Book Reviews of Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1)

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1)
Moon Called - Mercy Thompson, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Briggs
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441013814
ISBN-10: 0441013813
Publication Date: 2/2006
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 1157 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
This took me a while to get into, but it was well-worth it. :) The main character, Mercy, is very likable but I felt the story didn't get going until half-way thru. There are lot of characters here who sort of come and go -- it makes them hard to keep track of -- but I think that will not be a problem as the series continues. Also, it didn't distract from the story at all.

This is a well-written book, with a good premise. Sort of a werewolf-based mystery. I love the author's take on werewolf culture; and her creativity with Mercedes particular brand of magic. The writing is crisp, welcoming and enjoyable. Her characters are nicely non-perfect, and all the more interesting for it. I am eagerly waiting for the next book because I think this is going to be a GREAT series to read.
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Helpful Score: 18
Female mechanic Mercy Thompson, a coyote shapeshifter very familiar with werewolves, tries to help a newly turned werewolf but things go awry and she finds herself entangled in a complex plot. A couple of people mentioned that this was a little slow to get into - I didn't have this problem at all. I liked Mercy's character, probably for two main reasons. One was that she is smart. Throughout the book she trusts her instincts (true she second guesses herself on one point, but her instincts seem to be right). Also, as she tries to figure out the big picture and what is going on, she asks good questions and also figures out some things pretty quickly when she gets a good clue. I prefer that over a heroine who sits around confused and asks whats going on and the other characters who figured it out have to explain it to her for the reader to understand. The second reason is the way she handled the males in this story. But to go into more detail would be a spoiler. An enjoyable read. There will be a sequel - "Blood Bound" which I'm looking forward to. I'm probably going to look for more books by this author, this is the first book of her's I've read.
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Helpful Score: 17
The Mercy Thompson books are very well written and I must say it took me by surprise. I had a bad experience with Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series which started out great and then turned into weird erotica nonsense. This is nothing like that. It's science fiction the way it should be. I couldn't put either book down and found myself staying up late to finish. The heroine is independant yet maintains her femininity. Mercy Thompson was raised by werewolves but is a walker - a shape-shifter whose animal form is a coyote. As described on the back of one of the books, Mercy has friends in high and low places and often finds herself in somewhat dangerous situations. She always pulls through, of course, with a little help from her friends. Try it, there's a lot to like about Patricia Briggs's writing and characterizations. I can't wait for the next book! :-)
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Helpful Score: 9
really nice series on a female shapeshifter (she can change instantly into a coyote without going thru the whole werewolf thing about morphing your body)..anyway, not much sex (which is nice for a change!), not much violence (which is nice for a change!) and she's a female car mechanic (which is nice for a change!). Enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 8
Nice series opener. It was a little bogged down in introducing a pantheon of characters, but managed to carry plenty of plot in the mixture. Good to see a paranormal where werewolves are the primary protagonists. Recommended. :)
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Helpful Score: 5
Very well-written werewolf mystery. The main character is a shape shifter (coyote) who must struggle to maintain her place in a society where werewolves and vampires control all. Not a typical werewolf fantasy but an engrossing mystery with a very strong female protaganist. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the sequel.
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Helpful Score: 3
I seem to have a very hard time finding good paranormal books but when I do,its a special treat. This series blew me away! I loved every minute of it. The books are written well, Mercy is one of the coolest characters ever and the storyline almost couldnt be better at keeping your attention until the very last page. everybody should read this series!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Interesting paranormal in a world filled with Fae, vampires, werewolves and other non-humans. Doesn't have any out-and-out romance but lots of possibilities for hopefully the next books. Great heroine and lots of good hero candidates.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good read. Patricia Briggs did her usual good job of making the 'supernatural' feel 'natural'. One of the strengths of her worlds is their self-consistency but, for me at least, they tend to be a little depressing. The characters are not so much living life as toughing it out...

When the werewolf next door is severely injured and his daughter kidnapped, Mercy returns to the werewolves who raised her for help. Lots of page turning action - this book overlaps with the Alpha & Omega series as Mercy was raised by the Marrok's pack.

