Book Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

mooncalledSynopsis from Goodreads:

Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy’s next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she’s fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy’s connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water…

I’ve been seeing Patricia Briggs’s books around for a few years now, but for some reason I’ve never picked one up even though I’ve heard all great things about her books. Finally, I did pick up Moon Called, the first of the Mercy Thompson series and ermagersh! Why did I wait so long?!?!?!

First, can we just talk about Mercy please? She is so kickass I can’t even handle it. I love strong, take no crap female characters and that is Mercy to a T. She works a job where she gets dirty, and even though she’s not as strong – physically – as the other predators around her, she uses her mind and manages to kick ass and take names. By far, one of my favorite book characters ever. I absolutely adore reading about her.

In addition to Mercy, there are several other fantastic characters. Here is where we meet Adam, Zee, Stephan and many others. The characters all stand out and have their quirks and the character development is spot on. This just made this book an even more fantastic read for me personally.

The story itself flew by so fast. It was entertaining and I never wanted to put down this book. In fact, I spent a lot of time wishing it was longer so the book wouldn’t end. Briggs has a fantastic writing style that flows so well and she is constantly giving information, but still kept me wondering what was up next.

All in all, Moon Called is a fantastic first installment in the Mercy Thompson series. It was well written, entertaining, had great characters and a great story. An absolute new favorite series! 5/5 stars.

The Mercy Thompson series:

1. Moon Called
2. Blood Bound
3. Iron Kissed
4. Bone Crossed
5. Silver Borne
6. River Marked
7. Frost Burned
8. Night Broken

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