Monday, February 4, 2008

My New Favorite Series

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.

Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.

She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself... and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.

Title: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Published: 2006
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages: 288
Genre: Paranormal-Adventure, Mystery

Moon Called is the first book in Patricia Briggs’ amazing urban fantasy, adventure series about Mercedes Thompson, (Mercy to her friends) a coyote skinwalker VW mechanic who was raised by werewolves. Like most coyotes, she also has a nose for trouble too... especially when her friends are threatened!

It’s been a long time since a series has been able to capture me so completely. Patricia Briggs is an amazing author who has that rare talent of making the reader empathize with the characters as well as build a believable world for them to live in. I just love Mercy! She’s funny, sassy, and brave yet vulnerable, the perfect person to have as a friend and to help guard your back.

That said, there were a few things that annoyed me about the story but my biggest issue is th
e fact that it seems to be almost edited like a PG-13 movie. There is absolutely no sex whatsoever in Moon Called although there are some vague references to the fact that werewolves can mate and there is a sexual attraction between Mercy and some of the characters. Hopefully Mrs. Briggs will lose her squeamishness in a future novel.

I have many people to thank for turning me onto this series but I actually never would have picked it up in the first place if it wasn’t for
Darla D.’s review. If you would like more information on Patricia Briggs and her books, Wikipedia has an excellent page available and here is an interview with the author that talks a little about Moon Called.

The Mercy Series:

  • Moon Called
  • Blood Bound
  • Iron Kissed


  1. Here's yet another book I have in my tbr pile that I need to hurry up and get too! LOL I know Iron Kissed got good reviews too.

  2. I have this one in my TBR collection and am looking forward to reading it. I chuckled at your complaint about the book. That's probably what will keep me coming back for more! Haha

  3. I read this one and knew it was going to be my favourite Urban Fantasy series straight away.



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