Monday, September 19, 2011
Review: "Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs
Author: Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.
She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.
But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself...and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.
Anyone who has explored my blog knows I love fantasy novels. Werewolves, Vampires, and witches, oh my! I love it! This book has got it all. Moon Called is the first book in a series by Patricia Briggs. I love reading books of a series. They really take you along for a ride with the lives of the characters better than a stand-alone novel. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to start reading the next book in the series.
"Mercedes the VW mechanic" (LOL) is a "walker" (she can shape-shift into a coyote in an instant). She gets in involved in the business of the alpha next door neighbor and his pack of werewolves. She gets caught up in some sticky situations in her rescue mission but manages like the tough stubborn girl she is. It's refreshing to see a new type of heroine. Not your typical beauty. She's a mechanic with lots of tattoos and can definitely hang with the guys.
In the romantic department the book was kind of lacking. There was such potential to turn it up a notch, but it never really did. Another thing I that threw me off was during some good action scenes where you usually get caught up in the action and flip the pages faster and faster to find out what happens next, Mercy starts rationalizing and explaning things to herself during some of the heavy action scenes. It throws your mood off completely. At times, the novel was a little confusing to where I had to read some parts over and over again to understand who was speaking and what was actually said.
All in all, I did enjoy the book. It's got a good storyline and great characters. They all have very distinctive personalities and lots of different accents and looks which make it interesting. On last note, I'm looking forward to picking up the next book, Blood Bound, in the series, so that should tell you that the positive points outweigh the negatives.