Saturday, April 26
Book Review: Cry Wolf
Author: Patricia Briggs
Summary: 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 insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound.
My Rating: 7.25/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: I've debated picking up one of Patricia Briggs' books for a while, and I was not disappointed, as the book was an enjoyable read.
Briggs' has laid an excellent foundation for her paranormal setting. I think it was one of the strongest aspects of the book, on just how solid of a world she created as well as meshing into to the real world. Her interpretation of werewolves was also interesting, although some things weren't explained as much as I would have liked in this book, I think more of what I want will, be answered further on in the series. I enjoyed the story, but I did find I was missing something. I'm not sure if it's because I haven't read the Mercy Thompson books yet, or if it was something else, but I felt l was missing important plot pieces.
The characters were fairly well done, although I did find that some of their quirks, habits and inner thoughts were becoming repetitive after awhile - especially with Anna and Cornick. They're traits were sometimes overdone, especially considering it's already been established, on who they are, what drives them, what hurts them etc. On the plus side, the characters development is excellent. It's a natural development that is very fitting in the story, and I think by the time the I read further into the series, the characters will be very fleshed out, and likely some of my initial issues with them will be gone.
Overall it was a good read and I look forward to reading the rest of the series and the Mercy Thompson series.
Would I recommend it to read: I would the story has potential, and while I don't love it as much as other books in the genre, I think it's well worth reading and the series as a whole looks to have a lot of promise.
What to read next: Fair Game which is the next book in the series, also may want to read the anthology, On The Prowel, which has a novella telling the story of events before and leading into book. The other series, by the author, Mercy Thompson. And Bitten, because it also has werewolves.
Challenges: 100 Books Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, New Author Challenge