Monday, February 2, 2015

Review: Alpha & Omega

Alpha & Omega
Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really wish I had read this short story before diving into the world of Alpha & Omega! If you haven’t started the series yet, I highly recommend starting here. This story shows how Charles and Anna meet one another and how they stumble into their relationship.

Anna is a new werewolf who has been seriously abused by the pack that should be protecting her. What they don’t realize (or pretend not to) is that she’s an Omega. Omegas are highly coveted wolves because they are able to calm the pack as a whole. They lead to a more stable environment for the naturally volatile wolves. Charles originally was sent to Anna’s town to handle the alpha situation. When Bran gets a call from Anna, that mission becomes more about protecting Anna than looking into the issues with the pack. Lucky for them, the two missions intersect and they are able to kill two birds with one stone.

There’s a little bit of misdirection and mystery, but really this story is about Anna and Charles. It was great fun watching Charles be captivated by Anna after seeing him as a force to be reckoned with. This story is really critical to understanding their relationship and should absolutely be read before starting the Alpha and Omega series. It also wouldn’t hurt to have experience in the Mercy series to have some character backstory.

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