Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Posted November 21, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 14 Comments

Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

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Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Moon Called
by Patricia Briggs

5 Stars

Released: January 31, 2006
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by Ace
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 288
Format: eARC


 This has everything I love about urban fantasy, it is like Patricia Briggs sat down, took notes on what I like about UF then decided to base a series on it. ~ Under the Covers

I waited far far far too long to read this book! And although I am kicking myself about that, I am also excited that I have another five books left to read before I have to wait for Frost Burned to be released.

This has everything I love about urban fantasy, it is like Patricia Briggs sat down, took notes on what I like about UF then decided to base a series on it. The initial aspect of Moon Called that had me hooked was the main character of Mercy, she is my favourite kind of heroine, tough without being stupidly aggressive, compassionate and funny. I think liking Mercy is especially important in this series as it is told from first person POV, something that I know puts some people off but I find I like in UF.

The plot in this was great as well, it was managed to incorporate building the new world which Ms Briggs has created with an interesting mystery, it didn’t feel like there was a massive information dump, but rather it was fed to you in small bits as Mercy investigated. For example, we didn’t get lots of information on vampires in a longwinded, unlikely and pointless converstaion Mercy has with someone, instead we discovered it for ourselves when Mercy et al were amongst the vampires and it was relevant to understand what was happening.

As for the two men in Mercy’s life Adam and Sam…I know it is only the first book, but I am on Team Adam, from him baiting Mercy, to his sexy growl and his obvious love for his daughter…I am a smitten kitten. But I don’t think we have seen Sam at his best so that might change when I read Blood Bound!

A great start to this series and I am now moving on to the next book!



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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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14 responses to “Review: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

  1. I love this series. When you get through this one you’ve got to try Alpha and Omega if you haven’t already. It’s a spin off of Bran’s other son.

  2. erinf1

    Oh… this is one of my top fav series. I love, love, love Mercy and co. I’m also loving the A & O series too! Can’t wait for the next cuz if you read the latest A & O book, there was a major shake up in this world and I’m eagerly anticipating how it will affect Mercy 🙂

  3. Alicia

    I love this series, but the wait for the next book is painful. I don’t want the quality to go down, but it has been forever since River Marked was released!

    I love that the quality of the stories and the character has not gone downhill as the series continued, I hate having to say that I wish a series I once loved would end because it is no longer as good as the first few books.

  4. Suz, I just recently read this book—and look forward to reading the next in the series. Loved the writing style and will have to wait and see which team I will be on—Team Adam or Sam–not sure right now. Although, I loved Adam in this first book.

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