Monday, March 4, 2019

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs ~ Review

Mercedes Thompson, aka Mercy, is a talented Volkswagen mechanic living in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. She also happens to be a walker, a magical being with the power to shift into a coyote at will. Mercy's next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a bus for a vampire. This is the world of Mercy Thompson, one that looks a lot like ours but is populated by those things that go bump in the night. And Mercy's connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...

Urban fantasy with romance is my favorite genre.  This author was recommended to me as a good one so I gave this one a try.  And it's okay.  But I wanted more than this book has to offer.

I like Mercy.  She's got grit and she speaks her mind.  I enjoy the idea of her not being a shifter but living next to the pack.  Her magical ability of shifting to coyote, a walker, is different.  Certainly made things interesting.  

Bran is another one I really liked.  Samuel too.  All the characters have distinctive personalities that make them feel real.  The world is interesting and seems like a good place for a lot of stories to play out.

The writing was good accept there were way too many times where too much information interrupted the flow of the story.  I'd have liked to see the author weave that in a little better.  There was some interesting surprises.  I admit to being put off by an event that happened early on in the story and never really getting over it.  I won't say specifically but a death that was tough.

I have two issues with this book.  One, there is no romance in this story.  There is a kiss towards the end but no romance.  I could see the beginning of a love triangle being set-up but no romance.  Having read some of the other reviews, I understand the series gets better in book two.  But that leads me to the other problem I had.  It's an eleven book series with one heroine.  From reading the blurbs, it looks like the love triangle gets resolved somewhere in the middle.  Then this series is straight urban fantasy.  And while that's okay, it's not what I wanted.

I don't think I'll continue the series.  I can see enough of what happened in the series by reading the blurbs of the rest of the books.  It's not my thing.  I prefer more romance.  I prefer the same world but with ever expanding characters better.  It's a personal prospective.  Many other people have really enjoyed this series.   Just not me.


1 comment:

  1. Oh man thats a bummer! I know people who absolutely love this series but I thought there was more romance too tbh.