Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Moon Called: Patricia Briggs

"Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself."

Why the bloody hell the publishers gave this title that cover is beyond me. It looks like trashy soft porn. Mills and Boon on Viagra. I really couldn't be seen at work reading this, I'd never have heard the end of it. I had to get this on Kindle.

Do publishers equate 'strong female protagonist' with 'male fantasy hot chick'? Do they not, perhaps, see the ridiculousness there?

The reason I'm so annoyed by it is that underneath the porno pose of the be-boob-jobbed bird on the cover, this is a fantastic read. And so many others like me are going to pass it by because it looks like shit.

Moon Called completely took me by surprise. It's intelligent, action packed and a great read. The werewolf politics explored here are intricate and fascinating, ditto for the Vamps and the Fae. For me this was on a par with Kelley Armstrong and Jim Butcher. A real case of don't judge a book by its cover. Rip the cover off or go for the ebook. 

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