Mercedes Thompson
1. Moon Called (2006)
2. Blood Bound (2007)
3. Iron Kissed (2008)
4. Bone Crossed (2009)

Alpha and Omega
Alpha & Omega in [I think] On the Prowl
1. Cry Wolf (2008)
2. Hunting Ground (2009)
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like reading Kelley Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld" series... you are going to love the Mercy Thompson series from Patricia Briggs. Mercy is not a werewolf, but a "walker" who shapeshifts to coyote form. She is another smart, tough girl who is humble enough to know she isn't Wonder Woman, but strong enough to run with the bigger dogs. Now, if I can just find more of Patricia Briggs' books on PBS, I'll be happy!
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Helpful Score: 1
loved this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book - this author has a very refreshing style and the ability to create characters that are believable and real. I couldn't put this book down and felt like I knew Mercy and Adam like old friends by the end of it. If you like fantasy fiction then you won't regret reading this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
First book in new Mercy Thompson Urban Fantasy Series. If you like Kim Harrison's series, you will like this novel. I enjoyed the characters. Book went by way too fast.
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Helpful Score: 1
A little slow getting started, but worth the wait! This is going to be a great series! I can't wait for the next book to come out.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mercy Thompson is a skinwalker, a shapeshifter than can turn into a Coyote. She works as an auto-mechanic and spends a lot of time working on a VW bus for a local vampire. Her next door neighbor is a rough werewolf and pack leader. It's easy to say that Mercy's day-to-day life is quite different. Unfortuantly, when a young werewolf arrives in town, things soon turn from quite different to to downright dangerous.

Mercy is a great character. She's a strong, powerful woman, but far from a Mary Sue. The dialogue and storytelling in this book is really strong. Things fall apart a bit near the end, but it manages to be an entertaining novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved it, a twist on the usual vampires, etc. I'm looking forward to the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it! Reminded me of Laurall K before she wrote more sex than story into her books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good supernatural book. Characters have depth and are multifaceted. Story line moves along at a good clip. I have read all 4 books in the series. Looking forward to teh next one. Definately recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A highly enjoyable story that mixes vampires, werewolves, and other fantastic characters in a modern setting. I kind of picked this up at random, but liked it a lot.
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Helpful Score: 1
In Moon Called, the girl-next-door gets involved in a werewolf war. Mercy Thompson has her hands full because she is so embedded in the underground werewolf culture of her town in Washington state. Mercy isn't a werewolf herself''she can actually change into a coyote''but her neighbor is the Alpha male of the local pack, and that's where the trouble begins.

Author Patricia Briggs successfully creates Mercy as a likable protagonist and narrator. Mercy is single, half Native-American, a mechanic with her own shop, raised by werewolves, a shapeshifter, gutsy, and she also has a big heart. If she weren't so fictional, I'd have a crush on her.

Briggs' breezy writing style makes this story fun to read; lots of witty banter between characters and the first person narrative helps us get to know Mercy rather well. Briggs introduces many other interesting characters''werewolfs, witches, vampires and other "fae"''even though the book isn't that long. Each character, however, does have a purpose. All the male werewolfs happen to be hunks in their human form, but I guess this is to give our protagonist some potential romantic distraction from all the craziness surrounding her. According to the author's website, Mercy Thompson will have at least a couple more books in which she is the protagonist. Looking forward to reading them.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good read. Patricia Briggs did her usual good job of making the 'supernatural' feel 'natural'. One of the strengths of her worlds is their self-consistency but, for me at least, they tend to be a little depressing. The characters are not so much living life as toughing it out...

When the werewolf next door is severely injured and his daughter kidnapped, Mercy returns to the werewolves who raised her for help. Lots of page turning action - this book overlaps with the Alpha & Omega series as Mercy was raised by the Marrok's pack.

Mercedes Thompson
1. Moon Called (2006)
2. Blood Bound (2007)
3. Iron Kissed (2008)
4. Bone Crossed (2009)

Alpha and Omega
Alpha & Omega in [I think:] On the Prowl
1. Cry Wolf (2008)
2. Hunting Ground
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Helpful Score: 1
Patricia Briggs gives us a new spin on a beleagured topic. Mercy Thompson is a shifter, but not werewolf. She is Coyote. Her ability to shift is natural born, from her Native American father. Unfortunately, he died before her mother even knew she was pregnant with Mercy. Raised by the head of all the werewolves in North America, she knows their ways, but also knows that their rules don't apply to her because she is not wolf. The fey have come forward and shown themselves to the world at large, but the Vampires and Werewolves are waiting to see how it goes.

