Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hours 5 mins
Series: Mercy Thompson #8
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 11, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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.
I was so excited to get into Mercy Thompson’s world again. Mercy is always in the thick of things and there is always some great danger posed to her and/or the pack. This book is no different as we have a new baddie to defeat, one like they’ve never come across before. Not to mention Christy, another baddie IMO.
I went into this book knowing I would not like Christy. I was right, I wanted to strangle the bitch the whole book. I couldn’t believe that some of the wolves would even be slightly compelled to take care of her. I know that Mercy doesn’t have 100% of the wolf vote, but to actually stick up for the “poor me” Christy was a bit sickening. I wanted to shake them. I spent most of this book dealing with my severe dislike of that chick. Mercy really deals with it much better than I ever would have. Even with all the stress she is under, she doesn’t crack and totally beat the crap out of the bitch like I would have. Adam’s laid back acceptance of it all really irked me. I wanted him to take a more aggressive stance on what he was allowing Christy to do, and instead I felt like he just sort of sat back and enjoyed the show.
Mercy is one tough chick, though. She is able to push past her fear and stress to take on the bad guys with calculating precision. She seems to be able to think through her actions and not so much flying by the seat of her pants like other heroines that just sort of fall into the right place at the right time. She doesn’t try to take it all on herself and trusts her backup. Good thing too, as the villain in Night Broken (besides crazy Christy) is one serious threat. He scared me and I was really nervous for the pack a few times.
Night Broken definitely had my emotions running high and I totally enjoyed the ride, when I wasn’t cussing out Christy that is. This book is narrated by the great Lorelei King and she does an amazing job. This series has more of a serious edge to it, and King’s voice totally echos that in her tones.
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