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“Being raised by a pack of werewolves gave Mercedes (Mercy) Thompson a certain perspective into their world. Living across the street from one of the top alphas (Adam Hauptman) left Mercy with a constant reminder of what she was, a coyote, a shape shifter, a skin walker that knew of no one else...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Though the revelations felt somewhat forced, I really enjoyed this! The tension is great, the characters are fun, and the world Briggs built is beautiful!”Hannah Lee wrote this review Saturday, November 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Unbelievable!! I can't believe it took me so long to read this book. I love it!! Moon Called is filled with romance, mystery, and so much more. Mercy is awesome! Her strength is unbelieveable and truly an inspriation. Adam is HOT HOT HOT!! I love him and even though I would feel bad for Samuel I really hope she ends up with Adam!! I can't wait to read the next one!! A most read for fans of paranormal fiction!!”VampyreGoddess wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I feel a bit torn about recommending this book, because of where the series will head. I felt the series went off the rails at the end of the third book, Iron Kissed, and I stopped reading the series after that because of how that ended. Moreover, I know that once started on a series, it's hard to stop even after it has jumped the shark and each new installment is a painful search to recapture how you once felt--I kept reading LK Hamilton's Anita Blake books even though I should have stopped several novels ago. But to be fair to this book on its own merits, yes, I enjoyed it quite a bit, especially compared to much Urban Fantasy out there. Like many of them, this book is written in first person, but I never felt the voice got too snarky; Mercy Thompson is an engaging and likable heroine. I like how as a coyote skinwalker raised by a werewolf pack, she can work with them, yet stand outside their hierarchy. This novel featured a good, solid mystery that wasn't too predictable and featured a truly suspenseful, nail-biting conclusion. It certainly made me want to go on to the second book, Blood Bound, which was also fun.”Lisa Maria C wrote this review Saturday, September 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I’m 99.99% positive that I read this book many years ago before I got bit by the werewolf bug because I had a few déjà-vu moments here and there. I’ve been told that this series is a must read for all lupine fanatics out there so I decided to give it another go and I’m glad I did. I’m also happy that I didn’t jump ahead to the second novel because I would have been so terribly lost. Mercy is a very relatable character in that she’s a woman in a man’s world or rather, a coyote in a werewolf’s world. I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a tomboy so I enjoyed the fact that she works on cars during the day and kicks butt at night.
I liked how down-to-earth and independent Mercy is. She’s remarkably good at reading people and genuinely cares about others’ wellbeing. Despite having been raised by werewolves, she’s well aware of the fact that she’s not one of them. Thompson has different strengths and weakness which she uses to their full advantage. If you can’t out-muscle your enemies then outsmart them! Walkers seem to be few and far between in this supernatural universe so Mercy sticks out like a sore thumb among her fellow preternaturals. Her allegiances are all over the place and she doesn’t care whether you turn furry during the full moon or have fangs, just so long as you’re a decent person. If only our society could be as non-discriminatory! Nothing much fazes her and I liked that about her. Thompson finds herself in some pretty sticky situations and handles them better than I could have ever expected.
Going into this novel I was a little worried that there wouldn’t be enough werewolf action for my tastes because the main protagonist isn’t one but Briggs passed my test with flying colors. I loved the power struggles between alphas, the pack mentality and how the wolves are an integral part of the plot. I find some authors incorporate supes into their stories without really exploring their natures which irks me to no end. When I pick-up a werewolf book I expect them to be front and center not a means to an end. Patricia didn’t really add any new twists on lupine lore but that’s fine by me; if something isn’t broke why fix it?
I’ve been reading a lot of paranormal romance lately so I was a little disappointed by the lack of sexy moments in this novel but I got over it quickly. A few hints are dropped here and there but nothing substantial. It’s hard to say whether there will be romance in future installments but here’s hoping! Regardless, Patricia nailed the werewolf aspect of the story and that’s really all that I care about.
I’m thrilled to report that Moon Called fulfilled my need for a kick ass werewolf book tenfold. Patricia Briggs’ writing style is enthralling, her characters are memorable and her wolves are dead-on. I’m kicking myself for not having taken up this series sooner. Lesson learned. Blood Bound here I come! ”
“Fairly cliche modern fantasy story, a bit of new ideas and such. What really shines is the detective story that unfolds during this nice novel. It wont break any milestones in the realm of vamps and werewolves but this is a good nice read...”Ziad C wrote this review Friday, September 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was given this book by a friend of mine. I wasn't sure what I'd think of it, as it was a different genre from what I used to read. However, after reading the first chapter, I was hooked. Patricia Briggs quickly became one of my favourite authors. I cannot wait for the next installment!”Sara Rayne wrote this review Friday, July 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was an okay book. Just maybe not my cup of tea?”Selibeth wrote this review Wednesday, June 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this book is about a girl in fact a lady that was attached to the moon's calling every night the moon would call and she just hate it and become insane and every night the hiuse would be in a mess so she begged mercy from the moon and soon after the moon did not called her
“I was looking for a new author and have enjoyed this series very much! Have read all but the latest release.”happy hill wrote this review Sunday, June 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
After re-reading (& finishing) Moon Called I have to admit it wasn't as bad as I remember it being. I'm giving it a 2.5, mostly because the love triangle/almost square makes me want to hurl my kindle. But it was a good story and I really like Mercy & Adam (which is my pick on who she end up with) I'm going to give the other books a chance”