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It pains me to say this and I may lose my guy cred , but I m a big fan of the urban fantasy sub genre While I tend to leantowards male protagonists i.e Butcher sDresdan Filesand Green sNightsideseries , I still love me a good, tough female protagonist That being said, I was hesitant to pick this one up because of the abysmal Harlequin like cover In my opinion, many of the current crop of urban fantasy covers look like they belong in the romance section Why do I even know w It pains me to say this and I may lose my guy cred , but I m a big fan of the urban fantasy sub genre While I tend to leantowards male protagonists i.e Butcher sDresdan Filesand Green sNightsideseries , I still love me a good, tough female protagonist That being said, I was hesitant to pick this one up because of the abysmal Harlequin like cover In my opinion, many of the current crop of urban fantasy covers look like they belong in the romance section Why do I even know what Harlequin is Anyway, that being said, I m glad I picked this one up I thought the main character of Moon Called , Mercedes Thompson, is one of therefreshing female characters I have come across in a long time Her banter with the other werewolves is priceless, and writing good dialogue has always been Patricia Briggs strong point.This is the story of werewolves, vampires and fae, and the struggle they find living in a modern world that has no place for them This is the story of a young coyote named Mercy who lives among a male dominated werewolf pack, which views all women as being weak Basically, this is all about struggle, loyalty, honor, friendship, love and fixing cars Moon Called is an inventive and fun read in a genre that is saturated with sameness Much better than any currentAnita Blakecatastrophe, I happily recommend this one What a great addition to the urban fantasy genre Mercy is a likeable and engaging protagonist She doesn t come off as invincible and inhuman in her buttkicking abilities, yet at the same time, she is comfortable in her own skin and can hold her own.The universe is interesting, much like the world we live in, save the addition of preternatural creatues such as werewolves, vampires, fae, and coyote shifters like Mercy, which seem quite rare.I enjoyed the description of the pack dynamics and Merc What a great addition to the urban fantasy genre Mercy is a likeable and engaging protagonist She doesn t come off as invincible and inhuman in her buttkicking abilities, yet at the same time, she is comfortable in her own skin and can hold her own.The universe is interesting, much like the world we live in, save the addition of preternatural creatues such as werewolves, vampires, fae, and coyote shifters like Mercy, which seem quite rare.I enjoyed the description of the pack dynamics and Mercy doesn t quite fit into the werewolf packs, yet at the same time is an integral part of them She has an interesting relationship with the Marrok, Bran, who is the acknowleged leader of all the werewolves in North America, and somewhat like a father figure to Mercy, Samuel, the firstborn of Bran, who Mercy almost married mated to, and Adam, the alpha of the pack of werewolves where Mercy lives, in the Tri Cities area Out of the three, Adam is my favorite He was very attractive to me in his personality and how he interacted with Mercy I can t get enough of him Samuel also had some seductive traits to me He is strong but gentle at the same time He clearly has feelings for Mercy that are unresolved There are other secondary characters that truly caught my interest and that I want to readabout Mercy has an interesting relationship with both Adam and Sam, and that is sure to play a major role in later installments I much say Mercy is surrounded by beautiful, powerful, intriguing men of various origins I like the way Briggs made Mercy stand out She saved Adam s lifethan once, but she is also very aware of her limitations Mercy s an auto mechanic and runs her own shop, which is how she gets entangled in the situation that arises in this book It s great to see a heroine who has such dimensions to her.The magic elements were arresting, particularly as this book showed the magic of the werewolf and the pack, how their strength draws from the alpha and gives back to him It was really enjoyable to read about As a werewolf lover, this did my heart good There are also some vampire elements in this book for those who are of the fang persuasion And yes, for the faery lovers, there s even a little of that sprinkled in this book Although this was not a long book, it was a veritable hearty meal for urban fantasy lovers.All in all, a great start to a series that I definitely want to continue reading I m still loving my favorite coyote shapeshifter Mercy I re read this on audio and it was so strange listening to Lorelei King as the narrator I was expecting Lula from Stephanie Plum to jump out at any moment But that is neither here nor there It was