Rummanah Aasi
  I started another series. I know, I know. I always say that I won't start another because I have so many series that are going on and I have a hard time keeping track of them all. My book buddy, Una, recommended that I check out the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs that has a similar feel to them as the Kate Daniel series. Well, how can I argue with that?

Description: In Mercy's world, paranormal beings live amongst humans. Due to a popular murder case, the the lesser fae have been forced out of hiding and are consequently placed in reservation-like areas. The greater fae and other beings with powers (i.e. werewolves, vampires, witches) remain hidden from society's eyes and like to keep their identities unknown.
  Mercy is not normal. She's actually a skin walker, who can easily shift to being a coyote. She has several friends from the paranormal community and runs her own car shop. When a runaway teen named Mac, who happens to be a werewolf arrives at Mercy's shop looking for work, Mercy immediately senses he  is not part of the local pack. She gives the kid a job and looks into finding him refuge with the local weres. Unfortunately, trouble is following Mac around, and Mercy finds herself knee-deep in a paranormal conspiracy! Someone is trying to "out" the werewolves and has kidnapped the Alpha's daughter. It's up to Mercy and her friends to find out what happens before things really start getting bad.

Review: I enjoyed reading Moon Called. It is a very different adult paranormal book that I have read so far. The focus of the book and probably the series is politics surrounding the paranormal beings. They have their own set of rules and are trying to live peacefully amongst each other. The book sets up this back story in great detail without ever being preachy.
  I instantly loved the characters, which is always a good sign. I was immediately drawn to our heroine, Mercy, who is compassionate, smart, loyal, stubborn, strong, impulsive, and down right funny. She is constantly reminding the men around her that she can handle her own without being making them feel stupid. The characters of two central male characters, Adam and Samuel, are both very intriguing and have interesting back stories. They are both have a connection with Mercy, which will definitely heat things up as the series continues and I look forward to exploring a bit more as I continue the series.
  The mystery and plot of  the book had lots of twists and turns that kept me on my feet while reading. My biggest problem with this novel is the inconsistent pace of the book. The story starts off very slowly in the beginning with Briggs providing lots of back story and information about werewolves and vampires, which is helpful in understanding the characters but it slowed the story almost to a halt. The book does pick up, however, in the last half of the book. Since I really liked the characters, I will continue with this series and hope that each book gets better. Bottom line is: if you're looking for a smart and strong female character and enjoy urban fantasy, definitely check this series out. 

Rating: 3.5 stars


Words of Caution: There is some language in the book. The action scenes are PG-13. Although the book is marketed towards adults, I can definitely seen teens reading this series.


If you like this book try: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Book 2)

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1 Response
  1. Very nice review! I keep saying I won't start another series either but I can't seem to help myself.


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