Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #1
Published by Ace on July 29, 2008
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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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.
So far I am LOVING the Alpha and Omega series! I love, love, LOVE Anna and I still like Charles. I do have to say that Charles’ father sound much more interesting that Charles right now…but I digress.
The worldbuilding is pretty thorough but since it exists in an already created world, I expected that.
I honestly can’t say that any one part of the story grabbed me or made me specifically happy/excited but the entire feel of the story was just wonderful. I found myself up till 3AM because I just HAD to finish this book. THAT hasn’t happened to me in quite a long time.
Anna grows even more in this story – showing that she’s still dealing with her trauma but won’t let it define her. Charles is just sweet as pie when explains things to Anna – like the fact that she could choose to abandon him for a different mate (though telling her this really hurt him). It shows that he cares for her and wants her to be happy even if it destroys his own.
Cry Wolf follows Anna and Charles as they attempt to discover and subdue who/what is mauling humans in a werewolf-like fashion while working on their relationship. There’s not too much to say without spoiling the plot except to say that I enjoyed 99% of it.
There were only two points that bothered me: one was the whole “black witch” thing. She was waay too overpowered for my tastes. Also, I’ve read 1.5 books and…Why are all the “bad guys” women? (so far)? The other thing that bothered me a lot was Anna’s family. In Alpha and Omega the reader learns that Anna has been separated from her family in her previous Pack’s plan to debase and abuse her. Once Anna leaves that Pack, she is told that her family is not off limits. But the reader does not get to experience the reunion.
Other than that, I’m loving the Alpha and Omega and I’m going to read the rest of the series.