I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5; Mercy Thompson World - Complete, #15) by Patricia Briggs, Holter Graham
Series: Alpha & Omega #5, Mercy Thompson World - Complete #15
Published by Penguin Audiobooks on March 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural
Format: Audio ARC
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The latest thrilling and emotional Alpha and Omega novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series.
Charles Cornick is the son of the leader of the North American werewolves--and his father's enforcer. Anna Latham, a rare Omega wolf with a calming presence, is his mate. They go where they are needed, handling problems in werewolf packs throughout the country. But this time, the danger is closer to home, as an enemy armed with witchcraft threatens Charles and Anna's own pack.
I love these books. I love everything about them – the characters, the stories, the world building – everything. They make me happy.
Charles and Anna are one of my favorite fictional couples. I think part of the reason is because Briggs doesn’t write drama for drama’s sake in their relationship. They have an understanding and love that just fits them. That doesn’t mean they never have misunderstandings or fights, but they don’t have what I consider stupid fights. You know the ones I mean. The “I have to make him/her hate me to save their life” fights that always blow up in the character’s faces anyway.
Briggs also makes the side characters complex, with their own stories and backgrounds and motivations, and they are fleshed out in such a way that even though they are not the main characters in the stories, you empathize right along with them – good and bad.
Burn Bright takes you up into the mountains, where some of the Marrok’s more dangerous and fragile pack-mates live. We learn some history and get a bit more depth on some of the characters we’ve met more or less in passing. We learn a bit more about someone we don’t really like, and I feel like a lot of things that happen in this book set up a lot of other things to happen in both the Alpha & Omega series, as well as the interconnected Mercy Thompson series.
In many series, a book like this would be considered “filler” or would feel like a set-up for a future book, but Burn Bright stands up and reminds us why Charles and Anna is one of the best fictional “ships” currently out there. <3