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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review: Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs

Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercedes Thompson
Number in Series: 1
Format: Audiobook
Time: 9 hrs. and 14 mins.
Narrator: Lorelei King
Release Date: January 31, 2006 (audiobook: September 1, 2009)
Publisher: Penguin Group
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

     In a world full of vampires, werewolves, and faeries, Mercy (Mercedes) Thompson stands alone.  She is what is called a skinwalker, she can change into a coyote at will. She is a mechanic and due to her job, she has plenty of friends in all sorts of interesting and paranormal circles. One day she is approached by a boy named Mac who is a werewolf, but doesn’t want to be a werewolf. So she helps him by taking him to the alpha, Adam. If anyone can help, it is him. But helping him comes with a price when she finds out the boy is in trouble and that trouble is led right to Adam’s doorstep and big problems including the kidnapping of his daughter, Jesse. Mercy has to go through her past and visit old friends to help and soon finds out the trouble might be closer to her than she thinks.

     FINALLY! I have finally started one of the most talked about Urban Fantasy series out there. I was very curious about Mercy and even more curious about this Adam guy that has been mentioned everywhere. Well, I can gladly say I see why this series is so talked about. We are given so much; I didn’t want it to end. I got the audiobook version, read by Lorelei King, who was incredible. I applaud the woman for the accents she took on. She sounded very authentic. I am definitely going to look out for more narrations by her. Nonetheless, I have listened to this twice already and it was just as exciting the second time around.

    Mercy is an amazing heroine. She has a great sense of humor and she is tough as nails. Doesn’t take crap from anyone even if they are faster and stronger than her. Adam is definitely my new book boyfriend. His sense of humor was a tad bit dark and he was a bit uptight, but I loved that he always watches over his own and is tough as hell. The man nearly had his ribs torn out of his body and he still kept kicking some ass. Werewolf or not, that is pretty incredible. I also loved the friendship between Mercy and Adam’s daughter, Jesse. They were really fun together. I loved how they were always talking about pranking Jesse’s dad. This book was actually full of very strong characters. I like that Briggs gives us a sense of everyone even the side characters. I can’t wait for more.

     I love the world that is set for us. This is a world where the Fae are actually known to humans. Everyone else is worried about coming out to the world which is part of the storyline in the book. But a bigger part of the story is that certain werewolves don’t like their “monster” and someone has actually created a drug that works on werewolves to stop the change. I really enjoyed the plot in this and seeing who was really behind it all. Moon Called is so complicated without being overwhelming. Not to mention, it is action packed. Like I said, Mercy is amazing. You will be rooting for her throughout the book.

    I am glad I finally got on the Mercy wagon and I sure as hell am not going to fall off anytime soon. Moon Called is an amazing Urban Fantasy book. There is a little romance, but it is far from the focus of it all. But I am looking forward to see the progression of that. I love Mercy and Adam together and I really want to see what is to come of Samuel, someone from Mercy’s past who is helping track down the killers/kidnappers. But if you are looking for an action packed book that is difficult to put down, then look no further.


*This book belongs to the following challenge*
BCC's Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011


  1. This is another book sitting on my shelf that I NEED to read! I'm so happy to see you loved it as much as everyone else has. Hopefully I can get around to this sooner rather than later!!!

  2. This is one of my all time favorite series. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  3. I love this series...but I still need to read the latest book.

  4. LOVE this series. Yay to your reading it too! :)

  5. @Deanna - I hope you can too. Mercy is incredible! You are going to love her. She is lots of fun and don't forget Adam. Oh Adam!

    @Jen - This is on my favorites list now too. So happy I finally got around to reading it.

    @lonewolf - I hope to get to the latest one too. I need to get caught up pronto :)

    Thank you all for the comments :)

  6. @Julie - Thank you hon. I definitely see why everyone loves it. So happy I do too. Thank you for the comment hon :)

  7. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Mercy and Adam, I always like feisty heroines and Adam is so divine! 2013 is toooo long for the 7th book :(

  8. @Braine - Whoa! 2013?! What kind of waiting period is that? I think I am going to cry LOL! Seriously, that is insane! But as long as it is, I am sure it will be worth the wait. Still, that hurts LOL! Thank you for the comment hon :)

  9. I am so happy you started this series! It's one of my favorites!!

  10. Yup Spring of 2013. I know it's not fair that we have to wait that long for the 7th book. I hope that she's cooking up something really really good. Like Cimmaron and myself, you'll have withdrawal symptoms afterwards. But don't expect sexy time between them because there won't be any! lol

  11. @Kristin - I am happy I did too. Like I said, it is on my favorites list now too. I love it!

    @Braine - I know Briggs must be coming up with something reaaaally good. I won't be having any withdrawal symptoms, I will be re-reading it all while I wait. Good way to hold myself over until then LOL!

    Thank you guys so much for the comments :)

  12. I will most certainly add to my "reading list" TY for you recaps I look forward to them.

  13. @DeAnna - Oh you should. Mercy is amazing. Definitely at the top of my greatest heroines list. Hope you check it out soon. Thanks for the comment hon :)

  14. Okay, I have this book here on the shelf, and really want to get to it...... Yeah, I haven't started it yet. But soooooo glad to see you enjoyed it and after all the wonderful talk about the series it didn't ruin it for you. :) Thank you!

  15. @Melissa - Same here, after all the talk, I had to start it. I have read books that were so hyped, but I didn't get why they were. This is soooo worth the hype. Can't wait until you start it hon. Thanks for the comment :)

  16. I need to jump on this wagon! I know so many people have been talking about it but I haven't been able to start the series. I do have book one sitting on my shelf right now! Glad you enjoyed it so much and can't wait to see how you like the other books.

  17. @Deanna - You should get on the wagon soon. I can't wait to start book 2, I keep thinking about Adam LOL! Thank you for the comment hon :)

  18. The first several books in this series have been on my shelves for YEARS! I really need to get busy reading them! So glad you loved it!

  19. @Candace - I hate it when that happens. I have a couple of series just sitting around that I haven't cracked open yet. But start this soon, I hate that I put this one off for so long. It is really good. Can't wait to hear what you think. Thank you for the comment hon :)

  20. Great review. I have yet to read this series, but heard great things about it. I miss reading Urban Fantasy. Hopefully someday I will get back into it.

  21. P.S. Love the covers for this series. Always kickbutt.

  22. @Wickedly Delicious This series is badass. Mercy is amazing. I understand why the series is so popular. I love Urban Fantasy. Hope you at least check this out because it is pretty awesome. The covers are gorgeous for sure. Hard to choose just one LOL! Thank you again hon :)


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