Wow I'm both sad and happy as we say goodbye to the Mercury Pack with Eli's book being the end of this series. I love all of these characters and really don't like saying goodbye! (I have no doubts there will be plenty or re-reads in the future). Happy because the book was fabulous! Must admit Shards of Frost was filled with lots of the unexpected and I freaking loved that about it!!!. Eli for me seemed to be portrayed as a bit of a prankster in the earlier mentions of him in previous books and it was only the last couple that we saw a more dominate side to him and I loved where this author took him as we got more of his backstory. It was great to see Casey and Eli recognise them being mates so quickly with nothing blocking that recognition of the bond. Yes the bond took time to snap fully into place but it was kinda instant which the other couples haven't been. It was nice to see them both so open to recognising their mate. Now Casey was awesome, not only a mink shifter (crazy little critters lol), but a really dominate one at that, even more so then Roni is. I loved how crazy, kick arse strong/fearless she was, so much so I wanna be her!!!! Those soccer games were brutal (and I'm not a soccer fan at all) and I loved every one of those matches. Her friendship with Madisyn's Pallis cat was so funny and to see how freaked out it made Bracken cracked me up! The final conflict event was pretty big and violent but honestly I was also amused by the antics of all the minks who are both vicious and playful at the same time, kinda made me giggle. Lots happening in this one and it was great seeing how the other couples relationships were progressing, I like that we got to see them all, as well as cameo's from the Phoenix pack members. While definitely sad to say goodbye I am really looking forward to whatever this author brings out next as she continues to be a one-click author for me!!! Even though this one could be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend you read both the Phoenix and Mercury Pack series (as they intertwine) in order so that you can get the full experience, you really wont be disappointed!
Shards of Frost is the fifth and final book in the Mercury Pack series *sad face*. I have really enjoyed every book in this series, and would recommend reading the series in order to get the most enjoyment out of ALL the characters in the storyline.
We finally have Eli's story. He is the dominant head enforcer of the Mercury Pack, and starting to feel all sorts of emotional turmoil from being the last unmated male in his pack. He can see everyday how happy all his mated pack mates are, and understandably wants that for himself. Casey Frost - also a dominant enforcer, has admired Eli from afar. She is therefore completely taken by surprise when the mating urge kicks in the first time she locks eyes with Eli. I loved how these 2 just completely gave in to the urge, there was no messing around or resistance due to basically being strangers. They just trusted fate, mated, and then went through the getting to know you process after.
How awesome was Casey's breed of shifter!!!!! Crazy little guys they were. I really enjoyed the relationship she developed with Madisyn and her Pallas cat, it was hilarious. Poor Bracken, Casey and her shifter really got so much joy out of completely messing with his head.
I don't think I've ever been so amused by a major battle scene as I was in Shards of Frost. Casey's old pack mates are both extremely vicious and very amusing at the same time, as they toy with and decimate the enemy. While I'm sad that this series has come to an end, I'm really excited about the next shifter series this author is set to release.
Finally Eli’s story, definitely worth the wait. Awesome storyline, great chemistry between the characters. Another great addition to the series. This is one series I enjoy reading over again along with The Phoenix Pack. Definitely worth the read.
Good story, strong likeable characters and enough action to keep it interesting. Once again a different type of shifter is introduced in Casey, a mink shifter. Casey really is one of the strongest female leads in this series. Really nice that Eli gets a mate that is so perfect for him. The epilogue with all the children and having Cassidy and Cain pop in was good. I had binge read the connected books for both the Phoenix and Mercury Packs and must say they were so similar as to be cut and pasted. I was fed up at the end as only a couple of the books made them worthwhile reads. This is one of those books in these connected series that stands alone. If they had all been this well written, this author would have been one of my favourites. Read through KU.
I'm obsessed with this author's PNR writing. I've read every story (some more than once) and really love the emotions she puts behind her shifter characters and their love stories. This one had plenty of laughs to go with the action and heat and I couldn't read it fast enough. Looking forward to whatever comes next.
Eli's book in the final in the Mercury Pack series and well worth the wait. Strong Characters and amazing storyline. Was a beautiful way to finish the series. Well worth the read and the re read and the re read. Cannot wait for it to be released on audible so I can listen to the story.