Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Lorelei King
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Hero/Heroine: Mercy & Adam
Genre: M/F Urban Fantasy
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Available at: Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Review – Book:
I’ve read a majority of the Mercy Thompson series and decided to listen to them all before I read the most recent one in preparation for the new one coming out. And I must say, it was good to get back to the way things were. So much has changed throughout the series that it was interesting to see how they ‘were’; how everything started and how things have changed.
Mercy is a pretty badass character in that she’s super stubborn but also extremely courageous. She doesn’t let her fear get in the way of things and she’ll fight to the death to save those she cares about. I loved seeing how protective she was especially over Adam because you can tell the feelings that are there even though she refuses to acknowledge them and acts like Adam is just another big alpha she can ignore. Just loved that! We don’t get to know Adam that well yet but the parts we do see of him he’s all deliciously alpha.
For the start of a series, this book is pretty engaging. We get a little of the vamps, a little of the witches, a little of the fae and a whole lot of the wolves. We see some of the pack dynamics and a hint of what the world will become. We see what Mercy is like now but also a little of what she was like when she was younger. There’s not much suspense in this one but we do get just enough action to keep things interesting.
Review – Audio: I really enjoyed the narrator for this story. Her voice was soothing and even though I’ve always imagined Mercy to have a little deeper voice, I felt like she portrayed Mercy pretty well. My only complaint with her is that her male voices (aside from Stefan) seemed to be very similar so sometimes I didn’t realize there was a new male talking until after they spoke. Still, it was a great audio and I’ll definitely be continuing the series!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*