If you like paranormal stories, this is a great read. Mercy is a strong female character and the supporting characters are well written.
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Helpful Score: 1
How fun! I REALLY enjoyed this start to a new series! The characters were all great - strongly drawn, sympathetic and believable. Besides, who doesn't love the set up for what seems like will turn out to be an intriguing love triangle? Plus the added werewolves, shifters, vampires and witches? I really had a fun time reading this and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is great! It is urban fantasy/paranormal action, not romance. Mercy is a wonderful character and I will be reading all the books about her.
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Patricia Briggs is my new favorite author. I loved everything about this book. The characters were interesting and the story was entertaining. This isn't just another story dealing with werewolves, vampires, witches, and fae; it has some new ideas to add as well. I highly recommend this entire series!
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I read this book because it was suggested to me & frankly wouldn't have otherwise because the cover is pretty cheesy. Turned out to be one of my favorite parnormal series.
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I loved this book. Mercy is a strong woman with a past. She is walker that was raised by a pack of Warewolves. She tries hard to resist the control of the alpha's in her life, but when they need her she is there. The charicters in this book were great and I grew to like many of them. The story was fast paced and fun. This was a real page turner. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book.
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Unlike a lot of paranormal fantasies, the main female character in this remains strong without being annoying. I love the fact that Mercy isn't anywhere close to all powerful nor is she trying to compensate by constantly picking fights with people. The men in the book don't start sprouting feminine qualities and while there is somewhat of a love triangle, it takes a back seat to the plot until the very last few pages. Even then, it came off as cute to me, instead of an eye roller of a Mary Sue.

All in all I like the dynamics of the werewolf packs in this book. I wasn't able to put this book down once I started it, which has become pretty rare for me. Can't wait to read the second book.

I'm just hoping the future books in this series don't turn into pure romantic fluff with a hint of plot on the side.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book and I'm totally hooked on this series. It keeps you interested from the 1st page. I really wasn't expecting to like it but I did. Mercy is a really great heroine she's tough but not in a bad way. And she cares about her friends and will go to any lengths to help them. All in all it's just a really great book.
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Helpful Score: 1
As with many people in today's busy society I do not always have the time to indulge in my favorite pasttime. Generally, I get to read a few pages here and there. Not so with Moon Called. I found myself curled up in a corner of a couch, eagerly turning pages, and baring my teeth to anyone who disturbed me. This book captivates you from the first page and before you realize it, you are turning the last one. The characters are intriguing and very well thought out, especially Mercy. It was refreshing to read about a strong female in a very dominant, pack oriented group of males. I am eagerly looking forward to starting the next book in the series. Do not pass this book by. It is absolutely worth the time.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a good book. I enjoy reading books with strong female heroines. The main character in this book is a female shape-shifter coyote living amongst werewolves. She does not follow the rules and sets her own path.

Enjoy!
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Great book! I ran right out and got the second one as soon as I finished this one. I can't wait for the third!
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Lots of fun.
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Absolutely wonderful new take on the paranormal. Wonderful, clear voice. STRONG female character.

I will absolutely look for the next one!
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Great book. I hadn't read any of her work before now. Hadn't actually heard of her before this book either but something about the cover drew me in and i'm glad I took the chance. Reminded me of Kim Harrison in her writing style. I'm hoping to read more by her soon.
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There is something enjoyable about fantasy books that take place in modern times. In this universe the Fey have reveled themselves (before science could out them), but Werewolves and Vampires have decided to remain in hiding.

Mercy Thompson is not a werewolf, she is a coyote. Coyotes and wolves don't get along well in nature (nor in the city). But she soon finds herself in a battle to protect the werewolves pack.

