Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by Ace, Penguin Audio on January 1, 2006
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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...
I first read the Mercy Thompson series in 2012 and was hooked, binging on all the books then available (books 1-6) in paperback from the library. I have since purchased them all as ebooks. I am excited to be able to read them all through continuously now to keep all the story arcs fresh in my head.
Moon Called is an excellent first book with comfortable world-building and engaging characters. It is action-packed and held my interest from the beginning.
Mercy is an awesome character. We get the story from her point of view. She is strong and very knowledgeable about werewolves and fae. She even has contacts with the vampires. Like every great urban fantasy heroine (or hero), she has friends in many odd quarters and seems to build the oddest alliances. I love how she is sassy with the werewolves. I was afraid for her with the vampires, all of them.
We got more details about Adam than I remembered and I liked him better. I enjoyed seeing her early relationships with members of his pack, also. I was totally icked out by Sam, though. It was fascinating to see Mercy interact with Bran, Leah, Charlies and others in Montana. There were various things about her history which I had forgotten. I had forgotten how many others like witches and fae are also here in the beginning.
I really LOVED this so much and was happy to have more to read and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to read the series again with you all.
Questions / observations from Moon Called:
I alternate years between series I have read and series which are brand new to me. This year is the re-read of a much loved series. I would love to include the Alpha & Omega books but didn’t feel I could have us read 18+ books for this Read-along.
So I can’t easily give “fresh” observations or questions knowing already what happens in the next 10 books. So I am going to ask you to participate and put your questions or observations into the rafflecopter to be shared, especially if it is a new series to you, or is further along in the series than you have read.
Some of my friends may be able to contribute with their review, if they are new readers to the series.
Who said (enter the answer in the Rafflecopter, don’t put in the comments)
“You got the address from the vampires?”
There are other options in the rafflecopter for you to enter discussion questions and quotes to share.
We are doing one book every 4 weeks, posting on Fridays.
Jan 31: Blood Bound – Melanie
Feb 28: Iron Kissed – Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books
Mar 27: Bone Crossed – KC
Apr 24: Silver Borne – Berls at Because Reading
May 22: River Marked
Jun 19: Frost Burned – Jonetta at the Blue Mood Cafe
Jul 17: Night Broken – Jennifer the Book Nympho (now at That’s What I’m Talking About)
Aug 14: Fire Touched – Robin
Sep 11: Silence Fallen – Sophia Rose at the Delighted Reader
Oct 9: Storm Cursed – Angela at My Guilty Pleasures
Nov 6: Smoke Bitten – Anne
Be sure to enter the giveaways!!!
Amazon digital copy of Blood Bound (US only):
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Grand Prize Giveaway:
I am still developing the complete grand prize package which I will update here as we go along in the Read-along. I know it will contain the MP3 audio versions of the books from Brilliance Audio, probably signed as I intend to go see Patricia Briggs at a conference or two this year. It will also contain swag from those events.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- BTB 2019
- COYER Friends