Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs

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Published
July 29, 2008
Publisher
Ace
Pages
321
Author’s Page
http://www.patriciabriggs.com/

Cry Wolf starts where Alpha And Omega ends, Anna is moving from Chicago to Montana to be with her new mate, Charles. While she is excited, she is also scare and second guessing herself. Charles is in wolf form so talking with him isn’t possible yet, so her self-doubt has her contemplating running.

I really like Anna and Charles, the dynamic of the two seems to create a balance that helps keep them both grounded. I thought it was really cool that Anna’s Omega powers were able to protect her from the big bad psycho bitch witch. I knew that Anna had what she needed to fight back but it was really awesome to read when she begins reconnected with her own self-value. I think my favorite part was her first meeting with Bran’s mean and nasty mate. The way she kept saying no was just priceless.

I have read Cry Wolf several times and will probably read it again next year when the next book in the Alpha And Omega series comes out. I can’t help it; Patricia Briggs writes some amazing stories. Every one of Patricia Briggs books, that I have read are clearly well edited allowing for a smooth flowing reading experience. As of right now I have to say Patricia Briggs is in my top 3 of favorite Authors, and that her Alpha And Omega series is one of my go to comfort reads.

Book Cover Rating
When I first saw this cover, I was confused because Cry Wolf’s main characters are Anna and Charles. I just couldn’t picture Anna looking like the depiction on the cover. After reading Cry Wolf I am not as confused because Anna can be fierce when provoked, but then again, this picture could also be a depiction of the wicked witch and her guardian. I really do like the cover and the curiosity it creates.

Book’s Blurb
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. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country is about to recognize her value as a pack member—and as his mate.

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Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs

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Published
January 31, 2006
Publisher
Ace
Pages
295
Author’s Page
http://www.patriciabriggs.com/

I am currently kicking myself for not picking up Moon Called sooner, and I really should have, especially after reading the Alpha and Omega series twice. I should have known that Moon Called would be as amazing.

In Moon Called we are introduced to Mercy, a badass mechanic who hires a werewolf in trouble so she can help him, learns that the local Alpha claims her and needs to work on a vampires VW Wagon and deal with her ex all while trying to figure out what the hell is happening in the Tri Cities area. Badass doesn’t even begin to cover how awesome Mercy Thompson is. She has a smart mouth and knows how and when to use it and from what I read maybe even a few abilities that she is unaware of, should prove to make future books in the series really interesting.

Honestly there wasn’t much to not like in Moon Called except the bad guys and there seemed to be a lot of them and it was hard to see which direction they were coming from. The good guys were likable as well as badass. I am not sure what Adam was thinking but he needs to shit or get off the pot, if you haven’t read the book yet then you will just have read it to get it, if you recognize the clues, that saying “the woman is the last to know” definitely will have meaning.

Moon Called flowed smoothly at a steady pace with only a couple of editing speed bumps and I look forward to reading the story again in the future, but first I need to re-read the Alpha And Omega series and the rest of the Mercy Thompson series to see how the fit into the timeline with each other.

Book Cover
I like the cover and the fact that the model even has that paw tattoo like the one described in the story.

Book’s Blurb
Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance.

But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her…

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Alpha And Omega ( Alpha & Omega #.50) by Patricia Briggs



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Anna is an Omega wolf but has no clue what that is or what means thanks to her douche bag Alpha and his equally douchey cronies. It is because of them that she lives in fear and near starvation. When she finally gets up the nerve to call The Marrok, the Alpha of Alpha’s, he sends her to meet his son, Charles, at the airport. When Charles tells her that she is his mate she will do whatever she can to protect him but as for those things that mates do, she tells him she doesn’t like sex.

Alpha And Omega isn’t a very long read but it does cover a fairly large amount of ground when it comes to Anna and Charles making one eager to read the next story in the series that is a spin-off of the Mercy Thompson series (which I have plans to dive into as some point). I think my favorite part is when Anna and Charles are in the restaurant and he is telling her she is his mate and her response is ‘I don’t like sex’ but then who could blame her.

Alpha And Omega is one of those stories that just gets better with every reading and I think I have read it almost twice a year since I purchased it. Although this year’s reading was just as riveting as always the deaths in this story were rather painful this time so thankfully those are near the end of the story. The fact that this is one of my favorites and I have read it several times had me excited to give Alpha And Omega the five-star rating I was planning to give so imagine my disappointment after counting the edits that I found forcing me to give the story a 4-star rating. All the same thank you Patricia Briggs for creating an amazing world of shape shifters and other paranormal creatures.

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“If Leo survives tonight, I shall be very surprised. If I survive you, I’ll be equally surprised.” -Charles

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Book’s Blurb
Anna, four years a werewolf, raped, beaten, half-starved and handed from one male to another, places a call from Chicago to the wilds of Montana. She reaches the Marrok, North America’s werewolf ruler, telling him she’s seen a boy, one reported missing and possibly injured. He was in a cage her pack’s Alpha keeps for confining new werewolves.

The Marrok says that his enforcer is flying from Montana to O’Hare. Anna meets the plane, and, Charles, enforcer, as well as the Marrok’s oldest son, insists on staying with her. He has seen she is not the Submissive she thinks she is. Charles is a supreme Alpha, and she is his antithesis, a rare Omega; her very presence lowers tension, calms and soothes. Despite centuries as a Solitary, Charles would wed young Anna. His brother wolf, he says, has already taken her as his mate.

There are, as investigation and confrontation reveal, reasons both for the capture of the boy and for what has been done to Anna. It’s a surprisingly tender story.