The second installment of Briggs's Mercy Thompson series is as compelling as the first. Or maybe it isn't, because it's not new. And the multiple love interests are starting to show themselves. Not only is Mercy about to find herself caught between a werewolf and a vampire (yawn!), she's also torn between two werewolves. The other thing I found a little annoying this time around is the introduction of one of Mercy's other skills: talking to ghosts. It seems totally inorganic, both to the plot and to the universe Briggs has created.
I still have high hopes for the series, but if the next book is too romance-y, I might have to put it down like a bad coyote.
CATS: one--Medea, who I still think is supernatural in some way, since she's all cozy with werewolves, walkers, and especially vampires. Who'd want to curl up with a cold vampire?
CATALOGING: The NYPL record includes only one subject heading: Vampires -- Fiction. This is weird because 4 out of 5 WorldCat records include Werewoves -- Fiction and Metamorphosis -- Fiction. I'd argue that this series is more about werewolves than vampires if anyone were to ask me. Does anyone have an explanation for NYPL's deficient record? If you're curious, the 5th WorldCat record has one descriptor: Romantic fiction -- Paranormal romance.