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Mercedes Thompson aka Mercy is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri Cities area of Washington She also happens to be a walker a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will Mercy's next door neighbor is a werewolf Her former boss is a gremlin And she's fixing a bus for a vampire This is the world of Mercy Thompson one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water


10 thoughts on “Moon Called

  1. says:

    The cover is shitPNR are all the sameMoon Called is still goodWhat could be better than a Haiku review?Well other than a proper review I guessThe thing is I did REALLY enjoy this book it has a lot to recommend itself to readers with Mercy is a nice character She's not a complete badass but she's not a push over eitherThere's a mystery though the mystery was interesting it all came up kind of lame in the endThe writing is pretty good and even though the world building is stock standard it was a fun readI guess the reason there isn't much to say is that these stories all tend to blend in together nowMercy Merit Mac Cat Elena Dru Rose Sunshine KateHell I had to look up half the names because I'd forgotten them It kind of makes me sad because really none of the above heroines really stick out from each other They're all badass when they need to be stubborn strong intelligent There's nothing really individual about them They all have some sort of super powers and attract the attention of some very nice literary eye candyI'm kind of waiting for a PNR character to stick out a bit Why is it that the men in this genre as so much interesting than the women? Clayton's a crazy antisocial werewolf I'd never have to look up his name Barrons is mysterious and totally three different kinds of awesome Curran is violent and overbearing but has that whole bad tempered territorial softie going for him while Ethan with his shrivelled black heart is fascinating because you slowly watch his humanity return Then there's Bones who is probably the most uniue out of them allYet the men are all kind of the same too They're all violent At least it's an undercurrent of violence that hums beneath the surface They're all painfully dominant macho and likely to step all over the heroine if she doesn't use her attitude to make them back off They all come to grudgingly respect their respective partners and are really passionate and demonstrative of their emotionsThe most annoying trend of these books is that in all likelihood I will need to wait until book 4 before any horizontal nekkid tangoing occurs So whilst I will no doubt read the rest of this series and love every minute of it I can’t help but bemoan the fact that it so far provides nothing new or interesting in a genre which proves that you literally can Write By NumbersYou will 'like' this reviewI so know that you doHit the button bitch image error


  2. says:

    It pains me to say this and I may lose my guy cred but I'm a big fan of the urban fantasy sub genre While I tend to lean towards male protagonists ie Butcher's Dresdan Files and Green's Nightside series I still love me a good tough female protagonist That being said I was hesitant to pick this one up because of the abysmal Harleuin like cover In my opinion many of the current crop of urban fantasy covers look like they belong in the romance section Why do I even know what Harleuin is? Anyway that being said I'm glad I picked this one up I thought the main character of Moon Called Mercedes Thompson is one of the refreshing female characters I have come across in a long time Her banter with the other werewolves is priceless and writing good dialogue has always been Patricia Briggs strong pointThis is the story of werewolves vampires and fae and the struggle they find living in a modern world that has no place for them This is the story of a young coyote named Mercy who lives among a male dominated werewolf pack which views all women as being weak Basically this is all about struggle loyalty honor friendship love and fixing cars Moon Called is an inventive and fun read in a genre that is saturated with sameness Much better than any current Anita Blake catastrophe I happily recommend this one


  3. says:

    I'm still loving my favorite coyote shapeshifter Mercy I re read this on audio and it was so strange listening to Lorelei King as the narrator I was expecting Lula from Stephanie Plum to jump out at any moment 😂But that is neither here nor there It was sweet going back and listening from the beginning And the Mercy and Adam thing Everything was just so weird but still loving it I missed Stefan and the scooby mobile images I always got I think there is of that in the next book though I think I spelled his name wrong Anyway He's Mercy's vamp friends And there was Bran for the first time 😂 He's a mighty fine werewolf SHUT UP 😂 Now I get to read about Mercy and Adam falling in love all over again ❤️Mel ❤️


