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.
This is a kick butt start to an awesome series! Patricia Briggs has a fast and furious writing style. Moon Called is a shorter book than some might be used to but there isn’t a word wasted and a not a moment I didn’t enjoy.
There is a lot of urban fantasy out there these days and I believe this by far is some of the best executed beginnings of a series I’ve read to date. The details for a rich world of ‘Other’ within our own mundane world are delivered so well that they aren’t overwhelming. There is nothing worse than when an author does an information dump on the reader – and while Briggs gives you a lot of info it never feels as if it’s too much.
Mercy is a great lead, a character that you can really get behind and get attached to. She’s tuff but vulnerable and sassy as hell. I highly recommend this series to any urban fantasy fans that have a taste for werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires and few.
*Personally purchased copy. All opinions expressed are my own.