Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega #1) by Patricia Briggs
Genres/Themes: UF, Magic, Werewolves, Witches, Abuse — sexual assault mentions, Romance, Spin-off from the Mercy Thompson series
This is seriously an amazing book. I devoured it.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 is recommended you read the prequel “Alpha & Omega” before reading Cry Wolf.
Now, in order to read this, I would say you need to read the novella Alpha & Omega first. This story starts RIGHT where that one ended. If you don’t want to read it first, you’ll be fine and understand everything, but I feel you would be missing out on the situation and little things that happen.
I adore Anna to pieces and I want to learn so much more about her. I want to see her development and healing. I know this will take time, seeing how Mercy’s healing is dealt with in her series, I think it is safe to say that nothing is over yet for Anna 😦 and she and Charles will have more to work out. Not a bad thing, but I feel like at the end of each story (Alpha & Omega and now this one) the ending has been really happy and full of hope. Perhaps the author wasn’t sure if she’d be able to write anymore books for it?
What else… after reading up to #8 in the Mercy Thompson series, it is so nice to see the other characters in a different light, or just learn more about them in general.
I really want to read the next book, so badly, and I can only hope things keep looking up (and we can watch as Anna comes to terms with her abuse and Charles understands more about her wolf).