate.  We’d been lucky for a while with her out of the picture, but since the character never died we knew she’d have to crop up sooner or later.  And even death isn’t always a guarantee that we’ll be done with a character in the paranormal world, so it’s always in our best interests to just wait and see.  I did thoroughly enjoy this part of the book, even if Christy made me want to

Mercy’s snark was of the highest order this time around and I found it refreshing.  I loved this that novel tested the depth of Mercy and Adam’s feelings for one another as well.  They define what it is to be a unit. I think Adam fans in general will find him pretty swoon-worthy.

The villain was pretty interesting.  I wasn’t always sure what direction Briggs was going to take with his character so that helped keep the read very engaging.  I did find myself annoyed more than once with Adam’s pack though. It really disappointed me how they treated Mercy despite her dedication to them and the fact that she sticks her neck out there for their sakes time and time again.  I really wish they would get over themselves.  One saving grace is the fact that if they can’t do it at once, they might be able to do it one by one.  I thought the developments with Honey were well done and are a closer step in the direction of where things need to go.

My biggest gripe for the book would be the length.  The latest Mercy books have felt too short to me. I mean, 350 pages might seem like enough but I feel like I whiz through it so fast.  I could use another meaty 50-75 pages per entry.  Additional pages would perhaps allow for more inclusion of side characters whose presence I found myself missing, namely Stefan.  I know it’s probably not very easy to figure out how to incorporate him now that Mercy’s married to Adam, but I really like his character and his devotion to Mercy.  Though he plays an important role, he is featured so little here and that makes me miss the old times.  I am not that invested in the vampires as a whole, just him.  I could use a Stefan spin-off!

But all in all it’s a good read and I think the fans will enjoy it immensely.  The series still has a lot to offer and I look forward to what’s next.

*ARC Provided by the Publisher
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Giveaway

So now that you’ve read my review are you looking forward to having a copy of your own?  Well one lucky winner of my blog will receive and ebook or hardcover version of the novel!

How to Enter (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY): My giveaways are only open to followers of Your Urban Fantasy who are 18 years of age or older. In order to enter YOU MUST COMMENT ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT POST AND INDICATE YOU HAVE DONE SO ON THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET! If you’re a new member, sign up on the right panel to follow my blog via email. (Make sure to check your email to confirm your subscription. You should receive a notification immediately, so check your spam folder if you don’t see it right away). Current followers can just say so in their post. The next three opportunities are for bonus entries. Overall, there are up to 4 chances to enter:

  1. Follow this blog via email (THIS IS REQUIRED)
  2. Follow me on Twitter (bonus entry)
  3. Tweet about the giveaway (bonus entry – you can do this daily for more entries)
  4. “Like” Your Urban Fantasy on Facebook (bonus entry)

The more entries the better your chance to win! Good luck! And don’t forget to tell me what you’re most looking forward to in this book! 

The giveaway will run from 3/6/14 – 3/16/14. Good luck!

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This article has 103 Comments

  1. I am looking forward to seeing Mercy put the smackdown on Adam’s ex. I’d prefer the hardcover if I win. Thanks and good luck everyone!

    1. Yep. Don’t know why I can’t find a way to comment on the blog itself.

      1) I follow via email.
      2) I totally dislike the ex and can’t wait for here to go away, Mercy style.
      3) Hardcover.

    2. I hope it’s a family affair because Adam’s sweet daughter will kick her mother’s butt. Go Mercy…..
      I prefer hard cover as I have already bought the ebook.

  2. Following you via e-mail.

    I’m looking forward to the whole thing of how Adam will react to Christy. I’m sure Mercy will be homicidal for the major part. Adam better not be a dick to Mercy.

    I’d prefer a hard-copy if I win.

  3. 1) I do that’s why I’m here now. Got your email. 😉
    2) Coyete and Zee appearences.
    3) Hardcover, I will have the ebook Tuesday.

