Moon Called

Title: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Publisher: Penguin Group
Release Date: January 2006
Pages: 271
How I got the book: E-book


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 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...

Moon Called faithfully adapts New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs' first Mercy Thompson novel to comics. Prepare to see the fantastic characters and supernatural settings that have made her novels a hit with fans worldwide come to four-color life!

Stand alone or series: Series, the first one of the Mercy Thompson series

Why did I read this book: I ran into a friend a week ago and she was very enthousiastic about this series. Even spoiled something major right away… >.< It has also been in my too-read list for years.. So I got interested and got it for my e-reader.  

Cover impressions: I find it’s a typical UF/PR cover. Just some “hot” chick looking cool on the front, suggesting certain things.. I do like the tats though !! And the wolves on the fence <3 But pretty standard.


At first I was kind of skeptic, it seemed like one of those standard UF/PR books I’ve read before. Innocent tough chick with awesome powers who gets mixed up in the world of the supernatural and later on the series she only has a huge amount of sex with every mildly attractive male walking by. It has happened. I won’t call names, but maybe you get me.
So, starting this one was kind of a surprise ! I really enjoyed it and went through it rather fast. It was not a big read, only 270 pages, but it went nice and smoothly. And the best part: She only got kissed once !!
But before I’ll get there I would like to start with Mercy. She was totally awesoooome. A kick-ass woman who can hold herself together in a world with dominant werewolves and vampires. Respect. She didn’t drool all over the males who happened to came by. Even more respect. Yeah some were really hot and I suspected some heavy and steamy scenes, but she stayed with the story and didn’t get sidetracked.
Even though I’m not always happy when the romance is low in a story, this worked better for the plot and I didn’t miss it ! Though I do hope to find out more about the romantic side from a certain werewolf in the next part haha.
Oooee, I also really liked that she put a gay werewolf in the story. It but some diversity in the story, with him and his human boyfriend ! Plus he was really loyal and good to both Adam and Mercy.
I also enjoyed all the different magical beings put together in this series. You have witches, vampires, werewolves, fae, skinwalkers, loved that. The lesser fae have been put to public notice, as some sort of guinea pigs to see how humans react and are well.. discriminated in bad ways. Even though, they think it will be only a matter of time before the other supernaturals will be known. With the current developments in science they are afraid humans will find out about them, and that it is better to take control of that by deciding when and how they will be made known. I like that idea, she put some thought in that haha.
Also the way the supernatural are all organized, you have packs, the Marrok, vampire’s have their own system, I liked that.
The plot is not too predictable and it surprised me every now and then. I like that they mixed her story with her background, and fused it together. Even though it was not a long read, it didn’t feel too rushed or anything, just a good pace.
Her own background (the whole skinwalker thing) still has a lot of question marks to it, and I like that she left some mystery in the story for the next parts ! It has much potential to make it a good series, so I hope it won’t be ruined later on.
I also read that she has a spin-off series, and I would like to pick that one up in a little while. There are sooooo many books to read, most of the time I don’t even know where to start ! I do think though that I won’t take to long before I get to the second part.
Like I said before, I enjoyed reading it and I will probably start with the next one in the short future. So I would like to give it 4 Freyja’s. I really liked reading it but it didn’t have the WOOOW factor that made me love it.  



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