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. 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. Mercy Thompson, Car Mechanic And Shapeshifter, Faces A Threat Unlike Any Other In This Thrilling Entry In The New York Times Bestselling SeriesI 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 ThemCenturies 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 SurvivedNow 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 TerritoryIt Won T, Can T, Remain Not If I Have Anything To Say About It 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 Review to come upon release Some great moments but marred by subpar writing and painful repetition Review to follow. This series never gets old Full RTC review to come 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.I m always fascinated when authors change the status quo Things I thought were settled and well adjusted, are now on its head For any Mercy Thompson fan, this book is shaking things up.What I love about this series the most is that Mercy is still very much her own person Although she found her place in Adam s pack, she still operates very much as a her own entity Nothing has changed in the way she supports Adam in every way she can, but she is also aware that she is not fully part of the pack yet That allows for some very interesting maneuvering on her part regarding pack politics, dynamic, and allegiances between the members of the pack.Most important of all, Mercy is strong, smart, and loyal Her faith in Adam is unbroken, not even in the face of some unsettling changes And I very much admired the way she handled it all There isn t another heroine like her that has the ability and intuitive perception to see the bigger picture She is not easily scared or jumps to conclusion I wish other heroines would be like her.Also, the every changing pack dynamic is still a favorite part of mine The ever growing allegiances and slight changes in pack ranking are fascinating to see unfold Besides the friendships that have developed and strengthened over time, new enemies and foes are plenty.Further Smoke Bitten delivered quite the development, and I can t wait to see where it all leads to In regards to the main plot, it was as always fascinating I absolutely adore monsters that are patterned on myth, lore, and folktales see Kate Daniels Even so, when the author weaves the story brilliantly and makes it impossible to guess who it the bad guy really is.And as always, reading a Mercy Thompson novel goes by way too quickly, and I m now sitting here, waiting impatiently for the next one.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. Interesting developments in the Mercy verse There s than one kind of trouble RTC.Initial post I ve been trying to figure out how I can get hold of the ARC for this book and LOOK WHAT JUST BARELY LANDED ON MY DOORSTEP I yelled YES out loud and probably scared the cat and dog DMurderous fae trouble for Mercy Thompson again I CAN HARDLY WAIT.