I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I finished it in 2 nights. not a great feet, except my glasses broke 2 weeks ago, and I've been wearing 3 year old glasses since then. Until this book I haven't read more than 10 pages before giving up. Now I know that it had more to do with the book than the glasses :)
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Very well written, engaging and enjoyable.
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I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to her other books. Different from the usual werewolf stories.
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I love this character! Mercy is strong and likeable. I love the plot too. I can't wait to read the second book in the series!
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REALLY great new series!!! Interesting characters have depth, storyline is fresh. Really excited to see that this will be a series! There is some romance without the softcore porn aspect of other supernatural series.
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Great read! Paranormal with only a light touch of romance (no sex)
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Loved all the characters. Briggs give a different and fresh view on wwerewolves and shapeshifting. Two thirds of this book is really great. However the last third gets bogged down in all the protocols of wolfton. It can be a bit confusing to down right uniteresting. But not so much whereas I am going to read book 2.
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This was my first Patricia Briggs. It won't be my last! Well written, and very creative. I will be reading the Mercy Thompson series for sure!
Don't forget one of her other books not in this series: Where Demons Walk. Also very good!
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Mercy Thompson is a new entry in the tough-chick, alternate universe, preternatural Fantasy/Thriller, Urban genre. She's a skinwalker - a coyote - and inhabits a dangerous world of weres, vamps, "faes", witches and other supernaturals, managing to navigate them all.

I particularly like that this heroine is a self confident business owner, who accepts what she is. She recognizes her limitations of size and strength (against both men and wolves), and accepts that it's okay to leave the fight to others every once in a while.

Ms Briggs manages to write "light," fast-paced, easy and quick to get through books without them being dumb. Her characters give you something to hook your heart onto, something to love about them, a reason to root for them, without that feeling that you've seen their type a thousand times before.
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Moon Called is an urban fantasy centered around werewolves, told from the first person perspective of Mercy Thompson. Currently, supernatural creatures are being forced to reveal themselves to the unsuspecting human population because of the rise in modern science and technology. This fact is the basis for much of the underlying turmoil of the book. Mercy is a shapeshifter--a coyote. Unlike the werewolves she is not bound in any way to the moon, or to the stringent pack system that organizes them. Mercy is in fact fiercely independent, owning and running her own mechanic shop for German vehicles. Despite her seemingly low status, she's in a unique position of knowing a variety of supernatural creatures and being deeply involved in their lives. An abused teenage werewolf shows up in her shop looking for work, and Mercy becomes entangled in the fights and politics of the local werewolf pack. Mercy fights along side them in a battle for power and justice.

This book had a lot of positive points. Mercy is a fairly appealing protagonist. She's tough and independent, but still shows emotion and compassion. I wish she'd developed more but I understand there's more books in the series for that. The cast of secondary characters were each interesting in their own right, but also helped to move the plot forward. Briggs did a good job outlining the pack hierarchy and rules in a way that made sense, while managing not to get bogged down with politics. The world building was similarly well done. The plot was interesting enough to keep me reading, even if it was slow in a few places. I liked that there was a mystery to be solved and a few surprise twists. I also appreciated the touches of humor that kept it from getting too dark.

My main criticism is that the characters are pretty underdeveloped. As mentioned, I liked them all very much, however I would expect that having encountered hardship they would be impacted or changed in some way.

This is the type of book that leaves you wanting to read the next one in the series immediately. It's that good. Everything is wrapped up well, but there's just enough questions left unanswered to keep you curious. Excellent book.
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It was light and easy read, without being predictable. The author has left room for character development and variety in fantasy/paranormal characters. In the first, you are introduced to her unusual heritage, enabling her to transform into a coyote. Her upbringing with werewolves is showcased. And her conflicting relationship with a neighbor alpha male gives hope that a romance may develop.
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great read, hope there will be more
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This Mercy Thompson series actually overlaps the other wold Omega series, with wonderful development of characters and interesting stories. A wonderful read for were-wolf tale fans, and vampires are evil greasy things.
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Loved loved loved this book. In my opinion it did not start off slow at all it kept my interest all the way through and I finished the book in two days (It would have been quicker but I had some studying to do). This is the beginning of a great series and I can't wait to read book 2.
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I enjoyed this book, not one of the best I’ve ever read like the previous reviewers already stated, but I see it as a good start to a new series, and by the end, I was curious to see what would happen between Mercy and Adam, or Mercy and Samuel.

