Burn Bright

Burn Bright In the New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other one that lurks too close to homeThey are the wild and th

  • Title: Burn Bright
  • Author: Patricia Briggs
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  • In the 1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other one that lurks too close to homeThey 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 In the 1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other one that lurks too close to homeThey 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages Published January 29th 2019 by Ace Books first published March 6th 2018 More Details Original Title Burn Bright ISBN 0425281329 ISBN13 9780425281321 Edition Language English Series Alpha Omega 5, Mercy Thompson World Complete 15 Characters Leah Cornick, Bran The Marrok Cornick, Anna Latham, Asil The Moor Hussan , Charles Cornick setting Aspen Creek, Montana United States Montana United States Literary Awards Choice Award Nominee for Fantasy 2018 Other Editions 16 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Burn Bright Alpha Omega, 5 by Patricia Briggs Release date Jan 01, 2019 In the 1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other one that lu In the 1 New York Times bestselling Alpha and Omega series, mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other one that lurks too close to home Briggs spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well USATODAY Briggs has created such a detailed and well thought out world that I am helpless to resist Fiction Vixen Patricia Briggs is amazing Her Alpha and Omega novels are fantastic Fresh Fiction Interesting, fast paced urban fantasy with a nice tie in to the ongoing Mercy Thompson series that fans are sure to enjoy An imaginative writer who always leaves fans anxiously waiting for the next tale Monsters and Critics Easygoing yet immersive writing style, well drawn characters, and excellent world building It passed my three Rs test readability, recommendation, and rereading Dear Author Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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expressed interest in writer about other characters as well I mean, I would think her publisher would recognize that her fans would probably buy her books regardless of who the main characters are less flag This question contains spoilers view spoiler About the MB thing, can we make some basic psychology parrallel here Blue Jay Woman is native american So is Mercy, mostly.She was a pigheaded woman she did kept her pregnancy to term So is MercyShe is the only she werewolf to ever had a werewolf child after the Change Mercy may be able to bear werewolves childrenSo maybe for Leah Bran, Mercy is a constant reminder of Blue Jay Woman hide spoiler 6 likeslike 10 months ago See all 4 answers Hillary This answer contains spoilers view spoiler I rated the book 5 stars, but that ONE CONVERSATION freaked me out so much I loved the book but I felt so disturbed but that does make some I rated the book 5 stars, but that ONE CONVERSATION freaked me out so much I loved the book but I felt so disturbed but that does make some sense And yet, I think that Bran does love Leah to some extent based on the book s ending I love Patricia Briggs so much I met her a few weeks ago, but I hadn t read Burn Bright at that point I wish I had so I could have asked her Basically, I think my brain erased that conversation so I could still love the books and Bran But I m still hella conflicted less hide spoiler flag See all 12 questions about Burn Bright Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Feb 09, 2017 Angela rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, kindle, net galley, 2018 read, poc ETA5 More character inconsistencies ETA4 Update to rating, in light of the conversation ETA3 One , very telling, quote from Silence Fallen regarding the conversation ETA2 Adding to the spoiler section Some quotes from characters who I would also expect to know in other books regarding the subject of that spoiler conversation ETA Rating this was hard I greatly enjoyed the book, but the spoiler section no matter how small and insignificant it is to the book itself took aw ETA5 More character inconsistencies ETA4 Update to rating, in light of the conversation ETA3 One , very telling, quote from Silence Fallen regarding the conversation ETA2 Adding to the spoiler section Some quotes from characters who I would also expect to know in other books regarding the subject of that spoiler conversation ETA Rating this was hard I greatly enjoyed the book, but the spoiler section no matter how small and insignificant it is to the book itself took away greatly from my enjoyment So 4 stars for everything else, 2 stars for that convo 3 star average, I guess I always eagerly await the newest Patricia Briggs novel No matter if it s an Anna Charles book or a Mercy book in the larger world It has never mattered, because I ve always loved the world and loved the characters Which isn t to say that I haven t had any concerns or issues with the books over the years I have They ve remained a bright spot in my reading each year Looking back, Sarah and I have re read this entire series every single year for the past several years We can never resist Once we get a fresh book in our hands, it s time to re read To re visit everyone we love and see the story thus far, again.This time is no different for me, I ve finished Burn Bright and I m immediately diving back into Moon Called But I have some different motives this time, too And this one spoiler ridden thought is overriding all other thoughts about this book It s a small moment, no than a background conversation while the story gets rolling And yet, I can t stop thinking about the implications and what it means Not for the series, or world, because I think it means little in the grand scheme of things But for me For me, it may mean the end of my enjoyment of this series.You may think that s a bit dramatic And perhaps it is But this is a fairly big deal to me And I ll get into it below and mark where I m talking spoilers very clearly Before I do, let me talk a little about the story that was told here And, to be clear, if it wasn t for this conversation that I quote below , this book would get a solid 4 stars from me But this conversation could take it down to 2.First, timeline wise, this book takes place immediately following the events of Silence Fallen, and thus Bran is out of the country Which leaves Charles in charge of the Pack for at least a little while But Bran s absence extends, making me very suspect as to what s going on I loved this twist I loved the build up to it, and the implications of it as well And I will say that I didn t see the twist coming I m not entirely sure that I buy that someone could fool the Marrok, or Charles, for long, but it worked for me.I think that it s fascinating that Patricia Briggs has found a way to expand the world, right in and around Aspen Creek I love the addition of the Wildings, and hope that we get to see of, at least some of, them in the future They add a further depth that I wasn t expecting.There are multiple POVs in this book More than the normal of just Anna and Charles We get a few secondary characters that have only short term roles, and at least one from a character that I wasn t ever expecting Leah That POV, in particular, added a lot of depth to her for me I never really expected to feel anything but hatred for her, and trust me I still can t forgive her treatment of Charles and Mercy, at the very least, but I think I could grow to understand her Maybe Probably not, but I do like at least being able to see why Bran s wolf picked Leah I think it begins to show here, whereas before I never even had the slightest inkling or understanding why BE SPOILERS view spoiler Speaking of Leah, the issue that I had early in the story ties directly back to her I think, and this is only my assumption or guess, that we re supposed to start feeling somewhat sympathetic towards her To start forgiving her Maybe I could have but I could have done it without this I don t feel too badly sharing this since it occurs in the first chapter, and I m going to quote it here Charles and Anna are talking about having a musical night in Aspen Creek again Charles is telling Anna about the history of it with Mercy in particular and how they came to be the center of a battle between Bran and Mercy All bold emphasis are mine Charles The musical evenings were the center of a battle between my da and Mercy and you know how Leah feels about anything that had to do with Mercy I do, she said I even understand it, much as it pains me to say so Bran is funny about Mercy If you were that funny about Mercy, I would feel the same way Leah does no matter how likable I might find her Bran s not funny about her, he told Anna, feeling uncomfortable He thinks of her as his daughter, and he doesn t have any other daughters still alive There s nothing strange about it Or so everyone is much happier believing, agreed Anna blandly Including Bran We ll leave it at that So the musical evenings were a thing between Bran and Mercy Not like that, Charle said, feeling defensive because Anna put her finger right on something that he d been ignoring for a long time He took a deep breath All right All right You may have a point about Da and Mercy She smiled, just a little.He threw up his hands Okay Yes I saw it, of course I did As did Leah But my da would never have moved on Mercy Say what you will about him but his wolf has accepted Leah as his mate, and he will not cheat on her And Mercy has never seen him as anything except a father figure and her Alpha That s what she needed, and that s what he gave her I don t think Mercy has ever recognized that it could be than that Yes, Anna agreed, to his relief That s how I read their relationship, too Um What I ve been reading and re reading this series for years This is the 15th book in the series not counting short stories I ve dissected, examined, and discussed this series with friends both fans and non fans many times I ve never, not once, read anything than fatherly love in Bran s actions towards Mercy Yes, she had leeway than anyone else would have But she was a coyote in a pack of wolves She was a child, brought under his protection when she was very young, basically abandoned by her mother And she had a never quit attitude that grew along with her I always read Bran as charmed by Mercy, loving her spirit and ability to get herself out of trouble as much as she got herself into it And the fact that she could pull one over on him, made him proud of her But always in a fatherly way.Keep in mind that she was 16 when he sent her away And he didn t see her again for years Leah acted this way towards Mercy from Mercy s earliest memories Bran once said that he couldn t have brought Mercy into his house because he knew how Leah would treat one he cared for, so he gave her to her foster parents SHE WAS A CHILD Bran is thousands of years old The idea that he harbored any feelings other than fatherly towards herit squicks me out.I have the feeling this was added to make us feel some sympathy towards Leah I ll never say that I couldn t come to adore Leah because honestly, I love Jamie Lannister who pushed a child out of a window but I didn t need this This doesn t affect how I feel about Leah How she treated Charles and Mercy when they were young is inexcusable, to me You don t take you frustrations out on a child I don t care if you think your mate has some sort of creepy love for her Rather than give me sympathy for Leah, it makes me question my love for Bran ETA after re reading the entire series in preparation for posting this review There is not one, single hint in the entire series that Bran feels anything towards Mercy than fatherly love I ve always, always, felt the love and care that he had for Mercy, but it was ALWAYS parental You canNOT tell me that Samuel wouldn t have noticed anything in Bran s feelings towards Mercy He says, in one of the books, truthfully I might add because Mercy can feel the truth of it that Mercy is like a daughter to Bran I m sorry, but this conversation the I think about it makes me mad It feels like manipulation, becauseA2 and 3 Here are some quotes that I came across in my series reread that I feel are germane to the discussion 1 Iron Kissed Chapter 8 Samuel speaking My da had Mercy raised in our Pack and he couldn t love Mercy if she were his daughter I d expected Samuel to defend meBut it was as impossible to doubt the truth in Samuel s voice as it was to believe he d been mistaken about Bran.Yes, hard to believe, indeed, that Samuel who also loved Mercy and whose wolf had accepted her as mate was wrong about his father.2 Fair Game Chapter 1 Bran s POVMercy might be mated to Adam, but to his wolf she would always belong to Bran Would always be his little coyote, who was tough and defiant, raised by a good friend because Bran couldn t trust his mate with someone he cared about who was fragile than his grown sons.Now, this could be read his in a different way, I suppose But I m paying attention to the way that Bran, himself, is comparing Mercy to his sons That indicates, to me, a paternal love relationship with Mercy.3 Silver Borne Chapter 6 Bran speaking I love my son, Bran said, but I love you, too Again, could be taken a couple of ways but the comparison to his son makes me think of it in only one way.4 River Marked Chapter 2 Bran speaking Zee wanted to have the honor of giving you away, said Bran, Samuel s father, the Marrok who rule all the wolves anywhere I was likely to ever go, and the Alpha of the Montanan based wolf pack who had raised me But I had prior claim Fathers walk their daughters down the aisle at their weddings.5 Silence Fallen Chapter 7 Adam POV This wolf who is Bran was the only person besides Honey in the room whom Adam s wolf did not view as prey or possible threat.If Adam even vaguely suspected that Bran was interested romantically in Mercy, his wolf would ALWAYS view Bran as a threat, especially when there is no magic connecting their pack to Bran any.6 Silence Fallen Chapter 7 Adam POV You already know that if my wife dies, I will not rest until you are no longer walking the earth You don t fear that, though you should But what you don t know is that Bran feels the same and only an idiot would not fear Bran Bran has cut his ties to your pack, said Bonarata.Adam nodded See I thought you d gotten the wrong information That part is true enough But that is politics family is different Bran could not love Mercy if she were his own daughter He s funny about family His own mother tried to hurt one of his children, and that tale is still told You do know the story of Beowolf And, from the vampire s carefully blank face, he was fully aware of how Bran s descent into madness, when his witchborn mother had tried to force Bran to hurt Samuel, Bran s son, was tied to the myth of Beowolf Bran is very practical, Adam said He is a zealot whose cause is the survival of the werewolves He will sacrifice almost anything to that cause He believes that he would sacrifice either or both of his sons and they believe it, too But whenever that seems to be a necessity, somehow matters work out differently And Bran is nowhere near as protective of his sons as he is of Mercy You need to listen to me as I tell you the absolute truth.If Mercy dies because of you, there is not a hole deep enough for you to hide from him If Bran