Berls Reviews Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs

Posted October 9, 2020 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

Berls Reviews Storm Cursed by Patricia BriggsStorm Cursed by Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #11
Published by Penguin Audio on May 7, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-half-stars

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.

My top thoughts:

I wasn’t as focused with this read (may have been timing?) but I did still enjoy the characters and their were some unexpected moments in regards to the witches that I enjoyed.

What I liked about Storm Cursed:

  • Witches haven’t really taken center stage until now in the series and Patricia Briggs really brought the excitement with clashing covens.
  • The secondary characters have amazing development. I was particularly fascinated by Larry the Goblin King. And Zee is always a favorite treat. And then there’s Wulfe… he was equally impressive and creepy.
  • Coyote gave us a few sound bites and I’m very eager for more. Always a treat.
  • Oh and there’s zombie goats. Never thought you’d hear me say that lol!

Narrator thoughts:

I love the narration by Lorelei King. She’s a fantastic narrator, but I listened to her first in the Charley Davidson series, so it does throw me to hear her in this series at first. Once I get settled into the story, though, it stops throwing me.

I’m so glad that I decided to join in on Anne’s Mercy Read-a-long this year and resume reading this series. I enjoyed my reread and have enjoyed the new-to-me books equally!
3.5 stars pretty good

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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