The book strays a bit from what I’ve come to expect with regards to werewolves and vampires, and even introduces a new type of paranormal called a “walker” which Mercy is, she can shapeshift into a coyote, a gift from her Native American ancestry. Though she’s often shunned by the werewolves, Mercy discovers that in many ways she’s just as capable and able as the fuller-bodied wolves, and is even immune to many forms of witch and vampire magic and thralls that the werewolves don’t have. She’s tough and doesn’t let people push her around so I really liked her character for that reason alone, particularly since I’ve previously read some books where the main character is more of a wishy washy female who can’t seem to think for herself. She’s no Anita Blake, and I’d be hard pressed to put anyone in the same category as Anita, but I found her a strong and interesting character nonetheless.
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Great read!
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Moon Called is great fun to read, a real page-turner
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Great book, I couldn't put it down. Storyline is great and can't wait for the third book!
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At times couldn't put it down.
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Excellent first book of a series. Interesting world of werewolves and vampires. Will keep you reading until the end. All the main characters are very engaging. ONe of my favorite all time series. Recommend to read them in order though.
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I personally liked this book the characters in this book are very likable and bold. I will read more of these books.
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A wonderful page turnner. Mercy is one heck of a skin-walker. Once I picked this book I fell in love.
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I originally read this book from the library, and then needed to own all the books to reread whenever I wanted. The reread was as good as the first time - I love Mercedes (the main character).
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Mercedes AKA Mercy Thompson is a young woman / automechanic / shape shifter who was raised by a werewolf pack when her bio-mom deserted her. Since her shapeshifting comes of her bio dad's native american heritage, she'n not a werewolf and despite her ability to assume coyote form has never really fitted in.

When a young newly made werewolf stumbles into her life, her life gets complicated fast and soon she's juggling threats from werewolves, witches and vampires alike. Yet Mercy is used to looking out for herself and knows that too much meekness just makes her prey.

This novel is a good introduction to an interesting series and despite the amount of background material that must be explained, the author is adept enough to get the exposition out of the way and keep the reader interest high. The characters are engaging and the dialogue is witty enough to keep up the interest level. While the writing is good throughout, it's seldom great but the storytelling makes up for that and I'm looking forward to the next installment. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and I look forward to spending more time in their world.

I like the way that the gay character is introduced and I look forward to seeing more of him in the rest of the series.
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Mercy is a really fun character with lots of depth. The story was great - I didn't want to put it down!
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I started reading this series at Book 3 I think. I have read almost all of them now and finally got a copy of Book 1~! This is a great series! I love the easy to read writing style of Patricia Briggs, the entertaining story, and the story will make me laugh and cry.... and always leave me ready to read another book by Ms Briggs.
Moon Called answered SO MANY questions I had about the series. Well Written and both funny and intense.....Mercy Thompson is the Woman we would all like to reach down inside ourselves and find! She's tough, hardworking, loves what she does, compassionate and more... and when the tough are upset, what do they do??? They Bake Cookies!!!! To learn more you will just have to read the book!
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After finding the 5th book, i had to go back and start at the beginning, what a wonderful story and intro to the world of Mercy Thompson, now on book 4 and can't wait to continue.
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This is a well-paced book with tight dialogue, good character development and an intriguing premise. Definitely worth a read.
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I honestly didnt like this book at all. It was really slow and didnt really start picking up intil at least 150 pages into the book, and even then it wasnt that great. I had read Kelley Armstrong's Bitten right before i read this one, and Moon Called was pitiful compared to Bitten. I think this was just an overall lacking book. I am known at school for being the girl that passes around good books. I wont be suggesting this one. 1 out of 5
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This book was just great. I really like Mercy. She is a great character. I will definitely continue with the series!
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I really enjoyed this book!! I loved the authors voice for Mercy, she is so well written. It reminded me alot of Kim Harrison and her Rachel Morgan series. The characters are well developed and thought out. The mythology is a bit different from some of the series I've read which added to the interest to me. There was excitement and can't put it down moments then there were quiet developmental sections. I loved the way the author doled out the details slowly making you wonder what the deal was and slowly getting the whole story behind whatever was going on. Great Read can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the series!!
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This book is awesome. Ive eyeballed it at the bookstore a few times but never bought it, wow was I missing out or what?! If you are looking for a good read, this is where its at, and if you are a fan of kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, and Karen Moning then you are in the right place! Patricia Briggs is amazing and Mercy is Da Bomb! Read it while its hot and available!
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Loved the mix of vampires, werewolves, fae and a shapeshifter. Hard to put down.
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This book started off kind of slow with alot of explaining about past things rather than present action situations. It did pick up a bit in the middle of the book but i don't think i would read a sequel to it.
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Wow, after reading this book I am now a Patricia Briggs Fan I went out and purchased the rest of the books in the series & also the Alfa & Omega.

