Thursday, May 7, 2015

#2015HW Review ~ Cry Wolf ~ Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)Cry Wolf
Alpha & Omega #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 29, 2008
Source: Purchased from B&N on nook
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms

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.

It's been awhile since I spent time with Mercy and Adam and I feel like I'm betraying them a little but...I think I love Anna and Charles just as much. Maybe more. Cry Wolf was exciting, suspenseful, and fascinating. Here are a few reasons why:

1) Anna's an Omega - I had no idea what that meant but I learned and it was captivating.

2) Charles - he may be the Marrok's son and his assassin...he may also be quiet and have trouble expressing himself but I think he might be better with words than Samuel. Plus, he's a hot Native American and Anna brings out all his "good" stuff and we're able to see the softer side of Charles.

3) Asil - I adored the one-upsmanship between Asil and Charles. The dialog between these two provided some much needed comic relief.

4) BRAN! Getting to know more about the Marrok, his history, etc., was an absolute delight. I've adored him since he was introduced in Mercy's series, but he's been such an enigma. I'm so much better acquainted with him now. And I know he's actually scared of something.

I am very grateful to Braine for the heads-up about reading Alpha & Omega first. It certainly helped in my understanding of Anna - what she'd endured and why she reacted like she did.

I'm sad I waited so long to start this series. And I can't wait to get further into it!


  1. Still have to start this series, but the good news is that I already have this first instalment! :D I believe summer could give me a pretty good 'excuse' to join such an adventure . . . Based on your review, I should have a real blast so, why resist it any further? ;)

  2. This looks like a series I could enjoy. thanks for putting it on my radar :D Matt @ JC's Book Haven.

  3. I still haven't read her but I've collected quite a few of her books. I have a bunch of the Mercy series, I can't remember if I have this one on my bookshelf. Gotta get to them. Come on, me!

  4. I really feel that reading the novella first and reading the Mercy Thompson series will improve the reading experience. I constantly felt that i missed somethign while reading this and it's sad as I really wanted to enjoy this series. So now I plan to read the Mercy Thompson series first to see if i like that and maybe return to this series after that if I do. Great review and I am glad to hear you enjoy this series, it's fun reading your reviews :).

  5. Good to see this novella helps with understanding the rest of the series to come. I love it when a book can give you better insight. Great review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  6. I feel your love radiating from the this review, lol :) But this is such a beloved series, it doesn't really surprise me. Glad you had a good time reading this one :)

  7. I could have sworn I had bought this from Audible but it's sure not on my phone. I will read the first one I just bought first but knowing how much everyone loves this series, I am sure I will be reading this one too. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Glad you enjoyed this one. This one is on my wish list to read one day. Definitely need to grab this one soon.

  9. I just love this series and I sort of started the most recent one at my brothers graduation - so its my next read (as soon as I finish the book I've been reading since April! Lol) and you know how I love Patricia Briggs!!


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