Monday, April 29, 2013

Review: Alpha & Omega #1: Cry Wolf

Title: Alpha & Omega #1: Cry Wolf

Author: Patricia Briggs

Date of Publication: July 29, 2008

Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book

Buy This Book: Amazon

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.

My Review:

I've yet to read a book by Patricia Briggs that I didn't completely adore and Cry Wolf was no exception. With absolutely amazing characters, an exciting and romantic plot, and a bit of a mystery I'm already dying to get my hands on the next one! With some new characters as well as some old favorites I loved Anna's new perspective and being able to learn more about the world of the Mercy Thompson series!

Unlike in the Mercy Thompson series the Alpha & Omega series focuses more on the relationship between Anna and Charles than heart stopping action. Mostly romance with a bit of mystery thrown in this novel was very different than the Mercy Thomson series but the love story worked out perfectly for this novel. The romance between Charles and Anna was very well done and even though they hadn't known each other long Briggs was able to take away any "insta-love" awkwardness and make their relationship cute and believable.

If there is one character more opposite than Mercy it's Anna. Beaten and broken by her pack in Chicago she is timid and scared, sometimes even allowing her wolf to take over and get her through difficult situations. Patient and caring Charles is absolutely perfect for her and I loved being able to watch their relationship develop. Anna was so different from all of other Briggs's characters and I loved being able to read from a bit of a different perspective and see a different side of Briggs's writing.

My favorite part of the novel was being able to learn more about Charles, Bran, and Samuel. Even though Samuel has a large part in the Mercy Thompson series it was nice to see him from a different perspective and I absolutely loved being able to learn about Charles and Bran, two characters who I never really got to get to know in the Mercy Thompson series. Even though I knew how the novel was going to end I still loved it!

I would 100% recommend this book to fans of Patricia Briggs and to those who have never tried a book by Briggs before! An all-around amazing start to a new series, those who are after more of a love story will no doubt love Cry Wolf!



  1. Nice review! Of all of Briggs' books, Cry Wolf was probably my least favorite, however, I absolutely loved the next two. Have you read Frost Burned yet? Or are you going through a re-read first? I just finished it, and it was worth the wait! :)

  2. I'm so excited to read the next two, I've got them at the very top of my TBR list! I haven't gotten to Frost Burned yet even though I'm absolutely dying to read it, Mercy will forever be my favorite paranormal heroine ever. I just did a re-read about a month ago but I'm tempted to do another one because I love that series so much :)