I debated whether or not to write a review for the book, but in the end, as I read the first three in a two-week period, I decided to review the series even though I haven’t finished it. Terrible, I know.
In order: Moon Called
No spoilers. : )
Mercy is a mechanic who can change into a coyote. She’s also half Native American. Well, that intrigued me right there. Add vampires, werewolves, witches and a believable eastern Washington, which I know fairly well, and I was hooked.
The books are written in first person. I’m not a big fan of first person. It brings me in so close to the main character that I have to really like him or her. So if I’m going to read first person, the author has to nail it. Briggs did.
I started reading the first book because someone suggested the fourth book in the series and it sounded good. I ordered the first one off Amazon, started reading the day it came in the mail and couldn’t put it down. The day I finished it, I ordered the other two and cursed myself for not adding them the day before.
Briggs has an engaging writing style. Mercy is the kick-ass, wise cracking woman that we’ve come to love in the genre, but she manages to stay free of stereotype. She has her tender moments and she’s believable. As I said before, in first person, I have to love the main character and I didn’t mind seeing the world through Mercy’s eyes.
The plots in all three books work well alone. In fact, I read the third book before I read the second with no problem but together they coalesce into something that is greater than its parts.
That said, I did find things to nitpick. I don’t like when everyone falls in love with the, not beautiful, but spunky independent heroine. Briggs flirts with that big time in the second book. In the third book: Um… werewolves on leashes? I’m sorry. I don’t want to think anyone could mistake one for a giant dog especially after Briggs explained their front legs were jointed more like a bear than a dog. I think that stretches the bounds of credulity a bit.
None of that was enough to take away the enjoyment of reading. I love the world Briggs creates. Wouldn’t want to live there, but it’s a wonderful place to visit. I still have the fourth book to look forward to but the first book in her Alpha and Omega Novel’s just came in. Starting on that first.
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