behaves aggressively toward me without cause, he will force a war between the vampires and the werewolves, Bonarata said He won t care, Adam saidSo, it s hard to believe that Samuel and Adam are both wrong about how Bran feels about Mercy.7 Silence Fallen Chapter 14 Bran speaking Your mother put you in my arms when you were less than three months old I knew that I had no room in my life for such a fragile thing I gave you to the best man for the job Bryan was amazing, I told him, wondering what his point was.Bran nodded Leah would have killed you if I had kept you She almost killed me anyway, I said dryly Bran s wife and I had a hate hate relationship that worked quite well for both of us And yet, Bran said softly, you were mine from the day I first held you No matter how hard I fought it It isn t safe to be in my family, Mercy And you were this fragile creature who put herself in the path of destruction on a daily basis Seriously in my family and mine from the day I first held you at 3 months old I know that Patricia Briggs has previously shown that characters aren t always reliable at reading other characters motivations as evidenced by the fact that Mercy thought Bran barely tolerated her for years when we all knew better But these two characters agreeing on something like this makes me unable to just dismiss it as a misunderstanding Especially when coupled with some other minor things I noticed that made me go Hmmm These things all together make me wonder if Patricia Briggs is re evaluating the truth of her world and rewriting the rules A couple of quick examples 1 Sage and Leah are presented as best friends in Burn Bright But in Cry Wolf Sage nearly mocks Leah to her face to protect Anna from her first visit Going so far as calling her their queen bitch It wasn t in the friendly, joking way that women can sometimes do, it was meant to mock I find it hard that Leah, sometime over the last couple of years decided to become best friends with anyone, much less Sage But it s plausible I m curious as to how it came about though.2 Charles states that any of the wolves in Anna s old pack in Chicago could have, if they really wanted to, defied their alpha and contacted Bran He goes on to say that they re human, too, and could have used that to override the instincts of the wolf But, again in Cry Wolf, we re explicitly shown and told many times about how werewolves in human or wolf ascendance cannot disobey their alpha Even Charles can t disobey when his alpha, Bran, tells him to stop Asil, someone we know to be incredibly dominant and strong, is forced home, to stay there, and to rest which makes his eyes sleepy , by Bran s simply statement So much so that he can t put his hand on the doorknob to try to leave and go talk to Bran again Charles ruminates on how much respect submissives deserve to put themselves under the total possible control of someone else How on earth could any wolf in Leo s pack have disobeyed his order to not contact the Marrok and called the Marrok And, on a related note, if they could have and just didn twhy the hell aren t all those wolves that abused Anna dead Because that means that their brutalization of Anna was a choice, not an order they had no choice but to obey and I honestly don t think Leo ORDERED them to abuse her, just encouraged it, anyway If they truly had a choiceey don t deserve life At allA 53 Characters acting out of character Charles and Anna Anna, suspecting what she did as evidenced by the above conversation , went into Leah s kitchen and proceeded to make Mercy s brownies Rubbing it in Leah s face This is not simple the distraction from Charles that they try to make it out to be This is cruel Suspecting that Bran feels funny about Mercy, that Leah knows and then rubbing Mercy in her face Anna s never been cruel But here, she is.Charles, an alpha that would be alpha in the Marrok s place, suddenly decides to kill a submissive wolf one who might be following orders that he couldn t disobey oh, wait, maybe he can disobey, after all, Charles says at one point that wolves don t have to obey their alpha if they really don t want to and kills him without the opportunity to try and bring him in peacefully Where is the Charles that wanted to bring in a rogue wolf from the Cabinets that he suspected of killing people in the Marrok s territory This wolf doesn t even get a chance He never even suspects Charles coming, but dies under his fangs in a surprise attack.It makes me wonder if I can trust the rules of the world It makes me worry And it s going to continue to make me incredibly uncomfortable for the next couple of books that I read until I m sure that Adam and Mercy s HEA isn t in any danger.So, now I ll re read the entire series, and I won t be able to stop myself from looking for any evidence that these feelings were there on Bran s part And, honestly If I see them, I may never be able to enjoy this series again ETA already did saw nothing If I don t see themwell, I might be able to put it down to Charles and Anna reading the situation wrong Patricia Briggs has made clear throughout this series that characters misinterpret events, peoples feelings, and emotions all the time Hell, for the longest time Mercy thought that Bran thought of her as an obligation that he didn t really like at all.Prereview thoughts view spoiler Wow I ve gotta re read this Burn Brightm What could that be in reference to And it takes place in Aspen Creek no travelling this book for Charles and Anna NEED hide spoiler hide spoiler flag 151 likesLike see review View all 247 comments Sep 03, 2017 Anne rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle, paranormal, read in 2018, urban fantasy I m not as crazy about Anna Charles as I am about Mercy Co but I always look forward to the Alpha Omega titles because they show the flip side of what s happening in Mercy s world Plus, Brigg s is just a fantastic writer.Now, unlike the twist in Silence Fallen, I actually managed to figure this one out So the ending wasn t allIt was still good, though And there were several people that I now see in a different light Leah view spoiler I liked that Briggs didn t chan I m not as crazy about Anna Charles as I am about Mercy Co but I always look forward to the Alpha Omega titles because they show the flip side of what s happening in Mercy s world Plus, Brigg s is just a fantastic writer.Now, unlike the twist in Silence Fallen, I actually managed to figure this one out So the ending wasn t allIt was still good, though And there were several people that I now see in a different light Leah view spoiler I liked that Briggs didn t change her personality or give some big twist that suddenly made her a likable person Oh, she was only FAKING being a bitch because of insert reason here or something No, she just showed things from her own selfish, bitchy point of view for a second and you suddenly liked her just a bit hide spoiler I think everyone was satisfied with the way Briggs handled her.But Bran Ok, Patty You re just going to have to fix that shit view spoiler I still have faith in one of my favorite authors, and I m just going to assume she has a devious master plan in which she pulls the curtain to the side and yells JUST KIDDING Because I think almost everyone was freaking out over the revelation that supposedly Bran has some sort of non fatherly feelings towards Mercy I mean, what the fuck was that even thrown in there for I m desperately hoping that it wasn t stuck in there to give us sympathy for Leah or something Because, seriously, the fact that he wasn t in love with her was enough for allllll of us to understand why she might feel jealous of Mercy, Samuel, and Charles whom he did love He took Mercy into his pack from childhood until she was 16 He walked her down the aisle, for Christ s sake There s never been a hint of creepy behavior in the past What the actual fuck, Patricia hide spoiler But Other than that one teeny tiny FUCKING HUGE ASS brain fart of a plot twist, this was just one amazingly interesting book in the Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega world The previously unknown Wildlings were such a cool group to read about that it almost washes the nasty taste out of your mouth I mean, I had pretty much forgotten perhaps repressed would be a better word the Bran debacle until I went to write this review.But yeah, that shit just keeps rearing up and biting me in the ass.Anyhoo The gist of this one is that spoilery shit happens and Charles and Anna end up getting thrown into the middle of a mess that Bran wants to avoid being a part ofat all costs.Poor Charles Mmmm Lucky AnnaOk, I m back.Where was I Oh yes, Anna and Charles need to suss out a traitor in Bran s Aspen Creek pack this takes place immediately following Mercy s little jaunt to Europe, while Charles is still temporarily standing in for his dad in MontanaYou may be wondering how the hell a traitor could exist among a bunch of werewolves who can smell lies Well, keep wondering Random Goodreader, because I m not going to spoil that one for you I will say that they had to get pretty creative to fool Bran, and therein lies the problem for Charles.AnywayRecommended for fans of the Mercy AO worlds flag 124 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Mar 12, 2018 Jilly rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, werewolves and other furry shifters Me trying to figure shit out Well, okay, I thought it was an okayish book, except for that one conversation that I highlighted because What the Fuck So, if I just ignore that conversation ugh, I can t Because if Charles KNEW and said others KNEW it changes the entire Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega world.So, I m frustrated Not only do I HAVE to 1 star this book, but I HAVE to write a serious review as to why You guys know how much I hate having to be serious I m against it 99.9 Me trying to figure shit out Well, okay, I thought it was an okayish book, except for that one conversation that I highlighted because What the Fuck So, if I just ignore that conversation ugh, I can t Because if Charles KNEW and said others KNEW it changes the entire Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega world.So, I m frustrated Not only do I HAVE to 1 star this book, but I HAVE to write a serious review as to why You guys know how much I hate having to be serious I m against it 99.99% of the time But, how do I joke around about a book that throws out some facts that turn one of my favorite characters into a pedophile, and then says some of the pack suspected it Then, to kick me while I m down, and rub some salt into my wounds, they started blaming the victim of pedo bear for the bad behavior of those around her Oh, well, of course a child should be abused by the mother if the father has sexual feelings for her That kid was asking for it I m going to quote the conversation here because it was in the very beginning of the book and really has no relevance on the story here, even though it changes everything on a larger scale Charles you know how Leah feels about anything that had to do with Mercy I do, Anna said I even understand it, much as it pains me to say so Bran is funny about Mercy If you were that funny about Mercy, I would feel the same way Leah does no matter how likable I might find her Bran s not funny about her, he told Anna, feeling uncomfortable He thinks of her as his daughter, and he doesn t have any other daughters still alive There s nothing strange about it Or so everyone is much happier believing, agreed Anna blandly Including Bran We ll leave it at that So the musical evenings were a thing between Bran and Mercy Not like that, Charle said, feeling defensive because Anna put her finger right on something that he d been ignoring for a long time He took a deep breath All right All right You may have a point about Da and Mercy She smiled, just a little.He threw up his hands Okay Yes I saw it, of course I did As did Leah But my da would never have moved on Mercy Say what you will about him but his wolf has accepted Leah as his mate, and he will not cheat on her And Mercy has never seen him as anything except a father figure and her Alpha That s what she needed, and that s what he gave her I don t think Mercy has ever recognized that it could be than that Okay, so people knew that this guy, who is thousands of years old had a thing for a girl that was put into his care from the ages of 0 16 years old And, not only did they turn a blind eye, but they Leah abused and mistreated the girl because of the man s inappropriate fixation And, not only all of that which sucks and is enough to piss me the hell off but Anna also says that she understands why Leah hated Mercy and would have hated her too if she was in her shoes So, Anna is also ruined now, because that is the stupidest, most ignorant attitude I have ever heard And, she smiled, just a little , when Charles admitted there was something inappropriate there Like, she s happy to be right about pedophilia Bitch, please I wanted to smack the smug smile off of her face.I m just I can t even Where s this going I m not sure I can go along for the ride flag 114 likesLike see review View all 72 comments Mar 11, 2015 Lila rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves uf, favorite authors When you are following characters through the course of several books and you are emotionally invested in their fate, there is a reasonable expectation, even wish for the author to has some end game for them planned and a satisfying conclusion fleshed out, right I am like this with Kate Daniels and Dresden I want them to end on a good note.But this isn t the case for me when it comes to Patty Briggs.I want her to keep writing books in her shared universe as long as she has stories to tell I w When you are following characters through the course of several books and you are emotionally invested in their fate, there is a reasonable expectation, even wish for the author to has some end game for them planned and a satisfying conclusion fleshed out, right I am like this with Kate Daniels and Dresden I want them to end on a good note.But this isn t the case for me when it comes to Patty Briggs.I want her to keep writing books in her shared universe as long as she has stories to tell I want to read about Mercy, Adam, Anna, Charles, Bran and the rest of her characters forever I think this same thing every time I finish new book she releases There is this perfect sense of comfort that comes with reading the first sentence and being immersed into this world once again and just a perfect sense of satisfaction when you reach the end.I thought it was interesting that after three books where we followed Anna and Charles traveling on some werewolves business, we are once again back in Aspen, where first book in series, Cry Wolf, took place So, if during first half or so, you have a feeling it reminds you of book 1, you are not alone in this I really believe it s a deliberate move and, actually, a very clever one because by seeing Anna dealing with the Pack, especially in time of crisis, we can actually compare, measure and determine just how much she progressed and changed from that scared, abused girl Charles and Bran brought with them from Chicago.Bare bones Bran is away and he left Charles in charge When one of the wildings sends urgent note asking for Marrok to come, Charles and Anna are the one to respond What they find are death, intruders and revelation that there is traitor in their Pack Ok, let s go with the plot There is a