Audiobooks Blood Bound – Bilb-weil.de

Under the rule of science, there are no witch burnings allowed, no water trials or public lynchings In return, the average law abiding, solid citizen has little to worry about from the things that go bump in the night Sometimes I wish I was an average citizenMechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places and in dark ones And now she owes one of them a favor Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kindBut this new vampire is hardly ordinary and neither is the demon inside of him I m beginning to understand why this series has such a large fan base The first book in this series certainly was promising but I found that a combination of Mercy s dry tone narrative and a lack of action made it hard for me to get into the story This time around I had a little trouble in the beginning, but soon after I got drawn into an engaging and exciting story in where the ever helpful Mercy gets sucked into vampire business no pun intended In the mean while, we learnabout Briggs I m beginning to understand why this series has such a large fan base The first book in this series certainly was promising but I found that a combination of Mercy s dry tone narrative and a lack of action made it hard for me to get into the story This time around I had a little trouble in the beginning, but soon after I got drawn into an engaging and exciting story in where the ever helpful Mercy gets sucked into vampire business no pun intended In the mean while, we learnabout Briggs world of vampires, Fae and werewolves The world Briggs has built is absolutely fantastic and so real And she does not glorify her supernatural characters Her vampires are scary and unpredictable, the werewolves are bound by their hierarchic rules and old fashioned prejudices and the Fae are not to be trusted And still we feel for them, fear for them en get to love them.I m really starting to love Mercy I m beginning to get the Mercy Adam Samuel triangle But I must say my favorite by far was Stefan Re read on audio 2017 and still 5 stars Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Owing a favor to a vampire is pretty much always going to be asking for trouble Stefan, a vampire who s been a help and even a friend to Mercy Thompson, calls her at three a.m to go witness his confrontation with a new vampire in town But Stefan gives Mercy his word of honor that she won t be hurt, and asks her to shapeshift into her coyote form to accompany him The new vampire, Cory Littleton, has a rather mundane name, but his nature is anything c Review first posted on Fantasy Literature Owing a favor to a vampire is pretty much always going to be asking for trouble Stefan, a vampire who s been a help and even a friend to Mercy Thompson, calls her at three a.m to go witness his confrontation with a new vampire in town But Stefan gives Mercy his word of honor that she won t be hurt, and asks her to shapeshift into her coyote form to accompany him The new vampire, Cory Littleton, has a rather mundane name, but his nature is anything commonplace there is a demon inside of Littleton, and it s not entirely clear whether the vampire is controlling the demon or is possessed by him In any case, their meeting turns out to be fraught with danger and death, since Littleton possesses demonic enhanced sorcerous powers that make him extremely dangerous to everyone in town, including vampires and werewolves as well as humans As Mercy, Stefan and other vampires and werewolves combine to try to track down and kill or neutralize Littleton, it becomes apparent that there are some characters with a hidden agenda whose goals may not align with Mercy s and humanity s best interests Blood Bound, the second book in the Mercy Thompson series, is a strong urban fantasy and mystery that builds on the world Patricia Briggs created in Moon Called It s bursting at the seams with vampires and werewolves, with a few fae characters for additional flavor, as well as Mercy herself, who is a walker and can turn into a coyote at will Somehow Mercy, a hard working, down to earth automobile mechanic, once again ends up in the middle of serious trouble, as the vampires and werewolves try to sort out the mystery involving Littleton, who s leaving a trail of bodies behind him with a complete disregard for vampire rules.The one failure for me in Blood Bound is its subplot involving the overused love triangle trope, as Mercy continues to waffle between two werewolves who are each determined to make her their mate Worse, there are hints that