Book Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Book Series: Alpha & Omega #1
Released: 7/29/2008 by Ace
Pages: 294 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library
Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack… and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she’d learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer—and son—of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.
Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna’s inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf—a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.
If you are new to this spin-off from the Mercy Thompson series please do not start with this book. Go and read the Alpha & Omega prequel book because then this one will make much more sense. The first time I read it I did not and that is probably why I enjoyed it more this time having known what happened in the prequel.
And I did, enjoy it more the second reading or listening that is. In fact, I had forgotten so much of the story it was almost like I was discovering this series all over again! A perk of getting old and reading so much, series you once loved can be fresh and new all over again… Anyway, I have always liked Charles and Anna more than Mercy and Adam and this reread simply reinforced that opinion. Mercy’s series is told mainly from Mercy’s POV while Anna’s series you get the opportunity to be in several different character’s heads and learn their background story too. You also get to experience some scenes from multiple POV which simply enriches the story in my opinion.
This book also reintroduced me to a secondary character that I had forgotten about. Asil. I love this character and it was a treat to have him be the focus of much of the this book’s plot. Then there is Bran who we get to know so much better in this series than Mercy’s. We finally get to see a bit of what makes him the big bad wolf.
This book captivated me and I found myself staying up well past my bedtime wanting to hear more of what was going on. I’m a bit disappointed that I need to wait for my turn at the next book but excited that book five comes out next week! I will probably hold off reading it until I get a chance to reread the next three books, however.
As far as audiobook versus print I have to confess I was a bit upset about the change of narrator. Took me almost an hour to get used to him but in the end, I think he did a good job. I’ve listened to the other narrator for quite some time now as she also read the Charley Davidson series that it was a bit of a shock to listen to a male reading the story to me.
My Rating: 5 Stars, raising it one star because I enjoyed it so much more this time.