Sunday, 18 December 2011

Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called

Author: Patricia Briggs


Reason chosen:  
I was randomly organizing all my eBooks and came across the Mercy Thompson series and something in me just made me turn the digital page. I think I had originally seen it on someone else's shelf and just downloaded it because it sounded good.

Mercy Thompson’s life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbour 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.

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Well although I’ve seen the likes of Mercy Thompson in many other series (Stephanie Plum, Hush Hush), the kind of girl who is weak yet tough, there is still something different about her. She comes from a shady past that she herself really knows nothing about and seems to fit in nowhere, but it doesn’t seem to mind her. In fact she seems to enjoy where she is. She is protected yet free, has her own business, her own life, her own home, and feels somewhat secure in it. I love that we finally get introduced to a more masculine girl. Not the girly girl ones but the kind of girl who can fix your truck and still manage to do it sexily. And one who, according to the cover, is covered in tattoos, although she only ever mentions a few. And apparently is not shy being naked.

Another good thing: Samuel. Sexy! And although I have not read the others in the series I think that Samuel is starting to really like Mercy, both of them have changed and maybe it’s for the better.

Yet another good thing: Adam. Mmmmm. I would like some more Adam. I love how he and Mercy act together each intentionally pushing one another’s buttons just to see how far they will go. He—threatening to eat her cat, and she—threatening to make the junker in her yard that faces his house even uglier. Then there is how angry he gets when someone else is interested in her.

On top of this all I love Briggs animalistic side of the novel. Mercy has a nose that can catch everything from a guy being interested in her to two alpha males being angry and fight about to break out. To being able to sense hostility and all the other emotions that roll off us normal humans and are multiplied when being of the preternatural kind

I will admit that this wasn’t exactly the fasted paced book I’ve read that being sad sometimes being fast paced looses something. I think it can go a little faster but its wasn’t too bad.
Tony: Seems like an important character but was only randomly introduced in the beginning and makes and short appearance at the end. Overall random character but I’ll have to see where that leads.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):  
Over all it’s a great book and a series I will continue to read. The story line was good although there were some random detours, but I believe that its building up for the remainder of the series—setting the stage if you will.

As for her writing style I do like it. It wasn’t too descriptive but just the right amount. However, sometimes I got confused like a parts were missing or I re-read something incorrectly and had to go back just to find that I have read it correctly but misinterpreted it. There is something she can probably work on but overall it wasn’t something that lost my interest.

Viewer Type Recommendation:  
Supernatural readers! I would say the late YA readers to adults.
If you liked this you'll probably love: If you like the Stephanie Plum series this is another good mystery series that you will like with a character along the same lines—minus the supernatural stuff. 

And if you enjoy your Sookie Stackhouse novels then you will probably like this one as well.
Read Completely: Oh ya.

Next in the Series: 

Blood Bound
Iron Kissed
Bone Crossed
Silver Borne
River Marked
Frost Burned ETA: February  7th 2013

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