Cry Wolf is the first book in the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs and an ACE Fantasy.
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...
For the last three years, life for Anna Latham has been one endless nightmare. She survived a werewolf attack and Changed, joined a pack and was told she could have no more contact with her family - and then that pack, the one that should have taken care of her - abused her.
All of that ended when Charles Cornick arrived. Now Anna is his mate - her wolf and Brother Wolf have bonded, but Anna and Charles are having a harder time. Charles is determined to give Anna all the time she needs. He wants to protect her and keep her safe - but after years of abuse, Anna has a hard time trusting.
Now a rogue werewolf is killing in The Cabinets, a huge forest very near the Marrok’s home in Aspen Creek. Charles and Anna have been sent to see if they can being him in - if they can’t, Charles will put him down.
What they find is evil that is hundreds of years old - tied to one of the wolves living in Aspen Creek, with a need for vengeance that can only be sated with blood and death...
Cry Wolf is an interesting read. I am not as invested in Anna and Charles as I’d hoped to be - but I enjoyed Cry Wolf enough to read the next installment, Hunting Ground.
I give Cry Wolf 3 out of 5 stars.
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace (July 29, 2008)