REVIEW: Moon Called – A Mercy Thompson series novel #1 by Patricia Briggs

There are a ton of paranormal fae and shape-shifting romance series floating around at the moment.  They range anywhere from  novels focussed on new individual relationships, to orgy worthy love triangles to witches, ghosts and psychics.

I’m going to ignore what I know about the rest of the books, and write this review based on THIS book.  I’ll do my best.

The Moon series by Patricia Briggs is really quite amazing.  It is based on a walker named Mercy Thompson.  She’s a neat little mechanic who can shift into a coyote 🙂  Her character progression totally rocks! But .. that is for a different book review.  I don’t want to spoil anything!

Raised by a pack of werewolves, Mercy Thompson fell in love with the Alpha’s son, Samuel.   In her teens, she is told that she must leave the pack and seek her other family.  She had a choice.  Run away with Samuel or leave everyone she grew up with.

She chose to leave, alone.

Adam is a dominant, arrogant and bossy man.  Handsome, sexy and irritating, Mercy finds herself inventing ways to tease and annoy him.  Thank goodness for broken down bugs.  You’ll see.  🙂 Since wolves would normally eat coyotes, their relationship is a little funny but intense and frustrating.

Adam Hauptman, who shared my back fence line, was the Alpha of the local werewolf pack.  That there was a werewolf pack in the Tri-Cities was something of an anomaly because packs usually settle in bigger places where they can hide better, or, rarely, in smaller places they can take over.

Sam’s eyes were deeply set, his nose was too long, his mouth too wide.  His coloring in human form was much less striking than his wolf: light blue-gray eyes and brown hair, streaked just a bit from the sun.

For the first time since she left the pack she was raised by, she runs into Samuel interesting way.  There is nothing like tucking your tail and sliding under a werewolf’s legs to avoid being eaten to shove you into more common sense than irrational emotion.

Being both dominant male werewolves, Adam and Samuel with their instincts of defending their territory.  Being stuck in the crossfire, Mercy Thompson stands up for herself and lets both of the men in her life know exactly where they stand.  She was not theirs.  They had no claim to her.  Period.  Funny how things turn out, eh?

Searching for the betrayers that kidnapped Adam and his daughter, Mercy and Samuel must request help from the vampires.  Those sneaky little devils are a pain in the rear to say the least.

Thankfully, Mercy fixes Stephan’s Scooby Doo bus, and his sweet but manipulative vampire self does his best to protect her from those she seeks help from.

This book is somewhat predictable, but that does nothing to ruin its standing.  This series is incredible and a must read.

I wish I could say more, but I’m tongue-tied until the next review o.O

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Although there is no sexual content, the mild violence is inappropriate for younger eyes.  It is extremely important to read this series in order.  I will be reading the rest of the series in the next week, so only read the reviews before starting each book.  Reading all of the reviews before starting the series is a total bummer.

Line of the book

“Dance when the moon sings, and don’t cry about troubles that haven’t yet come.”

~Happy reading!

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