strong mystery plot weaved into story leading to the revelation of the traitor And to be honest, I did feel a bit gutted when my suspicions because, Patty did leave us a just enough of crumbs between those Red Herrings, trust me on this proved to be right view spoiler Small rant here, but why it had to be a female werewolf Patty really hasn t introduced enough of good female werewolves, except Anna, but there are quite a few we get to see being jealous, manipulative or just plain evil On the other hand, I just liked Sage, damn hide spoiler For a good emotional impact, it had to be someone we know and like BUT, and herein lies the rub, the whole thing with a traitor, as I figured, can possibly lead to many interesting directions in future books, because, it s definitely a plot twist with long reaching consequences the fact that traitor was able to lie and be there for years, the fact that the Pack is now aware they have a powerful enemy out there who is actively gathering info on them, the fact that the Pack is now in possession of some things Fae would be really interested to know about This is such a time ticking bomb I have a feeling will come back to bite them sooner or later some relationships between main characters in series are changed, maybe even challenged I am one of those weirdos who never complains how some parts of the Mercy or AO books were boring because they were just talking Nope, I really, honestly, even enjoyed reading about horses in DH because Briggs s writing is so soothing and lovely and interesting and it never feels like info dumping, but rather it feels like a story inside the book to me I guess it s because I found the whole werewolf dynamics so fascinating to read They are written to be fundamentally different from humans and not just because they are able to change into giant wolves or posses some traits like possessiveness or they don t look directly in the eyes thing these are common to find in other books It s the details the subtle way Anna tries to help her mate with her music when he s sad the clever lengths she has to go to manipulate those stronger than her to do what she wants without directly ordering it the way Bran s plan are always not what they seem at first or how Leah brings the cookies at the right moment to defuse uncomfortable situation So, reading about their every day Pack life and how they make even those mundane decisions like bring back musical nights really interests me With that caveat, I d say that beginning is definitely on the slower side because they do these kind of things, but once they hit the wildings it s a non stop suspense So, have that in mind I love Anna and Charles, ok Anna as Omega is proving to be the most valuable person this Pack has, not just one to be treasured So, here is what Patty showed us about her in BB we know from prequel novella what happened to Anna in Chicago, how she was turned against her will and abused for years This is not brushed under the rug, Anna still suffers from flashes bordering on panic attacks when someone holds her down The difference is, she is working through this alone in her head, sometime with success, sometimes not She knows there are wolves, not to mention Charles, who will protect her with everything they have, but past trauma does get the best of her times than not and I find that believable But she is so much better at dealing both with her past and present danger Another awesome thing you know how Bran and Charles basically uprooted Anna from Chicago and everything she once knew to bring her to Aspen You have to admit, it was not really an ideal situation for her But, Anna in this book decided she wants to get back at college and she wants to learn Japanese language And Charles is perfectly fine with that and it s my favorite thing to witness and see how far she came and how much their relationship progressed to something awesome Charles is always incredibly aware of his mate and her needs and emotions and, hence, unmistakably knows what she needs He gives her space, allows her to shine because he knows what she can do he doesn t smother her or overprotects even when his wolf wants them to And speaking of that, I always thought that Charles was the werewolf who is the most in tuned with his wolf Guys, in this book we will see Brother Wolf being sassy, rebelling and even narrow minded You really get to see just how much work it takes for human to control their wolf when even Charles is having problems sometimes and Brother Wolf flat out disobeys and does his thing which brings me to wildings I actually went back to see if wildings were mentioned in previous books and they weren t, so here is the brief explanation wildings are mostly troubled, damaged, old wolves Bran took and let them live on the Pack territory, but deep in the woods, not with the Pack itself I thought at first it s weird because Bran s pack is already known to live with powerful old wolves on the brink of insanity Asil, for example The difference is that Asil is at least manageable where wildings are really broken wolves and dangerous to live with and Bran is usually the one to deal with them simply because he is the strongest There was something really sad about the whole arrangement, especially since we see some of them who are perfectly fine to live with others chose to live in isolation to be with someone who is not When we witness these werewolves being strong, glorious, powerful, supernatural through the course of both series, seeing so many of them in that sorry state was a bit somber I do question the fact we just got to know about them in this book When Mariposa attacked in Cry Wolf, a witch with a power to tie the wolves to herself, you d think she would go after wildings first or stumble upon them considering how many time she spent in the woods Plot convenient or not, every one of the wildings has interesting background and a story behind their troubled state and I actually wanted to know about some of them view spoiler Hester seemed amazing And Devon as well hide spoiler Now, the cover is depicting one particularly interesting scene which basically confirms that witches in this world are scary The villain is something and something else and I loved how Patty incorporated another myth in this world , but you can expect witchy fingers tied to the mess in Aspen Somehow, between werewolves, Fae and vampires, witches tend to fall between cracks because there aren t many of them, but every time one appears they are able to cause serious havoc and damage They are particularly damning for werewolves we know how Bran reacts to them and we know why Can you tell how much excited for Tom Moira book I am Now, I did have some issues As much as I liked that Patty finally showed us something else from Leah beside being bitchy and to do that in the same book she threw some dirt on Bran s impeccable, lovable image, I didn t like the reason she tried to justify Leah s dislike toward Mercy with They are both complex and interesting characters than we perceived them, so there is no need for explaining too many bad traits and character decisions with female jealousy Plus, all that I put under first spoiler tag Also, I spent bigger part of the novel saying WTH Bran I am not really sure about how is he going to deal with the whole aftermath of the traitor, but his reputation of reading minds I expect will take a hit He definitely didn t handle the problem as Alpha Also, this is my take on THAT conversation Honestly, I never perceived it as a retcon of relationship between Bran and Mercy, but establishing once again the reason for why she had such a hard time If you didn t get it, werewolf dynamic is completely fucked up, especially when it comes to women Female werewolves are not able to carry children, so yes, they would see Mercy, someone we are told possibly be able to carry one because her change isn t violent as a threat That s why so many of them were jealous of her BUT, I didn t understand Charles s comment of Bran being funny about her to mean that Bran was interested it s just that Bran had a different relationship with her because she is a damn coyote walker and she rebelled In a society that s completely relying on rigidity and hierarchy with one man on the top, the fact there is a girl Bran can t really order around through Pack magic and established rules of werewolf world definitely meant he was funny about her, simply because she didn t respond the same way others in his Pack were She exasperated him, something other wolves can never say about their omnipotent Alpha Yeah, he was funny with her comparing to how he was with them, but he would never moved on her because he doesn t see her that way The fact that Leah and other female werewolves and Charles saw possibility of something like that is just the fucked up way Pack is written Don t forget that Adam s Pack was not better in understanding the feelings of their Alpha they think only about what s in his power to do, not what he really wants to do Do, I like it Not particularly But I will definitely not rely on werewolves as having a clear vision on things Allow me to give you an example from Cry Wolf Leah, for all that she was the Marrok s mate, sounded jealous Did she want Charles, too So, Anna s first thought on Leah s comment was that Leah wants Charles even though she knows Bran is Charles s father Or how about the fact that Anna wasn t aware how much it bothered her that Sage has a pet name for her mate It s not rational thinking, it doesn t mean jackshit in their world who is bonded and feelings They perceive other women as competition even when the man they are jealous about didn t give them any reason to Like I said, it s the fucked up way they are written and I would like for Patty to make some progress about this because jealousy is really getting old as justification for being awful.All in all, another book I liked and enjoyed the hell out of it, despite these issues, but I do understand how some readers can be bothered by it _ flag 99 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jan 04, 2018 Tadiana Night Owl rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves fantasy, netgalley, urban fantasy, vampires and werewolves oh my On sale now, as of March 6, 2018 A solid and enthusiastic four stars Full review first posted on Fantasy Literature Burn Bright is the fifth and latest novel in Patricia Briggs ALPHA AND OMEGA urban fantasy series actually, it s mountainous wilderness fantasy, but it does involve werewolves and witches living amongst humans Burn Bright, though it has different main characters, also intertwines nicely with the main MERCY THOMPSON series.Bran, the grand Alpha or Marrok of most of the we On sale now, as of March 6, 2018 A solid and enthusiastic four stars Full review first posted on Fantasy Literature Burn Bright is the fifth and latest novel in Patricia Briggs ALPHA AND OMEGA urban fantasy series actually, it s mountainous wilderness fantasy, but it does involve werewolves and witches living amongst humans Burn Bright, though it has different main characters, also intertwines nicely with the main MERCY THOMPSON series.Bran, the grand Alpha or Marrok of most of the werewolf packs in North America, is still out of town due to the events in the last MERCY THOMPSON book, Silence Fallen He phones home and tells his wife Leah and son Charles that he s leaving them in charge while he takes a trip to Africa to see Samuel, his other son In Bran s rather mysterious absence, Charles and his wife Anna try to manage his pack of werewolves and the pack s finances, and to not get into too many arguments with the irascible Leah.This effort gets a lot trickier when Charles gets an urgent phone call from Jonesy, one of the so called wildings These are a separate, outlier group of werewolves under Bran s protection and leadership who live near but apart from the Marrok s main pack The wildings are broken beings, fragile and often particularly dangerous, and are rarely seen by anyone except Bran himself Charles and Anna, an Omega werewolf with the helpful talent of calming dominant werewolves, head out to check on Jonesy.Jonesy turns out to be a powerful fae who lives in isolation with his werewolf mate, Hester Hester has been captured by a secretive armed task force that is trying to kidnap or kill some of the wildings And the evidence indicates that someone among the wildings or Bran s main pack is a traitor who is working with these attackers With Bran incommunicado for some reason, it s up to Charles, Anna and other members of the Marrok s pack to try to neutralize the invaders, warn the wildings of the danger they re in, and find the traitor.The mystery in Burn Bright is distinctive, though ultimately it didn t gel for me as well as in the best of Briggs books The plot is somewhat disjointed, though the threads come together fairly well in the end The logic is occasionally strained For example, there s a significant rule involving cell phones not being allowed in wilding territory, where the explanation simply didn t make sense to me, and a key development involving eye color that seemed highly unlikely under the circumstances The plot involves both extreme long term planning by the villain and some improbably rushed action and coincidences However, as Briggs has frequently done before, she pulls in plot threads from preceding books in the series, weaving in the consequences of earlier events and decisions made by the characters Though it s not necessary to have read all of the books in both interlocking series to understand and enjoy Burn Bright or any other particular book in these series, it s certainly conducive to a greater appreciation.The highlight of Burn Bright is the characters and their interrelationships Briggs creates well rounded characters in a fantasy setting who are realistically flawed and believable It was fascinating to get to know some of the members of Bran s pack of misfit werewolves better, both characters we ve met before as well as some new ones Some poignant moments for several characters add to the depth of this urban fantasy There was a fascinating aside in the form of an insight into Mercy and Bran s relationship, and even the detested, hard hearted Leah becomes a character that the reader develops understanding and even sympathy for Burn Bright is a solid entry in one of the better ongoing series in the urban fantasy genre If you haven t read the previous ALPHA AND OMEGA books, I would recommend starting at the beginning, with Alpha Omega and Cry Wolf, but fans of Patricia Briggs and her werewolves will relish this new adventure.I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley Thanks Original post I love Patricia Briggs urban fantasies, and this Alpha and Omega series interlocks very closely with Mercy Thompson s I m having trouble keeping my mitts off this one I got halfway through it last night in one long reading session that lasted until 1 am even though there are other books I really need to read and review first I should probably feel worse about that than I do D flag 87 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Oct 20, 2016 Aisling Zena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves werewolves dragons shifters, paranormal fantasy urban fantasy Expected publication 2018 2018 Three years from the last book THREE YEARS P.S This was published 6 months before Mrs Briggs husband passed away This was published with a tongue in cheek intention for the delays of our favourite books Obviously after Mrs