Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Book of the Week: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.

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.

I really enjoyed this book, since it's not a typical vampire and werewolf book. It shows another side of the paranormal community with the heroine being a skinwalker aka shifter that becomes a coyote. Her personality is dry and entertaining, which I really liked. The whole cast of characters were likeable, and I rooted for the good guys and actually felt sorry for the bad guys. The plot was intriguing, too.

The story took me a little bit to really get into, but once I did, I was hooked. Also, there are a few times when I think the word the author uses doesn't necessarily vibe with what I'd expect the character to really say, but those are such small points that I'm looking forward to purchasing the next Mercedes Thompson book.

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)

5 deadly screams:

ddurance said...

I enjoyed this book too. She has created a nice little world, hasn't she?


Sierra Wolfe said...

I started this book, but like Sarah, had a hard time getting into it. In fact, I gave up. Put it down and never picked it up again. Maybe I should have given it another shot. Great review, Sarah.

Debby said...

Hmm, sounds like one you have to mkae up your own mind.

Cheryl M. said...

I really love this series; in fact, the third book, Iron Kissed, was one of the best I've read this year!( and as a reviewer,I read a ton of books,LOL)

Sarah Mäkelä said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. =) I'm glad to hear what you all thought of it as well.