Moon Called

Moon Called

Book - 2006
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Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2006
Edition: Ace ed
ISBN: 9780441013814
0441013813
Branch Call Number: FICTION BRIGGS
Characteristics: 288 p. : map ; 18 cm

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Mercy Thompson is a mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington.

Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state. Her Native American heritage has gifted her with the ability to take the form of a coyote at will. Mercy comes to the aid of the local werewolf pack after a new wolf is killed and the Alphas daughter is kidnapped. ... Read More »

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.


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rnpudel
Mar 15, 2017

SO GLAD someone told me about this series. I'm in love.

Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Nov 13, 2016

I’ve been putting off this series for a while because I’m not a fan of urban fantasy and the cover art turned me off, but I’m glad I finally tried it. Mercy Thompson is a very likeable character; smart, compassionate, and fierce. There’s also a host of other intriguing characters that I’m interested in finding more about in subsequent books. Overall, a quick and thoroughly fun read!

cmlibrary_ecrites Feb 11, 2016

In Moon Called, we are introduced to a world that is familiar but definitely not our own. There are myriad supernatural creatures about, some that humans are aware of and some they are not. Our entrance into this world is through Mercy, a skin walker capable of transforming into a coyote with close ties to the werewolf community. The world of Mercy Thompson as created by Patricia Briggs and the characters that populate it are interesting and engaging. This is a very strong start to a strong series.

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Dahila
Sep 21, 2015

I'm not real picky when it come to the books I read, But when it come's down to it if the first book of a series can't get me going the chances that I'll pick up the next book is slim to none. Now with that said....I'm hooked and addicted to The Mercy Thompson novel's. They have everything I need in a good book and once I start to read one of the books death could not pry the book from hands tell I am done. This is a must read and gateway to the worlds of Patricia Briggs.

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tbebb
Jul 06, 2014

Learned about her through a short story collection. Interesting dark series, like the main character: Mercy the skinwalking Mechanic is a trip. Try this series... I have, and I'm going for round two!

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PY_Display
Jun 26, 2014

I'm on the fence on this one. On the one hand, I really like the main character, Mercy Thompson. She is kind, compassionate, dedicated, smart and more importantly than some other characters I could mention in other series *cough Dresden cough* she actually knows when NOT to taunt the all-powerful vampire. Patricia Briggs accomplishes the fundamental goal of all writers- I wanted to turn the page to see what would happen next. I was invested in the characters. The stakes seemed real, and I even found myself caring about some of the tertiary characters and interested in their backstory.

But, the story is a little forgettable. So of the story points (all female werewolves hate me because I can have children and they can't!) were tired and obnoxious. It wasn't so bad that I lost interest, and I am excited to read the book, but it did grate me the wrong way from time to time.

Read it, and make your own decision- content warning for sexual assualt, death, and kidnapping.

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Trelystus
Jan 17, 2014

A rare novel with a fantastic female lead. I found her smart, brave, and with just the right amount of kindness. Each character was described and had a background to them, enhancing the strength of the story. The catagorization of fantasy ceratures and the explaination of things currently going on in the world Patricia Briggs created was fundemental. I couldn't get over the strength of Mercy Thompson, and wanted to scream at some of the characters when I felt like they underaprecciated her. This novel has won my excitment and dedication to the rest of the series.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 23, 2013

Though the revelations felt somewhat forced, I really enjoyed this! The tension is great, the characters are fun, and the world Briggs built is beautiful!

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Bradfranklin222
Sep 25, 2013

the world Briggs dragged me to was sweet, loving and addictive (this book started it all for me) i picked it up because it had a tough looking yet HOT! women on it back in high school now i can't wait for briggs's books to come out i'm hooked on the worlds Briggs brings to life

bookfanatic1979 Apr 30, 2013

This has been floating around my “to read” list for at least a couple of years. Not sure what made me pick it up, but it’s a pretty enjoyable read. I always like starting a new paranormal author. Each world is just a shade different and I get a kick out of seeing how various authors handle the details. Even the “stock” characters like shapeshifters and vampires have their own peculiarities and unique back stories.

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Mahala
Jan 22, 2010

Mercy becomes involved in the story when a teenager walks into her garage looking for work. She gives him one -- warily, because her senses tell he's a werewolf, and he's not from the local clan. But all too soon, men and werewolves come looking for him, the local Alpha has been attacked in his own home, and a dead body has been left as a warning on Mercy's front porch. The action just heats up from there, as the local seethe of vampires and at least one local witch take an interest. Fortunately, Mercy is quick on her feet and has a keen, analytical mind when it comes to sorting out conspiracy theories.

The heroine is very likeable. Tough, Smart and Funny .
I particularly like that this heroine is a self confident business owner, who accepts what she is. She recognizes her limitations of size and strength (against both men and wolves), and accepts that it's okay to leave the fight to others every once in a while.

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