Monday, February 6, 2012

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1)Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

((Blurb taken from
Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Some parts of this book had me completely confused. There were a lot of characters and sometimes I had a hard time keeping track of who was who. During the majority of the action scenes I found myself flipping back to see who the bad guys were and who the good guys were. I don't know if I just wasn't paying attention enough or if it really was that confusing. Some of the world building was a little unclear to me as well but that was a bit easier for me to figure out than the 'action' side of the plot was.

With that said....I still LOVED this book. Mercedes is a wonderful lead and she didn't get on my nerves (as so many of our leading ladies do) in the least. I liked how she wasn't part of the pack but still had the urge to follow pack rules. She wasn't a brat, she was respectful of the alpha while still being strong and independent in her own right. The whole walker thing kind of went over my head, I didn't really let the explanation sink in enough but I did enjoy the fact that she was a coyote when she shifted. It seemed different and unique to me and added another interesting aspect to the story.

The highlight of the book for me, without a doubt, was Adam. I am a sucker for an alpha male. I think it is because I have been reading so many contemporaries lately but I just immediately fell in love when Adam took charge. Maybe if I had read more paranormal romances lately I wouldn't have been as excited about all the growling and posturing but...I haven't. So I was. Excited, that is. I adored all the posturing and the growling and snarking going on, especially between Adam and Samuel.

Speaking of Samuel, I have mixed feelings. If there were only Samuel, with no Adam in the picture, I would probably just adore Samuel. I like him a lot but Adam is just the main wolf for me. I have had it up to the moon (haha the moon...werewolves...get it?!) with love triangles but this one I am not minding so much only for the fact that I like the scenes with Samuel and Adam together. Now the issue is getting my hands on the rest of the series.... ((Why oh why can't they be lendable!?))

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  1. I really should start reading this series, thanks for the great review Jamie! :)

  2. It is really good so far! She is one of my favorite new leading ladies, I think. Hopefully the characters don't go downhill the longer it continues. I really hate when that happens to a good series!