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Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1)
Cry Wolf - Alpha and Omega, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Briggs
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...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780441016150
ISBN-10: 0441016154
Publication Date: 7/29/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 868 ratings
Publisher: Ace
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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escapist avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I was on pins and needles waitng for a copy of this book. Sadly, it was not as good as her Mercy Thompson series. I found myself skimming through quite a bit and really, only the last few chapters were good.
goddessani avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 268 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this book. Do I really need ANOTHER series, even if it is by Patricia Briggs--whom I adore?

I read it in one sitting this weekend. It was THAT good! You do need to read the short story in Prowl first, though. This picks up right where that one left off and, if you haven't read it, you'll miss out on a lot.

It's interesting to see what is happening in the Marrock's world while Mercy and Adam are off doing their thing in the TriCities.

I definitely will be buying both series now!
mariep avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Let 1st start by being honest. I love Patricia Briggs. She weaves a story like no one else. Absolutely my favorite author. Now that that is out of the way...I will have to say while I liked the story I found Anna to be whiney and annoying thru out the 1st half of the book, but as the story progressed I did come to like her much better. As with all Patricia Briggs books, the writing and the story are incredible. I easily give it 4 stars. I would suggest reading the short in On the Prowl prior to reading this book. I found Anna annoying and I read the short....If I hadn't read the short, I think I would have hated her. A great new spin off of the Mercy series, maybe we can hope Sam will get one too!
BetsyP avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 566 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Ongoing story of the romance between Alpha wolf Charles Cornick and Omega wolf Anna Latham. This story picks up where it left off in the On the Prowl Anthology. Anna returns to Montana with Charles and his father the Marrock. Charles is trying to heal from exposure to silver, and court Anna, when he is assigned an important assignment from his father. The courtship is complicated due to Anna's history. We learn more details regarding the how and why of her past abuses. We meet some interesting personalities in the Pack. The Marrock's mate is a real winner. Anna goes with Charles on his assignment, and they are both in danger. Loved the continuation of the romance. The conclusion to the assignment seemed to drag. I love Charles and Anna and I'll read about them again. Love Patricia Briggs.
jai avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Cry Wolf is the first book in the start of a new urban fantasy series by Patricia Briggs, which is set in the same world as her Mercy Thompson series and runs in parallel with it. Although I say urban fantasy, this series does have a greater focus on romance than the Mercy series, which is something the author points out herself in interviews I've seen online. Fans of Mercy looking into reading this series should expect to see a lot about the relationship developing between Anna and Charles along with any action.

I strongly recommend reading "Alpha and Omega" in the On the Prowl anthology before reading Cry Wolf (reading the Mercy series isn't necessary though). In that short story we learn how our protagonists met.

I noticed more worldbuilding in terms of the pack and some of the backstory regarding it in this book. For instance the reader learns a bit more about what happens when two wolves decide to mate and what an Omega wolf can do. We also see some history for certain older wolves, including Bran and Samuel. I don't remember reading about this part of Bran's life from Mercy's series, so I thought that was very interesting and shed more light into why Bran is the Marrok.

I still love the Mercy series more, but it sure doesn't suck to get a book every six months from Briggs as she puts out Anna and Charles books between each Mercy offering. I like Anna and I like Charles, but I'm not 100% sure about Anna yet. She doesn't seem as strong a character as Mercy. I'm kind of waiting to see about that - Anna seems so fragile and timid sometimes, although she does stand up for herself and does some things that put herself in danger, I am not seeing independence yet. Should be interesting to see how she develops. A good start to a series, looking forward to the rest!

P.S. There is an excerpt of Bone Crossed (book 4 of the Mercy Thompson series) at the end of this book.
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monalovesribbit avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on
Really good romance book. Its kind of confusing in the beginning you have to read the 1st part before reading this one.
ra7 avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 987 more book reviews
This picks up right where the novella (On the Prowl) left off. So, if you haven't read it, right that first! I enjoyed seeing more of the Marrok. He is more of a mystery in the Mercy books, more is learned of his back story in this book.
I liked reading about the breakdown of dominant wolves vs submissive. I thought Anna was a very likeable, strong character in her own unique way. Most definitely a winner!
reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Did not care for this story. While reading the story I felt like I was missing a side story. I made sure that I was reading the first book in the series. The story started off like it was a sequel, and you as a reader had to pick up the pieces. Nope did not like this story at all.

KellitaJ avatar reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on + 550 more book reviews
Good story about werewolves, and stays in the same character line as the Mercy series. Well written, that Omega business is different.
reviewed Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega, Bk 1) on
Great book. Starts out right in the middle of things. Can't wait to read Hunting Ground to find out what happens next.

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