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Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) by Patricia Briggs

Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson World - Complete, #15)Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Burn Bright
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson, #15
Pages: 384
Publisher: Ace Berkley
Date: March 6, 2018


They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.

With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…


It’s hard for me to believe I read my first Mercy Thompson book in 2012. It seems like I have known Mercy forever and yet it also seems like they are brand new. I love Mercy’s world and by extension, Charles’ and Anna’s world. When I read my first Alpha & Omega book, it was simply because it related to Mercy. I didn’t realize how much I would come to love them in their own right.

These two series are so interwoven I can not understand how anyone could read one without the other. There are numerous references between them that are not essential to understanding the stories, but certainly add to both. Burn Bright is no exception.

This book takes place immediately after the last Mercy Thompson book, Silence Fallen, and that situation explains why Bran has left the pack in Charles’ hands. Bran, oh Bran! I love you, but sometimes I want to slap you upside the head. Of course, I am certain my hand would come back without any fingers if I tried it, but I really think you need it.

Anyway, Bran is in charge of most, if not all, of the werewolves in the United States. His immediate pack consists of wolves who are too dangerous to live outside of his immediate supervision. These can be some scary wolves. However, we find out in this book that there are even more dangerous wolves called wildings. They are so damaged that they cannot even be part of Bran’s pack.

And someone is hunting them.

It is left up to Charles and Anna and a few of the other wolves to protect the wildings and find the bad guy. And this is where it gets interesting. One of the wolves who is helping is Bran’s mate Leah. No one likes Leah and that includes Bran to a certain extent. She is disliked in both the Mercy books and the Charles and Anna books. She just has that type of personality.

In this book, however, we find out so much more about Leah . . . and I’m going to leave it at that.

I did not see the ending coming. It worked. It was perfect. But I really didn’t see it coming.

And now I want the next book! Storm Curse, a Mercy book, is due out in May of 2019 AND I CANNOT WAIT!

This book was sent to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.

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Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) by Patricia Briggs

Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4)Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Dead Heat
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega, #4
Pages: 336
Publisher: Ace
Date: March 3, 2015


For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way…

Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to heat up—and Charles and Anna are in the cross fire.

Wonderful, just wonderful. I love the Mercy Thompson books and these are a spinoff of that series. I love that Mercy is such a kickass heroine and she gives her mate Adam a fit.

And I love Anna.

Anna is nothing like Mercy. Anna is a rare type of wolf shifter known as an Omega. Charles is not the Alpha of the pack, but he is an Alpha and he is his father’s enforcer. His life has been violent and he is feared by almost everyone. Everyone but Anna.

As an Omega, Anna is not influenced by the orders of an Alpha. She is outside the hierarchy of the pack. None of that matters though because Charles and Anna are so much in love. Like any couple, they have their difficult moments, but you can always tell the love is there.

In Dead Heat, Charles and Anna are finally getting to spend some time together that does not involve Pack business. They are visiting an old friend of Charles’ and looking for a horse for Anna.

Guess how well that goes.

Enter an evil Fae who is attacking children, Pack children, and it definitely becomes Pack business.

I really enjoyed this story. We got to see Charles and Anna together without all the drama of relationship problems. Even though they are very much together, the focus is on saving the children, not on them.

An important subplot is Charles’ interactions with his old friend and his family. And that is the only place I had problems with the book. Because of the number of generations involved and the fact that one of the men is a shifter, I stayed confused on who was who. Charles’ friend is an old man who is dying. His father (the shifter) appears to be in his twenties and his son is maybe in his forties. I understand the relationships, but I kept mixing them up.

The Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series are two of my favorites. You can read this one as a standalone, but it will be much better if read in sequence. And they’re great books, so why wouldn’t you want to do so?

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