Review: Cry Wolf

Posted August 27, 2008 by Tracy in Reviews | 9 Comments

TITLE: Cry Wolf
AUTHOR: Patricia Briggs
SERIES: Yes – The Alpha and Omega Series
Novella in the On The Prowl Anthology: Alpha and Omega
1st Novel: Cry Wolf

I’ve been wanting to read Briggs’ work and this seemed like a good time to start. :0) I’d also heard great things about both the novella and the novel.

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. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member and as his mate.

Let me start by saying that I was pretty much impressed with Briggs’ writing from the word go. It really didn’t matter if there was a lot of action going on or not, she had me hooked. I haven’t said that about an author in a while and it feels good to discover a new one.

Anna was turned into a werewolf 3 years prior to this book and she was badly abused by her previous pack. She has some real issues with being a werewolf and a “monster” as she puts it. She just wants to be human again and getting over those feelings isn’t something that’s coming easily.

Charles is the enforcer of his pack. His father is The Marrok (the head werewolf in North America) so his position in the pack I felt was intimidating for Anna. Charles discovers that Anna is his mate, and he’s willing to accept her, but he has reservations about his line of work scaring her away.

This was such a great story. I truly enjoyed getting to know Charles better as well as Asil, who was another character in the book who played a major role in the story. I thought the character development was wonderful, although I did feel like I wanted to know more about Anna’s life before she had become a werewolf. That didn’t particularly relate to this story so I see how it wasn’t added, but I still wanted to read it! 🙂

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys shapeshifter books, and possibly those who don’t like them. This might be a nice introduction for you. Very will written.

Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?
Briggs was a new author for me. I will definitely be reading more of her work.

Are you keeping it or passing it on?
Keeping it!
Did you enjoy the book? Very much

Would you recommend this book to others? Definitely
Score: 4.5 out of 5

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9 responses to “Review: Cry Wolf

  1. I loved this book! I got the feeling reading the Mercy Thompson series that Patty could really write romance if she’d been of the mind to (Adam Hauptman is one of my favorite heroes). And it was really great to see her accomplish that both with Cry Wolf and it’s precursor, Alpha and Omega. Now it’s just a question of how quickly can she write the next one! LOL!

  2. I have the first two Mercy Thompson books in my tbr. This is another book I keep eyeing in the bookstore and tell myself I should start with this one. Your review isn’t making it any easier!

  3. I know MK – I’m already looking forward to the next book in this series! lol I’m so greedy. 🙂 I’m not a huge fan of books that don’t have my ever needed HEA’s but I’ve heard such good things about the Mercy Thompson series I will definitely be checking it out.

    Rosie – As I said above, I haven’t read Briggs’ MT series but this was wonderful!

  4. I have a few books ahead of this one. I’m really looking forward to reading it.

    I’m really glad that she switched to third POV, unlike the MT books that are in first POV.

  5. Loved love loved this book! Briggs is one of my favorite authors. I adore her writing style. It was great to see her succeed with the POV shift. It made me love (can I say “love” enough times in one post?) Bran. He was supposed to be this individual set above and apart from the rest of the packs in the MT books. Cry Wolf made him more of a human.

    Anna and Charles are such a wonderful couple. I just may need to sneak Charles into my hut. ::shifty eyes::

  6. Shannon – you sneaky devil! No sneaking men into your hut! lol I loved Bran as well…he kind of, not quite, but almost had a kind of Acheron feel to me. Ok I know that’s weird…but i just got that vibe.

    Charles and Anna – loved them together. Hope we hear more about them.

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