Title: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Copyright: 2006 (Ace); 288 pgs.
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
From the Back: Mercy Thompson’s sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf. She’s tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire. But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself . . . and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
1. Reason for choosing this book:
Seen it recommended by readers who were fans of Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series. I hadn’t planned on reading it just yet — but lo! — one of the GoodReads groups had picked Patricia Briggs to be the featured author for November. I’ve had Cry Wolf in my TBR since it first came out, but decided to start from the beginning.
2. Reasons for liking/disliking this book:
I have to say, I wish I had picked this book up sooner. Mercy does remind me of Kate, though different enough that it’s not like I’m reading the same character. She is perfectly capable of taking care of herself, and she has a penchant for driving hot, Alpha men crazy. Mercy has had a comparatively normal life. She has a small circle of family and friends, some who are part of the pack, though generally she avoids attracting the attention of the wolves. There are vampires, though they’re not any more date-worthy than Ilona’s. However Stefan, the VW owner, seems different from the rest of his group.
I was comfortable with the world-building is this book. I wasn’t confused or frustrated with how the information was conveyed to the reader.
I also loved Mercy’s sheep. Too funny.
3. Reasons for recommending this book:
I would recommend this book to readers who are new to Urban Fantasy. The series isn’t long — the sixth book comes out in hardback in 2011, so there is time to get caught up.
“I forgot to tell you that I joined the secret society of villains while I was away,” I told Samuel, exasperated. “I am now trying to put together a harem of studly, muscle-bound werewolves. Please. Remember, I didn’t know Mac until he dropped in my lap sometime after the villains screwed up his life.”
Started: 1 November 2010
Finished: 17 November 2010