By Patricia Briggs
Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Ace Books, 2007
Genres: Fantasy, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, mystery, paranormal mystery, vampire
Series: Mercy Thompson; 2
Intended audience: Adult
Number of pages: 292
Setting: Tri-cities (Richland,Kennewick, &Pasco), WA
Time period: Contemporary
Plot summary: When Mercy’s friend, Stefan, asks her for a favor in the middle of the night, she can’t say no. She is indebted to the vampire for his help in Moon Called. Unfortunately for Mercy, helping Stefan ends up leading her to great peril with a demon vampire.
Pacing: Fast, fast, fast
Characterization: Told in first person through Mercy. Other important characters include the vampire Stefan, and the werewolves Adam, Samuel, and Warren
Frame: As the focus of this book is upon vampires, the title sets the frame. Vampires are bound by blood to their makers.
Story line: An imaginative paranormal mystery that includes great characters, love interests, and lots of thrills and chills.
Vampires — Fiction.
Werewolves — Fiction.
Metamorphosis — Fiction.
Thompson, Mercedes (Fictitious character) — Fiction.
Jim Butcher – The Dresden Files series
Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse series
Kim Harrison – Rachel Morgan/ Hallows series
Karen Marie Moning –MacKayla Lane/ Fever series
Personal notes: Loved it – didn’t want to put it down while I was reading it. Love this series. I really like how Briggs overlaps the characters from this series as well as the Alpha & Omega series – (Bran and Charles have an appearance in this story). Mercy’s love life is getting quite complex.
Other: Diversity – walker (shape shifter), vampires, werewolves, demon, gremlin, ghosts, multiracial woman – part Native American, female auto mechanic, homosexuals