Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)
Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, faces a threat unlike any other in this thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.I am Mercedes Athena Thompson Hauptman. My only “superpowers” are that I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote and fix Volkswagens. But I have friends in odd places and a pack of werewolves at my back. It looks like I’m going to need them.Centuries ago, the fae dwelt in Underhill–until she locked her doors against them. They left behind their great castles and troves of magical artifacts. They abandoned their prisoners and their pets. Without the fae to mind them, those creatures who remained behind roamed freely through Underhill wreaking havoc. Only the deadliest survived.Now one of those prisoners has escaped. It can look like anyone, any creature it chooses. But if it bites you, it controls you. It lives for chaos and destruction. It can make you do anything–even kill the person you love the most. Now it is here, in the Tri-Cities. In my territory.It won’t, can’t, remain. Not if I have anything to say about it.

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12) Details

TitleSmoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 10th, 2020
PublisherAce
ISBN-139780440001553
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12) Review

  • KP
    January 1, 1970
    There is a TWELFTH Book!!! I'm just so damn happy!! I've gotten so used to a new Mercy book every year for the past few years and I simply don't want this awesomeness to end. These books are like warm, gooey Chocolatey Brownies! There is a TWELFTH Book!!! 😭😭❤️❤️ I'm just so damn happy!! I've gotten so used to a new Mercy book every year for the past few years and I simply don't want this awesomeness to end. These books are like warm, gooey Chocolatey Brownies!
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  • Magan
    January 1, 1970
    1/08/19No Lie every time a new book comes out I worry it will be the last, THIS SERIES IS NOT ALLOWED TO END
  • Corina
    January 1, 1970
    Smoke Bitten, was exactly what I needed. Not only was it a story that engaged and captivated me, it also allowed me to leave RL behind and enjoy the world of Mercy Thompson to the fullest.full review to comeARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    January 1, 1970
    Murderous fae trouble for Mercy Thompson again. I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Initial ThoughtsWow! This book was just as good as I hoped it would be and my expectations were incredibly high. Just when I thought that Mercy, Adam, and the rest of the pack had faced every monster imaginable, Briggs conjures up something I never saw coming. This was just a fantastic read from beginning to end. The story kept me guessing, the characters were at their best, and there was enough action to keep things very exciting. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Full review to be Initial ThoughtsWow! This book was just as good as I hoped it would be and my expectations were incredibly high. Just when I thought that Mercy, Adam, and the rest of the pack had faced every monster imaginable, Briggs conjures up something I never saw coming. This was just a fantastic read from beginning to end. The story kept me guessing, the characters were at their best, and there was enough action to keep things very exciting. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley. Full review to be posted closer to the publication date.
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  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • A.
    January 1, 1970
    3/23/19I’m the first reviewer!Can’t wait to see what this book is about.
  • Ina
    January 1, 1970
    I need this. Now. Also, the cover was just revealed on Briggs' social media and it's beautiful.
  • Tellulah Darling
    January 1, 1970
    Fabulous! The marital problems facing Mercy and Adam were compelling and heart-breaking, and I loved how they thematically played into the story. It was also great fun to try and guess the identity of the monster before Mercy could. (I totally didn't manage to.)Another great Mercy read.Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley for a copy. This is my honest review.
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  • Lila
    January 1, 1970
  • Sonia
    January 1, 1970
    I got who the fae was!!! I got it right! Review to be posted near publication date.
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    January 1, 1970
    When you look for the ARC on NetGalley and you can't find it... Am upset. I guess this just means I'll stake out my local bookstore on the publication day to read it! Love this series.
  • Miss OP
    January 1, 1970
    I hate everyone who reads this book before me.
  • Marielle Authier
