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REPOST: 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.

Although I will write about specific moments in this book, this review contains NO SPOILERS!

Wildly romantic, exceptionally aggressive, unavoidable love triangles, delicious rebellion, tactful stubbornness and unknown betrayal and mystery .. this book is fun!

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.

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.

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.

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!

REVIEW: On the Prowl – An Alpha and Omega series novel #1 by Patricia Briggs

Although I have not read all of her books as of yet, Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors.

The Mercy Thompson series really appealed to me.  I love shape-shifter romance books, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the series continue the relationship between Mercy and Adam.

The Alpha and Omega series is a spin-off of the Mercy Thompson series.  This series is based on the relationship between Charles and Anna.

Charles is a very dominant werewolf.  He was born a werewolf, the only of his kind.  As son of the Marrok, Bran, he is the head hunter and wielder of justice for their kind.

Anna is an Omega werewolf.  Changed without her consent and unknowing of what she is, she endured three years of abuse and rape from her pack.  It took some time, but finally she gripped what little courage she had and contacted the Marrok to inform him of the death of the disappearance of one of the new werewolves in her pack.

As Charles was already sent to investigate the evil doings of Leo’s pack, Bran added a new order .. to protect Anna from the pack’s retaliation.

Charles’ wolf claims Anna’s wolf as his mate before either of them have time to adjust to one another.  This makes things even more explosive as he is territorial and jealous of those around her.  The knowledge of her abuse and pass around rape infuriates him.

This is a very short story that introduces this new relationship in the world of Briggs’ werewolves.  Although Anna’s character progression is at light speed, I look forward to reading more of her.

I strongly advise you to read the Mercy Thompson series first.  Without doing so, I doubt you would appreciate this book as much as I.

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Although there is no descriptive sexual content, there is a semi mild discussion of rape and abuse.  Mild to moderate violence.

If I had read this book without prior reading the Mercy Thompson series, I would have rated this with two stars.  Knowing what is to come with Crywolf and Hunting Grounds, I rated it with four stars.

~Happy reading!

REVIEW: Silver Borne – A Mercy Thompson series novel # 5 by Patricia Briggs

Silver Borne has a ton of infrastructure drama.  Why would a werewolf want the Alpha of the pack mating with a coyote?

Jealous werewolves.  Conspiring backstabbers.  Alpha challenges.  Houses blowing to pieces.  Fae searching for an object that will take powers away from other fae.    And poor, poor Sam.

“Fine,” he said.  “Ouch, cat.  Don’t you know I could eat you in a single bite?  You wouldn’t even-ouch-even leave a tail sticking out.” – Sam talking to Mercy’s cat 🙂

This is a very busy book.  Silver Borne is packed with action that rushes from one scene to the next.  This is a very hard review to write.  Hard not to avoid spoilers …

Mercy loves Adam, the Alpha werewolf in the Tri-Cities.    But with that love, comes a price.  Her pack mates are making life in an uproar.  She doesn’t understand why she does certain things.  I mean .. why would she throw a bowling ball at a toddler?  The deception and manipulation in this book is interesting and intriguing to say the least.

With everything going on, Mercy is forced to lie to Adam about Sam.  I can’t go into much more than that 🙂

I will bottom line it for you.  This book pulls together questions from other books.  Mates are found.  Liars are beaten.  Friends are rescued.  Suicidal monsters are saved.  The ending .. well that is an entirely different moment altogether.

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Monsters eating other monsters .. slurp slurp .. So this book has moderate violence in it *grin* .. Very short descriptive sexual content .. bummer, right?  Please read the other books first.  Moon Called is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series.

Line of the book:

Where does a werewolf sleep?  Anywhere he wants to.

~Happy reading!