  4. says:

    After all the reviews I had read about this book I though this series would be over the top Everybody was giving 5 stars to this book and for that very same reason I had high expectations for it Maybe that was the problemIt wasn't a bad read just a VERY slow one The first half of the book was REALLY boring and slow paced it only described the heroine and her life Around page 100 comes this hot sexy alpha wolf who makes you think that the book is finally going to turn out interesting; but then things get messed up when her previous lover appearsI was waiting for something to happen between Mercy and one of the two wolves but it never did The whole book was about problems with the Alpha's pack The book has some very good action but if you are expecting some romance don't even try this one The only thing that happens between Mercy and one of this wolves is a kiss on the last page That's it Seriously There's cero chemistry between the characters cero awkward moments nothing I kept reading because I thought that this would change but it never did For most people the first book of a series always seems to be the worst because of all the world building information we get introduced to Maybe it's just me but after the second book the feeling goes away and I get to enjoy a lot the series So I'll give the series another chanceDon't get me wrong it was a good book I enjoyed reading it it's just that I got bored most of the time And Mercy really needs to get her love life going on a bit faster and entertaining Maybe I couldn't enjoyed this book as much as I wanted to because I read it after series like psy changeling the Black dagger Brotherhood the night huntress and the immortals after dark Any of those were definitely much better than this one


  5. says:

    What a great addition to the urban fantasy genre Mercy is a likeable and engaging protagonist She doesn't come off as invincible and inhuman in her buttkicking abilities yet at the same time she is comfortable in her own skin and can hold her ownThe universe is interesting much like the world we live in save the addition of preternatural creatues such as werewolves vampires fae and coyote shifters like Mercy which seem uite rareI enjoyed the description of the pack dynamics and Mercy doesn't uite fit into the werewolf packs yet at the same time is an integral part of them She has an interesting relationship with the Marrok Bran who is the acknowleged leader of all the werewolves in North America and somewhat like a father figure to Mercy Samuel the firstborn of Bran who Mercy almost marriedmated to and Adam the alpha of the pack of werewolves where Mercy lives in the Tri Cities area Out of the three Adam is my favorite He was very attractive to me in his personality and how he interacted with Mercy I can't get enough of him Samuel also had some seductive traits to me He is strong but gentle at the same time He clearly has feelings for Mercy that are unresolved There are other secondary characters that truly caught my interest and that I want to read about Mercy has an interesting relationship with both Adam and Sam and that is sure to play a major role in later installments I much say Mercy is surrounded by beautiful powerful intriguing men of various origins I like the way Briggs' made Mercy stand out She saved Adam's life than once but she is also very aware of her limitations Mercy's an auto mechanic and runs her own shop which is how she gets entangled in the situation that arises in this book It's great to see a heroine who has such dimensions to herThe magic elements were arresting particularly as this book showed the magic of the werewolf and the pack how their strength draws from the alpha and gives back to him It was really enjoyable to read about As a werewolf lover this did my heart good There are also some vampire elements in this book for those who are of the fang persuasion And yes for the faery lovers there's even a little of that sprinkled in this book Although this was not a long book it was a veritable hearty meal for urban fantasy loversAll in all a great start to a series that I definitely want to continue reading


  6. says:

