Series: Mercy Thompson #13
Published by Ace on August 23, 2022
Also by this author: Smoke Bitten
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series is one of my must-reads.
About Soul Taken
In Soul Taken, this 13th book in the series, the leader of the local vampire seethe tells Mercy she needs to find Wulfe, the old and powerful vampire who’s been stalking her. Mercy and the pack also discover that lower-level magical beings are disappearing from their territory.
My thoughts about Soul Taken
What I love the most about this series is that unlike a lot of urban fantasy series, Mercy doesn’t keep leveling up in each book, in either her abilities or her allies. That gives the author and reader time to explore Mercy’s world, the characters’ backstories, and their relationships with each other. That gives so many layers and nuances to the stories. And also lets us know that characters who were introduced as one thing, haven’t always been that way. And maybe never truly were what Mercy thought they were.
The story is fast-paced. The grimness is offset with some humor (wolves and a pumpkin patch) and some heat between Mercy and Adam. A slasher film character comes to life as a real-life killer. Creepy houses with creepier basements and creepiest spider fae. Some kickass fight scenes with lots of wolf-foo. We get more backstory information about several characters which sets up future story possibilities nicely. And gives us more questions to ponder about the machinations of Bran. And Zee’s true desires.
This was a completely satisfying unputdownable read.
Thank you, Ace Books for the DRC!