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Moon Called (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Patricia Briggs

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Member:jjmcgaffey
Title:Moon Called
Authors:Patricia Briggs
Info:Ace (2006), Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Read, ebooks, Working on
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Fic, SF, !dunno, !Poached, _import151118, __scan_cover

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I loved this book. Mercy Thompson is an excellent heroine. Her strengths are not defined by her mystical powers as a walker but as an adaptable person with special abilities. Raised by werewolves she understands the inner workings of being part of a pack without the bother of actually having to conform and be pack. It is the readers priviledge to get an inside look at Mercy's knowledge of "others" and things that go bump in the night.


Mercy is an auto mechanic who finds herself deep into a mystery which involves newbie werewolves invading the local alpha's territory, kidnapping, and a handful of vampires (everyone knows vampires cannot be trusted.) So what is a young headstrong woman to do? Get involved. Of course.


What I found completely fasinating about this book was that Briggs created a world that ties together basic "knowledge" of werewolves and vampires and her vision of the otherworld seemlessly. As a reader we get history 101 on werewolves without feeling like we just sat through a boring 8 hour lecture.


The other characters in the book are just as wonderful as Mercy. I can't wait to read more about them in future books. ( )
  ChristinaT. | Dec 3, 2016 |
Moon Called
4 Stars

An enjoyable story and engaging characters but also suffers from the trials and tribulations of being the first book in a series.

The world building is detailed and interesting but takes up a large portion of the book. This affects the pacing of the story as the author takes the time to provide information on the history of the various supernatural creatures that inhabit Mercy's world. There is a compelling mix of vampires, werewolves, witches and the ubiquitous fae - all with their own magical abilities and social dynamics. Mercy herself appears to be the last remaining Skinwalker or Walker, a person born with the ability to shift into a coyote.

The mystery is good although the culprit is glaringly obvious. Moreover, his motivation is anything but easy to understand and it took me a couple of passes through the convoluted explanation at the end to grasp the exact reasoning behind his actions.

The characters both primary and secondary are very appealing and discovering their fates kept me listening well into the night. Mercy is not your typical mechanic - smart, sassy and kick-ass, she holds her own in the patriarchial hierarchy of the wolf pack and makes the alliances necessary to live her life in a world slowly coming to terms with the existence of the supernatural.

The men in Mercy's life are a mixed bag from the fatherly Zee offering words of wisdom to the enigmatic Stephan and his mysterious vampire queen. The love interests include Samuel, Mercy's childhood sweetheart whose past actions had me adding him to my anti-hottie harem, and Adam, the sexy werewolf alpha with a soft spot for Mercy.

On a final note, Lorelei King's narration is superb and she sets the right tone for the story and for the characters.

Looking forward to continuing with the series. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
What I liked about urban fantasy is that it utilizes a straight-forward, no-nonsense storytelling that doesn't detract from letting the reader immerse in that world. Plot, atmosphere and characters all come together to create a perfect blend of roasted coffee that Adam Hauptman wouldn't be able to say no to. ( )
  Ayanami_Faerudo | Nov 7, 2016 |
This is one of those books that is actually better on the re-read. I'm finding myself a lot more excited about the characters and into the story the second time around. ( )
  ItEntertainsMe | Oct 4, 2016 |
Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a coyote-shapeshifter mechanic living in the Tri-Cities in Washington state. When a young werewolf shows up looking for work, she accepts and gets thrust into a world she thought she'd left behind. But when her next door neighbor Adam is the local Alpha, and she's on speaking terms with Fae and vampires, a quiet life is the last thing Mercy will ever have.

The first book in the Mercy Thompson series gives a lot of set up and not a lot of plot. I felt like a lot of Mercy's time was spent running with one group and then the other to get major players and factions in place, but the fact that my reading/listening was spread out over several days may have made it feel more drawn out that it truly was. But the story was fun and getting to know a little about Mercy and her past and hints that she's more than she seems were intriguing, and I'll probably continue reading the series. ( )
  bell7 | Sep 10, 2016 |
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Patricia Briggsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dos Santos, DanielCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Enzweiler, MichaelMapssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
King, LoreleiNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lagerman, JudithCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kaye’s mom, Almeda Brown Christensen, who likes my books; Alice and Bill Rieckman who like horses as much as I do; and in memory of Floyd “Buck” Buckner, a good man.
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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 neighbour 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.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441013813, Mass Market Paperback)

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

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Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

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