Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs

Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)

I could smell her fear, and it satisfied something deep inside me that had been writhing under her cool, superior gaze. I curled my upper lip so she could get a good look at my sharp teeth. I might only weigh thirty or so pounds in my coyote shape, but I was a predator...Mechanic Mercy Thompson can shift her shape - but not her loyalty. When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to ...

Details Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)

TitleIron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
Release DateJan 2nd, 2008
PublisherAce Books
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, Vampires, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)

  • Kat Kennedy
    I fucking cried like a big baby made of baby tears and the only down side to this whole novel was the very last sentence. Don't think she was ready for that step AT ALL but still... Someone give me a hug! *runs off to cry some more*
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I'm just going to put this on all Mercy books because I love them all ❤ I'm just going to put this on all Mercy books because I love them all ❤️
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: Patricia Briggs, who has explored werewolf and vampire societies in the first two volumes of her MERCY THOMPSON urban fantasy series, turns her attention to fae society in this third volume. In the second book, Blood Bound, Mercy had been lent a powerful knife, a fae treasure, by Zee, her former boss and a fae, to kill a demon-ridden vampire. When Mercy used the knife for an additional and very much unau...
  • carol.
    The book that committed me to continuing the series.Zee, Mercy's mechanic mentor, needs the help of her nose investigating a recent death on the fae reservation. Briggs gets to pull out all the stops and introduce the readers to a number of fae and their magical artifacts. Investigating the crime scenes proves fascinating, and also points out a person of interest. Next thing Mercy knows is that Zee is being held in the human jail as the primary s...
  • Angie
    So this series just keeps getting more and more intense. And in such unexpected ways. I love it when an author has the ability (and the guts) to slip in a real shocker without compromising her characters or the story as a whole. In a series, that's particularly hard to do without making it seem like a gratuitous plot twist inserted merely to keep the series going. Patricia Briggs has a 7-book deal for her Mercy Thompson series and book three has...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Re-read March 23rd 2017. A little more tension reading this one, because I knew what was coming. Loved, LOVED Adam! I know I said it last time I read, but it bears repeating! :)Iron Kissed was deceptively calm in the beginning, and then all hell broke loose. Parts of the ending were shocking and heartbreaking, and then touching and heartwarming. You’ve won my heart Adam!As you can probably guess from the title, the mystery here revolves around ...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Iron Kissed has made me even more of a fan of Patricia Briggs. This story takes off shortly after Blood Bound. Mercy and her friends are still recovering from dealing with the demon-possessed vampire, and the wave of violence that he inflicted on the Tri-Cities area. Do not be fooled into thinking that things will go back to normal for Mercy. The heat is on as the pressure to choose between two werewolves who want her as their mate: her former fl...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    The 3rd book in the enchanting Mercy Thompson Series and the more I get to like Mercy…. This is an intense and emotional story.Mercy becomes involved in some dangerous things when she becomes involved in the fae world and politics in her quest to save her former mentor and fae, Zee. Filled with nerve-wracking moments, suspense and tension – you just can’t wait for turning the next page to finding out what happens now!!! You kept guessing u...
  • Jojo
    I liked the main plot of this one better than the first two. Fae! Interesting! And Zee is awesome.I had a lot of issues with other things though. I think I would enjoy this series a lot more without the romance, and this book had more of that than the others did. I think that, if the choice is between Adam and Samuel, Mercy made the right choice; that doesn't mean I like Adam. I hate all the werewolf dominance stuff, and Adam has his dominance tu...
  • Glass
    I have mixed feelings about Iron Kissed. It started absolutely great - Mercy gets in the middle of fae trouble, story finally moves forward with new plot twists. But... Romance. I love suspense/mystery side of this series much more than romance. It "pops up" in the weirdest situations and I was just: "Get over yourself already, woman!" I didn't really feel chemistry between Mercy and Adam because there is no actual interaction - just endless Merc...
  • Sanaa
    [5 Stars] What is it with third books in urban fantasy series? Seriously. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews was one of my favorites from the series, and it was the third book in the series. Iron Kissed is no different. Oh. My. Goodness. This was really freaking good. I love Mercy, her character development, how she thinks, just her entire decision process is amazing. She goes through so much in this book, so freaking much, and I admit it was a littl...
  • Emma
    This was the best yet! When I read the first book in this series my reaction was : meh- I can't remember what persuaded me to read the second one but it turned my opinion round. And now the third instalment has completed my re-education.Mercy Thompson is such a great character. She has backbone, she is completely loyal to those she loves, brave, curious and the cast around her are just as interesting .I read this in only 2 sittings and loved ever...
  • Angela