    January 1, 1970
    Expected publication: 2020
  • Georgiana
    January 1, 1970
    Just got a notice that Briggs is giving away reviewer copies of Smoke Bitten prior to its spring 2020 release. I went to the series list page and noticed that the model used as Mercy and the tattoos vary often. Here there is no chest tattoo. In other places it's a rose, a Hamsa hand, and others. Strange. (I get that sometimes the model changes but isn't that more of a photograph thing?)
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  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    This cover is beautiful!
  • Nami
    January 1, 1970
    Cover thoughts:Beautiful and tastefully detailed without being too in-your-face about it, as we have been lucky enough to expect. But also dynamic (at least agreed for this cover, right?); again, not by the typical throw in your face, grab attention and not letting go! Way, but, well. Obviously, you can see Mercy's been bitten. By what, though? It's smoking. Hence the title. POSSIBLE SPOILERS ahead (I'm theorising, okay? If I'm right I don't want to upset anyone who avoids these things. Leaves Cover thoughts:Beautiful and tastefully detailed without being too in-your-face about it, as we have been lucky enough to expect. But also dynamic (at least agreed for this cover, right?); again, not by the typical throw in your face, grab attention and not letting go! Way, but, well. Obviously, you can see Mercy's been bitten. By what, though? It's smoking. Hence the title. POSSIBLE SPOILERS ahead (I'm theorising, okay? If I'm right I don't want to upset anyone who avoids these things. Leaves the question why they'd be, you know, here, so early, prior to publication, but still: you've been warned. And if I'm wrong, well, it's been fun!).Right. So - I looked to the tattoo winding along her left arm and shoulder, first. As much as can be seen: there seems to be symbolism - the zigzag pattern, waves- which are beyond me without some reference to culture they're from BUT. There appears to be two creatures/beings, fighting? In battle? A dragon, perhaps? Or sea snake? Or dragon in the way the East more than West traditionally recognises: could be more serpentine in body, could also be of the waves but not necessarily (I mention, of course, due to the wave tattoo; but they're just as like to fly even without huge wings). And what the other one is? At first, I thought, a wolf. The snout and ears seem canid, canine, enough. But no. Wait. There seems to be a wing...take a look, and I don't think it's coming from the dragon, you know? I could be wrong. But if I'm not...that makes it a bat, surely? It could be a bat; 'flying foxes' have that sort of look (fruit bats); but, of course, it's too large to deal with that surely so...unless there's going to be a giant fruit bat fighting a dragon (not saying no to that here) or a shifter who can turn into one huge one (again, not saying no to that either), perhaps it's metaphorical or symbolic? (Though, the dragon would have to be, too, wouldn't it? Or not. Does it have to be a reciprocal rule? It's art. And symbolic because Mercy doesn't have this as a tattoo - just her paw print. I don't think the dragon one is symbolising anyone else, regardless-). So we have a dragon, waves, a bat - easy association is vampire, which could be fun. But maybe not. Who do we know who is a vampire and a fighter? There are a few. Though, could be argued most vampires are capable of fighting, I think only a fighter or soldier, dare I say, would consider fighting a dragon. Self preservation, after all, is universal. Hm. Oh: and there through the fog, or smoke, a final direction: we see something serpentine (behold it's scale clad body). Could be another snake, but more than likely it's our dragon referenced there. Curiouser and curiouser.
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    I can't wait. Why so far away though, read storm cursed with in about the same week it came out give or take little time for work and sleep. I simply couldn't put it down, hopefully this will be the same gripping adventure.
  • Jewel
    January 1, 1970
    I love the Mercy Thompson Series, but this cover is seriously the ugliest thing I've ever seen. No way am I buying it.
  • Minx
    January 1, 1970
    I received a digital ARC of this novel courtesy of NetGalley and Ace in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. Will post full review closer to publication date of March 17, 2020.
  • NC Nerd
    January 1, 1970
    I need this book NOW! Like, right now!
  • Doris Raines
    January 1, 1970
    I LIKE THIS BOOK.
  • Sarai Henderson
    January 1, 1970
    Sara | Book Confessions of an ExBallerina
  • Shaunah
    January 1, 1970
    I just saw the UK cover on Amazon and I can't wait until May!
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