this might be turning into what might be best described as a three pronged love trident, since now there are actually three different paranormal males interested in Mercy.Vampire society and culture take center stage in Blood Bound, as Mercy visits not only the main vampire compound but some of their personal dwellings, at great risk to herself Briggs has created a detailed, layered world, with some intriguing twists on vampire characteristics and the standard mythology The capabilities and shortcomings of Mercy and other supernatural beings, initially simply interesting facts, resurface later in the story and play a role in the development of the plot in a highly satisfying way The plot and the underlying mystery in Blood Bound are a clear step above that in the first volume, Moon Called.Content notes Lots of death and violence, but the gore factor isn t overwhelming Now You See Me Now You Don t Express Buddy Read NYSMNYDEBR with Nafeeza, Layla and Ange DNF at 21%pats her little self on the exoskeleton for making it that far Okay, I was going to do the Cut the Crap Thing CtCT , but I just noticed the cover for this book and am consequently slightly pissed off, so this might take longer than originally planned You re welcome.That bloody shrimping cover What the bloody shrimping fish Why the holy barnacle does Mercy have to display her boobs li Now You See Me Now You Don t Express Buddy Read NYSMNYDEBR with Nafeeza, Layla and Ange DNF at 21%pats her little self on the exoskeleton for making it that far Okay, I was going to do the Cut the Crap Thing CtCT , but I just noticed the cover for this book and am consequently slightly pissed off, so this might take longer than originally planned You re welcome.That bloody shrimping cover What the bloody shrimping fish Why the holy barnacle does Mercy have to display her boobs like that Because her being a mechanic makes her less feminine, and she has to reassert her womanly womanhood by flaunting her freaking assets Just in case the readers have a doubt as to whether she is male of female Or is it just that is it super HAWT both literally and figuratively in Washington State and our dear girl just NEEDS to keep her work coveralls open at all times You know, for the sake of ventilation and stuff Right I m sure that s what this is about Damn I hate that kind of crap The cover would have been just as hot way hotter, had Mercy shown just a little cleavage Because, YES, a chick can look hot in coveralls even when she is NOT showing off her boobs This probably comes as a shock, I know I m sorry I had to break it to you so brutally, my Little Barnacles, but you couldn t be left in the dark any longer Your mental sanity was at stake here, whether you realize it or not Someone had to do something about it Why you re very welcome, my dears I absolutely lurve that cute kitty, by the way You know my tastes so well, it s touching, really view spoiler summons Fleet Admiral DaShrimp DaShrimp, nuke those Silly Barnacles NOW No one throws cute kitties at me and gets away with it unscathed hide spoilerAnyway, I know exactly what happened here This was yet an evilly cunning plan to demolish a book by its cover, courtesy of the lovely people at Ace They ve been doing such a wonderful job of it with Ilona Andrews books, they just couldn t resist the temptation here They just had to try and ruin yet another series via choose all that apply pathetic ridiculous eyeroll worthy worthless book cover The problem is, Ms Briggs view spoiler bless her little heart for being such a devoted Kate Daniels fan hide spoiler is no Ilona Andrews, which means Immutable Law of the Universe 1 ILotU1 doesn t apply to her Yeah, life sucks, I know Sorry What What is ILotU1 , you ask Simply this the crappier the cover, the gloriouser the book The Andrews recently passed the Blue Abs From Hell Cover Test BAFHCT with flying colors, by the way And if that isn t the proof that ILotU1 was created just for them, I don t know what is Okayyyyy, I seem to vaguely recall that there was originally a point to this paragraph There must have been something, right Because everything I say always has a point, right Right So glad we blissfully agree, my Little Barnacles Oh yes, I remember now The point to this paragraph, I mean Here it is Patricia Briggs is no Ilona Andrews and this book sucks just as much as its cover As you Lovely Decapods very well know, I am quite the special snowflake dedicated masochist Yes, it is true, I love to read crap stuff I know I will want to kill dead not necessarily enjoy But