Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from a stalker. 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 furthest thing from good intentions. She wan...

Details Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)

TitleNight Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)
Release DateMar 11th, 2014
PublisherAce Hardcover
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, Romance, Vampires

Reviews Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8)

  • Ferdy
    2.5 stars - SpoilersI really didn't like this installment, mainly because I pretty much hated every character (especially Adam and Christy)… The only ones I didn't mind were Jesse, Tad, and Warren… Even Mercy irritated me with her overly understanding Mary Sue attitude towards Adam and his ex.-What's what: Adam's ex wife (Christy) has a crazy psycho stalker after her, Mercy and co have to protect her. Also, Mercy has to look for her sort of d...
  • Lila
    4,5 stars read for me. It was so good being back in Mercy Thompson world. You can always count on Patty Briggs to deliver quality story (imo) and Night Broken was no exception.Bare plot: Christy, Adam's ex wife is running from a nasty stalker, so she decided to seek protection with Adam and his Pack. Unfortunately for Mercy, stalker in question is dangerous supernatural who can end them all and Christy just won't take the hint that there is a new...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    I forgot to update this re/read. This is one of the many covers that I love!! I loved this one as much as the others with one exception....CHRISTY! Yes, the stupid ex-wife to Adam. I can't stand her. I would not be able to be as nice as Mercy, I would knock her arse out! I hope before this series ever ends, that she does just that! **SPOILER-ISH**This time the stupid woman meets some man while she is out gambling and sleeps with him because he ta...
  • Esra
    Every book has an end but this one shouldn't ... I can read forever. MY THOUGHTS ABOUT CHRISTY Just kill her already . Most hateable character of historyCoyote and gary was my favorite. They were better than mercy and adam :D mercy was too tame about christy's actions. Blue shampoo revenge thing wasn't enough . Not even close. And adam was unresponsive about her actions too. he banned her from hospital! what a big deal alpha man!! It was an aw...
  • Anne
    This is an example of urban fantasy at it's finest. I hate to say it, but I've given up on a lot of the series in the adult UF genre that I used to love. Why?Well, it seems that after a few kick-ass books, they turn into paranormal romance...or worse. Take the Anita Blake series for instance. The first few books had a badass heroine that rocked, and then the series transitioned into shitty erotica.That's not what I signed up for.I wanted magic an...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    3.75 stars. This installation of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series is noteworthy for two things: Adam's ex-wife Christy comes back into town, begging for protection from a stalker but also trying to steal Adam's attention and the werewolf pack's sympathy and loyalty away from Mercy, because that's just how Christy rolls. And an ancient volcano god from the far-off tropical Canary Islands. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but:...
  • Regina
    This book is fantastic. I loved every minute, every word and every page. The set-up promises an emotionally tense situation for the pack, Mercy and Adam. This could have been done poorly but it wasn't -- Briggs writes the history and the complexity of Adam's ex combing back to town so well. Have you been missing Samuel? Stefan? Wulfe? Tad? The crew is back. Full review to come closer to release date but damn -- good stuff.Q&A today at Badass Book...
  • Christy
    4-4.5 stars It’s been a few years since I’ve read a Mercy Thompson book. When the 9th book came out and my husband read it, I was reminded I still needed to read book 8! I started this one on audio and as always, love the narrator that voices Mercy. Even though it had been a while since I’ve been in Mercy’s world, it all came back to me as I started reading. I’ve been reading these books for a decade now and these characters are special...
  • Angela
    March 2018 Reread: Buddy read with Sarah and Erica. I've realized that despite hating some particular people in this book, this is one of my absolute favorites in the series.February 2017 Re-read: I still absolutely despise Christy.February 2016 Re-read: Buddy read with SarahIt could be said, prior to this book, that all of Mercy's problems have (nearly) always been aimed directly at her, Moon Called excepted. That's not the case here. This probl...
  • VampireNovelFan
    Baby Mama Drama Rama! Review + Giveaway 3/6/2014-3/16/2014 When a book is quotable, I'm gonna quote! "Adam snorted as he pulled on a faded green t-shirt that said "I Heart Coyotes." Yet another sign that folding my clean clothes wasn't too big a price to pay to make him happy. He didn't have any "I Heart Christy " shirts--or I would have burned them already." "I thought we should apply that kind of thinking to the matter of Cristy's stalker." ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Re-read March 30th 2017I think I hated Christy even more the 2nd time around! Mercy deserves a medal for not killing her!As usual with the Mercy Thompson series, I was glued to the pages. I detested Christy (Adam's ex-wife and master manipulator) and I dreaded her bit in the story. The saving grace was that Adam staunchly supported Mercy, and they were a united front. I do wonder why the heck he let Christy answer his phone so many times, though!...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Bad news comes into Mercyworld and her name is Christy...aka ex-wife, aka bad mother, aka all around horrible person. That being said, what better way to create a bunch of drama and angst into the story. And have Mercy fight all her battles. It's a win-win for Christy...almost!See Christy slept with some guy she just met who was definitely handsome but a little weird. Turns out he hit her, she hit him with a frying pan and then another guy she da...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    So I've been a superlative person pretty much my whole life. What does that mean? Well, it means I either love something, or I hate it. There are various things in the world that I have a fairly M-E-H reaction to, but mostly it's either "OMGILOVEIT!" or "OMGWTF?!" This is especially true about certain types of situations I come across in the books I read, and what is the #1 thing I hate most in the world with the fire of thousand suns??EX-DRAMA. ...
  • Jen Davis
