Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)

Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson 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...

Details Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)

TitleMoon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)
Release DateJan 31st, 2006
Number of pages288 pages
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)

  • Kat Kennedy
    The cover is shitPNR are all the sameMoon Called is still good.What could be better than a Haiku review?Well, other than a proper review, I guess...The thing is, I did REALLY enjoy this book - it has a lot to recommend itself to readers with. Mercy is a nice character. She's not a complete badass but she's not a push over either.There's a mystery - though the mystery was interesting it all came up kind of lame in the end.The writing is pretty goo...
  • Joshua
    It pains me to say this (and I may lose my "guy" cred), but I'm a big fan of the urban-fantasy sub-genre. While I tend to lean more towards male protagonists (i.e. Butcher's Dresdan Files and Green's Nightside series), I still love me a good, tough female protagonist. That being said, I was hesitant to pick this one up because of the abysmal Harlequin like cover. In my opinion, many of the current crop of urban-fantasy covers look like they b...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    What a great addition to the urban fantasy genre. Mercy is a likeable and engaging protagonist. She doesn't come off as invincible and inhuman in her buttkicking abilities, yet at the same time, she is comfortable in her own skin and can hold her own.The universe is interesting, much like the world we live in, save the addition of preternatural creatues such as werewolves, vampires, fae, and coyote shifters like Mercy, which seem quite rare.I enj...
  • valee
    After all the reviews I had read about this book, I though this series would be over the top. Everybody was giving 5 stars to this book,and for that very same reason I had really high expectations for it. Maybe that was the problem...It wasn't a bad read, just a VERY slow one. The first half of the book was REALLY boring and slow-paced, it only described the heroine and her life. Around page 100 comes this hot-sexy-alpha wolf who makes you think ...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    ► BR with my MacHalo Freaks starting Nov 15, 2015.Note to self: you should review books right after reading them. When you don't you always end up lowering your original rating (view spoiler)[Oh well (hide spoiler)].I should be bummed about this. I really should. And I should be wondering why most people in the universe LOVE this book. Well, most people except my dear daughter Liz, that is. But she takes after her amazing father (aka me), mea...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    Seems I'm on an Urban Fantasy kick right now! I've had this book on my shelf forever because a few people recommended it, but every time I picked it up to read, I saw the cover art of Mercy with her bare mid-drift and cleavage and though "ugh" another one of those heroines that are bad-ass and probably stubborn with a chip on her shoulder, etc... (I love strong female protagonists, but some are really annoying when they refuse all help). But I wa...
  • Tatiana
    After attempting to read "Moon Called" at least 5 times I am finally giving up. There is absolutely no chance I will ever read the sequels, so why bother?I am a fan of urban fantasy and this novel is very highly rated by readers, so it is surprising that I disliked it so much. My expectations for urban fantasy are not huge: well developed lore, engaging paranormal mystery and one or two sexy supernatural hunks to swoon over. I don't care how form...
  • julio
    mercy, mercy.crushingly dull exposition of everything you already knew about werewolves and et cetera, served over the course of about two hundred and fifty pages of soul-withering conversation, with the requisite love triangle and weapon-listing and speyshul-snowflake-ing and seventy quintillion characters and a plot like a doily and fuck my life if i weren't so desperate to get out of my own head i would have set this on fire and then myself wh...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Re-Read March 19th 2017. Still awesome!Moon Called is the first book in the Mercy Thompson Urban Fantasy series, and it was a strong start. It was fun, fast paced, with strong characters and an engrossing plot. I love my female protags to have some spunk and be able to kick a little ass and Mercy Thompson ticks all those boxes and more!Mercy Thompson is a “walker” and can shapeshift into a coyote. Mercy isn’t a werewolf but she is very clos...
  • Alkyoni
    I like you Mercy Thompson.I like you because you’re tough but not invincible.I like you because you’re brave but not stupid.I like you because you are a caring person but nobody’s fool.I like you because you make mistakes but you don’t place the blame elsewhere.I like you because you’re smart but not a show-off.I like you because you stand on your own among much more powerful creatures than you but you know your limits.I like you becaus...
  • Carol.
    It's now been a decade since Moon Called was published, and it remains a solid, reliable series in the urban fantasy genre. My first time reading it, I pretty much loved it. It has steady action, an intriguing female lead and decent world-building. It also has a gentle romantic build, a relief in a genre that is frequently focused paranormal sexy-times. If it is a little predictable, it's with the assurance that the experience will be satisfying ...
  • Anne
    Buddy Read (or re-read, in my case) with Kat, Krishna, Sara, and Sesana.Disclaimer: I may have bullied them into reading this...All of these guys gave it a 'gentle' 3 stars. Even Sesana (view spoiler)[,who probably would have rated it lower, had I not threatened to go after her beloved Les Misérables, (hide spoiler)] was kind. Thank you!So, with none of my pals really loving this one, coupled with the fact that I read it 5 years ago, I was fully...
  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    I've tried to read this two times now. I give up. I just don't like it. I'm sure it's just me. Tons of people love this series. It's one of the most famous and popular UFs out there. I just can't get into it. DNF 41%.I don't like how the female werewolves and skinwalkers are treated. It's like the males are still in the 1800s. No.Her "adoptive" pack kicked her out at 16 because the females were jealous and one of the alphas (who was 60 or 70 in w...
  • Nic