Briggs loss I don t expect her to be whipping up books My condolences and love and hope she has the support she needs to get over this difficult time. flag 76 likesLike see review View all 34 comments Jan 27, 2018 Jessica Silverbow Rabid Reads no rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorite secondary characters, native american, fae, some kinda magic, urban fantasy, vampires, weres shapeshifters, cover whore, rabid reads reviews Reviewed by Rabid ReadsHOO boyAD HEAT, the last book from the Anna and Charles portion of the MERCY THOMPSON universe, is probably my least favorite book in the combined series, so despite my slight preference for the ALPHA OMEGA characters, I was a bit leery of BURN BRIGHT And by leery I mean that I hesitated for a whole five seconds before accepting an ARC I love Bran I love everything about the concept of the Marrock I love the tiny middle of nowhere town for misfit werew Reviewed by Rabid ReadsHOO boyAD HEAT, the last book from the Anna and Charles portion of the MERCY THOMPSON universe, is probably my least favorite book in the combined series, so despite my slight preference for the ALPHA OMEGA characters, I was a bit leery of BURN BRIGHT And by leery I mean that I hesitated for a whole five seconds before accepting an ARC I love Bran I love everything about the concept of the Marrock I love the tiny middle of nowhere town for misfit werewolves And even if Bran isn t a POV or the focus, his presence still saturates everything Charles and Anna do, b c he s the friggin Marrock BUT.I hate Leah as intensely as I love Bran, so when my friend Steven told me that BURN BRIGHT was Leah heavy, I really frowned and squinted Me frowns and squints HARD Steven It s not that bad.Me How can it not be that bad Steven I don t like Leah either, but now I understand her better, and I m even somewhat sympathetic to her situation.Me Hmph I don t want to understand her I like hating her.Steven rolls eyes Just read it.So I did I mean, Steven is way forgiving than I am, but how could I not be curious about Leah LEAH, whom I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate being painted in a sympathetic light Would I fall prey to that nonsense Or was my hatred incorruptible smirks Like the events of a single installment could negate years of animosity, justified animosity Except based on Charles recollections of Mercy s youth, Leah had all kinds of legit reasons to dislike her And yeah, she is the Queen of Mean Girls, but she doesn t actually do anything to endanger the Pack Or does she laughs maniacally BURN BRIGHT takes you deep into the quagmire of Aspen Creek, to places you didn t even know were there Old, powerful wolves like Asil who walk an unsteady line between functional and dangerous aren t the biggest threat facing those who belong directly to the Marrock Lone wolves and other things have settled the outskirts of Bran s domain But the outskirts still belong to the Marrock, and when one of his solitary wolves is killed after an abduction gone wrong, it becomes obvious to Anna and Charles that someone in the Pack selling information to Outsiders But who And why Read it and find out grins cheekily Highly Recommended flag 72 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Aug 13, 2017 Misericordia The Serendipity Aegis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves menu reading is served, 2018 gr choice Q Fire is a powerful thing It cleanses as it destroys and it brings light to darkness c Q You cannot look at a person, and say, If I could change this or that, if I could pick what I want and discard other things, I could love this one Such a love is pale and weak and doomed to failure c Righty right you get the whole package or not at all Q It s bad to have an enemy with the kinds of resources these people apparently have but it is infinitely worse to have crazy people as enemies Q Fire is a powerful thing It cleanses as it destroys and it brings light to darkness c Q You cannot look at a person, and say, If I could change this or that, if I could pick what I want and discard other things, I could love this one Such a love is pale and weak and doomed to failure c Righty right you get the whole package or not at all Q It s bad to have an enemy with the kinds of resources these people apparently have but it is infinitely worse to have crazy people as enemies c flag 67 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 06, 2017 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs 3.5 5 stars As Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite urban fantasy writers, I love that I have a new release from her to look forward to every year Reading her books always feels like cuddling up with a warm fuzzy blanket when it s snowing outside Burn Bright was a nice installment in the Alpha Omega series Perhaps not quite as strong as the last couple of books, but still loads of fun all the same.The positives were abundant an interesting mystery to solve one which I m sure we ll 3.5 5 stars As Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite urban fantasy writers, I love that I have a new release from her to look forward to every year Reading her books always feels like cuddling up with a warm fuzzy blanket when it s snowing outside Burn Bright was a nice installment in the Alpha Omega series Perhaps not quite as strong as the last couple of books, but still loads of fun all the same.The positives were abundant an interesting mystery to solve one which I m sure we ll see repercussions from in the next Mercy book , plenty of Anna and Charles awesomeness because their relationship dynamic is still one of my favorites , Marrok werewolf pack politics a topic of which I never tire reading , and an easy flow of writing that absorbs you for a good ride Essentially, all of the basics I ve come to expect from a Briggs novel in abundance.All that said, I wish the book could ve had tighter pacing, most notably in the second half The main story halted several times so other stories could be told and, while they were all interesting and completely relevant to the plot, they effectively killed any building momentum for me It wasn t a deal breaker by any means because the stories were good , but compared to the last two novels where the story practically careened towards the finish in a can t put it down for anything manner, Burn Bright was just okay in that regard.Overall, anything Briggs produces is a good read, and this wasn t an exception I delighted in learning about the dynamics within the Marrok s pack and especially loved the inclusion of Asil one of the most interesting side characters in the saga I love enigmas in books, and Briggs has several she s been slowing revealing about for years It keeps me coming back with gusto Recommendations I m a huge fan of this series and Patricia Briggs herself you won t meet a gracious author and would recommend them to both urban fantasy fans and those new to the genre At this point, the link between the Alpha Omega and Mercy Thompson books is strong enough that you should consider reading both series simultaneously by publication order to avoid major spoilers Additionally, I would encourage you to pick up Shifting Shadows, a brilliant short story compilation, before diving in to Burn Bright I d like to say a big thank you to Berkley Publishing Group, Patricia Briggs, and Netgalley for the chance to read and review an early copy of Burn Bright Via The Obsessive Bookseller at NikiHawkes Other books you might like flag 54 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 02, 2018 Rachel rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, mystery, favorites Re read by audio October 7th 2018 Even better the 2nd time around Charles and Anna are holding down the fort in Aspen Creek, while Bran, the Marrok is off on vacation The story takes off quickly when one of the wildling s old wolves that are no longer safe to associate around Pack on a regular basis mate calls for help Anna and Charles go to investigate and find a lot than they bargained for There s a lethal threat, assisted by a traitor in the Pack, and Anna and Charles must figure Re read by audio October 7th 2018 Even better the 2nd time around Charles and Anna are holding down the fort in Aspen Creek, while Bran, the Marrok is off on vacation The story takes off quickly when one of the wildling s old wolves that are no longer safe to associate around Pack on a regular basis mate calls for help Anna and Charles go to investigate and find a lot than they bargained for There s a lethal threat, assisted by a traitor in the Pack, and Anna and Charles must figure out if the traitor is one of the wildlings , or a closer Pack member Either way, they must warn all the wildlings of the danger, and so begins the thrill ride Got some surprising insight on Bran never suspected that , and his abilities, which clarified something he was able to pull off in Silence Fallen the previous book in the Mercy Thompson series Anna s abilities as an Omega wolf get awesome as the series progresses Especially as she investigates and understands her power As usual, Charles and Anna face the conflicts and danger as a united front, lending power or support to each other whenever needed Theirs is a mature romance, without unnecessary drama, or petty jealousies There s plenty of love and passion between the two of them, when they re not battling for their lives, that is A big betrayal, Pack dynamics, Asil and Sage, and a slightly different view of Leah all factor in, as well, in this exciting installment of the Alpha Omega series There s never all dull moment, even when the action is a bit on hold, because trying to discover the culprit behind the attacks kept me guessing Alpha Omega continues to be one of my all time favorite urban fantasy series , so of course I gobbled Burn Bright up Even though the mystery wraps up here, I m already eagerly anticipating the next book A copy was kindly provided by Ace Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review is also posted at The Readers Den flag 53 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 07, 2018 Obsidian rated it did not like it review of another edition Spoilers for those who have not read previous books in Alpha and Omega and the Mercy Thompson series to this point So I thought about this one all night long and realized that I honestly can t give this story in the Alpha Omega series than 1 star The main reasons was the total retcon regarding Bran and Mercy that had me looking at the whole series in a new light not in a good way , the information dumps galore we get regarding the Wildings, and the fact that we did not get enough o Spoilers for those who have not read previous books in Alpha and Omega and the Mercy Thompson series to this point So I thought about this one all night long and realized that I honestly can t give this story in the Alpha Omega series than 1 star The main reasons was the total retcon regarding Bran and Mercy that had me looking at the whole series in a new light not in a good way , the information dumps galore we get regarding the Wildings, and the fact that we did not get enough one on one moments for me of Anna and Charles together The main saving grace for me was that we get an interesting new character Wellesley that I would love to see in a new spin off series from Alpha and Omega After finding out that this is something that may be followed up in future books I am going to pull a pin on reading any books set in the Alpha Omega series any I plan on just sticking to the Mercy Thompson series and pretending this never happened Burn Bright is another look into the Alpha and Omega universe This takes place a few days weeks after the events in Silence Fallen Bran is off visiting Samuel in Africa I seriously went wait what on that one since I thought he was still in Washington state after rescuing Mercy and coming to Adam s aid in Silence Fallen Charles has been left behind to deal with things and is bumping heads with his stepmother Leah When one of the Wildings werewolves who are too dangerous to run among others who Bran protects calls warning of danger, Charles and Anna are dispatched to figure out what is going on Charles and Anna quickly realize that it looks like someone is out to take out the Wildings and potentially the other werewolves Previous characters from the series come out of the woodwork Asil, Sage, Leah, Tag and or mentioned Mercy, Mercy s foster parents, old enemies and there are callbacks galore in this one I would honestly not recommend reading this if you haven t read the rest of the series Most of the book was mentioning things that we have heard about before.Charles and Anna who up until now were two of my favorite characters in the Mercyverse I don t know This book definitely takes a hit at all of our favorites I think the only ones that ended up not being terrible were Mercy and Adam they are mentioned and not part of the action in this one Let me take that back, Asil and I are still good I honestly don t know what Briggs was thinking with the out of the way information that is thrown at readers at the beginning of this book It ends up making the story topsy turvy to me And I ended up thinking way less of Bran I think the main problem is that we spend a little too much time seeing Charles POV and most of Anna s POV is too rushed We have her at times dealing with PTSD after realizing she recognizes a dead man who attacked raped her back when she was in Chicago Then she is dealing with trying to use her Omega powers on a werewolf that comes with another revelation and it felt like we didn t get a chance to catch our breaths in this one Secondary characters I thought were given too much time in this one We get a POV with Leah, Bran, and Sage One thing that works the best for me in the Mercy Thompson series is that we usually always get first person POV from Mercy It works better We are able to get into Mercy s head a lot easier and for me.I think having third person POV from not only Charles and Anna and the side characters it just slowed things down a lot I do say though that it was weird to get Leah s POV since she s always been cast as terrible and I think it s weird Briggs is pushing that Leah has somehow been done wrong by Bran The writing is typical Briggs, but the flow was up and down The information dumps we get along the way slow things down and I felt like every little thing was getting overly explained at times I will say though that this is a fast read I am just now wishing I had waited for this via the library or gotten it in paperback since I don t see me re reading this like I do most of the other Alpha and Omega books The world building in the Mercyverse and Alpha and Omega is done very well though Briggs takes thing into an exciting new direction in this one which is the main reason why this is just getting one star It leaves a lot of implications for the future of the werewolves and other Packs and it will be interesting to see if there is any follow through in the Mercy Thompson series I would call most of this book filler though This was clearly meant to pivot the series forward and all of the past callbacks to things definitely has this book meant to be a bridge between both the Alpha and Omega series and Mercy Thompson The ending works, but honestly I wanted discussions taking place There is a major reveal about a character that we have known for a long time and it felt like it was not talked about enough at least to meA I m now concerned I was too generous with my