Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Book Review ~ Fair Game
by Patricia Briggs
published by Ace Hardcover
Summary (Goodreads): Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, New York Times bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...
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 Thoughts: I was kinda sad when this book was finished. I hadn't realized how much I missed the A&O/Mercy world that Ms Briggs has created. I was grabbed right from the start and did not really put it down until it was over.
The werewolves are out and it has increased the amount of work that Charles has to do as his father's enforcer. The things that they may have let slide previously are now being punished with death and it is taking its toll. To try and lessen his burden and let him focus on catching an actual bad guy, Bran sends Charles and Anna to assist the FBI (and some other alphabets) in a serial killer case.
The blurb us kind of misleading, all the victims are not were but most are part of the supernatural community. I loved the mix of paranormal and mystery (two of my favorite genres). Following along and finding out why the victims were who they were and who was involved was highly entertaining. While I didn't want it to end, I was satisfied with the ending.
Even though I love them together, I'm still not sure of Anna sometimes. I think it is the whole Omega thing. I still have trouble picturing someone who can stand up to the Marrock and tell him NO without a thought or repercussion. I do like her and Charles together and enjoyed reading about them working out their problems. Charles having issues and consequences from what he was doing made him more real and believable. I also liked the new FBI characters and while I know we probably won't, I would not mind having them come back in other books.
Overall I love this series/world and I cannot wait for the next book to come out.