Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs *Genre* Urban Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*First Thoughts*Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series has been at the top of my MUST HAVE list since the series was first introduced. How can you not like Mercy and Adam and Warren, and even Jesse? Missing from action this time around was Samuel Cornick. We do, however, get the return of Zee! YAY! I love Zee and Mercy's interactions and I'm glad he made a brief but important return to the series. Another shout-out goes to Zee's nephew Tad as well as Stefan the vampire who enjoys a comfortable friendship with Mercy. Yet, let's not forget the only other human involved, besides Jesse, Kyle Brooks who really shines this time out. I really liked the way he stood up for himself and didn't back down in the face of troubles.We also get a unique look at Asil, who comes to us from the Omega & Alpha series. Asil is one of the more interesting and dangerous wolves you will read about in Briggs world and he and Zee have a sorted past as well. I liked that he actually stood with Mercy and tried to get her to understand that she alone can't be the force that stops all the evil in the world. Hopefully, Asil will show up in the next installment of the Omega & Alpha series.I thank Ms Briggs for writing chapters from Adam's perspective. It's nice to actually get to know him a bit better and understand what he's actually been through for his pack, as well as his own country. Adam is really protective of Mercy in ways that puzzle and frustrate her to no end. Adam should know by now that Mercy is a stubborn person, but she has the right temperament to get herself out of troubling situations. Frost Burned is no exception to that rule when she is caught in yet another game that has consequences for everyone involved, least of all the vampires under Marsilia. At least this time around, she doesn't end up in a wheelchair!The one constant that hasn't changed in Mercy's life even after marrying Adam is the packs extreme hatred towards her, especially Mary Jo and Honey, because of her coyote status and the fact that she now outranks Darryl and Warren. That status, however, once again comes in handy when the pack is taken and Mercy draws upon little known abilities to save them from further harm.I really got into this book from the first page to the last. It was nice seeing Mercy and Jessie spending quality time together even if it was shopping on Black Friday and ending up in a car crash! After the crash, things really picked up and so does the danger to Mercy, Jessie, & Gabriel. I think we really need a resolution on the whole Fae situation however. As you are hopefully aware by now if you read this series, that the Fae have all but abandoned the human world for their own reservation. With Zee's temporary return, I can only hope that we will be hearing more from him soon.Next up: Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) releases 2014. Published March 5th 2013 by Ace Hardcover