Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series. Mercy, the series protagonist tough chick who shape shifts into a coyote, is entertaining, relatable and is still, at times, surprising. Too often, urban fantasy heroines are too obvious. Mercy has some of those too-tough attributes common to the genre - she's an auto mechanic, she runs with werewolves and vampires, she gets a little beat up. But Mercy will also throw readers a curveball now and then - her motivations and vulnerabilities are realistically human. Mercy, unlike some stereotypical urban fantasy heroines, does not have to be a superwoman all of the time.Frost Burned, the seventh in the Mercy Thompson series, is as entertaining and enjoyable as the rest of the series. I read the book in a day. I was absorbed in it, I loved it - but when I put it down, it ended for me. Mercy did not surprise me this time. The story was fun and exciting, but I can't say it did much more. Perhaps Ms. Briggs has spoiled me, but I hope the next one gives me a little more to think about.Read this review and more on my blog.