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Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – July 29, 2008
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“Once in a while there comes a book that sweeps you off your feet, a book you fall in love with so completely that it is hard to do justice to that love in a review. Cry Wolf made me feel that way.”—Dear Author
“Fans of the vampire series by Charlaine Harris and Mary Jane Davidson will also enjoy Briggs' fantasy adventures.”—Booklist
More Praise for the Alpha and Omega Novels
“A terrific saga.”—Midwest Book Review
“Briggs has created such a detailed and well thought out world that I am helpless to resist.”—Fiction Vixen
“[Briggs] spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters and magic and, my, does she do it well...If you like action, violence, romance and, of course, werewolves, then I urge you to pick up this series.”—USATODAY.com
“Interesting, fast-paced urban fantasy...[An] imaginative writer who always leaves fans anxiously waiting for the next tale.”—Monsters and Critics
“Patricia Briggs is amazing…Her Alpha and Omega novels are fantastic.”—Fresh Fiction
About the Author
Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.
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Anna has left behind her home, her job, and everything she knows to make a home with Charles. Charles is a couple of hundred years old and has never in all that time been bonded to anyone, so this is all new to him as well-but he really wants it. He’s never needed anyone, is his father’s (the pack’s alpha) enforcer/assassin, and is pretty closed off to people. Anna was turned to a werewolf by force and treated horribly by the Chicago pack. Montana is a chance for a new life for her and caring about Charles is the icing on the cake for her. But she is still leery, of course, due to her poor treatment by a pack already. But the Montana pack is completely different, and people are not forced into turning into werewolves, nor are they raped as Anna was, over and over.
A rogue werewolf is killing human’s in the mountains close to the pack’s home. It’s up to Charles to take care of the problem and since Anna is an omega wolf, the alpha sends her along on the hunt. Omega’s are extremely rare and are capable of calming even the most enraged wolf-a handy talent to have when hunting a rogue wolf for sure.That would be enough of a premise for a book already, but add to that an evil witch with an agenda focused on an ancient wolf who is also part of the pack, and the book just gets even more mega exciting and fast paced.
If I had one problem with this read, it would be the amount of the book that takes place in the mountains during a huge winter storm. Yes, it was exciting, and I am sure I am in a minority, but since the pack was new to the reader as well as to Anna, I wanted more interaction with the pack, and the town where the pack lives. Hopefully that will come in the next books. There was also a death that I wish hadn’t happened, and I would have loved seeing more of this person.
So fantastic premise, great, well written characters, equally well imagined world building and a romance that I can’t wait to read more about- all this equals a good read and an equally good time while reading. I can certainly see why Patricia Briggs is considered one of the best paranormal authors writing today. Recommended for adult paranormal/urban fantasy fans.
FYI-You don’t have to read Alpha and Omega, but I highly recommend it in order to understand Anna and Charles’s relationship better.
Cry Wolf has a lot of drama, but I felt like there was very little romance, and very little of anything else. There were a few things that weren't explained very well like the stuff that happened with Charles step-mother that involved Anna. Then not only that but we don't actually see the part where Charles meets Anna, that is in a book prior to this one, yet this is the first book of the series. I find that very frustrating. I just felt like this was an over all nice story, but it had a lot to be desired. I'm not sure if I will continue reading this series, but I did like this book, I was just frustrated with a whole lot of it.