6 journalers for this copy...
I am registering this book to help along with the "Race to 3 Million" Challenge. :)
This book was alright, but I wasn't too impressed. I think the book would have been MUCH better if Mercy had more of a personality. The book may as well have been told in third-person versus first person from Mercy's point of view because the dialogue was so bland and unemotional. Initially, I did enjoy Mercy's character because she wasn't so girly and because she had a tough personality. Moon Called reminded me a bit of Hamilton's Anita Blake series minus the wit, comedy, and emotions. The plot itself was pretty good but again, Mercy ruined the experience for me.
I am reserving this book for ladiibbug. I hope you like it more than I did! :)
Journal Entry 3
Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Released 16 yrs ago (4/11/2006 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases
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Sending off to my good pal ladiibbug. :)
4/14/06 Thank you, Dream! Book rec'd today - I've been lusting after this title after reading a few reviews. Love the cute bunnies-in-the-basket card :-) TBR
5/22/06 Thanks, Dream, for swapping with me. ITA with your comments - this was only a so-so read. I enjoyed the beginning of the book, but it got totally bogged down with lengthy narratives & explanation of the werewolf rules, etc. I literally had a tough time staying awake to finish this one. Definitely does not live up to the reviewer's positive raves imho. RSVD for CheriePie
6/5/06 Mailed to CheriePie with the cute wabbits in a basket card Dream sent to me with the book - on account of Cherie's two wascally bunnies ;-) - TRAV
6/5/06 Mailed to CheriePie, with the cute wabbits in a basket card Dream sent to me with the book - on account of Cherie's two pet wascally bunnies
;-) - TRAV
* Counts in the Keep Them Moving 2006 Challenge *
Arrived yesterday. I'm sorry to read the comments that this book didn't live up to it's expectations, but I plan to read it nonetheless. Fortunately, this book doesn't have an agenda after me, so I can read it when I can instead of having to put it near the top of my pile. Though I may want to release it in the upcoming paranormal book box so I may read it sooner rather than later anyway.
I enjoyed this book, not one of the best I've ever read like the previous reviewers already stated, but I see it as a good start to a new series, and by the end, I was curious to see what would happen between Mercy and Adam, or Mercy and Samuel.
The book strays a bit from what I've come to expect with regards to werewolves and vampires, and even introduces a new type of paranormal called a "walker" which Mercy is, she can shapeshift into a coyote, a gift from her Native American ancestry. Though she's often shunned by the werewolves, Mercy discovers that in many ways she's just as capable and able as the fuller-bodied wolves, and is even immune to many forms of witch and vampire magic and thralls that the werewolves don't have. She's tough and doesn't let people push her around so I really liked her character for that reason alone, particularly since I've previously read some books where the main character is more of a wishy washy female who can't seem to think for herself. She's no Anita Blake, and I'd be hard pressed to put anyone in the same category as Anita, but I found her a strong and interesting character nonetheless.
This is reserved for Sidney1220, who pulled it from the Paranormal Virtual Book Box.
Journal Entry 9
Virtual Paranormal Bookbox in Virtual BookBox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Released 16 yrs ago (7/13/2006 UTC) at Virtual Paranormal Bookbox in Virtual BookBox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent to Sidney1220 via First Class Mail on 7/13/06.
Received in the mail today. Thanks...
7.20.06 Reserved for caseyw from relay.
I enjoyed this book. I agree that it's not great by any stretch of the imagination, but unlike my fellow readers before me, I actually liked Mercy better than Anita Blake. Anita has always seemed kind of too tough and cold to me, whereas Mercy exhibits just the right amount of courage and vulnerability to make her likable. Also, this book's lighter tone makes it a very different reading experience than the Anita Blake series, and I will definitely be checking out its sequel when it comes out.
I wonder who she's going to end up with. I hope it's Adam.
8/7/06 Put in the mailbox.
Received this in the mail today from Sidney1220 from Book Relay. Thanks. Looking forward to reading this.
Journal Entry 13
US Mail in Post office, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 10, 2006
Released 16 yrs ago (11/11/2006 UTC) at US Mail in Post office, A book trading site -- Controlled Releases
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On its way to fantasy221 for the Paranormal VBB over at Book Relay #6.
received from casey from the paranormal vbb. wow lots of journalers on this one! I can't wait to see what I think of it :)