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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1)
Moon Called - Mercy Thompson, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Briggs
Moon Called is the beginning of the story of Mercedes Thompson a coyote shapeshifter who is also a pretty decent mechanic. Mercy's world looks a lot like ours except that the Otherworld is beginning to be forced out of hiding by our modern technologies. Mercy shares her back fence with the local Alpha werewolf and works evenings on th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441013814
ISBN-10: 0441013813
Publication Date: 2/2006
Pages: 304
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 1183 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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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.
jai avatar reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
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! :-)
reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 244 more book reviews
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.
cosmichomicide avatar reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 134 more book reviews
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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reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 149 more book reviews
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*
sweetsadjess avatar reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
A wonderful page turnner. Mercy is one heck of a skin-walker. Once I picked this book I fell in love.
xyza avatar reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 35 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 204 more book reviews
Excellent series.
rea115 avatar reviewed Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
I love a series with a strong female character and Patricia Briggs does that.
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Loved the mix of vampires, werewolves, fae and a shapeshifter. Hard to put down.

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