Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Mercy Thompson #1
Published by: Penguin Audio
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
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 connection to those things is about to get her into some serious hot water...
I’m excited to finally start the Mercy Thompson series! Moon Called was a fantastic introduction to this world and its vast set of marvelous characters. I’m 100% sold, and have no doubt I’ll eagerly stick with Mercy until the end.
The first book or two in the urban fantasy genre have a tendency to be a … struggle, in a way. Mostly due to the overwhelming world build. That wasn’t the case at all with Moon Called. The story was totally engaging and perfectly paced. It was easy to really become absorbed in Mercy’s world without feeling bombarded.
Mercy is definitely a heroine I instantly took a liking too. Her deadpan snark is entertaining, especially when dealing with all those dominate males! She’s an intelligent, kick-ass, mechanic who doesn’t like being told what to do. What’s not to love?
Not only is Mercy an awesome heroine, but I’m so loving all the other characters and all the different dynamics. Especially when it comes to their interactions with Mercy.
I decided to go the audio route and glad I did. Lorelei King kills it! She does an amazing job with all the different voices and accents, truly becoming the characters.
As much as I wish I would’ve read this years ago, I’m extremely happy there’s already so many books in the series out, because I can’t wait to listen to the next installment.