The Mercedes Thompson series may have joined the paranormal romance genre as Mercy joined with Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman and took his name. Ugh. Really? I know there are lots of good reasons women take their husbands names, and I don't mean to diss them, but I just don't see this bad ass coyote shapeshifter auto mechanic having a drive to do so. Plus she's part American Indian, and aren't most tribes matrilineal?
Maybe because I read it on the heels of the last, I found it a little slow going. That and the excessive romance sections. The book ends with the letter Mercy wrote Adam in case she died fighting the River Devil. Ugh.
A good quote, though, that shores up my argument for collecting the works of "everygrrrl" i.e., zines:
They reminded me of a history professor of mine who mourned the loss of everyday things. Every museum, she said, had wedding dresses and christening dresses galore, Indian ceremonial robes and beaded or elk-tooth dresses worn only on the most special occasion. People don't save Grandma's work dress or Grandpa's hunting leathers.
Cats: Medea was completely left out of this installment. :(