rating Looking back at the other books the plot twist reveal really does wreck what we have come to knowA after a response from Briggs via her assistant to another reviewer I m going to back away from Alpha and Omega series I will keep reading Mercy Thompson though Discussion of issue of why I am only giving this one star below view spoiler It was gross to read that Bran apparently had feelings or still has feelings apparently based on what Anna says for Mercy Yes, Mercy The same Mercy that Bran raised since she was 3 months old The same Bran that sent Mercy away when she was 16 since she got involved with Bran s son Samuel The same Mercy that he didn t even speak to for at least a decade until the first book in the Mercy Thompson series I hated that Anna based on the discussion she had with Charles is also blaming Mercy for this and or for not realizing it And then we get into the fact that this is why Leah always hated Mercy So you are telling me that no one said to themselves that a man who had a hand in raising her should have been smacked down about this And apparently this was an open secret in the Aspen Creek community though no one spoke about it I justmy head hurts This colors the entire series and now makes me feel squeamish about Silence Fallen We had Bran making amends it felt like for abandoning Mercy twice and she was happy that her father came and got her Now we find out that he s in love with her and Briggs does her best to make you feel sorry for Leah somewhere in there though she abused and we are told countless times would have killed Mercy if she could have hide spoiler flag 43 likesLike see review View all 14 comments May 06, 2016 Julia Sarcasm and Romance Addict added it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018, 2 do not reread I m so pumped I could read a 100 book series dedicated to these two as long as there s no mention of horses flag 36 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Sep 22, 2016 Carole Caroles Random Life in Books rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves net galley, paranormal, series, 2017, reviewed This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.This book was amazingly good I honestly loved every page of this story It should probably come as no surprise to anyone who follows my reviews that I am a huge fan of Patricia Briggs I was incredibly excited to get my hands on this book and went into it with really high expectations This book exceeded every one of those expectations Charles and Anna are back at home with the Marrock s pack but this time Bran is away Charles has This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.This book was amazingly good I honestly loved every page of this story It should probably come as no surprise to anyone who follows my reviews that I am a huge fan of Patricia Briggs I was incredibly excited to get my hands on this book and went into it with really high expectations This book exceeded every one of those expectations Charles and Anna are back at home with the Marrock s pack but this time Bran is away Charles has taken on some additional responsibilities with Bran s absence and he is working hard to keep the peace with Leah When a call comes in from the mate of a wolf that lives in the wilderness on the outskirts of the pack, they are pulled into a much deeper mystery.I loved so many things about things about this book but the characters are really at the top of the list Charles, Anna, and Brother Wolf are some of my favorite characters I really liked getting to see the bond between Charles, Anna, and Brother Wolf Yes, Brother Wolf is the wolf side of Charles but he really does see things differently at times and is a distinctly different character I love how Briggs is able to define these parts of Charles so seamlessly The secondary characters were also great Asil has been a character that I really enjoy and he played a very large role in this book He was so strong in this book and I love the way that he watches over and protects Anna Leah has always been a character that I loved to hate She has always seemed difficult than anything else in previous installments and she still has her moments in this book I feel like I understand Leah a lot after reading this book and now that I know why she acts as she does it is a bit forgivable I also thought that the wildlings that live on the outskirts of Bran s pack were very interesting and added a nice touch to the book.The mystery in this book was very solid and kept me guessing There were than a few surprises along the way and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough There were quite few action scenes and there were a few moments that I was worried about how things would work out It really was an exciting story filled with much loved characters I did miss Bran at times but I do think that his absence let others take a turn in the spotlight.I would highly recommend this series to others This is the fifth book in the Alpha and Omega series and works best when read in order This series takes place in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series with a lot of overlapping characters This was a very solid installment in the series that I found to be incredibly entertaining I cannot wait to read from Patricia Briggs very soon I received an advanced reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley.Initial ThoughtsSo damn good I loved every part of this book It was just amazingly good Some of the things I loved about this book AnnaCharlesBrother WolfAsilLeah yes, I said LeahMeeting some new charactersSolid mysteryAction scenesA few surprising momentsSo much to love about this book I would say it was worth the wait flag 36 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 03, 2015 Steven rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy paranormal, netgalley or publisher, read in 2017 Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors She consistently produces top notch books, both in her Mercy Thompson series and in this one, the Alpha Omega series, which is a spinoff of Mercy s stories and intertwines back and forth.This novel picks up right around the events of the most recent Mercy book, Silence Fallen, and follows Charles and Anna as they handle some events surrounding the wil Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors She consistently produces top notch books, both in her Mercy Thompson series and in this one, the Alpha Omega series, which is a spinoff of Mercy s stories and intertwines back and forth.This novel picks up right around the events of the most recent Mercy book, Silence Fallen, and follows Charles and Anna as they handle some events surrounding the wildlings of the Aspen Creek pack To me, Briggs is at the top of her game when she s writing Charles and Anna stories I m not sure what it is, but just like with Faith Hunter and her Jane Yellowrock series and Nell Ingram spinoff, as much as I love the main series, the spinoff set in the same world really works for me in a much deeper and satisfying way I think I just love the connection between Charles and Anna and their wolves and how they balance each other out.As many of you may not know, Briggs lost her husband unexpectedly in early 2017, and this is the first book she s published since losing him This book was very clearly influenced by this loss, and focuses heavily on the bonds between mates Hester and Jonesy, Charles and Anna, Bran and Leah, even Asil and Wellesley and their lost mates She also dedicated the book to her husband It was an amazing book, and such a fitting tribute to the man who was, in fact, her own mate, and she couldn t have done a beautiful job But that is the dual gift of love, isn t it The joy of greeting and the sorrow of good bye from Patricia Briggs Dead Heat, the prior book in this series.If you haven t picked up Briggs and her Mercyverse, you re doing yourself a disservice Start at the beginning and lose yourself in the beautiful, heartbreaking, heartwarming, deep world that Briggs has created You won t regret it And if I may offer a tidbit of advice, follow this reading order Moon Called, Alpha Omega short story , Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground, Blood Bound, Iron Kissed, Bone Crossed, Silver Borne, River Marked, Fair Game, Frost Burned, Dead Heat, Night Broken, Fire Touched, Silence Fallen, Burn Bright Review to be published on release date but I will say, this book was a very fitting and beautiful tribute to her husband, Mike, who passed away in early 2017, and of course, another strong entry into the Charles and Anna series which I love so much flag 32 likesLike see review Mar 22, 2018 Sarah rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves books i own kindle, for review read, read in 2018, books i own print, netgalley 3 I ve put off writing this review for weeks because every time I think about this book I get mad all over again I honestly don t think I ve ever been so disappointed in the direction an author has decided to take a story and while I totally get that it is Patricia Briggs right to do whatever she chooses with her characters and her world I don t have to continue investing my time and money in her series I suppose I should probably point out that before Burn Bright I would have considered mysel I ve put off writing this review for weeks because every time I think about this book I get mad all over again I honestly don t think I ve ever been so disappointed in the direction an author has decided to take a story and while I totally get that it is Patricia Briggs right to do whatever she chooses with her characters and her world I don t have to continue investing my time and money in her series I suppose I should probably point out that before Burn Bright I would have considered myself a Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega superfan I reread all of the books and short stories in the MT world at least once a year with a friend and we have spent countless hours sending each other favourite quotes and discussing everything about these characters and this world The reason I m so upset and the reason I feel so betrayed by the author is because I feel like I know this series inside out and there was nothing, absolutely not one single hint to make revelations in this book seem even slightly plausible, let alone palatable.I can t really talk about my biggest issue with this book without giving spoilers so continue reading this review at your own risk, but since I m reviewing this so long after the release date I expect most fans have either already read this book or at least seen others mention the controversy The absolutely 100% series ending revelation for me is that Bran has always had romantic feelings for Mercy This is the man who has raised her since she was eight months old, the man who is the only consistent father figure she s ever really had, the man she turns to for advice and the one she looks up to beyond all others This is the same man who watched over her while she slept as she recovered from a sexual assault, the man who gave her away at her wedding and made Adam promise to protect her, the man who has ALWAYS, in all circumstances treated her like a daughter.And now we have Anna and Charles having a casual conversation about how Bran is funny about Mercy and Anna even saying she would hate Mercy as much as Leah does if Charles felt the same way about her that Bran does Anna, who was herself a victim of rape and the worst kinds of treatments at the hands of her previous alpha is now blaming Mercy, who was a CHILD when this was all happening I m sorry but in no circumstances is Mercy to blame no matter what Bran does or doesn t feel for her, Mercy has never led Bran on, she s never had an affair with him or tried to lure him away from Leah and even if she had that doesn t excuse Leah from child abuse Because lets face it the way Leah treated Mercy, the way Bran has flat out stated in previous books that he couldn t adopt Mercy himself because Leah would have killed her, the way Leah attacked Mercy many times when she was a child and how the entire pack used to go out of their way to keep the two of them apart because they knew what would happen if they didn t That s all because Leah is an abuser who would have happily KILLED A CHILD because she felt that child was competition for her mate.I get that Patricia Briggs has written herself into a corner, she s said many times and shown in many ways that Bran is bonded to Leah and I think she s left herself with no option of ending their relationship That s a bit of a problem when fans have been screaming for years that Leah is an awful, awful character and begging to see Bran get a happily ever after with literally anyone else Now, in my opinion, a skilled writer would have been able to turn around Bran and Leah s relationship I ve seen other authors do that in the past and I so badly want to see Bran happy that I probably would have forgiven Leah far quicker than she deserved But I won t forgive Leah because Bran has been turned into someone that I can no longer respect or even like That just makes me hate both of them, it makes me look at every single interaction between Bran and Mercy throughout the entire fifteen book series and feel physically sick because I can no longer see the loving father figure that has always wanted what is best for Mercy Now all I can see is the sick pedophile who has been grooming her.This book contradicts itself in so many different ways when it comes to Leah First it tries to make us feel sorry for her because her mate is in love with a child Then Charles talks about how abusive she was to him when they first met too, how horrifically she treated him when he was also just a child who was just desperate for someone to love him, he specifically states that he would have adored her if she d only been nice to him So it wasn t just Mercy Leah abused then, this conversation also confirms that it was Charles too So she s jealous of anyone that Bran gives love to and that shows what a petty and nasty person she is To be honest you only have to look at the way she treated Anna the first time they met to see Leah s true colours But then the book backtracks again and tries to show how nice she is because she saves Charles life, I could have cheered for her at that point but only if we hadn t just been reminded about how awful she s been in the past.If Patricia Briggs hadn t turned Bran into a pedophile but had instead just had Leah saving Charles in this book I would have stared to warm to her If she d then had both Bran and Leah make some big changes over the next few books because lets face it he s never treated her well really so neither of them are perfect and they re both to blame for their issues then I think in time I would have softened to them as a couple and might have been able to want to see them happy together It could have been so easy, especially since we get a better idea of the fact that Bran does actually love her in this book Unfortunately for me it s too little too late and the way Bran s character has been totally and utterly destroyed has ended any love I ever had for this series.The first time I read Burn Bright I was horrified by that conversation but I still had faith in PB and I was convinced that Anna and Charles had misread things and it was all going to be a horrible misunderstanding I was positive that in the next book this would all be fixed with a few well placed revelations and that I could continue loving this world I even went back and immediately reread the previous fourteen books specifically looking for signs that Bran felt anything but fatherly towards Mercy I read fourteen books LOOKING for that and couldn t find a single thing that made me suspect it was true Not one single word Everything points to a father daughter relationship, every single interaction between them Every single conversation with Samuel, Adam, any other character they always refer to Bran as Mercy s father I actually managed to convince myself I d read Burn Bright wrong and stressed myself over nothing.Then unfortunately Patricia Briggs made public comments about it confirming my worst fears were true, Bran does have romantic feelings for the child he raised Oh, we re supposed to see him as noble because he didn t act on them, and we re supposed to ignore it because apparently Mercy will never know how he feels But that doesn t sit well with me, especially when she s made it clear that everyone else knows this but Mercy, so not only is Bran lying to her but so is her husband Adam, so is her childhood love Samuel, so is her brother Charles and her sister in law Anna and so is the entire Aspen Creek Pack people she grew up with and was raised by That breaks my heart for Mercy and it makes me so angry with everyone else that I can t see straight.So that s the story of how Patricia Briggs destroyed the Mercy Thompson world for me, the series that I have loved for many, many years The series that has been a huge comfort to me over the years The series that I m honestly not sure I ll ever be able to look at in the same way again I hope that one day, in a few years time, I ll be able to forget that Burn Bright ever existed And if I ever reach that point then perhaps I ll be able to reread the first 14 books again and remember how much I loved them but I will not be buying any new books in this world, and honestly I m still than a little heartbroken about that.I should also probably link to my friend Ange s reviewAnge s review because she goes into even depth about the major issue I had and several other consistency problems with the story She also includes quotes both from the book and from Patricia Briggs that further detail things I ve mentioned above.