    Dance when the moon sings and don't cry about troubles that haven't yet come This review is so long overdue as I read this book twice within a year and am still just now getting around to typing up my thoughts Don't let that make you think for a moment though that it's because I don't have anything to say about Moon Called because believe you me I do Some back story here paranormal fantasy was one of my favorite genres as a teen but when I hit adulthood it became popular for people to make fun of the genre thanks Twilight and I'm willing to admit that peer pressure shoved me right out of my love for books like this Now at 26 I'm so glad I've learned to stop giving a crap about what other people think of my taste in books because damn Mercy Thompson is fun Love thy enemies it says in the scriptures My foster mother always added At the very least you will be polite to them Patricia Briggs just has this writing style I can't help but love It's not flowery or over the top; it's just uick paced enjoyable and full of character development At the time that I'm writing this review I've read a few of her novellas and two novels like I said having read this one twice and there's never been a bored moment for me in any of them In fact it's the opposite — I find that once I pick up a Patricia Briggs story I can't stand putting it down until it's over Samuel's shoulders shook slightly I can see it now Mercy holding a roomful of vampires at bay with her glowing sheep It's not just that the plot was fun though it was but than anything these characters are so immediately lovable that I couldn't possibly have disliked this book Mercy is so to the point and down to business and she's surrounded by the best side characters whether it's Samuel's witty jokes or Adam's uiet sarcasm or even Bran's general state of I don't have to show off because I already know I can kick your ass to kingdom come living The pack dynamics are pretty solid too; there's a lot of emphasis on how the alphas aren't just there to boss everyone around but they're also protectors and leaders and it makes for a really good time Don't lick the guests darling Bad manners There's also a slew of non werewolfshifter characters such as the fae folk and vampires which I think is such a fun addition I feel like as a teen all of the werewolf books I read were just about wolves or maybe about wolves and vamps but never fae folk etc It could easily get overwhelming with the vast number of characters you meet in this fairly short novel but Patricia Briggs has this way of giving them all such distinct personalities that I never struggled to keep anyone separate Mine he saidI don't think so She is mineIt would have been flattering I thought except that at least one of them was talking about dinner ———MercyVerse — Author's Order MT AO novellas etc novellas in progress GN — Homecoming ★★★☆☆ MT — #1 Moon Called ★★★★☆ AO — #05 Alpha Omega ★★★★☆ AO — #1 Cry Wolf ★★★★★ AO — #2 Hunting Ground MT — #2 Blood Bound MT — #3 Iron Kissed MT — #4 Bone Crossed MT — #5 Silver Borne MT — #6 River Marked AO — #3 Fair Game MT — #7 Frost Burned AO — #4 Dead Heat MT — #8 Night Broken MT — #9 Fire Touched MT — #10 Silence Fallen AO — #5 Burn Bright


  7. says:

    ► BR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Nov 15 2015 Note to self you should review books right after reading them When you don't you always end up lowering your original rating view spoilerOh well hide spoiler


  8. says:

