I was a little skeptical going into this book. I didn’t find the synopsis to be very appealing and the werewolf/vampire ordeal has been done a hundred times over. To say I was taken aback with how much I enjoyed the story and adored the characters would be a bit of an understatement. Moon Called took me completely and utterly by surprise.
Patricia Briggs did a wonderful job of making something that’s overdone feel exciting and new. I really liked the shapeshifter aspect that was thrown in and the slowly developing romantic relationships which allowed the reader to focus more on the mystery and the plot. I absolutely loved Mercy and the fact that she was so relatable. The other characters were interesting and likeable and I found myself captivated by their story.
I found it interesting that never once did I find myself getting bored or agitated throughout the book. The mystery behind it all had me itching to find out the truth. I have high hopes for the rest of the series which I undeniably believe will not be a let down.
Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson 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…