____________________Full review to come but it won t surprise anyone who saw my updates that a particular conversation has killed this series for me.I reread this series every year so it breaks my heart that I don t think I ll ever be able to read it again I m going to miss this world and these characters but I refuse to watch PB rewrite history She can take her series in any direction she chooses but I don t have to follow her while she does it flag 38 likesLike see review View all 32 comments Jan 07, 2018 Beth rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves kindle, netgalley, own, berkley publishing, scifi, ace, march 2018, urban, urban fantasy, fantasy TOUR GIVEAWAY Click to Enter Tome Tender Book Blog Giveaway1 Winner of a Mass Market copy ofCRY WOLFby Patricia BriggsBook 1 in the Alpha and Omega SeriesGiveaway Runs Feb 2 March 6, 2018Winners must have USA Mailing Address Only Bran has left the pack to Charles while he heads to Europe to deal with an emergency with Mercy Once that emergency is over Bran extends his absence from the pack by stating he is going to visit Samuel leaving Charles and his mate, Anna, to deal with an emergency c TOUR GIVEAWAY Click to Enter Tome Tender Book Blog Giveaway1 Winner of a Mass Market copy ofCRY WOLFby Patricia BriggsBook 1 in the Alpha and Omega SeriesGiveaway Runs Feb 2 March 6, 2018Winners must have USA Mailing Address Only Bran has left the pack to Charles while he heads to Europe to deal with an emergency with Mercy Once that emergency is over Bran extends his absence from the pack by stating he is going to visit Samuel leaving Charles and his mate, Anna, to deal with an emergency call from a wilding s fae mate.You ve gotta love the bond between Charles and Anna and in Burn Bright Briggs shows not only that bond but the wildings, extremely unstable shifters, and even Charles and his bitch mate yes, she is a bitch, but still his mate These mate bonds come into play like never before making for some swoon worthy reading.Reading every book Briggs has published, I am still amazed, surprised and in awe of her imagination and unexpected machinations that she throughs our way and that is just a few factor why I love her writing In the end, I flat out loved it I don t think I can ever get enough of Briggs storytelling A re read and a go to author for recommendations because I know everyone of those urban fantasy fans out there that picks up one of her works is going to enjoy it.I received this ARC copy of Burn Bright from Berkley Publishing Group Ace This is my honest and voluntary review Burn Bright is set for publication March 6, 2018.My Rating 5 starsWritten by Patricia BriggsSeries Alpha and Omega Sequence in Series Book 5Hardcover 320 pagesPublisher Ace Publication Date March 6, 2018Genre Urban Fantasy Noble reviews check out Tome Tender s Book Blog or find us on Facebook. flag 30 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 24, 2018 Dani C Paulettes Papers rated it it was amazing review of another edition I don t read a lot of urban fantasy, but I do read everything that Patricia Briggs writes After I read the first book in the Alpha and Omega series I was hooked, and Patricia Briggs became one of my favorite authors Each of her books are a treat to read and enjoy As soon as a new book comes out I make sure that the kids are in bed and I have no plans for the next day Because I know I will be up all night until I read that last page The Alpha and Omega series is about two werewolves a mated I don t read a lot of urban fantasy, but I do read everything that Patricia Briggs writes After I read the first book in the Alpha and Omega series I was hooked, and Patricia Briggs became one of my favorite authors Each of her books are a treat to read and enjoy As soon as a new book comes out I make sure that the kids are in bed and I have no plans for the next day Because I know I will be up all night until I read that last page The Alpha and Omega series is about two werewolves a mated couple Charles and Anna Charles is the son of Bran who is over all the werewolves in North America Anna is a rare Omega wolf She is special in many ways and one of them being that she is not a submissive wolf.In Burn Bright Bran is away on vacation so Charles is left to watch over everything Of course, they get a message saying the one of their wolves are in trouble Charles and Anna with the help of some of the pack begin to learn that this trouble could be because they have a traitor in their midst Burn Bright is the fifth of the Alpha Omega series and sure you could read as a standalone, but I really, strongly suggest you don t You will get so much enjoyment of this book if you have started reading the series from the beginning This is one of my favorite series to read so naturally I am waiting impatiently for the next book to come out flag 36 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 12, 2018 Kira rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves fae, magic, urban fantasy, weres, witches I ll put this as nicely as I can WTF I will never be able to look at Bran the same way again This new revelation which is abhorrent made me think even about his character He may be physically strong, have lots of magic, and be a good leader, but he s a pathetic man The thing Anna alluded to about him and view spoiler Mercy hide spoiler is wrong on so many levels More importantly it makes no sense in context with the rest of the series view spoiler There has never been any hin I ll put this as nicely as I can WTF I will never be able to look at Bran the same way again This new revelation which is abhorrent made me think even about his character He may be physically strong, have lots of magic, and be a good leader, but he s a pathetic man The thing Anna alluded to about him and view spoiler Mercy hide spoiler is wrong on so many levels More importantly it makes no sense in context with the rest of the series view spoiler There has never been any hint that he viewed her as anything other than a daughter He raised her, and at the time he supposedly had highly inappropriate feelings for her, she was a child It s even disgusting when you figure how old Bran actually is The guy is ancient Taking an interest in Mercy even as a teenager is like robbing the cradle hide spoiler There are other things that I don t like about Bran They are things that have been well known throughout the series, but this book really highlighted them I ve never understood why Charles is the pack executioner He is strong and level headed, but he s not the only wolf with those qualities It s unfair to make him bear that burden alone Some of the reason that job falls on Charles is because Bran clearly trusts him a lot Why doesn t Bran take care of some of these situations himself It makes me wonder if it s too much for him so he passes it off on his son, which is utterly pathetic Secondly, his relationship with Leah is selfish It s perfect for him but not for anyone else He wanted a woman he would never love and that s what he got This book tried to point out good things about Leah to either make her appealing or to explain why Bran is with her Just because she isn t a horrible person all the time does not mean she s a good one Leah is a cold hearted bitch, and it s unlikely she ll ever change It s always been said to trust the instincts of their wolves WTH was his wolf thinking when it decided Leah was right for him Wolves don t seem to be focused on things like love in the same way a person would I would have thought that his wolf would have had clarity when it comes to Leah s bad points than Bran the person did Did Bran ever consider the impact Leah would have on his family and the pack She treated Charles and Mercy like shit Who does that to children How immature is she to behave that way Leah s behavior in light of the Mercy revelation is sick view spoiler She should have been revolted and should have wanted to protect an innocent child, but her response was to be jealous and torment the child hide spoiler When it comes to the pack, Leah is 2 because she is mated to the leader Charles is the one left in charge when Bran isn t around and is his right hand man, but the hierarchy of the pack means Leah outranks him Someone who is prone to cruelty shouldn t be given power Bran allowed this to happen to his pack and children.I seem to have a difficult time with every book I read in the Mercy Thompson world I tend to like books with a faster pace these days which is not the fault of the series I have noticed that some characters are described one way while none of their behavior reflects the things said about them For instance, Asil is made to sound unstable and expects Bran to kill him at any time To me he seems fairly well balanced despite his past Charles is feared by everyone Based on people s reactions it would seem that he is than a man who executes people for the Marrok but is unstable and possibly a psychopath as well Bran was always made to seem like a wise, fearless leader when for the reasons I already described he is not A few things the people in charge did were not wise I understand why they had a funeral with the pack at the beginning They had a real concern about about people spreading word about the fae artifacts they found, so it didn t make sense that they invited everyone up there before they cleared the area Jonesy s note was useless If none of them could have figured out what that note said without being told, then they didn t deserve to be in charge I would have thought that the older werewolves would have known it wasn t the best idea to bring an omega around the wildlings.All of that aside, it was an alright book The mystery was good It will definitely be interesting to see where things go from here since there is still a big threat out there Something is likely to occur because of the fae artifacts Those won t go unnoticed forever I was disappointed in who the immediate threat was view spoiler It didn t have much of an impact because it wasn t a character that meant anything to me I would have loved it if that person was the suspect and the suspect had turned out to be the real threat hide spoiler Now that would have been shocking and vastly interesting because of the dire ramifications of that situation flag 24 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Mar 07, 2018 Holly rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves paranormal romance urban fiction, 2018 read This spin off series is not as fun as the Mercy centric series because Mercy is the best , but I still find myself reading these Partially because they sometimes give us insight into Bran, who has always piqued my interest And man, did this book deliver on the Bran front even though he barely even directly appears in this book When you get to the part where Anna reveals a very interesting insight she has about Bran, you ll know what I mean It was a jaw dropping moment for me.Ok addin This spin off series is not as fun as the Mercy centric series because Mercy is the best , but I still find myself reading these Partially because they sometimes give us insight into Bran, who has always piqued my interest And man, did this book deliver on the Bran front even though he barely even directly appears in this book When you get to the part where Anna reveals a very interesting insight she has about Bran, you ll know what I mean It was a jaw dropping moment for me.Ok adding with MAJOR SPOILER TAGS to address the issues stemming from the Anna conversation view spoiler Anna basically says that she thinks Bran has had feelings for Mercy that are romantic and not father ly in nature and Charles admits that he sees it too but thinks Bran would have never acted on those feelings and Mercy would never figure it out Now the context for this conversation is important because they are talking about Leah and Anna basically says that this is WHY Leah is such a bitch to Mercy Since this is an observance by Anna, who has only met Mercy as an adult, the implication is that this revelation is only in regards to adult Mercy is the way I read this This seems to have been slipped into the book only to set up a rewriting of history that makes Leah s bitchiness be somehow understandable By the end of the book we see Leah acting decently, and Charles pointing out kind of obliquely that Bran really does love Leah, Leah and Bran just don t see it To me that proves that this conversation between Anna and Charles was just a deus ex machina to get to that Leah isn t so bad afterall and Bran really does love Leah and Leah really does love Bran HEA we get at the end, which otherwise would have made zero sense given the background of other books in this spin off series and the Mercy series There s zero hints given previously that Bran had any kind of feelings towards Mercy that were not parental in nature and zero indications that Leah was anything other than a complete bitch So this is seemingly just a very poorly thought out re write of history to explain things away Of course, it s all open to reader interpretation and if it turns out I am wrong and Bran really did have funny feelings towards Mercy when she was a child I will be pretty disgusted and stop reading this series But at this point in time I am not convinced that is what Briggs was trying to