    March 2020 reread just because I think I'm going to end up rereading the whole series Full review first posted at wwwfantasyliteraturecomMercy Thompson is an anomaly a female automobile mechanic who owns her own shop half Native American and ― in a world with werewolves vampires fae and other supernatural beings ― she is one of a very few “walkers” or skinwalkers able to easily shapeshift into a coyote at will without regard to phases of the moon When Mercy surprised her human mother by turning into a coyote pup when she was three months old her mother not knowing what else to do turned her over to be raised by a werewolf pack Mercy left the pack as a teenager but still is watched over by the werewolves particularly Adam Hauptman the alpha werewolf who shares her back fence line and with whom she has a sometimes uneasy alliance Their relationship is a confusing mix of attraction and on Mercy’s side bravado tinged with fear that the alpha werewolf will override her free will and autonomyWhen a starving teenage boy shows up at Mercy’s garage asking for food and work her acute sense of smell tells her that he’s a werewolf She realizes that the boy who calls himself Mac understands nothing about werewolf society and rules and needs Adam’s help to survive and thrive The problem of Mac becomes acute when two strange men show up and try to recapture Mac to take him back to their enclave Mercy overhears them arguing about cages and drugs and she determinedly intervenes to rescue Mac from the threatening strangers but the situation turns out to be far complicated than she could have imagined Mercy soon needs to return to her original werewolf pack for help ― even though it means that she will need to face Samuel the werewolf that she loved and left as a sixteen year oldThe plot of this first book in the Mercy Thompson series revolves around a mystery who is creating new werewolves in such an uncontrolled and dangerous manner and why? I found this mystery to be the weakest element in the book with a resolution that didn’t entirely hold water Also unfortunately the overused love triangle trope is part of the plot of Moon Called but at least it’s got a decent rationale and isn’t oversold I appreciated that this book is not sexually explicit which is a refreshing change of pace in the urban fantasy genreIt’s been interesting taking on Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series after reading several books in Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series Although both series feature entertaining well developed urban fantasy worlds and with strong women protagonists Mercy is vulnerable and unsure of herself than Kate Daniels as John also notes with approval in his review Kate is great fun with her enormous kickass abilities but Mercy is ultimately the believable character Her intelligent no nonsense narration is one of the strengths of Moon Called I admire the tremendous scope of imagination the Ilona Andrews team has shown in creating Kate’s world but I also appreciate the realistic if one can say that of an urban fantasy down to earth world of Mercy Thompson35 starsInitial postmini review For some reason I read the second book in this Mercy Thompson series first oh yeah this book was checked out at the library at the time and I really wanted to try out this urban fantasy series I liked it pretty well but I have to say everything just made so much sense once I finally got around to checking out this book In fact I actually checked out the second book again as well as the third book just so I could put all of the pieces together So don't do like I did Start here at the beginning But keep going even if you're not terribly impressed with this first book; they get better as they go alongIf you like urban fantasy with werewolves and vampires and suchlike this one also throws in fae and witches this is a worthwhile one We've already got a love triangle starting here that lasts at least through the second book so minus some points for that but at least it's got some decent reasoning behind it and isn't oversold


  9. says:

    After attempting to read Moon Called at least 5 times I am finally giving up There is absolutely no chance I will ever read the seuels so why bother?I am a fan of urban fantasy and this novel is very highly rated by readers so it is surprising that I disliked it so much My expectations for urban fantasy are not huge well developed lore engaging paranormal mystery and one or two sexy supernatural hunks to swoon over I don't care how formulaic it is as long as it is written well Moon Called managed to disappoint me on all fronts I found Mercy's world uninteresting messy in its blend of weres vamps fae and witchcraft its introduction awkward the entire concept of weres being immortal and people becoming young again after turning was contrived and constant dominant submissive explanations were extremely boring The mystery took way too much time to get to As for hunks I was pretty much over the story when I found out one of two Mercy's love interests was almost 200 years older than her and was trying to marry her when she was 16 to get him some werepups Mercy for all her supposed toughness cried every two pages and acted rather immaturely And lastly there was absolutely no romancesmut in this book and won't be from what I've heard until book 4 but there will be a view spoilerrape scene hide spoiler


  10. says:

    I was super happy to discover a new PNR series and after reading Patricia Briggs 1st book in her Mercy Thompson seriesI was beyond happyexcited like itMercy Thompson – a natural born coyote shape shifter auto mechanic and owner of a garage sensible together strong and independent lives in the Tri Cities are of Washington amidst a world of humans and supernaturals – vampires walkers werewolves fey witchesThe storyline revolves around the murder of a young boy employed by Mercy who tells her before he’s killed that he had been turned unwillingly and that this a secret party carrying out experiments on werewolves When Adam Hauptman her next door neighbor and leader of the local wolf pack is attacked and his daughter kidnapped Mercy takes matters into her own handsdespite Adam being a bit of a twit of a neighbor Mercy takes him to the Marrokleader of all wolf packs in North America asking for helpWhilst there’s not much of a romance story here I think that the triangle between Mercy Samuel and Adam is going to develop in a way I am not sure how For me I hope its AdamMercy does feel a thing for this sexy and hot werewolf An interesting and believable plot with characters that are appealing and sympathetic and relatable suspense and mystery surprises and red herrings that are totally unexpected when revealedI really like the world building the author has created and she manages to bring something fresh and new ideas into the PNR worldMy favorite uote