Tell me again why it has taken me SO long to begin this series…because for the life of me, I can’t find a good reason. This book is wonderful!
As the first in the series, I half expected MOON CALLED to be a lot of set up and world building for the series, but I was hooked almost instantly.
Mercy Thompson is a non-typical girl. She never knew her father and has inherited some pretty interesting family traits from her old man. She is a shifter that takes the form of a coyote, and the only one she’s ever met. Imagine the surprise on her mothers (non-shifting) face when she discovers how special and different her new baby girl is. Only one thing to do, send her to live with a pack of were-wolves. No, it’s not the same thing as coyote, but the only thing close enough to help. And so begins the story of Mercy Thompson and how she came to be so unique.
But, that’s not all folks…Mercy is leading a pretty interesting life all on her own without the minor detail of her ability to shift.
When a new were walks into her garage unaware of what he is exactly, Mercy decides to help the young boy out. But, what she discovers through the chance encounter is a murderous mystery that will force her to have to go back to the pack she left behind and ask for help. Right away readers are pulled into action and the mystery begins.
What I most loved about this book was that it introduced a series without bogging it down with too many important tid-bits to remember for future books. I also loved the heroine. Mercy isn’t a promiscuous lead that’s whole world is centered on who her suitor is or will be. Sure, there is some hinting at possible romances, but it is secondary to the main themes and plot of the story. The characters are the main draw for me. From the various array of fey, weres, and vampires there is plenty to keep your interest– and they will because each supernatural is written so well that you can’t help but be interested in them.
With a fantastic plot and fabulous characters, this series has quickly become my new UF addiction. Took me long enough, right? 😉
This book was purchased by Day.