This book is a page-turner for me. The character of Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson is a delight. She's competent, brave, honorable and lets her mouth get her in trouble more often than it should. The diverse supernatural world that Briggs has populated is wonderful both in terms of the variety (there's gremlins, vampires, skin-walkers, werewolves and Faes plus a whole lot more)

The supporting cast in the book are very well fleshed out with distinctive personalities and relationships to Mercy. There's certainly plenty of men in Mercy's life who have strong feelings for her, but Briggs carefully steers away from the distasteful sexual escapades.

I highly recommend this book but make sure you have the time to read this without doing what I did and sacrifice a good nights sleep...not that I regret it. :)
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Cute book. I loved the character development; well done. Everything else, not so much. The main character floats along on everyone else's issues/ plots. She really doesn't do anything other then act as mediator between the different clans. Issues are glossed over and details left out. Still a good summer read and I will be reading the rest of the series. If you like this one, try out the Dresden Files. Very similar but with a little more action!
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VERY INTERESTING-DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BOOKS I READ.
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LOVED IT!!!!!!!!
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I started this book at six in the evening and stayed up until I finished it. I loved every page.
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A few disappointments but still a fun read. The writing and dialogue are superior to other books from the same genre. SPOILER WARNING: Wish the author had expounded more on the hidden talents of heroin as well as bringing a resolution to the romantic relationship. But perhaps that leaves the book open to a sequel?
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I loved this book, finished it a day. Plan on buying more from this author.
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I enjoyed this book very much. I hope Mercy Thompson continues to have more adventures.
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P. BRIGGS HAS A REFRESHING TWIST TO THIS STORY, I REALLY DID ENJOY IT AND COULD HARDLY PUT IT DOWN.
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Mercedes Thompson is a walker, a descendant of Native Americans and has the ability to turn into a coyote and detect magic and block it. She gets drawn into a fight with werewolves because of her neighbor. Turns out she helps out a lot and practically saves the day, and only sustains mild injuries.


This book was so much like the first couple of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books, it has the same tone and sort of the same concept, but different...lets just hope she doesn't turn the series into nothing more than completely gratuitous sex scenes in book form. I liked the tension between Mercy and the local werewolf alpha, Adam. I like the whole idea of the story but it felt a bit like something was missing as well, although, I can't quite place what. Mercy is a strong female lead and I liked that as well. We will see what the rest of the series has in store.

Also posted: http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/2009/10/book-review-moon-called-by-patricia.html
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Interesting read. Werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, witches... I am looking forward to the next one.
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the first book Briggs wrote that was not solely fantasy. I was impressed, but i had read a lot of her other work, and was a fan already. Though i'm NOT really of fan of urban, super-natural stories, i liked her characters, especially the vampire with the VW bus. as with many of her other books, it is easy to approach and leaves you feeling good after the swift read.
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Enjoyed this supernatural shape-changer book. Great character development.
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Enjoyable read.... a lot of action and light on the romance or sex angles....
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First I have read by this author. Pretty good. Didn't think I would like the books about werewolves but this was good. I definitely plan on reading the next book in this series.
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Not a well put together plot.But it shows promise.
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Interesting book. Werewolves/shapechangers murder mystery.
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Fantastic!
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Great Book!
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i hope she writes more like this
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If you like Kim Harrison, Kelly Armstrong or Charlaine Harris you will love this book. If you are a huge fan of Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita "everyone-fancies-me-and-only-I-can-save-the-world" Blake books, then you probably wont like this author.
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This is my first Patricia Briggs novel. I really liked it! It's a page turner! I'll be ordering all of this series!
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I was searching my library shelves for a new series to read when a friend spied me & recommended Patricia Briggs. Am I so glad she did!

