Thursday, February 10, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - MOON CALLED by PATRICIA BRIGGS - MERCEDES THOMPSON # 1

By: Patricia Briggs
Published By : Ace Fantasy
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback , 288 Pages

RATING 4.5 SMEXI ADAM STARS!!!!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Werewolves can be dangerous if you get in their way, but they'll leave you alone if you are careful. They are very good at hiding their natures from the human population, but I'm not human. I know them when I meet them, and they know me, too.
Mercy Thompson's sexy next-door neighbor is a werewolf.
She's tinkering with a VW bus at her mechanic shop that happens to belong to a vampire.

But then, Mercy Thompson is not exactly normal herself ... and her connection to the world of things that go bump in the night is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.  
 
BOOK REVIEW :
 
I've had the Mercedes Thompson series on my TBR pile for some time now. A friend told me how much she loved them , so they jumped the queue (I like to go on personal recommendations) and so I read 'Moon Called' ,  book # 1 in the series.  This was not quite what I was expecting. I think I was expecting a kick ass, tough chick who slayed them all down with ease with big breasts and a lot of tough dialogue, just from the book cover and nothing else....lol!!! 

Well!!! I love Mercedes, Mercy ( to friends) , she is the coolest, smartest, tattoo covered female character and I want to be her..lol!!!! She has integrity, loyalty, she cares deeply for her friends and puts others ahead of herself and is an awesome mechanic.
 
Patricia writes Mercy's interaction with Adam so well throughout the series. I have read all the books currently available and I want more, now!!!  5 books in 6 days I read them all, I was addicted.
 
CHARACTERS:
 
Mercedes Thompson, Mercy - Mechanic who primarily works on German vehicles. I think her age in book #1 was around 31 yrs old.
 
Medea - Mercy's cat who likes to hang out at Adams house next door.
 
Bran, the Marrok - Samuel's father, uberwerewolf of them all.
 
Adam Hauptman - Alpha Columbian Basin Pack and uber smexi werewolf. Age mid 20's.
 
Jesse - Adam's 15 yr old daughter.
 
Pack - Darryl, Warren, Samuel , Paul, Ben, to name some.
 
Siebold Adelbertsmiter, aka  Zee - Metallzauber. A fae that can handle metal of all kinds and Mercy's friend and ex boss.
 
Stefan -  Vampire who likes to drive a VW bus painted like 'The Mystery Machine',  from Scooby Doo and Mercy's loyal friend.
 
I knew I was going to love this series the minute I met Adam, Stefan and Samuel , who intrigued me and the story of 'Moon Called' unfolded and showed me the type of solid person Mercy and the other characters are. Mercedes isn't a pushover, she needs her independence and knows how to handle these guys.
 
 This would be the first book series I have read, about werewolves,  among otherworld characters, that really showed the political side to being in a werewolf pack. Patricia wrote it very well. I love Twilight Saga books, but, the werewolf packs were written very very basically compared to this series. Just to watch whose eyes you were looking into and when to roll onto your back, expose your belly and neck, when to place your body lower than the wolf in front of you , the challenges , when an Alpha is hurt, how to keep him safe and Pack magic. It was an enormous amount of detail into the politics of being a werewolf. I really enjoyed 'feeling' that it was a difficult life to live and 'feeling', the power of the Alpha and 2nd in command. Being an Alpha is hard work. I 'felt',  how dangerous a werewolf really is , how the 2 parts,  the human and the wolf , have to work together to exist.
 
Mercedes is just such a well written female character. Her personal strength to stay independent and live her own life , pay her own bills was refreshing. She doesn't sit back, she will jump in head first and help where she can, even breaking a few rules along the way and taking a few knocks herself. Her loyalty to those in her life never faulters.
 
I've deliberately kept secrets from those of you who haven't started this series as I want them to unfold rather than have you told.
 
I would recommend having all the books currently available in your grasp so you can carry on without delay. I now have to figure out how to review the next 4 books without spoilers. Not an easy feat.
 
 FAVE QUOTE: 

"Mine" he said.
Adam's eyes narrowed." I don't think so. She is mine."
It would of been flattering, I thought, except that at least one of them was talking about dinner and I wasn't certain about the other."




 
Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Love this series. And her covers are always so gorgeous! Mercy is def one of my fav female protagonists!

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  2. Hi Straylights,

    I find myself looking at the book covers alot. Especially Mercys tattoos. I tried not to look into anything about this book series before I read it. I knew it had a high rating through Goodreads. I just didn't think it was going to be what it was. Patricia writes very , very well. My girlfriend kept telling me how much she loved the series , so I pushed it to the front of the queue and they are awesome:D

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