Mercy Thompson is a mechanic that runs a small auto shop specialising in VWs. She lives nearby in a small caravan on a plot of land with her cat Medea. Mercy seems like an ordinary person just trying to make a living however she is a walker, someone who can shape shift, and turns into a coyote at will. Her neighbour just happens to be a werewolf (and very spunky). Her former boss is a goblin and she is currently working on a VW that belongs to a vampire. Mercy’s life is far from simple and is only going to get more complicated when she takes in a stray werewolf called Mac.
This is the first book in the Mercy Thompson series (I couldn’t find anywhere a snazzier title to the series so I went with the obvious). This is a good light hearted chick lit, mystery, supernatural fare. I never know what genre these sorts of books technically fall into; maybe I can make one up something like Cosy Supernatural Chick? No? Ok wont give up my day job anytime soon then.
What really captured my interest the most was the folk lore that Patrica Briggs introduces into this series, I think it is very clever. She divides the “magical” entities into European Faye (eg vampires, werewolves, goblins etc) and the indigenous magical beings to North America (a walker being one of those). I really like the way she introduced the idea of colonization for the magical community and how it affected the indigenous magical community. I thought the concept really clever and hopefully Briggs will expand on that over the course of the series.
“I don’t know why I expected everything to be the same. After all , I’d changed a good deal in the years since I’d last been there. I should have expected Aspen creek would have changed, too. I didn’t have to like it”A fun read with lots of action and romantic comedy with two werewolf fella’s fighting for Mercy’s affection. If you like this kind of genre you wont be disappointed with this book.
I have not read Patrica Briggs other series but I will keep an eye out for them now.