Thursday, July 1, 2010
Paranormal Pfunk.......OVER. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
I don’t really think it necessary for me to review Moon Called since all of you were the ones to convince me to read it in the first place to get me out of my Paranormal Pfunk.
First I will say I’m ashamed to admit I never read this series because I thought it sounded cheesy. A tough talking coyote mechanic?? Puhleeze. And the cover? I know this is a selling point to most but again I am soooo done with the badass girl with the tattoo book cover.
I’m sorry. I was wrong.
So instead of a review I’m just going to thank everyone who bugged me relentlessly to start this series.
And I’m going to thank Patricia Briggs for writing a story about a girl that really is tough. Not just tough until something bad happens. Not tough just because she’s willing to put herself in ridiculously stupid and dangerous situations. She knows when she needs help and isn’t afraid to ask even if it hurts her pride a little.
Thank you for laying the groundwork for a love triangle (quadrangle??). There are three potential suitors and ALL of them are valid choices. THIS is what I’m talking about when I say I like triangles that are done right! I’m stressed about it but in a good way!
Thank you for developing the side characters instead of merely using them as plot devices to get from point A to point B.
Thanks for surprising me and making me cry. (page 59)
For the first time in months I cared about every character, wanted to know what was going to happen next (tried to send DH back to work so I could read longer) and thought about this book and what will happen in the next one once I put it down.
And most importantly to me….I did not want to throttle even one person in this book!!
Was it perfect? No. And a big negative was that I read the Alpha & Omega series first so there was a lot of set up for a story I already knew about…not the author’s fault though.
But I am excited about reading again for the first time in a long time – so thanks again to all of you who recommended the series and tweeted the title to me in under 5 minutes so I could find it at the bookstore!! (What did I do before Twitter??) and thanks again to Patricia Briggs for making me want to read again!!
Check out Bella's review of the series at Obsessed! complete with adorable coyote photos. She was in a reading slump also and this series got her out of it too and hers was the final recommendation to convince me to jump in and read it already!!