Saturday, November 19, 2016

Moon Called

Moon Called
By Patricia Briggs
Ace Books, 2006. 288 pages, Fantasy

Mercy Thompson is not your normal Volkswagen mechanic living in the tristate area. Her next door neighbor is a werewolf, one of her clients for car repairs is a vampire, and her boss is a metal smith, not to mention she is a shapeshifter who can at will turn into a coyote. When Mercy’s neighbor Adam is attacked and his daughter kidnapped, Mercy is under the gun to try to help the werewolves save Jessie.

This is one of my favorite books, it is a paranormal romance that is fast paced and really tastefully written. I love the dynamic between Mercy and the other characters in the story. Some of my favorite characters beside Mercy and Adam are Zee who is a grumpy old gremlin, and Stephan a vampire who smells like popcorn and loves to talk Scooby Doo. Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors.



ER said...

This is the best book I have read for a long time. The writing is fantastic, the characters are well-developed, and the story stays engaging while still explaining the “rules” for the fantasy aspects. Patricia Briggs masterfully blends fantasy and urban settings together. I highly recommend this book for adult audiences.

Lindseyh said...

I loved this book and I love Mercy Thompson. Each character has his or her own personality and motivations which makes the interpersonal dynamics realistic and interesting. It seems that no matter what Mercy does, she just can't seem to stay out of trouble with one of the supernatural groups around her, no matter how good-hearted her intentions are. Because Mercy is a walker, and the only one she or anyone else knows of, her loyalties are tied to a specific group. Instead she is tied to the people who she cares about and who care about her. It just so happens that individuals from lots of supernatural groups or packs or families care about her. But there wouldn't be a novel without a little trouble, and Mercy, as mentioned before, is always in the middle of trouble.