Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1)
Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson 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 o...more
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The 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 either.
There's a mystery - though the mystery was interesting it all came up kind of lame in the end.
The writing is pretty good and even though the world building is stock-stan...more
It 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 more in...more
Mercy was awesome loved this book...
Mercy was really funny
Mercy was really fast (but not easy, takes a whole flipping book for a guy to get a kiss)
Mercy was pretty smart, for a girl ;)
Mercy wasn't completely helpless, she uh might rip your throat out with her teeth and watch you bleed to death (just sayin')
Mercy never even mentions her man eating vagina once in this whole book
Mercy also didn't shower once in this whole book and even she men...more
The 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 quite rare.
I enjoyed the description of the pack dynamics and Merc...more
Early on we get a sneak peeks of Adams feeling for Mercy upon his arrival when he declares Mercy to be His. With the declarat...more
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Mercedes Athena Thompson / Mercy is 31 years old, a big hearted "walker" who, from birth, can shift easily and rapidly into a coyote. She is totally loyal to her friends and family (protecting half-dead Adam, rescuing Jessie,...more
Of all the characters in the book, I can't say that I disliked any of them. They were all well developed and interesting. Mercy seemed so real. Many times in UF and PNR, the characters are these uber rich people with dreamy jobs and super model looks--Mercy is a mechanic and although it is implied that she is beautiful, that is not really talked abo...more
I love the character Mercy Thompson. She is fiesty, sarcastic, knows how to pick her battles, and smart.
I really liked how much detail went into all the politics and relationships in all the different types of paranormal creatures. It was super detailed with out page long info-dump paragraphs, and relly helped deepen the plot.
The suspense was great, and for once I had trouble keeping up with the twists and turns which was a refreashing change from the usual predi...more
Moon Called is a promising start to a new urban fantasy series. Although it definitely starts out on a stronger note than, say, Magic Bites, I can't see it trumping Kate Daniels for my favorite UF Series anytime soon. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into the world of Mercy Thompson. Mercy, a mechanic, is the type of protagonist you cannot help but love. Not only is she independent and sassy, but her strong will and witty humor kept me flipping the pages frantic...more
Have you ever felt guilty about enjoying a book so much? Not in a guilty pleasure, “I’m embarrassed to admit I love this” kind of way, but in a “I feel like I’m cheating on other books when I read this” kind of way. Yes, for Mercy and I, it was insta-love. Not the hard-earned love that other UF series like Kate Daniels and October Daye enjoy–strait up, flat out, love at first page kind of love.
Mercedes Thompson is a mechanic. Y...more
What little we do learn of Mercedes just isn't exciting enough to make me want to continue this series... she is a smart ass, independant, kno...more
I like Briggs' writing style. Some people have described it as 'simple but effective' and I find that a fitting description.
Mercy Thompson is a very likable protagonist. She is sympathetic and not-pretentious. She is smart and courageous without trying to be the tough heroine.
There’s a good amount of back story in where the werewolf structure in Briggs’ world is explained along with important events in Mercy’s past. The story evolves gradually and it’s ente...more
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.
I think, one of the best things about this book (and indeed anything I've read by Patricia Briggs) is the balance she maintains. Mercy's not perfect. No one is. Everyone makes some mistakes, everyone deals with them - and it's not always pretty, or easy.
I can easily root for Mercy (and...more
Mercy Thompson is a shifter, but a Native American type that shifts only into a Coyote. She was raised by werewolves, and grew up surrounded by a pack even if she wasn't one herself. It was a pretty interesting play on an Urban Fantasy and like nothing I've ever...more
Lately I have been reading just pretty much young adult books but I thought I give adult urban fantasy a go and I’m so glad I did. Moon Called was action packed, witty, suspenseful and addictive. When I finished it I wanted to run straight down to the bookstore and get the next one but unfortunately I had spent my weekly book budget.
The plot is fast moving although there is...more
The heroine, Mercy Thompson, is a walker- a shapeshifter of Native American descent- who wears her coyote skin as comfortably as her human form. It's difficult to review this one without spoiling it for those who haven't read it yet, but I'll attempt it.
In Moon Called, Me...more
My friend described this series as "small, action packed books of awesomeness" I'd have to agree... Don't let my star rating fool you, I really enjoyed this book. It's just at times, this new world that Briggs is introducing threw me for a loop. Not sure I really understand what Mercy is or that she does either. Looks like Mercy and I will make this discovery together.
This book has diverse characters with different backgrounds. We have a gay werewolf, strange Vampire who drives a VW...more
I can make this out to be a very long and painful review, but I'm going to try and aim for the quick and painless instead.
There are two kinds of mystery/thriller books in my standard.
* One, which is plainly categorized as a "mystery/thriller" genre and even from beginning it begs for attention to find the one responsible for all the crime that happens in the book.
* Two, is the one that makes you feel like the third wheel. Out of the loop and the very last person to know what the heck is going...more
Read #2 Nov/2010
Re-read this and thought it was awesome. Maybe this is why people re-read books! Gets better each time :)
I love Mercy - she's tough, sarcastic, smart, but not infallible. There's a lot of wit and humor in the book. I didn't find any of the characters annoying. Great story, well explained world-building. Second time around, 5 stars!
I'm not totally sure what to think of Moon Called. I do think I like the main character Mercedes Thompson, but the wo...more
Other than the slight hint that there was interest in Mercy from Adam and Sam there was no romantic input what so ever. I love all books to have a romantic sub plot and call me stereo typical but I think that all books...more
I like you Mercy Thompson.
I like you because you’re tough, but not invincible.
I like you because you’re brave, but not stupid.
I like you because you are caring, but nobody’s fool.
I like you because you make mistakes, but you don’t place the blame elsewhere.
I like you because you’re smart, but not a show-off.
I like you because you stand on your own among much more powerful creatures than you, but you know your limits.
I like you because you don’t give a damn about what others think of you, but tho...more
I love Mercy (Mercedes). The supernatural world seems so normal in this series. Mercy is fun - with just enough spunk...and everyone keeps their hormones in check....sort of. LOL
can't wait to read #2!
When a young newly made werewolf stumbles into her life, her life gets complicated fast and soon she's juggling threats from werewolves, witches and vampires alike. Yet Mercy is used to look...more
Well, I liked the book and found Mercedes approachable. I enjoyed the small details about the paranormal creatures Briggs imagine...more
Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na...more