    "MS. THOMPSON, it said in heavy block letters, PLEASE KEEP YOUR FELINE OFF MY PROPERTY. IF I SEE IT AGAIN, I WILL EAT IT." Lately I have been reading just pretty much young adult books but I thought I give adult urban fantasy a go and I’m so glad I did. Moon Called was action packed, witty, suspenseful and addictive. When I finished it I wanted to run straight down to the bookstore and get the next one but unfortunately I had spent my weekly bo...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Full review, first posted at Thompson is an anomaly: a female automobile mechanic who owns her own shop, half Native American, and ― in a world with werewolves, vampires, fae and other supernatural beings ― she is one of a very few “walkers,” or skinwalkers, able to easily shapeshift into a coyote at will, without regard to phases of the moon. When Mercy surprised her human mother by turning into a coyote p...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I love it when I can read a book for a second time and enjoy even more than the first time. There are a few book worlds that I hate to leave and Mercy's world is one of them. When I finished reading Fire Touched recently, I wanted more Mercy so I decided it was time to listen to some of the audiobooks from this series that have been sitting in my audible account for a couple of years. I was su...
  • Angela
    January 2017 re-read: Mercy is one of my favorite characters to read about. This world is fascinating, and the characters (and their interactions) are fantastic.15 January 2016: $1.99 on KindleDecember 2015 re-read: Buddy read with SarahThis series is so comfortable. Like coming home. I love the world. I love the wolves - that they aren't "nice" all the time, they are sometimes at the whim of the animal that shares their body. But most of all, I ...
  • Emily May
    I should have liked this. I really wanted to like this. After all, it promises so many of the things I love about the Urban Fantasy genre: kick-ass heroine, supernatural creatures, murder mystery and hot other-wordly men. I'm actually not too demanding of the genre, Halfway to the Grave is one example of UF that is very light with little plot development and limited emphasis on the supernatural mystery element... and I really enjoyed it. If the a...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    I was super happy to discover a new PNR series and after reading Patricia Briggs 1st book in her Mercy Thompson series….I was beyond happy…excited more like it!!!!Mercy Thompson – a natural born coyote shape shifter, auto mechanic and owner of a garage, sensible, together, strong and independent, lives in the Tri-Cities are of Washington, amidst a world of humans and supernaturals – vampires, walkers, werewolves, fey, witches…..The sto...
  • Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    Review from first time i read it, 04/25/11 to 04/27/11:Mercy was awesome loved this book... Mercy was really funnyMercy was really fast (but not easy, takes a whole flipping book for a guy to get a kiss)Mercy was pretty smart, for a girl ;)Mercy wasn't completely helpless, she uh might rip your throat out with her teeth and watch you bleed to death (just sayin')Mercy never even mentions her man eating vagina once in this whole bookMercy also didn...
  • Ronyell
    What do you get when you have a heroine who can change into a coyote in a matter of seconds add in two sexy male werewolves, and a kidnapping plot that will turn heads? You will get this book “Moon Called” by Patricia Briggs which stars Mercy Thompson, your not so average heroine! If I get paid a dime every time I see a heroine become a shape shifter, I would be a millionaire by now! Full of action, mystery and a lust for the supernatural, ...
  • Layla ✷ Praise the sun ✷
    Buddy read with some friends at Buddies Books and BaublesMild spoiler incoming If your neighbour secretly had a picture of you in his bedroom, wouldn't you at least think "What the hell" for a mere second, no matter the circumstances?Mercy doesn't. "He turned back to me. ‘But you have his scent all over your van, and he has a picture of you in his bedroom.’ Samuel gave me a sharp look. ‘In his bedroom?’ It was news to me, too. But I was m...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    4.5 STARS!!!The biggest reason why I don’t read many UF books is because I can never find a heroine who’s POV doesn’t piss me off. Cat from Night Huntress pissed me off at first because of her prejudices. Merit from the Chicagoland Vampires doesn’t stand out from her supporting cast because they all act the same. I can go on, but instead I’ll just say this: I LOVE MERCY THOMPSON!!!Mercy is my new favourite heroine! She’s a walker, whi...
  • Glass
    Buddy read with Vishous and Glam. Moon Called is not a bad start of a series, but it is a far cry from epicness of Darkfever or Magic Bites. Luckily, I was already warned that this series gets better with second, even more so with third book, so I will definitely continue with it.
  • Nafeeza
    It's a BYOB Buddy Reading event starting 01/08/17 with the lovely ladies over at BB&B. (the things I do for Sarah)Rounding this up to 3 stars!*First Read 01/17/16-01/20/16- 2.5 Stars*
  • Lindsey Rey
    [4.5 Stars]
  • Angela
    Wow. So there's really not a good cover-blurb for this book. What the heck? I guess, if they're going for tease, it's hitting the mark. *frowns*I can't remember who first told me to read this book. I wish I could because it has given me endless hours of entertainment over the years. Patricia Briggs is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I'm not sure I can do her books justice (which is why I haven't even tried to review them before now).This...
  • Heather
    Moon Called is a run of the mill Urban Fantasy pick. It was entertaining enough to keep my attention, but didn’t elicit any strong feelings of extreme like or dislike. Initially I thought I would totally dig it. The heroine, Mercy, is a tatted up car mechanic. Talk about an interesting angle. But despite Mercy’s uniqueness in this urban fantasy genre, where more often than not, the females are all articulate journalists or cops and yet comple...
  • Amanda
    Move on. Nothing new to see here.That's my biggest complaint about Moon Called. For someone new to the fantasy/supernatural world, it's probably entertaining enough but it definitely has the smack of "been there, done that" for the seasoned genre reader. I would have loved it 10 to 15 years ago.Moon Called does have a few things going for it, especially the fact that too often books like this are just an excuse to have "things that go bump in the...
  • Stacey is Sassy
    Mercy me, they are an interesting bunch...I liked Moon Called, but I struggled to find the spark. All of the characters were interesting, original and likeable. I laughed at the required times, felt my heart rate speed up when the conflict played out and shed a tear when the emotions were high. All of these things together were good…but I wasn't love...or...desperate for more.Mercy has powers that I don't think she even knows the ...