    This was one of the most emotionally resonant Mercy Thompson books I have read. Patricia Briggs always does a good job of putting us inside Mercy's head, but I think this book really hit home for me because her emotional struggles centered on something that could just as easily happen to any one of us. The return of the ex.That's right, Adam's ex-wife is the main foil of this story and I've got to say it felt kind of unusual for a relationship fa...
  • If it ain't good I don't read it !
    Christy wants Adam back? Mercy's gonna murder your ass!! hands down ! I got only 3 words for you RUN BITCH RUN!!
  • Mandi Schreiner
    I truly love this series but it hasn’t been perfect for me. I think the characters and the world are pretty great, but sometimes I’m just darn bored and that kind of happened in this book. Maybe bored isn’t the right word but I felt like this book was a filler for two reasons – Adam’s ex-wife and the villain. They both seemed to have no purpose unless I’m missing something big and if I am please yell at me in the comments.Adam’s ex-...
  • Sarah
    1st Read March 20142nd Read February 20163rd Read February 20174th Read March 2018Original ReviewIt's no secret I'm a huge fan of the Mercy Thompson series, I'm incredibly invested in these characters and I adore Mercy and Adam as a couple. I have to admit I was nervous about picking up Night Broken because Adam's ex-wife Christy is back on the scene and ready to cause trouble. I was worried that she would find a way to come between Mercy and Ada...
  • Audrey Jane
    *minor spoilers*This is déjà vu. I think a comparison is in order. In the latest instalment of the Kate Daniels series (Magic Rises) most of the readers got displeased with the character Lorelei since there was no apparent reason to add some drama in Curran and Kate's relationship. The thing is, it didn't bother me that much because there was enough going on beside that minor issue. But in Night Broken the same trope of 'let's add a third (fema...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Night Broken is the 8th book in the fantastic urban fantasy series that features Mercy Thompson as the heroine. Mercy is faced with not one but two new challenges in her life!Not only having to deal with Christy, Adam’s ex-wife’s hysterical call for help from a dangerous stalker but she wants to come and stay in their home until she’s safe. Adam is not keen to agree to her staying with them….not only is she dramatic but a trouble-maker. ...
  • Paula Kalin
    Night Broken by Patricia Briggs is the 8th in her Mercy Thompson fantasy series. Taking place in the Tri-Cities of Washington, this is the story of Adam, the alpha of the areas werewolves, and his mate, shapeshifter, Mercy, and their pack. Different from some other series, humans know of the werewolves and work together to protect their cities. I really enjoy reading about our female heroine, Mercy, and all the trouble she gets into. Along with t...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    This book brings the magic of the characters and series back! I really enjoyed it.
  • Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker Queen of the Undead
    Go check out Regina’s interview at, Regina always has the best questions... Here is the link to the interview.. review... Loved it. I thought I'd hate the ex coming back to try and mess stuff up but it is just a minor part of the story. Gary and Coyote made me laugh, Honey rocked, and there is a monster in this story that is so bad, it makes werewolves look like puppies.
  • AH
    Just awesome! This series just gets better and better! In this installment of the Mercy Thompson series, Mercy is trying to cement her role as an Alpha’s mate. The pack doesn’t readily accept Mercy into the pack as she is a coyote shifter not a werewolf. To further exacerbate the situation, Adam’s human ex-wife Christy arrives because she is being stalked. Christy is a master manipulator and soon has the pack eating out of her hands – lit...
  • K
    update:I gave this book 4.5 amazing starsbecause wow this book was everything I though it would be and just as amazing as the rest of the series. Mercy is back and she's gotten herself into even more trouble (surprise, surprise). Honestly, there was nothing about this book that I didn't love. Mercy's witty dialogue, the action packed story line and the romance between Adam and Mercy. The one thing that stopped me from giving it 5 stars was the fa...
  • Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
    “He had that whole “I was a Marine” thing” With all the mystical badasses of this world, Mercy stops to compare him to a goddamn Marine *claps* “He sounded so sad, so I tried to listen. Maybe I could cheer him up. “And the burns . . . I’m sorry, Adam—” Mercy is literally dying and wants to help cheer up Adam BECAUSE HE SOUNDS FUCKING SAD jesus christ my own mother would just tell me to stop crying so loudly “Mercy?” Adam...
  • Glass
    Series review posted at Ja čitam, a ti? Don't you just love it when great series keep coming your way? And when little something extra comes in a form of two great girls - Vishous and Glam - who are buddy reading it with you? After finishing Kate Daniels, I realized that I am not ready to part ways with urban fantasy, so picked up Moon Called and the rest is history. What I liked? # Mythology. Patricia Briggs gave us this weird, but little bit c...
  • Naoms
    Originally Posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book GeekStay tuned tomorrow for my interview with Patricia Briggs! :-)Mercy Thompson is one of the best Urban Fantasy series around. Maybe the best of its kind. While other series start out good and promising they then fall and buckle under the weight of extended contracts, and trying to stretch a story that was originally a trilogy into five or more books. Not so Mercy Thompson. Patricia Brigg...
  • Christina Dodd
    If you've never read the Mercy Thompson series, you should. It is my favorite series and has held that place in my heart since I started reading it about three years ago. How much do I like it? I read the series in hardcover. I don't like to read hardcover (I know, I have one coming out, but the fact remains, I prefer books over ebooks and I love a book I can put in my purse so I never end up waiting around without reading material, which for me ...
  • samantha (books-are-my-life20)
    As always , a wonderfully ,descriptive book. i Can always picture it so well! I love this author, Patricia Briggs. All her books are great
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    I have a hit or miss relationship connection with Mercy. Some of her books are great, but some are mediocre - with one or two being downright dull (yes, River Marked, I'm looking at you.) Thankfully I've really enjoyed the seventh and eight, finding them hard to put down, rekindling my enjoyment for the characters and bizarre situations they end up in.Mercy and Adam have been a strongly established couple for awhile now, so Briggs introduced some...