Mercy is smart enough to realize that when it comes to the magical Fae, the less you know, the better. But you can’t always get what you want. When she attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.
It seems the book contains secret knowledge—and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side—leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.
All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…
“Why is it that all cars are women?” he asked.
“Because they’re fussy and demanding,” answered Zee.
“Because if they were men, they’d sit around and complain instead of getting the job done,” I told him.”
Not my favourite, but still damn good. That is basically a running refrain. Because while I love the series, I tend to not like the individual books so much. I love this series because of the world, and the characters and the relationships. The individual plots? Not so much. This isn’t the only series this happens to me in. Pendragon by D.J. MacHale is another one.
I don’t know what it is about this that makes me just hold back that tiny little bit on it. It is a great book. I love most of the individual parts to it. Yet something about it just makes me say “you know what, no, I did not love reading that one”. Which is fine, just kind of disappointing to me. And I can’t exactly explain why, try as I might
The story: Samuel is in trouble. He has given up on life, and his wolf saved him from killing himself. But he can’t survive long with the wolf in charge like that. Mercy has to convince him that life is still worth living, all while keeping it a secret from everyone else that he is in trouble. Mercy is determined to save him, because she still loves him. She doesn’t want to be his mate anymore, but she still loves him.
Unfortunately, Mercy makes mistakes in Silver Borne. Lots of mistakes. Maybe that is part of the reason I don’t like this book so much. She doesn’t use any of the tools she has available to her appropriately. She is trying to fly solo, when she has learned to rely on others. Especially because flying solo has gotten her into so much trouble before. And it just annoys me a little bit too much.
However Mercy and Adam are great together. I’m so happy with the direction their romance is taking. The pack on the other hand, kind of hates Mercy still. Or at least part of the pack does. And they’re making Mercy’s life pretty troublesome. They’re trying to split the two of them up, and that shit just ain’t going to fly! Time to get angry!
Silver Borne is mostly just werewolf problems right now. There are some fae stuff as well, but almost no vampires at all. Which might be another reason why it just isn’t quite up to what I liked of the previous books. The fae were there and they were part of the problem, but it just focused on the werewolves the entire time. I like the werewolves and all, but they just aren’t the most interesting part of this series by any means.
Great book, just not the best in the series. I still would never even consider skipping it.
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