Review: Cry Wolf – Patricia Briggs

Series: Alpha & Omega #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 294
Published: 2008
Publisher: Ace
Source: Bought

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 thoughts:
I am giving it a 4, but is is not a full 4. Mostly because I did not love it as much as the Mercy books, but I still really enjoyed it. 
The funny thing was that it was not Charles and Anna I liked the most. Sure they were ok, poor Anna all scarred from her horrible time in an evil pack, and Charles being a good little assassin. Together they tried to find a way to be together since she had lots to work through. But here it comes, when Bran showed up now and then I forgot all about these two. I was totally crushing on the Marrok in this book. And I demand he gets a series of his own and a good woman so that he is happy and so that she is happy, cos like it is now it is just sad. 
So what have we learnt then, I love Bran, oh right about the book. Well it was a nice little mystery about who is going around killing in the mountains. I liked Asil, the old wolf who longs for death and there was a nice backstory. 
And yes do read the short story before reading this one. 
I will continue this series of course, Briggs rocks and Bran, now look there I go again, major crush alert.

30 thoughts on “Review: Cry Wolf – Patricia Briggs

  1. Alyssa Kirk says:

    So did you like that Bran guy or what? Now I'm more interested in Bran than the rest of the group. Funny that you were way more taken with the secondary characters. And hopefully Marrok will get his own book. I'd better get to the short story so I can then get to Bran!

  2. Aurian says:

    I do love this series too. Unlike the Mercy series, this one is written in third person, which also changes the feel of the books a lot. Still, each book is better 😉

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    FeliciaOhhh, nice 🙂 I hope to get back 2 soon.AlyssaLOL. Oh you tell me.I love love Bran *happy sigh* Bran Bran BranLindaAnd I all I can remember now is Bran ;)DarleneYes do read the Mercy books cos they are great

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    CaroleWerewolves are the best 🙂 So much better than those pale vamps.MissieYes yes yes…but considering his situation it looks bad.MelissaI am all caught up on those and I want a new one! Stat.AurianI did not think of that, but you are right, it did bring another feel to it

  5. Simcha says:

    I've been enjoying this series though it really annoys me that the story starts off in an unrelated anthology (On the Prowl) and if you don't read the short story there first you really miss out. That's where Anna and Charles first meet.

  6. Mel says:

    I totally understand your Bran crush! I read this book and while I agree it's not quite to the level of Mercy, Briggs writing does win through. Great review! 🙂

  7. Karen says:

    Have you read Alpha & Omega – the novella that sets up this series? I liked it more than I liked this book. Not a bad series overall but like you I'm not really that attached to Charles & Anna

  8. Blodeuedd says:

    AnaLol, I am not kidding and I am not teasing. He deals with problems.SimchaI know, I do not like that at all! And how many knows that when they start? It is really easy to miss.MelNot on the level, but still good enough and Bran makes the book ;)KarenI have read it, but I do think I prefer the book to the novel.HawkDe Santos is a a true master, he makes such beautiful covers.Staciyes do must! :DyvonneAnd you too must read Briggs :)jenny*fingers crossed*

  9. Cherry says:

    I borrowed this book from the library instead of buying it because I thought I wouldn't like it that much after having read the novella which preceded this book titled Alpha And Omega (published in the On The Prowl anthology)… it was too dark… didn't like that… but I did like this book, just not as much as I did the Mercy Thompson series… And I agree with you that this book is a 4 out of 5 -ish…

  10. Blodeuedd says:

    CHerryNot Mercy standard but still good :)And yes I was not sure about this one either after having read the novella. That is why it took me a while to get to it

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