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by Patricia Briggs
Released: January 31, 2006
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by Ace
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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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?