sweet going back and listening from the beginning And the Mercy and Adam thing Everything was just so weird but still loving it I missed Stefan and the scooby mobile images I always got I think there isof that in the next book though I m still loving my favorite coyote shapeshifter Mercy I re read this on audio and it was so strange listening to Lorelei King as the narrator I was expecting Lula from Stephanie Plum to jump out at any moment But that is neither here nor there It was sweet going back and listening from the beginning And the Mercy and Adam thing Everything was just so weird but still loving it I missed Stefan and the scooby mobile images I always got I think there isof that in the next book though I think I spelled his name wrong Anyway He s Mercy s vamp friends And there was Bran for the first time He s a mighty fine werewolf SHUT UP Now I get to read about Mercy and Adam falling in love all over again Mel After all the reviews I had read about this book, I though this series would be over the top Everybody was giving 5 stars to this book, and for that very same reason I had high expectations for it Maybe that was the problemIt wasn t a bad read, just a VERY slow one The first half of the book was REALLY boring and slow paced, it only described the heroine and her life Around page 100 comes this hot sexy alpha wolf who makes you think that the book is finally going to turn outinterest After all the reviews I had read about this book, I though this series would be over the top Everybody was giving 5 stars to this book, and for that very same reason I had high expectations for it Maybe that was the problemIt wasn t a bad read, just a VERY slow one The first half of the book was REALLY boring and slow paced, it only described the heroine and her life Around page 100 comes this hot sexy alpha wolf who makes you think that the book is finally going to turn outinteresting but then things get messed up when her previous lover appears.I was waiting for something to happen between Mercy and one of the two wolves, but it never did The whole book was about problems with the Alpha s pack The book has some very good action, but if you are expecting some romance don t even try this one The only thing that happens between Mercy and one of this wolves is a kiss on the last page That s it Seriously There s cero chemistry between the characters, cero awkward moments, nothing I kept reading because I thought that this would change, but it never did For most people the first book of a series always seems to be the worst because of all the world building information we get introduced to Maybe it s just me, but after the second book, the feeling goes away and I get to enjoy a lotthe series So I ll give the series another chance.Don t get me wrong, it was a good book, I enjoyed reading it, it s just that I got bored most of the time And Mercy really needs to get her love life going on a bit faster and entertaining Maybe I couldn t enjoyed this book as much as I wanted to because I read it after series like psy changeling, the Black dagger Brotherhood, the night huntress and the immortals after dark Any of those were definitely much better than this one BR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Nov 15, 2015 Note to self you should review books right after reading them When you don t you always end up lowering your original rating view spoiler Oh well hide spoiler.I should be bummed about this I really should And I should be wondering why most people in the universe LOVE this book Well, most people except my dear daughter Liz, that is But she takes after her amazing father aka me , meaning she has pretty spectacular book taste thisBR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Nov 15, 2015 Note to self you should review books right after reading them When you don t you always end up lowering your original rating view spoiler Oh well hide spoiler.I should be bummed about this I really should And I should be wondering why most people in the universe LOVE this book Well, most people except my dear daughter Liz, that is But she takes after her amazing father aka me , meaning she has pretty spectacular book taste this is not making any sense It s okay, it shouldn t And yes, I am perfectly sane, thank you very much Anyway, I m not bummed over this and I couldn t care less that I m one of two people who didn t like this book Why Because my not liking it means I can take another series off my TBR shelf Victory Okay, so I didn t like the book It doesn t mean it s total crap though It s not badly written It s not a case of STOOPID It s just an unimpressive, big ol MEH And I m afraid meh has come to mean deadly in my world Deadly boring and deadly lacking inspiration So much so that I don t have much to say about it So we ll just stick to a short list of pros and cons, shall we Mercy Thompson is a coyoteNo, she s not a coyote ALL the time, you silly She s a walker Yes, the Jane Yellowrock type of walker Only that Mercy kind