imply here I think she is just making Mercy a mary sue where everyone loves adult Mercy, including Bran to make Leah sympathetic, which while not ideal it s not a deal breaker since this was just one conversation about it and for the sole purpose of the conversation was setting up a Leah Bran HEA I might be wrong, I might be right We ll see I guess hide spoiler Anywho, this installment has Anna and Charles interacting with of the broken wolves Bran keeps under his thumb in Montana while also solving a mystery and battling unknown foes Good stuff It s not particularly fast paced but I still read this in 24 hours, so it definitely kept my interest I think this is a solid addition to the series flag 23 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Mar 12, 2018 Cathy cathepsut rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, read 2018 Very early in the book there is a brief conversation between Charles and Anna, that upset some of my friends quite a bit It might cause them to stop reading this series and also Mercy Thompson I was surprised when I read that conversation, mulled it over a little, but was not massively perturbed by it It might or might not be a plot bunny for later books, we shall see Unfortunately the comment thread of that review had spoiled me by revealing who the traitor in this story is That Very early in the book there is a brief conversation between Charles and Anna, that upset some of my friends quite a bit It might cause them to stop reading this series and also Mercy Thompson I was surprised when I read that conversation, mulled it over a little, but was not massively perturbed by it It might or might not be a plot bunny for later books, we shall see Unfortunately the comment thread of that review had spoiled me by revealing who the traitor in this story is That obviously took some of the suspense out of the story.The plot as such was pretty straight forward and simple, the action was good, we get a deeper look into Anna s ever developing skills with her gift Leah gets some page time that helps to make her a interesting character I liked it, solid addition to the series.Playlist Johnny Cash, HurtBobby Dylan, Knockin On Heaven s DoorWaylon Jennings, I ve Always Been CrazyJohnny Cash, Personal JesusPatsy Cline, CrazyDolly Parton, The Company You Keep flag 23 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Mar 25, 2018 Yodamom rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves werewolves, vikings, urban fantasy, witches Charles and Anna are left as heads of the pack while Bran is off on a vacation to Africa, without this mate Yeh it something is weird, but I ll not tell you what So Charles if left with his mate and Leah with all their issues and snipping at each other Talk about a rock and a hard place, ouch I know you re thinking poor Charles, hah those were the easy times There are some wolves who live on the edge, the windings, bare sane if at all, there are under the pack protection, aka his One ve Charles and Anna are left as heads of the pack while Bran is off on a vacation to Africa, without this mate Yeh it something is weird, but I ll not tell you what So Charles if left with his mate and Leah with all their issues and snipping at each other Talk about a rock and a hard place, ouch I know you re thinking poor Charles, hah those were the easy times There are some wolves who live on the edge, the windings, bare sane if at all, there are under the pack protection, aka his One very old and very powerful wolf is captured, her mate who holds enormous power asks for help This is were you should start feeling sorry for Charles and Anna because things go really bad and have many strings attached Somebody has betrayed them, perhaps somebody close But they are not alone, they have the pack, and my favorite big bad wolf is prominent, Asil, the Moor Oh my, what a twisted knot Charles and Anna , aww what a cute mated couple , blah blah blah Asil, dark quiet mysterious and powerful is finally explored in this book His history, the glimpse allowed left me thirsty for He is such a tease I want an Asil book, no I need one The rest of the pack was interesting, and played well together I enjoyed it all, except Bran and Bran went AWOL and acted out of character from what we ve seen of him in the past Something revealed about his possible motives for something way off base was sort of weird, I hope it doesn t lead anywhere The mystery of who was pretty easy to figure out, the why wasn t I was scratching my head going Hey Wolf Didn t you get that Hello But they didn t hear me or Captain Obvious when he spoke to them flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 13, 2018 Ian rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves a audiobook, g urban fantasy, t puppies and doggies, t vampires werewolves witches There are some great ideas in this book.There are some great characters in this book Unfortunately they take a back seat to Charles and Anna Don t get me wrong, I like Charles and Anna They re great characters I ve enjoyed their story But maybe it s time to move on Explore some different characters If this book centred on Leah, Bran s wife mate and the wildlings, I m pretty sure it would have been a 5 Star book flag 22 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 18, 2018 Tinja A Court of Pizza and Laziness rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves look at that cover, love the hero, im so disappointed, drama llama loves drama, witches wizards warlocks, shifters werewolves, fae creatures, urban fantasy, paranormal, romance I had so many issues So, so many I m disappointed with everyone With some than others I m actually really angry.I should have known That cover looks too pretty.2.5 stars flag 25 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 17, 2018 Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc book read, kindle books 4.5 Stars Oh how I have missed Charles and Anna I love this series and the very fact that it coincides with my beloved Mercy Thompson series just makes it all the better I loved being immersed back into this world and importantly getting to see Charles and Anna together again The bond and relationship they have it amazing and the love and understanding between them even so I love that they make each other stronger and while they want to protect each other, they also don t smother or 4.5 Stars Oh how I have missed Charles and Anna I love this series and the very fact that it coincides with my beloved Mercy Thompson series just makes it all the better I loved being immersed back into this world and importantly getting to see Charles and Anna together again The bond and relationship they have it amazing and the love and understanding between them even so I love that they make each other stronger and while they want to protect each other, they also don t smother or hold the other one back from being the best they can be It truly is one of my most favorite relationships in the genre and I adore them.The mystery in this was intriguing and again, I loved that it kind of went hand in hand with what is happening in her Mercy Thompson series without it feeling like it is the same story or the same exact drama It s a separate situation with a mystery that is all tied together and I love it It was so fascinating and so much fun Getting to learn about the wildings and their purpose and place in the pack was even entertaining than I imagined it would be I loved seeing Asil step up and help out so much He really is one of my favorite misfit characters Truly a wonderful story full of rich history, not only about the werewolves but about magic and Charles people, and just so much I truly loved it all, right up to the satisfying and thrilling end and was not ready for it to be over I can t wait for the next book, I m so ready for it ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 21 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2018 Corina BookTwinsReviews rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy Fantastic book, enthralling and captivating from beginning to end Full review to comeFor of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 20 likesLike see review Apr 12, 2018 Beanbag Love rated it did not like it review of another edition Wavering between 3 and 4 stars I thought it would be lower in light of some of the things I learned before reading, but after reading, I have to say I enjoyed it.First I want to address the The Conversation as it seems to be known If what they re saying is true then, yes, it s a 180 on everything we ve been led to believe and, really, everything that makes sense It s also incredibly lazy writing because not every man has to be in love with the female lead That happens in these urban fantas Wavering between 3 and 4 stars I thought it would be lower in light of some of the things I learned before reading, but after reading, I have to say I enjoyed it.First I want to address the The Conversation as it seems to be known If what they re saying is true then, yes, it s a 180 on everything we ve been led to believe and, really, everything that makes sense It s also incredibly lazy writing because not every man has to be in love with the female lead That happens in these urban fantasy series with female leads pretty often and it s worrisome in the Mercy Thompson series where she has zero adult female friends But not every unattached male who isn t gay has to have a thing for her It s not necessary for creating tension They live in a world full of magical creatures, for goodness sake Sexual intent is not the least bit necessary for creating tension In fact, it s kind of dull and cliched And as for not necessary that conversation itself was totally unnecessary There is a simple, obvious explanation as to why view spoiler Leah hates Mercy She hates her for the same reason she dislikes Charles Bran loves them Add to that the fact that Mercy can have children and Leah can t Not that Leah even wants to have children, but it is something that makes Mercy special and within the baser instincts of a pack appear valuable than Leah is It s instinct and these people are also creatures that operate on instinct Mercy is competition, but in a general sense, not because Bran wants to try it on with Mercy For freak sake, his wolf bonded with her ages ago hide spoiler That said, third person POV is unreliable Every time you get a character s POV you are getting information from an unreliable narrator So, The Conversation was had by two unreliable narrators who proceeded to misread pretty much everything important in the story, one instance even going back a century to when part of the story began People died because of their honest misinterpretations, so I m not going to trust them on something already settled So I dismiss that If Briggs is set on it, then I m disappointed in her as a writer It s lazy, unhelpful and unnecessary And, if true, think about what else it then brings up view spoiler if Bran was sexually attracted to Mercy when she was brought to him very young, then is he safe around Kara She s special too, being strong enough to have survived the change at a young age Why is Asil considered safe around her if we re to believe these old, powerful wolves have these tendencies hide spoiler Nope It s unfortunate that an otherwise decent story was marred by that little drop of poison, because it was a pretty cool story Tidy and suspenseful A good read These books are too expensive so I got mine from the libraryA so now I know Briggs confirmed it in a blog post, but I stand by my assessment of the situation I think it s lazy writing and it doesn t take into account so many other issues that come into play if it s true ETA2 On further thought, I m editing my rating down to 2 stars There was some wiggle room as I explained above, but the confirmation nails it I just can t imagine how view spoiler Adam spends one second in the same room with Bran hide spoiler ETA3 I just finished a reread of the whole Mercy Thompson series and I m revising my review of this book to 1 star because of the unnecessary, cheap retcon Briggs did with Mercy s relationship with Bran Here is a review by my friend, Angela, where she has gone and pulled quotes from the MT series that show clearly view spoiler Bran s interest is paternal hide spoiler The quotes are in her latest addendum may add some here, but she included many of the ones that I d highlighted for myself After binging a reread, I feel even worse about this retcon Because there is something really complex and interesting in the view spoiler Bran family hide spoiler that gets cheapened and damaged if not destroyed by this cheap did I say cheap before, I ll say it a million times because that s what it is cheap fiddling with canon I m going to come back with some quotes and thoughts after I ve had some time to organize them flag 17 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Feb 10, 2017 Ina rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018 reads, urban fantasy, fantasy worth reading First read April 2018 5 stars since doesn t allow you to give any of themI finally got around reading this amazing book I started re reading all Briggs book at the beginning of 2018 starting with Mercy Thompson and then moving on to Alpha Omega and it took me way too long to get to Burn Bright I basically stopped following my GR newsfeed for the fear of catching a glimpse of a spoiler from this book, because I wanted to really enjoyed it For a change, Anna and Charle First read April 2018 5 stars since doesn t allow you to give any of themI finally got around reading this amazing book I started re reading all Briggs book at the beginning of 2018 starting with Mercy Thompson and then moving on to Alpha Omega and it took me way too long to get to Burn Bright I basically stopped following my GR newsfeed for the fear of catching a glimpse of a spoiler from this book, because I wanted to really enjoyed it For a change, Anna and Charles don t go to some new place, but instead stay in their home in Aspen Creek Since Bran has left to go to Europe with Adam in order to save Mercy, it s up to Charles to take care of Marrok s pack But it s not only his pack that Bran takes care of, he also keeps safe a few wild old wolves on the brink of insanity called wildlings When one of the wildlings calls Charles with the request of help, Charles and Anna have to go and find out what s going on in their territory.Needless to say, I ended up reading the entire book in one day I just don t think it s possible for me to get a hold of Briggs book without finishing it in one sitting This book really has it all Interesting new characters mostly the wildlings , recurring favorites such as Asil , great storyline and really unexpected turns I honestly didn t expect the villain to be who it was and I like how it was resolved view spoiler Even though considering the fact that the book didn t really show Asil killing Sage, I have a feeling that he might not have actually killed her However, I don t think Asil is sentimental enough to let her live, especially after she killed Devon hide spoiler I also really enjoyed the smaller twists skinwalker or Wellesley s backstory just as much as the tiny background information view spoiler Bran has a thing for Mercy What I almost choked when I read that especially because I always thought Bran loves Mercy as a daughter And thinking Samuel, his SON wanted to have children with her So, sooo complicated And very, very weird hide spoiler One of the things I really