Saturday, January 17, 2009

Book Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Mercedes Thompson Book 1

Welcome to the world of Mercy, ace mechanic and coyote shifter. I picked up Moon Called at the library because I’ve heard of Patricia Brigg’s name bandied around a lot in most of the paranormal groups that I hang around.

Although I leaned more towards PNR, with emphasis on the R for romance, I don’t mind dabbling once in a while with some Urban Fantasy books where Moon Called righteously belongs.

Mercedes Thompson’s world is full of strange creatures. Her next door neighbor is the alpha of the local werewolf pack. Her former boss is a fae creature. She tinkers with a van that belongs to a vampire. But then, she is no ordinary girl herself. She is a walker, a being that has the ability to shift into a coyote.

Mercy’s world was about to get stranger, when she befriends a teenage runaway werewolf who brings trouble to her life and death to her doorstep. Adam, her werewolf neighbor, ends up getting attacked and his daughter, Jesse, kidnapped. Now Mercy, has to pull all her resources, including digging up personal connections in her past if she wants to help keep both father and daughter alive.

Moon Called is a fast-paced novel that quickly sucked you in. I feel that the action was pretty non-stop, moving the plot along, as I get introduced to the many characters that is part of Mercy’s world. Mercy is another strong female character that is fast becoming ubiquitous in the Urban Fantasy genre. I finished the book in a matter of two days, and knew that I will be continuing with this series. The Mercedes Thompson first book is something that will whet your appetite for more, if you like a well-written plot, with likable characters and plenty of paranormal elements.

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