Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs




Title:  Alpha & Omega (part of the On the Prowl anthology)
Author:  Patricia Briggs
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Berkley
Publication Date:  August 7, 2007
Series Info:  Book 0.5 in the Alpha & Omega series
Cover Artist:  Tony Mauro
Who/What/Why/Where/How:  Purchased with my won chump change.  Re-read for my Alpha & Omega Read-a-long.
Where to Buy:  Amazon




Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack- and inspires a power in Anna that she's never felt before.


Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Kai has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift, too, and it's about to be let loose.


Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
In a New York auction house, a Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery redheaded mage named Claire. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.


Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Mona Lisa is of Mixed Blood- part Monere, part human, and destined to be alone. Then she meets a man who could be her salvation- or her downfall. 
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Review:
I can count on one hand the times I've re-read a book, let alone a series.  I guess I've always thought that reading a book the second time around could never compare to the experience of reading it for the first time.  While that might be true to a certain extent, reading something for the second (or third or fourth) time can be just as awesome.  Yay for overcoming preconceived notions.  *ahem* Anywhoozle...

Alpha & Omega is the prequel novella to Cry Wolf.  It's not absolutely necessary to read it before reading Cry Wolf but, it's definitely worth it.  The novella is about how and why Anna and Charles end up meeting.  I know what you're thinking.  How much information could you possibly get from a novella?  If you're reading a novella by Patricia Briggs then you're getting a lot more than you'd expect.  You not only learn about Anna and her craptastic situation, you also get some insider info on Charles, you get awesome worldbuilding, a look at pack dynamics and one hell of a fight scene.  Now you're wondering how that's even possible.  Magic, friends.  Patricia Briggs magic.

If you're looking for a new werewolf series to try I highly recommend giving the Alpha & Omega series a shot.  Who knows.  You might just fall under Patricia Briggs' spell.


Favorite Scenes/Lines:
"Are you doing something to me to make me feel like this?"  She asked the question before she had time to censor herself.

He didn't ask her how he made her feel.  Instead, he tilted his head, a wolflike gesture, but kept eye contact, though there was no challenge in his scent.  Instead, she had the impression he was almost as bewildered as she was.  "I don't so.  Certainly not on purpose."

He cupped her face in both of his hands.  They were large hands, and callused, and they trembled just a little.  He bent down until his chin rested on the top of her head.  "I've never felt this way before, either."


Series Info:
Alpha & Omega (prequel novella)
Cry Wolf
Hunting Ground
Fair Game
Dead Heat (March 3, 2015)


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