March 22, 2011

Cry Wolf

Cry Wolf
By Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha and Omega #1
320 Pages
Published July 29th, 2008
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Monster Focus: Werewolves

Another excellent story by Patricia Briggs! I thoroughly enjoyed this one, dare I say, more than the Mercy Thompson series...gasp! To truly understand this book, you really need to read the Alpha and Omega short story in the On The Prowl Anthology. This sets everything up and introduces the characters and their first interactions. Without this back story, you will be pretty confused as Cry Wolf starts off the morning after the events of Alpha and Omega.

This series runs parallel to the Mercy Thompson series and puts the spotlight on characters that are only briefly mentioned or dealt with in Mercy's storyline. I really loved getting to see more of the Marrock, Bran and his son Charles. I was also really captured by Anna, the female lead. She has a lot of layers and her progression through the story is really well written. Briggs offers heat tempered with love and affection and always cuts off the best parts like she is protecting the modesty of her beloved characters. Gah! It's frustrating, but the depth of the characters and plot really makes up for it all. I can't wait to pick up the second book!

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