After the first two books, which didn't really blow me out of the water, I was glad that I read this one. Patricia Briggs really step up the game with Fair Game. Not only did she step up the intensity, Briggs has opened the door to something gripping that will rock not only this series but Mercy's as well. It doesn't get much better than this.
What makes this book the first 5 star in the series for me was Anna. She is growing and changing. She's no longer timid with the idea of her being weak. She's grown. So much she even gets in the Marrok's face and lives to tell the tale. While she is no Mercy, she is starting to become a character that stands out from the others in the Mercy world. I love the growth. I truly do. While I liked her in the first, after everything she was forced to endure, I'm glad that she isn't stuck. She's learned to spread her wings. Er, paws.
Okay. The plot on this one, one of the best I have read in the paranormal romance genre. Ever. I have a lot of favorites and for this, the third book in a series that I wasn't sure I'd continue, was pretty significant. The story gripped me and I was struggling not to fly through the pages to find out what happens, but to savor the unknown as I read. It wasn't easy. But I managed to give this book the time it deserved when I read it, cover to cover.
I'm pretty excited for the next book. While the plot was pretty amazing (to me anyway), it was the ending that left me with my chin on the floor. Possibly even a little bug eyed. While I can't even give you the tiniest of hints (because, truly, you want this to be a surprise) I can say that this changes everything. Not just for Anna and Charles. But for everyone in this world. Including the Mercy series. And I can't wait to see how this plays out. This will truly rock the series. I believe it will be in a good way, one that will take both series to a whole new level. And I can't wait to see what happens.