  4. 1. Follow this blog via email (THIS IS REQUIRED) = DONE
    2. Follow me on Twitter (bonus entry) = DONE (gemiinii90)
    4.“Like” Your Urban Fantasy on Facebook (bonus entry) = DONE (gemiinii – Betul Erikci)
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    2) Share what you’re most looking forward to in this novel. =

    This series was one of the first Urban Fantasy series that got me hooked on the genre and reading in general so I cant wait to read this one

    3) Share your preferred format if you win – HARDCOVER please

  5. I follow your Blog via email as well.
    I am looking forward to more Mercy and Adam together, the pack, as well as the walking stick, the fae, Stephen, and Coyote;)
    I the Hardback is autographed I would prefer it, otherwise I can read any type of ebook.

  6. Already get e-mails. Looking forward to seeing how coyote and the walking stick get dealt with.I would prefer the hardback if I win. Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. Love your review and am so jealous that you already got to read it! I just discovered this series less then a month ago and have read through it and am dying for my Adam and Mercy. They are such a unique couple and Mercy is so interesting to read about!!!

    I follow your blog via email and I’d love a hardcover copy if I were to win 😀 I want to complete my collection hehe

    Thanks so much for the giveaway <3

  8. I would like to see Adam’s ex and what trouble she will bring with her. Mercy and Adam are in a good space, so the return on the baby mama will certainly add drama. Plus, how will the daughter feel?

  9. I follow via email.

    I’m super excited for Night Broken! Mercy is such an amazing heroine and I love seeing her powers grow with Adam. It’s going to be awesome to meet the ex wife too!

  10. Been eagerly awaiting the next Mercy book! Love the series…
    I follow on e-mail but I don’t tweet at all.
    Facebook liked. Don’t care which format.

  11. I’m an email follower!

    I’m looking forward to the drama with Christy and Mercy taking her down!

    I would love to win either format! I’m just super excited to read this series! My first choice would probably be e-book.

    1. Ugh! I mixed up my name and email in the rafflecopter. It’s supposed to be name: Stephanie H. and email: drhuffreads (at) gmail (dot) com.

  12. I follow the blog via email. I was a little worried that Christy’s arrival would cause issues between Adam & Mercy but your review has relieved me so now I am looking forward to seeing Mercy & Adam dealing with Christy together. I would prefer a hardback copy ( but will take anything I can get).

  13. I follow on email. I will read anything by Briggs, and have hooked half my family on Mercy, so hardback is better for me. This should be interesting and annoying, with Christy, and some of the pack, but invariably interesting wins with Briggs’

  14. I fallow you by email: alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk
    I’d love the hardcover
    I can’t wait to see how Mercy deals with Adam’s ex wife 😀 I also hope to see Samuel again, I miss him 🙂

  15. I love these books! Patricia Briggs is amazing, so anything that Mercy gets up to in this book, I’m sure will be an amazing ride. I follow you everywhere and I don’t have a preference between ebooks and physical books.

  16. Follow via email (kashtastic @ gmail.com)

    I can’t wait for more Mercy. I’ve adored her since the first book and all her interactions with Adam now they they’re together are just… I love that she’s still her. She hasn’t drastically changed to be with him. It makes their relationship all the more special.

    I can’t wait to see how Mercy deals with Adam’s ex – and how all the drama effects Mercy’s relationship with Adam’s daughter.

  17. Already a follower. Prefer hardcover but e-book is okay too.

    I absolutely cannot wait for this book. Want to see what happens next with Mercy (haven`t read the description too carefully cause i don`t like spoilers). But i love this series!

  18. Yes I’m most definitely an email follower among other methods. I love Mercy’s snarkiness the most of everything that happens in her adventures.

    What format is my preference, hard cover of course.

  19. I just like this world that Patricia Briggs has created. I’m usually not a fan of werewolves but she somehow made it possible 🙂

  20. I follow your blog by email, and have for over a year for sure!
    I’d love to win as I haven’t read any of the Mercy Thompson books yet and would like to see if I’d like them.
    Sorry I don’t tweet!