This book sucked me in from the start!

I love mercy and her smart ass ways. She one tough cookie and really likeable. Her life is full of trouble; some from her and some from others getting here into it.

The other major characters in the book have such great chemistry with Mercy....especially Adam & Samuel. I remember when reading this that I wonder where the author is going to take those relationships.

*highly recommended*
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I wish I could remember what drew me to pick up this book. The cover I guess. Perhaps seeing the newest release on the new release shelf. Regardless once I read the back cover I had to have it. After reading this book I was hooked on the series. My dad who also reads the genre does not like this series as much as I do. I think its fantastic though. I like it as much as Sookie Stackhouse but in it's own way. Don't compare it with the previous mentioned book. Love it for its own merits.
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Pretty good. I liked the set up of the different types of characters (werewolves, vampires, fae, etc). It was nice to see less of the romance angle in this book and that it was left a little unresolved.
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I am so happy that a fellow Charlaine Harris fan referred me to Moon Called. She told me that if I liked Harris' plucky character Sookie Stackhouse, that I'd love Patricia Briggs' heroine, Mercedes Thompson. She was right -- I'm hooked! This is the most addictive book I've read so far in 2009.

Moon Called introduces a world of werewolves, vampires and fae that is familiar from other books, but also unique in and of itself. It follows the story of Mercy Thompson, a mechanic that just happens to also be a Walker -- a woman that can shift from human to coyote at will. She's not a werewolf, but she was raised by one, so she knows all the ins and outs of pack life.

Mercy is in the middle of a budding love triangle between the local werewolf pack Alpha and her childhood love -- also a werewolf -- who's come back into the picture after a threatening pack war brings everyone together again.

I liked the story's plot, but I enjoyed Mercy the most. She's a great, strong female character with a wry sense of humor, and her character is very well developed. Moon Called is the first book in a series, and I already can't wait to get my hands on its sequel. Briggs planted a lot of seeds in this novel and I'm excited to see how they blossom in the coming books. [close]
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Mercy Thompson's sexy neighbor is a werewolf and she's working on a VW bus owned by a vampire. But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself -- she's a shape-shifter.

I enjoyed this book immensly!! I hope someone else does too....Mercy is tough and cautious and full of spunk!!!
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Entertaining read!
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This is the first book I've read by this author. I'm a big Kelley Armstrong and Laurell K. Hamilton fan so I was hoping for a little more from this author based on the reviews. I really couldn't get into this book. I found it boring and slow paced. The story picked up toward the end, but I found myself skipping ahead every few pages just to get through it. I prefer a stronger female lead and more "blood and guts" in the paranormals I read.
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This is an excellent start to this set. Looking forward to reading the rest
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Don't judge this book by its cover!!! I don't know what is up with the cover art on this series, but it is quite misleading. These books are great and Mercy Thompson is a fantastic heroine.
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An interesting take on the supernatural woman novel. A very interesting protagonist and an engaging story. I'm looking forward to the sequel, due out next year.
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I love a series with a strong female character and Patricia Briggs does that.
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Good story!
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I give this book 5 stars cause it really was very good, though I have to admit it started too slow, I almost put it down and posted it but I have a rule, I can't quit a book til I give it a 100 pages, at that point I was hooked and can't wait to get the next one...

OH, and I really hope she chooses Adam!!!!!
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Great new Series, Can't wait for the next one!
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Loved the book so will you.
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Great bbok on werewolves
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Good contemporary urban fantasy reminiscent of Laurell Hamilton. It has a lot of back story, almost reads like the second or third book in a series.
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Great book! Start to a series.
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Loved this book! It's going to be hard to wait for #2 in this series!
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awesome story line great characters, and she is one of the most interesting female character in awhile that I have read about
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This book is so good that I really had a hard time putting it down. I really enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to read the second Mercy Thompson book.
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I had issues reading this series as I live in the Tri Cites. Thankfully the bookworm here informed me Mrs. Briggs does live in this area so the books are well done. And I was not an unhappy person.


Oh for all you out there yes there is a mystery machine or there was. Every once in a blue moon is rolls down the road and everyone points.

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Great light reading.
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"A new and dazzling world of werewolves, shape-shifters, witches and vampires."