of sucks since she can only turn into one animal instead of a whole zoo like our dear girl Jane But hey, I still like Mercythan I do Jane the tea snob and walking contradiction Anyway, the whole coyote thing is pretty cool and a lotrefreshing than your basic were stuff That s good Yes It really is Absolutely this is me trying to think of anything else I like about Mercy But failing miserablyMercy Thompson is a car mechanicHey The chin rubbing scheme worked I just remembered something else I liked about Mercy Yay me So yes, I do like the fact that she s a car mechanic That s surprisingly refreshing fact 2 for you I don t understand why Briggs felt the need to mention she had a history degree, though Is that supposed to make her appearintelligent Because car mechanics without a degree are supposed to be stupid Huh It doesn t add much to her character so I don t really understand what purpose it serves Much like the I m religious, I go to church every Sunday, blah blah blah side of her persona It doesn t make much sense and doesn t really fit her character either I don t know, the whole thing just feels weird and I don t understand where it s coming from her foster parents Her Pack upbringing Huh again It simply doesn t add up in my little head Hey, wait a minute This is supposed to be the cons section, right Right That s what I thought Be positive Sarah, be positive You can do this There must be tons of other pros here Trying to think of something Trying to think of something Oops, sorry Definitely not working Moving on The boredom festThe premise is interesting enough but the book is a big, huge YAWN Your basic, unoriginal UF story unoriginal, boring werewolves Unoriginal, boring vampires Unoriginal, boring fae Yay sarcasm alert view spoiler pointing this out just in case hide spoiler WAY too many detailed descriptions of EVERYTHING uninteresting digressions galore slow paced plot The most resistible, lackluster, unexciting, uninspired male characters everNot a single harem candidate here Not A One Quite an achievement when you think that, apart from Mercy and a 15 year old kid, it s an all male cast Well done, Ms Briggs I d say that 95% of your male characters are boring as hell Okay, I guess Zee is alright but I can t say he s that fascinating either Stefan and his Mystery Machine might have potential but you don t get to see much of him here and no, I won t bother with the rest of the series just to find out how hot he supposedly is Then we have Samuel, who is not only boring but also a complete douchebag He thinks he knows better than anyone else, too Because, you know, he s a DOCTOR Wow I m so impressed right now sarcasm alert view spoiler pointing this out just in case hide spoiler Anyone else not worth mentioning You bet Bran, the most boring Alpha ever and his buddy Adam, most boring Alpha ever 2 I swear these two must be the less imposing, awe inspiring, frightening, fearsome Alphas in the history of Alphas Gentlemen, may I suggest a 6 month internship at the Keep with His Furriness I m pretty sure it would work wonders for you and your less than intimidating personas Have faith Believe You can do this You can be scary baddasses, too Maybe In another life Or something Okay, so you re wolves and not lions Could you please stop being so ridiculously detailed oriented for a minute Besides, you could definitely use a little RAWR practice Trust me on that one The Love Triangle of DeathWhat s worse than a Love Triangle of Death A Love Triangle of Death with two male characters that have less personality than barnacles Yet another outstanding achievement on Ms Brigg s part You have to admit it really takes a lot of talent to make a love triangle yawning material Love triangles in books tend to bring out the homicidal maniac in me and I feel the sudden urge to stab a few things whenever I come across one But here The love triangle is as unexciting and dull as the rest of the book I do not give a damn about the love interests I do not give a damn who Mercy ends up with.Actually, I d beexcited if she ended up dating Medea the cat No, I am not kidding here I mean, the cat is named Medea Isn t that awesome in itself Medea rocks, people I m pretty sure it s Brigg s only inspired idea here More inspired than her choosing Mercy s freaking neighbour, Adam, as a love interest Especially since the guy acts like he s her father most of the time But even less inspired is the idea of ridiculous Samuel wanting to have Mercy for her BABIES GAH GAH GAH this might remind the most ancient GR users of this Now try to get it out of your head You re welcome At this point in the story I seriously considered putting a bullet through my little head Then I got distracted because one of my eyeballs popped out of its socket after eyerolling too much Sigh Reading can be such a painful physical experience sometimes The emotional wastelandSince first writing this review, I ve been trying to understand why this book didn t work for me Sure, I thought it was