    February 2018 Reread. Buddy read with Sarah and Erica.January 2017 Re-read: Buddy read with SarahDecember 2015 Re-read: Buddy read with Sarah: Every time I start this book I have a huge sense of anticipation and - at the same time - a huge sense of apprehension. This is one of my favorite books in the series and considering it deals with one of the most difficult triggers (for me), that's saying something. So, TRIGGER WARNING (AND SPOILER): this ...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This book left me with all kinds of feelings. I have had a hard time getting it out of my head since I finished it hours ago. This was a re-read for me but it has been roughly 6 years since the first time I read this book and it really had a bigger impact on me this time around. I have so much love for this series having read all of the books set in the Mercy world and now working on ...
  • Tessy Ijachi
    Third book in the series and I still haven't rated any book more than 3 stars.Mercy Thompson has done it all, Rescue the werewolves, vampires and now faes. Yes friends, there's nothing she isn't capable of.One of the issues I had with this book was the fact that she doesn't really shift into a Coyote often but she did frequently in this book and I found it so boring.I really enjoy this series but there's nothing special about it.
  • Maria V. Snyder
    Also finished this while traveling in Australia. Yep, I'm on an urban fantasy kick and this series is meeting all my expectations for great UF.
  • Lightreads
    Oh my God, you guys. Stop the presses! I have figured it out. The sudden, shocking explosion of paranormal romantical urban fantasy written in the first-person on a plucky, mouthy heroin? You wondered why, and now I know. It's not the blood-tingling appeal of a sexy vampire. Oh no no no. It's much better than that. I mean, this is 2008, for God's sake. We're, like, post feminist, okay? We want books about plucky, smart-mouthed heroins who every m...
  • Lindsey Rey
    [4.5 Stars]
  • Wanda
    2018 Re-ReadSeveral things struck me as a re-read the third book of the Mercy Thompson series. Number one, I’m still disappointed that there were no vampires anywhere in this one! Number two, I’m somewhat disappointed that Briggs resorted to rape as a plot device—I think authors go there entirely too often. But Briggs did it for a reason: it actually moved the plot along (i.e. brought Mercy & Adam together), and it gave Ben a chance to rede...
  • Choko
    *** 4.40 *** I read this in one breath... Mercy and her battle for survival after some of her choices, which are never well thought out but always deeply felt, kept me up most of the night. This time it is the Fae friend who is in trouble and Mercy's devotion to those she calls her friends once again lands her in some deep and dark waters... Some times literally... This same loyalty is what makes me fall more and more with this character - she is...
  • Shayantani Das
    I am more pleased than this cat right now! I really am very very satisfied with Patricia Briggs and the way she dealt with this novel. I loved the plot, I loved the action and I just freaking loved Mercy!I had picked up this series about 2 years ago. That was a time when I was obsessed with the PNR genre, bitten with the Vampire Academy bug you could say. I read so much of PNR that I really wasn’t surprised when I finally got nauseated with it....
  • Nafeeza
    By the end of this I just want to hug MERCY, Adam, Warren and BEN (even Samuel) and tell them it will be okay. *sniff*3/5/17 -The Buddy Read continues over @ BB&B minus a certain someone who shall not be named for her abandonment of us...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Wow. I don’t think I can write a review without gushing about this book! Iron Kissed completely surpassed my expectations, went beyond anything I could have conjured up in my mind about Mercy and seriously left me in shock by the time I flipped the last page. Seriously. Blown. Away.As the first book dealt primarily with werewolves and the second with vampires, Iron Kissed focused mainly on the fae. Now I’m not usually a fae fan, but Briggs w...
  • Frank
    These books are trashy. Normally, I enjoy them anyway, they are a guilty pleasure. This third book in the Mercedes series has the weakest plot of them all. Not much really happens in it. I can forgive that, since I find the books to be near-romance novel quality. The biggest problem I have with it, other than the main character's whining about the decisions of her love life, is the author's inability to write. Oh, Briggs can compose a sentence an...
  • Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷
    Buddy read at Buddies Books and BaublesThe world building in this one was pretty good. And finally there was someone with true alpha potential (view spoiler)[I am talking about the sea fae, obv ;) (hide spoiler)]. Now I do not care much about the abundant romance stuff here and about most of the side characters just yet. Getting there. 3.5 stars.
  • samantha (books-are-my-life20)
    Loved it. They keep getting better. Best one so far. I'm so excited I still have 6 more to go
  • AH
    I love this series! I have a huge girl crush on Mercy. I love Patricia Briggs’ fascinating world where werewolves and fae walk amongst us. In this installment of the Mercy Thompson series, Mercy is asked to investigate a few murders on the fae reservation. She accompanies Zee to sniff out several of the crime scenes. Mercy seems to have the power to act as a bridge between our world and the super secret world of the fae. The fae world reminds m...
  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    This one just blew my mind. I couldn't stop reading and what happened in the last 3 chapters?I have to have more...More!My mom keeps annoying me saying that even being addicted to books isn't good. But MOM...
  • Shannon
    It was really nice to step back into Mercy's world after reading a less than stellar shifter romance. It was also interesting that this focused on the Fae this time. For once, Mercy isn't the cause of the trouble in this book. Well, at least not at first. She gets a call from Zee to go check out the Walla Walla Reservation, or Fairyland as it's commonly known. He wants her to do some sniffing around at some crime scenes to see if she can find som...
  • Kathylill
    Lately I’ve been craving some alpha-shifter-romance novels and I stumbled upon my Mercy Thomson shelf. There was a time before my kindle, you know, when I ordered books and never really read them resulting in me hording a full shelf of Patricia Briggs novels that are now morphing into dust catchers in my basement. I’ve been reading Mercy Thompson a few years back but never went further than book nr. 2. Unfortunately, this hasn’t kept me fro...