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Michelle Scott, urban fantasy author

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance! Although I'm not too keen on books that are overly sexy, I don't mind a little heat if it goes along with the story. At the same time, I'll read pretty much anything from classic novels to contemporary fiction.

Currently reading

Shutter Island
Dennis Lehane
Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style)
Tim Gunn, Kate Maloney
Oaths of Blood (Ascension #2)
S.M. Reine
Moon Called - Patricia Briggs Just when I thought I'd had my fill of vamps and weres, I was introduced to Patricia Brigg's novel, Moon Called.

The book has three things that I love in a novel: strong characterization, a swiftly-moving plot, and a sense of location (in this case, eastern Montana). The main character, Mercedes Thompson, is a strong, single woman who is also a shape shifter. But while Mercy is tough and independent, she's not a recluse or a loner. She has a sense of loyalty to those around her, and is kind-hearted to those in need. She is a character that I am looking forward to reading more about.

I also liked how Briggs describes the world of the werewolf. It is not a world I'd feel comfortable living in, but it was interesting to read about the customs and mannerisms of the weres. The world-building in this novel is exceptionally good.

What I didn't care for was that this book seemed to pick up in mid-story. Mercy had a lot of interesting history that wasn't explored as much as I wanted. I certainly think that a prequel is in order! I was also hoping to read a little more romance, especially in light of the love-triangle that flourishes between two weres who both think of Mercy as their mate.

I lost myself in the world of Mercedes Thompson, and I can't wait to get further into the series.