boring, didn t like the male characters and blah blah blah But there was something else I couldn t put my finger on And then last night, TADA, I saw the light Sudden flash of inspiration and all that I think it all comes down to the absolute flatness of it all The characters are about as emotional as rocks I m pretty sure zombies havelife in them than the comatose bunch on display here No matter what happened, I never felt anything and couldn t bring myself to care Mercy is supposed to have conflicted feelings over Samuel Okay, I believe you Mercy was supposedly scared to death during the scene with the vampire mistress If you say so She is supposed to feel something whatever it might me for Adam Sure, right, of course No emotion, no passion, no warmth, no sympathy, no intensity, no pleasure, no pain, no excitement, NOTHING This book is flatline paradise Okay, it s recap time here we have one pro, another pro that is a con in disguise, and 4 cons Sounds like a total winner to me Bye bye, Mercy Thompson, it was nice not reading the rest of your adventures Book 2 Blood Bound I didn t want to DNF read it They forced me Dance when the moon sings, and don t cry about troubles that haven t yet come This review is so long overdue, as I read this book twice within a year and am still just now getting around to typing up my thoughts Don t let that make you think for a moment, though, that it s because I don t have anything to say about Moon Called, because believe you me, I do Some back story here paranormal fantasy was one of my favorite genres as a teen, but when I hit adulthood, it became popular for peopl Dance when the moon sings, and don t cry about troubles that haven t yet come This review is so long overdue, as I read this book twice within a year and am still just now getting around to typing up my thoughts Don t let that make you think for a moment, though, that it s because I don t have anything to say about Moon Called, because believe you me, I do Some back story here paranormal fantasy was one of my favorite genres as a teen, but when I hit adulthood, it became popular for people to make fun of the genre thanks, Twilight , and I m willing to admit that peer pressure shoved me right out of my love for books like this Now, at 26, I m so glad I ve learned to stop giving a crap about what other people think of my taste in books, because damn, Mercy Thompson is fun Love thy enemies, it says in the scriptures My foster mother always added, At the very least, you will be polite to them Patricia Briggs just has this writing style I can t help but love It s not flowery or over the top it s just quick paced, enjoyable, and full of character development At the time that I m writing this review, I ve read a few of her novellas and two novels like I said, having read this one twice , and there s never been a bored moment for me in any of them In fact, it s the opposite I find that once I pick up a Patricia Briggs story, I can t stand putting it down until it s over Samuel s shoulders shook slightly I can see it now, Mercy holding a roomful of vampires at bay with her glowing sheep It s not just that the plot was fun though it was , butthan anything, these characters are so immediately lovable that I couldn t possibly have disliked this book Mercy is so to the point and down to business, and she s surrounded by the best side characters, whether it s Samuel s witty jokes or Adam s quiet sarcasm, or even Bran s general state of I don t have to show off because I already know I can kick your ass to kingdom come living The pack dynamics are pretty solid, too there s a lot of emphasis on how the alphas aren t just there to boss everyone around, but they re also protectors and leaders, and it makes for a really good time Don t lick the guests, darling Bad manners There s also a slew of non werewolf shifter characters, such as the fae folk and vampires, which I think is such a fun addition I feel like, as a teen, all of the werewolf books I read were just about wolves, or maybe about wolves and vamps, but never fae folk, etc It could easily get overwhelming with the vast number of characters you meet in this fairly short novel, but Patricia Briggs has this way of giving them all such distinct personalities that I never struggled to keep anyone separate Mine, he said I don t think so She is mine It would have been flattering, I thought, except that at least one of them was talking about dinner MercyVerse Author s Order MT, AO, novellas, etc novellas in progress GN Homecoming MT 1 Moon Called AO 0.5 Alpha Omega AO 1 Cry Wolf AO 2 Hunting Ground MT 2 Blood Bound MT 3 Iron Kissed MT 4 Bone Crossed MT 5 Silver Borne MT 6 River Marked AO 3 Fair Game MT 7 Frost Burned AO 4 Dead Heat MT 8 Night Broken MT 9 Fire Touched MT 10 Silence Fallen AO 5 Burn Bright March 2020 reread, just because I think I m going to end up rereading the whole series Full review, first posted at www.fantasyliterature.com Mercy Thompson is an anomaly a female automobile