Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (reread)

Book Review

Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3)Book Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Book Series: Alpha & Omega #3

Released: 3/6/12 by Orbit

Pages:  308 Price: $26.95 Hardcover

Links:  Goodreads, Author’s Site

Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library. 



Book Synopsis:

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can’t afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father’s dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…

My Review:

Wow.  I had forgotten how powerful the ending of this book was.  I waited a long time for my shot at this book in my reread listen and I had kind of gotten out of the mood for this series.  I managed to make it through the book but felt like I was only half paying attention as I listened.  I hung in for the beginning and the end but parts in the middle are a bit fuzzy.

This book deals heavily with the Fae and the consequences of the wolves going public with their existence.  Charles is feeling the strain of being the enforcer and dealing with quite a bit of guilt over the lives he has taken.  Anna is also struggling to help her mate despite his pushing her away for her own protection.  They get sent on a mission together to help the government deal with some disappearances.  Where I am a bit fuzzy is if they are of the Fae or done by the Fae.  Dammit, I need to pay attention better…

Regardless, eventually, it is Anna who is targeted and taken as all hell breaks loose as an already on edge Charles has to deal with a missing mate.  The last few chapters are where the story regained a hold on my attention and I became enthralled with what was going on.  I even ended up with goosebumps on my arms as the action picked up.  The ending of this book though is the best of all the books set in this world.  It also happens to be pretty fitting for the time in which we live as our society struggles with equality, hate, discrimination, and bigotry.

Despite my struggle to focus on the story I still loved the book and it continues to be my favorite.  I think I will end my reread of this series here.  Not just because the next book is not available in audio format from my library but the next book is not one I particularly cared for.  So I might as well jump to the latest release.

My Rating: 5 Stars