Book Banter: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Title: Moon CalledMoon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
Author: Patricia Briggs or @mercys_garage
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 288
Where Stacie’s Copy Came From: Oshkosh Public Library
Plot Basics: Mercy Thompson is a mechanic in the Tri-Cities, Washington.  She doesn’t go out of her way to attrack trouble, or avoid it.  When a young, newly turned werewolf needs help, she knows how to help and how to get him in touch with the local Alpha.  From there, Mercy is drawn into the politics of the werewolves that she thought she left behind.

Banter Points: I really love how this series starts with Mercy knowing who and what she is, rather than uncovering and learning the whole way.  The depth of the characters, their political scene and the rules of the United States where the fae are known but werewolves and vampires are hidden is a powerful mix.  I never once felt like the back story was dumped into the story awkwardly.  Nor did I feel like Mercy under explained.  Sure, if you didn’t have a background in Urban Fantasy, you might feel a little lost.  But if that were the case, you’d probably wouldn’t be looking for this sort of title either.

There’s plenty of men for Mercy to fall for.  She keeps her wits about her, waiting for the right one rather than the convinent one.  I liked that about the book.  There’s plenty of sexual tension, but no gratitous sex.  Of course, that could be a bummer point for some readers.

Bummer Points:  None.  The things that are suposed to be scary, are scary.  Evil has its place and so does God and religion.

Stacie’s Recommendation:  This series is hitting one of the top ten lists.  I cannot believe how long it took me to find it.


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