mechanic who owns her own shop, half Native American, and in a world with werewolves, vampires, fae and other supernatural beings she is one of a very few walkers, or skinwalkers, able to easily shapeshift into a coyote at will, without regard to phases of the moon When Mercy surprised her human March 2020 reread, just because I think I m going to end up rereading the whole series Full review, first posted at www.fantasyliterature.com Mercy Thompson is an anomaly a female automobile mechanic who owns her own shop, half Native American, and in a world with werewolves, vampires, fae and other supernatural beings she is one of a very few walkers, or skinwalkers, able to easily shapeshift into a coyote at will, without regard to phases of the moon When Mercy surprised her human mother by turning into a coyote pup when she was three months old, her mother, not knowing what else to do, turned her over to be raised by a werewolf pack Mercy left the pack as a teenager, but still is watched over by the werewolves, particularly Adam Hauptman, the alpha werewolf who shares her back fence line and with whom she has a sometimes uneasy alliance Their relationship is a confusing mix of attraction and, on Mercy s side, bravado tinged with fear that the alpha werewolf will override her free will and autonomy.When a starving teenage boy shows up at Mercy s garage asking for food and work, her acute sense of smell tells her that he s a werewolf She realizes that the boy, who calls himself Mac, understands nothing about werewolf society and rules and needs Adam s help to survive and thrive The problem of Mac becomesacute when two strange men show up and try to recapture Mac to take him back to their enclave Mercy overhears them arguing about cages and drugs, and she determinedly intervenes to rescue Mac from the threatening strangers, but the situation turns out to be farcomplicated than she could have imagined Mercy soon needs to return to her original werewolf pack for help even though it means that she will need to face Samuel, the werewolf that she loved and left as a sixteen year old.The plot of this first book in the Mercy Thompson series revolves around a mystery who is creating new werewolves in such an uncontrolled and dangerous manner, and why I found this mystery to be the weakest element in the book, with a resolution that didn t entirely hold water Also unfortunately, the overused love triangle trope is part of the plot of Moon Called, but at least it s got a decent rationale and isn t oversold I appreciated that this book is not sexually explicit, which is a refreshing change of pace in the urban fantasy genre.It s been interesting taking on Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series after reading several books in Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series Although both series feature entertaining, well developed urban fantasy worlds and with strong women protagonists, Mercy isvulnerable and unsure of herself than Kate Daniels, as John also notes with approval in his review Kate is great fun with her enormous kickass abilities, but Mercy is ultimately thebelievable character Her intelligent, no nonsense narration is one of the strengths of Moon Called I admire the tremendous scope of imagination the Ilona Andrews team has shown in creating Kate s world, but I also appreciate therealistic if one can say that of an urban fantasy , down to earth world of Mercy Thompson.3.5 stars.Initial post mini review For some reason I read the second book in this Mercy Thompson series first oh, yeah, this book was checked out at the library at the time, and I really wanted to try out this urban fantasy series I liked it pretty well, but I have to say everything just made so muchsense once I finally got around to checking out this book In fact, I actually checked out the second book again, as well as the third book, just so I could put all of the pieces together So, don t do like I did Start here, at the beginning But keep going even if you re not terribly impressed with this first book they get better as they go along.If you like urban fantasy, with werewolves and vampires and suchlike this one also throws in fae and witches , this is a worthwhile one We ve already got a love triangle starting here that lasts at least through the second book, so minus some points for that, but at least it s got some decent reasoning behind it and isn t oversold After attempting to read Moon Called at least 5 times I am finally giving up There is absolutely no chance I will ever read the sequels, so why bother I am a fan of urban fantasy and this novel is very highly rated by readers, so it is surprising that I disliked it so much My expectations for urban fantasy are not huge well developed lore, engaging paranormal mystery and one or two sexy supernatural hunks to swoon over I don t care how formulaic it is, as long as it is written well Moon After attempting to read Moon Called at least 5 times I am finally giving up There is absolutely