Synopsis according to GoodReads:
- Mercy’s voice was snarky without being annoying, and I appreciate the Coyote personality traits she has.
- There was a nice amount of exposition for a first-time-reader like myself, without the story getting bogged down in it.
- The dynamic between Mercy and Adam felt natural and nicely balanced.
- It takes place on the Columbia River, and there were references to areas of Eastern WA that I got a kick out of.
- Patricia Briggs doesn’t believe in contractions. All of the dialogue felt stilted and forced, and it was borderline racist that no Native American character ever used a contraction in conversation, despite the fact that they’re speaking English in 2010. Listening to the audiobook, this drove me nuts.
- Speaking of listening, the narrator kept squeezing her voice into a girlish flatness at the end of her sentences- it was super distracting and annoying. Open your throat, Lorelei, and speak like a narrator.
- Honestly, while some parts were fun, I didn’t feel invested in any individual character, and the life-and-death stakes fell flat because of it. Kind of trope-ish, really.
- All the potential emotional impact was basically undone at the end. I’m not a huge fan of wrapped-up-happy-endings.
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