Review – Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs

Posted August 22, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 11 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Soul Taken by Patricia BriggsSoul Taken by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #13
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on August 23, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
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Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he's deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of "fun" is stalking Mercy, some may see it as no great loss. But when he disappears, the Tri-Cities pack is blamed. The mistress of the vampire seethe informs Mercy that the pack must produce Wulfe to prove their innocence, or the loose alliance between the local vampires and werewolves is over.

So Mercy goes out to find her stalker--and discovers more than just Wulfe have disappeared. Someone is taking people from locked rooms, from the aisles of stores, and even from crowded parties. And these are not just ordinary people but supernatural beings. Until Wulfe vanished, all of them were powerless loners, many of whom quietly moved to the Tri-Cities in the hope that the safety promised by Mercy and Adam's pack would extend to them as well.

Who is taking them? As Mercy investigates, she learns of the legend of the Harvester, who travels by less-trodden paths and reaps the souls that are ripe with a great black scythe. . . .

I loved this book! I have been reading the books set in this world for quite a few years and look forward to each new installment. Each new story feels like a chance to visit with old friends, although Mercy and her friends are a lot more exciting than anyone I know in reality. This book was just as good as I had hoped, and once I started reading it, I did not want to put it down.

Mercy and Adam have their hands full once again. The vampire Wulfe is missing and they must find him and stop the Harvester from terrorizing their territory.  There is some new information regarding a pack member that could change the delicate balance with the pack. This book was really exciting and I loved the fact that thirteen books in, this series can still surprise me. This book had all of the action and supernatural presence that kept me glued to the pages.

The pacing of the book was expertly done. The action in the story was nicely balanced with quieter moments that illustrated the strength of the bond between Adam and Mercy.  It is so nice to read a series with such a solid relationship at its core. I also loved seeing the bonds between the members of the pack and seeing them work together to achieve a common goal. I was very happy to see Tad play a bigger part in this story and just really loved checking in with all of the people important to Mercy.

I would highly recommend this book to others. This is the thirteenth book in the series and I would recommend reading the series in order since each book builds on the events from the previous installments. This book is one that I know I will be reading again and cannot wait to read more of this author’s work.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group.

About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series (Smoke Bitten, Storm Cursed) and the Alpha and Omega novels (Wild Sign, Burn Bright).

11 responses to “Review – Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs

  1. Lover of Romance

    WOW what a review you have here. I can tell that you really loved this one, and I am happy it was such a winner. I love a story that has such well done pacing and engagement. I definitely need to work on reading this series. Do you recommend physically reading it or listening to it?

  2. I rarely have time to keep up with a series, so it is always a treat to be able to revisit a story that I’m familiar with. I’m glad this one continues to entertain you!

  3. I’m so glad this was good. I’ve only read the first one but enjoyed it, and love the pack concept. I need to read more.

  4. Briggs is high up on the list of authors I really want to read. This one sounds fantastic – especially considering how late in the series it is!