what happened here is not my fault Oh no, absolutely not Because you see, I loved book 1 in this series SO much, I decided to do the Pre Emptive DNFing Thing PEDT on this one Which loosely translates to I d rather die at the hands of a thousand lethally ferocious dinoflagellates than continue with this series More or less But then Deviously Cunning Angela DCA happened She put a gun to my lovely little head and made me read this thing book, or else Horrific thing to do, is it not Such lowly, disrespectful behavior coming from someone with such despicable book taste wouldn t have been tolerated back in the good old days of my lovely dictatorship This is pretty disgraceful, if you ask me I m telling you, my Tiny Athropods, it is no wonder that this world is going to hell, and that some of you chose to vote for Trumpy instead of electing Craig Schaefer is Slightly Awesome as POTUS 45 shakes head in desperation But I ever so slightly digress So I found myself in the despicable position of having to DNF read this thing book against my better judgement And here we are This is were the supposedly crap cutting review supposedly begins Sooooooo, I only read three chapters of this fascinatingly delightful little book because It s boring to death And it s boring to death Yeah, that too 3 chapters 21% of this book 61 pages in Briggs world 1,225,586 pages in the real world Give or take a few hundred thousand pages The blah blah blah crap is strong in that one Most of the above mentioned three chapters 1,225,586 pages are filled to the brim with 1 useless dialogues, 2 pointless ramblings and 3 meaningless descriptions of meaningless things Such a treat The Gloriously Captivating Relationship Crap Extravaganza GCRCE , aka the stuff I liked best There are no Love Triangles of Doom and Destruction LToDaD in this world, oh no, that would be way too lame Ms Briggs has Love Quadrangles of Annihilation and Obliteration LQoAaO instead It is much, MUCH cooler Mercy Thompson is such a cool, independent young woman that she is very logically defined by her exponentially multiplying suitors All she does, all she is, seems to be dictated by the dull, boring, flat douchebags delicious males in her life And that is just SO cool Go feminism Go The LQoAaO thing is super exciting Which is logical There are, after all, three lacklustre losers hot dudes lusting after Mercy Dear here one is a doctor wow who wants Mercy Dear for her reproductive organs how positively charming , another is her neighbour who takes her on hot dates with his teenage daughter tagging along thrilling and the last one is a vamp with a Mystery Machine la Scooby Doo how exquisitely modern of him , who likes to play dead sleep in Mercy Dear s bedroom closet once in a while riveting What can I say I m jealous I d gladly give up all the sex slaves cultural attach s in my harem if it meant having just one go at one of these cardboard like idiots luscious babes Yes, absolutely, this is the truthful truth These uninteresting fools most edible guys here are that irresistibly irresistible Is it really Strange Have you had your bullshit o meter checked like I told you the other day, Spidey dear I personally smell no BS in a 12,000 mile radius from this review The End And the moral of this I Have Done the Patricia Briggs Thing FOUR FREAKING TIMES Now even Subaquatic Masochists Have their Limits I am Done Done Done Crappy Non Review IHDtPBTFFTNeSMHtLIaDDDCNR is Ange is getting a penance read for putting me through two successive pieces of crap slightly unenjoyable books She will therefore be held at gunpoint shrimp pincers until she turns the last page of The Long Way Down I have the weird feeling I got somewhat ripped off here, and that she got the better part of the deal Don t know why Book 1 Moon Called Pre review nonsense You Silly Barnacles pretty much all love this series, don t you Right That s what I thought.Wait No Why the shrimping fish would I deprive the world of my most glorious persona when YOU are the ones who keep reading books wrong I shall therefore stay right here and continue to graciously enlighten you Tiny Arthropods of the Despicable Book Taste TAotDBT one crappy read at a time You are very much welcome Not so full My Dear Ms Briggs I Am Sure You Are a Wonderful Person But I am Officially Done Done Done with your Books Yay Go Me Crappy Mini Non Review MDMBIASYAaWPBIaODDDwyBYGMCMNR to come A very private message to my friendly neighbourhood trolls don t even think about it Unless you want to die a slow, horrible, painful death, that is.