Mercy Thompson

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It can be a little overwhelming when you go into a bookstore and you see tons of female writers circling around the paranormal romance/vampire & werewolf theme that has become an infestation of global proportions. There is Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, J.R. Ward, Lyndsay Sands and many others, but one author has made an impact with me over all others. Her name is Patricia Briggs and her Mercy Thompson series. Yes, she is a shapeshifter and there is a romantic touch to the first book ( I am new to the series and have only read the first, but I was sucked in.) Vampires, Fae and Werewolves dominate the scene, but it is in Mercy that we have our first "original" female character in the genre since Anita Blake. Mercy is part and is a mechanic. Guys will enjoy this book. Briggs has also written several Fantasy novels, too. Overall I think we have a writer who will entertain us for many books to come while staying fresh and interesting. Moon Called is book number 1 in (so far) a four book series. Lets hope we will see Mercy in dozens more. As of today the second in the Alpha and Omega series is out in Mass Market and the first graphic novel about Mercy herself has hit shelves - it is called Homecoming and is a prelude to the first book.
by Danielle084 on ‎09-04-2009 09:01 AM

I read the whole series and I could not put them down. There are so many books out there now that are based on Vampires but not just werewolves. I know that they go hand in hand but i have been wanting my main subject to be werewolves and with this series i found it. I enjoyed Briggs writting and i felt like the books just flowed so well. Great read for anyone interested in Sci Fi or anyone looking to get into it.

by B&N Bookseller TheEerieCoterie on ‎09-17-2009 09:31 PM

I am glad you liked them.  They really have something different to offer readers who like supernatural fiction.

by nikki0390 on ‎12-15-2009 10:28 PM

I loved this series. Absolutely loved it! However, I'm getting pretty annoyed that people keep placing it under horror. This is not a horror book! You definitley have to love vampires, werewolves and magic, but at no point in the books was I ever like "oh my god this is so scary I can't handle it." They are not scary at all! I highly recommend these books.

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