no chance I will ever read the sequels, so why bother I am a fan of urban fantasy and this novel is very highly rated by readers, so it is surprising that I disliked it so much My expectations for urban fantasy are not huge well developed lore, engaging paranormal mystery and one or two sexy supernatural hunks to swoon over I don t care how formulaic it is, as long as it is written well Moon Called managed to disappoint me on all fronts I found Mercy s world uninteresting, messy in its blend of weres, vamps, fae, and witchcraft, its introduction awkward, the entire concept of weres being immortal and people becoming young again after turning was contrived, and constant dominant submissive explanations were extremely boring The mystery took way too much time to get to As for hunks, I was pretty much over the story when I found out one of two Mercy s love interests was almost 200 years older than her and was trying to marry her when she was 16 to get him some werepups Mercy, for all her supposed toughness, cried every two pages and acted rather immaturely And lastly, there was absolutely no romance smut in this book and won t be, from what I ve heard, until book 4 but there will be a view spoiler rape scene hide spoiler in book 3 Who cares to read this kind of urban fantasy I know I don t {READ DOWNLOAD} Ú Moon Called ¸ Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, 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 The Beautiful aka Mercy Florentine Villas in the Fifteenth Century: An Architectural and Social History is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri Cities area of Washington She also happens to be a walker The Court of the Empress Josephine 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 กระบี่เทพสังหาร เล่ม 5 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 Buddy Read or re read, in my case with Kat, Krishna, Sara, and Sesana Disclaimer I may have bullied them into reading thisAll of these guys gave it a gentle 3 stars Even Sesana view spoiler ,who probably would have rated it lower, had I not threatened to go after her beloved Les Mis rables, hide spoiler was kind Thank you So, with none of my pals really loving this one, coupled with the fact that I read it 5 years ago, I was fully prepared to change my rating from the original 4 s Buddy Read or re read, in my case with Kat, Krishna, Sara, and Sesana Disclaimer I may have bullied them into reading thisAll of these guys gave it a gentle 3 stars Even Sesana view spoiler ,who probably would have rated it lower, had I not threatened to go after her beloved Les Mis rables, hide spoiler was kind Thank you So, with none of my pals really loving this one, coupled with the fact that I read it 5 years ago, I was fully prepared to change my rating from the original 4 stars I did tend to rate things a bit on the high side back in the dayBut I still loved it Maybe part of the reason is nostalgia Maybe it s because I ve continued with the series over the years, and the characters have changed and grown, so it s nice to take another peek back at where it all started Or maybe it s just my kind of book, and I still love itshrugs Who knows I had totally forgotten everything that happened in this story, though Thanks to my poor memory, it was like I was reading a brand new book Bonus Here are the 2 main things I like about Mercy 1 She s not all powerful In fact, most of the time, she s the weakest person in the room So going up against werewolves, vampires, or fae isn t something that she is expected to do The strong must protect the weakand all that.She does it because she cares about people, and it s the right thing to do.Which makes her really brave, in my book.2 She knows when to back down from a fight.I can t tell you how annoyed I get with some of the heroes or heroines in books The ones who don t have the good sense God gave them to know when to shut up, stand down, and eat a little humble pie Must Prove I m A Badass It s a lot harder to back down when you re angry than it is to mouth off.However, sometimes it s the better part of wisdom.As long as a character is backing down to avoid a bloodbath, it makes me like them a great dealthan the idiots whose pride won t let them take an insult.Whatever the reason, Mercy s my kind of gal.I m sticking with the original 4 stars The only real problem I have with this one is the cover.In an embarrassing turn of events, my son picked it up to see what I was reading And then proceeded to laugh at the cheesy PNR ish cover.Kid Let me guess She hates her parents Me Why would you think that Kid She s coated in tattoos Probably did it to piss her parents off.Me Umlooks down a tiny tattoo on ankle Kid And she s Native American, obviously, because of the feather earring.Me Uh huh.Kid No offense, Mom, but she looks really slutty.Me Okwell, I m not really sure what they re trying to say with that cover.Kid I dosnortsPerverts, come read me Meblushessnatches book away Don t you have homework to do, or something