  21. I am looking forward to just reading the book! I want to know what is going on with the fae, but I guess that is left with Charles and Anna….
    Glad that I like to re-read this series since it seems like forever until the next book comes out.

    If I win I prefer e-book as HB are useless to me.

  22. 1) I have been following your blog.
    2) I’ve been looking forward to seeing Christy get out of their love life. I’ve had a problem with Christy since Jessie told her father about what was going on in the house when she lived with her mom.
    3) Finally, I would prefer a hard cover copy of the book. (I am OK with an ebook as well).

  23. I’m looking forward to the relationship between Adam and Mercy moving forward finally. Also, I just love the series so even if it was a description of what they all ate for fourteen days I’d probably still read it 😉 I’d really WANT a hardcover but I think an ebook is more practical for me, should I win.

  24. Can’t wait to read how Mercy’s and Adam’s relationship overcomes a new hurdle. It is always fun to read about Mercy’s dilemmas and new characters. Adams wife was one that could’ve been omitted but can’t wait to read what Patricia came up with.

  25. i follow on facebook and by email.I hope there will more of Samuel in this book. i would like the Ebook for me if i win

  26. I am a new follower of your blog via email.

    I’m beyond excited for Night Broken! Mercy is such an amazing heroine.

    1. Follow this blog via email (THIS IS REQUIRED) = DONE
    2. Follow me on Twitter (bonus entry) = DONE (@CourtSarah_18)
    4.“Like” Your Urban Fantasy on Facebook (bonus entry) = DONE (Sarah Courtney)
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    2) Share what you’re most looking forward to in this novel. =

    Mercy and Adam are one of my favourite couples and I can’t wait to see where it goes in Night Broken. And I want to see Mercy destroy the ex !

    3) Share your preferred format if you win – Ebook please 🙂

  27. I follow on facebook and through email. I love this series and I’m looking forward to the continuation of Mercy and Adam’s relationship. I would love it in hardback. I love to hold the book as I am reading it.

  28. I can’t wait to see how this all impacts Jesse. I hope her mom regrets not being a bigger part of her life!

  29. I follow by email. In frost bitten the b word was mentioned. Mercy of course panicked and I’m curious to see what happens. I would love the book in either hardcover or kindle format. Which ever is easiest

  30. I can’t wait to see how Adam and Mercy deal with having Adam’s ex around. Plus the whole pack dynamic while she’s in the picture. I would prefer hardcover.

  31. I follow via email (dmwigand73). The EX needs to be shown her place! Hardcover preferred, thank you! Very generous giveaway!! 🙂

  32. Loved the review – any fan of Patrica Briggs and Mercy Thompson is a friend of mine. Can’t wait to see the coyote lady kick butt. Hardcover to go with the set.:)

  33. I really can’t wait for more development and challenges to the relationship between Adam and Mercy. They are such a real couple I can’t imagine they aren’t real.

    If I win the book I would love the hardcover.

  34. I Follow via email

    I cannot wait to read this book!
    I need more Mercy & Adam, also, Ben!
    I am sort of nervous about Adam’s ex, but Mercy’s got this handed. Bring he pain!

  35. I follow by email.
    I’m looking for the pack to finally get thumped upside the head and starting to appreciate Mercy.
    I’d prefer ecopy, kindle/mobi/prc.

  36. I’m looking forward to more Mercy and Adam! Love them both. I know I’m going to love this book. Curious about Adam’s ex-wife.

    I follow via email dsr002 (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. I wished there was more on Stefen! Or Gary+Honey! I really wanted Mercy to wipe the floor with that witch lol WHY would Adam let her use his phone?! That irked me the whole book! I wish there was more :[

  38. Iam looking forward to the Mercy and the ex-wife Christy meeting and how it all plays outs! Adam and Mercy are great for each other! I would like a hardcover book 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win

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