Title: Moon Called
Author: Patricia Briggs
Publication Date: Jan 2006
Classification: Adult Novel
Summary from Goodreads:
I was really excited to start this series because I was in the mood for a great urban fantasy read. I was expecting a nice mix of supernatural creatures, mystery, kick ass chick, and swoon worthy men who could provide a girl with a touch of romance and I’m glad to say I got most of this.
The characters were so vivid to me. I’m not sure why but I really felt connected with these characters, probably because it wasn’t always pretty or easy for them. Mercy goes through a lot of stuff and she doesn’t really belong to any one place since she is so unique in the supernatural elements that she carries. I also loved meeting Adam and Sam. I felt they were both strong males that have something to offer Mercy. I know that Adam is the local Alpha wolf and that makes him interesting enough, plus you can see he really does care for Mercy even though he pretends to not have a care in the world. I’m excited to learn more about Adam as the series moves forward because I feel he could be good for Mercy, give her some family balance. As much as I like Adam I also can’t help but feel for Sam, he just wants someone to love and he still has feelings even though Mercy walked away before. There better be more about Warren in future books as well because I feel like all books are just better with that gay couple mixed in!
Aside from the characters the plot was also surprisingly interesting. I guess I’m just use to romance books or teen books where the plots always follow a very stable pattern. Since I only recently started to read more UF I am still very interested in the plot lines because they are new to me at least, they don’t seem to follow the same old formula. I enjoyed the mystery, the fights, the action, and the emotions everyone was going through. There was a lot of plot to keep you interested and at times I was even wishing for a longer book just so I could spend more time with the characters where they weren’t running around kicking ass and saving people.
Overall, this is a great start to a series that I can’t wait to read more of. The only complaint I have after reading this book is I want more romance! I know I know this is UF and the romance always takes a major backseat but I want more romance, more teasing or kissing at the very least.