Early Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Posted February 18th, 2018 in book review / 10 comments

Early Review: Burn Bright by Patricia BriggsBurn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #5
on March 6, 2018
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-half-stars

In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” (USATODAY.com). Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…

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

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

It’s been forever since I read the Alpha & Omega series. I only read the first two books and I loved them. I just never got back to the series but when I got a chance to read book 5, I was all over it.

From the beginning there has been a quietness about Charles and Anna that drew me into their story.

They have this calmness that makes me feel like they are so above me, above everything. Like they could shed their skin and live just as energy. I know, I’m weird. But they don’t treat people like they are above them. They are genuinely compassionate though logical. And they work so well together.

The Marrok is MIA and it falls on Charles to protect the pack. Which makes it sucky when military type people come and start taking out the secluded wolves of the pack one by one. Charles, Anna, and a few important players go out and try to protect the wildling wolves as well as figure out why they are all of a sudden being attacked.

The book mostly focuses on the damaged wildlings who are pack but keep themselves separated from their fellow wolves for various reasons. Anna, being the omega that she is, tries to help them heal their inner turmoil with Charles assistance.

I truly love Anna’a caring nature even when it doesn’t fit with her new wolfy life. And Charles support of her is so inspiring.

The story was slow going. It took some time for me to get into it. The mystery was good and the action was intense. The twist was huge. HUGE! My mouth literally dropped open and stayed that way. I never saw that coming. If anything, this book was worth reading because of that shocking twist. But, I will say that as a whole the plot was meh.

Though Burn Bright was not Brigg’s best work, I am excited to read the next book. I need to read the two previous ones because I hear they are very interesting. Briggs is still awesome. I need to get back to the Mercy Thompson series as well. I need to get back to my roots of reading, the books that made me a reader. This slump must end!

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10 Responses to “Early Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs”

  1. Shomeret

    You reminded me that I haven’t kept up with the Alpha and Omega series. I’m going to have to read the third, Fair Game. I love Anna and Charles. I don’t know why I haven’t been reading these books.

  2. Nathan

    I need to read the third book of the Mercy series. I enjoyed the other two, just so many books, so little time…

  3. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I am behind on this series but I don’t think I could skip to 5. I have a hard time skipping around in UF and in a series I love… but I’m glad it worked out for you. Can’t wait to get to this one.

  4. SunnyBuzzyBooks

    I loved the Alpha and Omega series but fell a book (now two!) behind when my reading preferences went more in the direction of Contemporary Romance. Now that I’ve swung back the other way (towards Paranormal and UF) I think it’s time to re-visit them!
    I may also, finally, have to read the Mercy Thompson series… I hear so much about it, it feels rude not to see what the fuss is about. 🙂

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