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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #1)

briggs_mooncalledPatricia Briggs introduces us to an alternate universe where werewolves and witches, shapeshifters, fey and vampires live largely unnoticed by humans. In the Tri-Cities area, Mercedes “Mercy” Thompson is a bad-ass mechanic who has connections to several magical beings but she tries to keep a low-profile. She’s a “walker” which means she’s a shapeshifter (into a coyote).

Fans of Twilight and the Vampire Diaries will love this book. It’s a must-read for Urban Fiction readers. This was a can’t-put-it-down novel for me. It kept me excited and plugged into the characters from the first page. The book has a great rhythm. Given that it’s the first in a long series, we don’t get too in-depth into the characters but Briggs gives us enough to show that the characters are complex and they engage our interest.

Some of the colorful characters include Zee, a gremlin; Bran, the Marrok (the head Alpha over all other packs); his sons Charles and Samuel; and Stefan Uccello, a vampire and member of the area seethe (vampire group). There’s also her sexy neighbor, Adam Hauptman, who is the Alpha of the werewolf pack in the area and his daughter, Jesse.

The second book in the “Mercy Thompson” series is entitled Blood Bound. Expect a review as soon as I can get my hands on it. Have an awesome Friday folks!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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