Homecoming by Patricia Briggs

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Synopsis

Mercy Thompson is a walker, a magical being with the power to transform into a coyote. She lives on the fine line dividing the everyday world from a darker dimension, observing the supernatural community while standing apart.

When Mercy travels to the Tri-Cities of Washington for a job interview, she quickly finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a gang war between rival packs of werewolves. And as if fangs and fur weren’t bad enough, Mercy must deal with the scariest creature of all: her mother, who is convinced that Mercy is making a mess of her life and determined to set her daughter on the right course.

The thrilling adventures of Mercy Thompson-Moon Called, Blood Bound, and Iron Kissed-have topped the New York Times bestseller list. Now Mercy makes her comics debut in an exclusive new story created by Patricia Briggs. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming is sure to please longtime fans and capture new ones with its mix of unforgettable characters and thrilling supernatural intrigue.

My Thoughts

“My name is Mercy Thompson. I’m a walker, with two special gifts. The ability to transform into a coyote at will. And an unfortunate knack for finding trouble”

Truly this quote pretty much sums up this entire series. Homecoming is the prequel graphic novel to Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. This book also marks the start of my Mercy Thompson series re-read. There are about 19 books in this entire universe and one of my goals for 2019 was to read all of them. Majority of the books will be a re-read for me, but I’m excited to finally get to the books that I’ve missed!

Mercy Thompson is a recent college grad who’s out looking for a job, with unfortunately little luck.

Poor girl, goes out for a run, just trying to let out some steam when she gets attacked by a pack of werewolves. This would be bad for anyone, and even though Mercy herself is a coyote shifter she’s still no match for a werewolf especially not a pack. And just when she has given up, she gets saved by another pack of werewolves.

This encounter starts a whirlwind of occurrences for Mercy. All involving vampires, fairies, stalkers, kidnappers, and more werewolves.

I’m a bit biased for this because I’ve read pretty much the whole series already. When I read this for the first time I’d read the first 6 or 7 book’s already, so there was literally zero chance of me not liking this.

As a prequel to the series, it gave me quite a bit of insight into characters that I’d already come to love. And it showed things that are only get mentioned in the main books. There were tons of easter eggs and picked up on so much more reading this for the second time. It’s great to be able to see Mercy’s first introductions to characters who will come to play huge roles in her life.

So as a fan of the series there is no way you can miss this one, and it is absolutely worth the read.

If you haven’t read the series, I think this a good starting point. It’s a pretty funny and entertaining short story that introduces a good portion of the characters. This graphic novel also does a great job of showcasing Mercy, you’re able to learn a lot about her and you learn a bit about her unusual upbringing.

Mercy is a hardheaded, rebellious, kickass woman. She’s definitely one of my all-time favorite characters. Seeing her at the very beginning of her journey was so much fun. She’s the type to never give up and hates doing what people tell her to do, she’s always ready to fight for her friends and those who can’t fight for themselves. And she’s always getting to trouble.

I really enjoyed this book, but it isn’t my favorite at all. My problem with it is because I’ve already read the majority of this series so in my head I have pretty set ideas of what the characters look like and the artwork in this doesn’t match it AT ALL. On top of that the artwork in it wasn’t consistent, so depending on the chapters and Mercy and the other characters would look differently, and that was annoying.

In the end, I enjoyed this book way more than did the first time. And I’m even more excited to re-read this series.


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