Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
2008, Ace
Series: Book 1 of Alpha and Omega

Synopsis: Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.

Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.

The Good: Anna is important and that in itself is important. She has a reason for being special and it factors into the story in a major way. The characters are great, all of which making you want to know more about them at every opportunity. Charles and Bran, especially, but also Sage and even Charles's stepmother. This series is set in the same universe as Brigg's Mercy Thompson series which leads to a huge, very fleshed out world. You're fully immersed in a unique werewolf culture here and it's truly something to experience.

The Bad: Anna is weak for the majority of the story and it takes some getting used to. Urban fantasy readers are used to strong female leads and Anna is not what most of us would expect. Cry Wolf is the first in the series, yet there was a short story prequel that most readers will have missed before starting this book. The short story would have been a very smart addition in this book as it involved major backstory that readers need to get into the beginning of this book.

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