liked was how entwined this story was with the latest Mercy Thompson book There were small pieces of information connected to Mercy s world which I really appreciated.Also, let s talk about Leah and how most of us actually like her now I mean, I always understood why Leah is the way she is, but after reading this story, I think I understand her even view spoiler I mean, it s one thing to know that the man you live with doesn t love you and only tolerates you because he needs to calm down the monster inside of him But knowing he has a thing for Mercy No wonder Leah hates her, to be honest, I would probably want to kill her as well if I was in her place hide spoiler flag 17 likesLike see review Mar 19, 2018 KatieV rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, urban fantasy, pnr This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Soooo behind on reviews this year Damn work Why can t I get paid to ramble about books A niggle about the audio, a brief synopsis, and some spoilerish musings.It s been a few years since one of these books was released and apparently Holter Graham did not remember review his previous work in the series Some of the voices changed For instance, Cry Wolf made it clear that Tag spoke with a generic American accent although he was very old and probably a Celt of some sort Tag also had a notably Soooo behind on reviews this year Damn work Why can t I get paid to ramble about books A niggle about the audio, a brief synopsis, and some spoilerish musings.It s been a few years since one of these books was released and apparently Holter Graham did not remember review his previous work in the series Some of the voices changed For instance, Cry Wolf made it clear that Tag spoke with a generic American accent although he was very old and probably a Celt of some sort Tag also had a notably tenor voice for a man so large Here Graham gives Tag a Scottish accent and deeper voice Sage went from deep South debutante to well, it wasn t good I was a bit thrown off, although Charles and Anna s voices were consistent.This volume picks up a couple of weeks after the events of the last Mercy Thompson novel, Silence Fallen It is the most crossover ish of the series Bran still has not returned from his mission to rescue Mercy He informed Charles that he was going to Africa to visit Samuel for a few weeks before coming home If I recall correctly, Samuel is doing a Doctors Without Borders type of thing there Charles is running things when word comes in that there is trouble with one of the Wildlings We find out in this volume, that there is another separate pack from Aspen Creek The Wildlings where Bran keeps the really old, really crazy wolves that need to be completely isolated from people and other wolves as opposed to just old and crazy as in the Aspen Creek pack Charles and Anna ride to the rescue and all sorts of badness starts hitting the fan It becomes apparent there is a disturbing link to the conspiracy in Moon Called Alpha and Omega that did not die out with Chicago s Leo and Jerry Wallace.Someone in Aspen Creek or one of the Wildlings is a traitor feeding info to the mysterious para military group that keeps popping up in both series It has also become obvious that there is to Bran s absence than simply taking some time to see his eldest Charles and Anna must figure out the mystery with no help from Bran who will not answer his phone and survive some nasty, black witchcraft.I enjoyed it I love, love, love Charles He is my favorite wolf and there is a lot of worthy competition for that title in Briggs world She creates great, layered characters We get to spend a lot of time with Asil, who is always fascinating and meet a few new and very promising characters There were some flaws, which I ll discuss in the spoiler section, but overall it kept me enthralled view spoiler The elephant in the room for anyone reading reviews and hubbub on this book the conversation In the first chapter, as Charles and Anna are going up into the mountains to help the Wildlings, there is a conversation between the two about Mercy It turns to a discussion of why Leah hates Mercy so much Anna notes that it is because Bran is funny about her Charles doesn t like it, but eventually relents that yeah , Anna has a point, but Bran would NEVER make a move there From the conversation and what Briggs said in a FB posting, apparently Bran decides around the time Samuel is trying to run away with Mercy when Mercy is 16 that maybe he has developed the hots for Mercy too He decides it is best for everyone to ship Mercy off to her mother and cut off contact.Did I like this No It was a bit jarring and disappointing since Mercy sees Bran as a father figure Then again, with all due respect, Briggs does seem to find it necessary for nearly every straight male within a mile of Mercy to have the hots for her There is Stefan, Samuel, and obviously Adam I would not be surprised if Ben is included eventually In Briggs fantasy world which she generously shares with us Mercy is like catnip for males It is what it is I just roll my eyes and go with it Granted, I thought the Bran thing was unnecessary and disappointing Briggs says nothing will come of it and I tend to believe her We are obviously being setup for a closer relationship between Bran and Leah.It is all about Leah being sympathetic to the reader and explaining why she was so horrible to Mercy She has always been nasty to Charles too and the explanation for him works just as well for Mercy and IMHO Briggs should have stuck with that In this book, we learn Charles was 10 when Leah and Bran married Leah hated Charles because Bran loved him simple as that He was a kid, desperate for attention from a father who was often absent than not Did that matter No She is jealous and petty about anything Bran loves Mercy was a baby when she came and Bran loved her therefore Leah hated her Leah seems to hate most everyone She is bitter and selfish and has the instincts of a jealous canine on that in a minute My point is Leah s hate is explainable without the addition of Bran s unrequited love for Mercy Many people are angry at Bran and or Briggs I think it was a poor and unnecessary decision, IMHO BUT, I think we allow ourselves to forget that the wolves are monsters when Briggs tries to tell us quite often They aren t humans, not entirely With few exceptions they are constantly at war with their animal instincts They also aren t the friendly canines we keep in our homes, but feral pack wolves Mostly we ve seen them through Mercy s 1st person POV and Mercy is not a reliable narrator when it comes to the werewolves She s not untruthful, she just isn t one herself On one level she recognizes they are monsters, but she also doesn t quite get it even with all her experience She often sees the ones she loves with rose colored glasses.At every opportunity, Briggs reminds us that the wolves do not see themselves as Mercy sees them Any time one of the werewolves gets a POV, it is clear that they see themselves as monstrous and that Mercy doesn t quite get it Going all the way back to Moon Called when a newly turned Carter Wallace tells Mercy he was wrong about werewolves being no worse than any other predator, and continuing in this volume with a conversation between some pack members who disagree with Anna s views re an equivalency between racial injustice and the government s view of werewolves Asil obviously sees her views as na ve and cheerfully attests that the humans should be afraid The point of this ramble is that Bran is THE monster I like Bran, he is fascinating, mysterious, and charismatic, but he is also terrifying There is a reason he can keep an entire continent of werewolves under his thumb I am disappointed with Briggs choice here, but it is not inconsistent with Bran s character to tarnish his fatherly image Just look at how he uses his actual son, Charles, despite knowing that his forced role as deadly enforcer is tearing him up One thought and I ll shut up Briggs set a hard task for herself in having a traitor in Aspen Creek We don t really know the pack like we do the Columbia Basin We know a handful of characters and only a couple well The reveal was also unbelievable when you really think about it Still, Briggs proved with Moon Called that the villain can have a ridiculous plot and many of us will be so drawn in that we ll overlook it and reread I admit I d finished before I really reflected on how convoluted Jerry Wallace s plot was I was so drawn in by the characters and the world I laughed out loud when Charles reflects on Jerry s unnecessarily complicated plot in this volume even Briggs acknowledges the silly Who cares though Not me As long as she writes compelling characters and uses strong world building, she can throw in an overly complicated villainous plot here and there hide spoiler flag 18 likesLike see review Mar 13, 2018 Sharon is an emotional book junkie added it review of another edition Shelves read in 2018 4.5 s We will learn Japanese, said Brother Wolf Even though this is urban fantasy just like one of Patricia Briggs other series, Mercy Thompson, you can t say the woman doesn t know how to write romance Sure, it s a definite small part of the book as far as sexy romance goes but I just love everything Charles and Anna I love their bond and how they can speak to each other and everything in between What s even amazing is as time goes by, how much we find out they really know each othe 4.5 s We will learn Japanese, said Brother Wolf Even though this is urban fantasy just like one of Patricia Briggs other series, Mercy Thompson, you can t say the woman doesn t know how to write romance Sure, it s a definite small part of the book as far as sexy romance goes but I just love everything Charles and Anna I love their bond and how they can speak to each other and everything in between What s even amazing is as time goes by, how much we find out they really know each other and boy, does that come in handy especially in this story Bran is out of town after helping Mercy with her situation and that leaves Charles large and in charge He gets a call for help from one of the wildlings the werewolves living on the edgeliterally and they take off The events that unfold are unsettling and freakin awesome Sometimes when authors delve down in the rabbit hole, they can lose you with too much information but this was just right I have a thing for all things Fae although I do have to say that Patricia Briggs Fae are not that pretty There s just something about all the unknown things they can do and bring to the story I loved how Anna being an Omega was finally utilized to some good And I really loved getting Leah and Asilboth badasses but somehow they ve both rubbed off on me I can only wish that we will get Leah and Bran and Asil and whoevermaybe one day As always, the story takes some twists and turns Definitely didn t see it coming and I just LOVE that I really loved what Asil did at the end It was great getting of these werewolves as a pack We ve always had that with the Mercy Thompson ones so I was happy to get of that in this story And there s a certain Celt werewolf I wouldn t mind getting of Overall, another great addition that makes up for the understandable wait Can t wait for the next one flag 16 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Mar 10, 2018 Justine rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 read I really liked this installment Getting a story that centred on the Wildlings and also gave insight into Leah was fabulous flag 16 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Girls, Guns and G March NR BotM Burn Bright 93 71 Jul 18, 2018 08 03PM Whos Your Author Anyone reading Burn Bright 26 50 May 25, 2018 09 46AM Fantasy and Vampi Burn Bright new release buddy read March 16 40 Apr 14, 2018 04 30PM Vampires, Weres a Burn Bright 43 51 Mar 23, 2018 12 59PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full time, much to the delight of her fans

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    • ETA5 More character inconsistencies ETA4 Update to rating, in light of the conversation ETA3 One , very telling, quote from Silence Fallen regarding the conversation ETA2 Adding to the spoiler section Some quotes from characters who I would also expect to know in other books regarding the subject of that spoiler conversation ETA Rating this was hard I greatly enjoyed the book, but the spoiler section no matter how small and insignificant it is to the book itself took aw ETA5 More characte [...]


    • I m not as crazy about Anna Charles as I am about Mercy Co but I always look forward to the Alpha Omega titles because they show the flip side of what s happening in Mercy s world Plus, Brigg s is just a fantastic writer.Now, unlike the twist in Silence Fallen, I actually managed to figure this one out So the ending wasn t allIt was still good, though And there were several people that I now see in a different light Leah view spoiler I liked that Briggs didn t chan I m not as crazy about [...]


    • Me trying to figure shit out Well, okay, I thought it was an okayish book, except for that one conversation that I highlighted because What the Fuck So, if I just ignore that conversation ugh, I can t Because if Charles KNEW and said others KNEW it changes the entire Mercy Thompson Alpha Omega world.So, I m frustrated Not only do I HAVE to 1 star this book, but I HAVE to write a serious review as to why You guys know how much I hate having to be serious I m against it 99.9 Me trying to figure sh [...]


    • When you are following characters through the course of several books and you are emotionally invested in their fate, there is a reasonable expectation, even wish for the author to has some end game for them planned and a satisfying conclusion fleshed out, right I am like this with Kate Daniels and Dresden I want them to end on a good note.But this isn t the case for me when it comes to Patty Briggs.I want her to keep writing books in her shared universe as long as she has stories to tell I w Wh [...]


    • On sale now, as of March 6, 2018 A solid and enthusiastic four stars Full review first posted on Fantasy Literature Burn Bright is the fifth and latest novel in Patricia Briggs ALPHA AND OMEGA urban fantasy series actually, it s mountainous wilderness fantasy, but it does involve werewolves and witches living amongst humans Burn Bright, though it has different main characters, also intertwines nicely with the main MERCY THOMPSON series.Bran, the grand Alpha or Marrok of most of th [...]


    • Expected publication 2018 2018 Three years from the last book THREE YEARS P.S This was published 6 months before Mrs Briggs husband passed away This was published with a tongue in cheek intention for the delays of our favourite books Obviously after Mrs Briggs loss I don t expect her to be whipping up books My condolences and love and hope she has the support she needs to get over this difficult time.


    • Reviewed by Rabid ReadsHOO boyAD HEAT, the last book from the Anna and Charles portion of the MERCY THOMPSON universe, is probably my least favorite book in the combined series, so despite my slight preference for the ALPHA OMEGA characters, I was a bit leery of BURN BRIGHT And by leery I mean that I hesitated for a whole five seconds before accepting an ARC I love Bran I love everything about the concept of the Marrock I love the tiny middle of nowhere town for misfit werew Reviewed by Rabid R [...]


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