Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)

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...

Details Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)

TitleCry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)
Release DateJul 29th, 2008
PublisherAce Books
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifters, Werewolves

Reviews Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1)

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    I'm not sure how to write this review without excessive gushing. Gushing hurts my credibility as a reader. Well, I think it's clear that I'm not above a little gushing if I love a book. But I do try to be objective. However, sometimes a good book deserves gushing, and lots of it. Such is the case with Cry Wolf. My tastes are somewhat simple when it comes to a book. I want to be involved and entertained. When I read a book that takes me to that ne...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Love all of her books! 🖤🐺
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Friendly warning: if you love this series in general, and this instalment in particular, you might want to consider stepping back a bit. This is going to hurt. But hey, I'm kind-hearted and compassionate and understanding and stuff, so I promise to try and make this as painless as possible. What? Don't believe me? Oh, good.Just so you know: if it hadn't been for the Freaking MacHalo TBR Cleaning Challenge of Doom and Destruction (FMTCCoDaD™), I...
  • Christy
    4 Omega stars I am a huge Patricia Briggs fan. Before I started reading a lot of romance and indie reads, Urban Fantasy/PNR was my genre of choice. I started reading her Mercy Thompson series in 2006 when I was still in college and I was hooked. I’m not sure what took me so long to read this spin off series, but I’ve really enjoyed the first book! If you’ve read the Mercy books, you’ve met Charles. He’s the only ‘born’ werewolf, bro...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1), Patricia BriggsPatricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Alpha and Omega series. Set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series but starts in at an earlier time. Starting with "Cry Wolf", which is set right after the events of "Moon Called", the series run parallel.Cry Wolf (2008): Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack…a...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    When I first started this book - it read like a second book in a series, but I checked online and it said "Book 1" but as I kept reading I knew I was missing something so I looked a bit deeper - there is a short story titled "Alpha and Omegas" that is really the first story of this series. It's in the book "On the Prowl" by a number of authors. After I read the short story, I returned to the book. I liked seeing more of the world Patricia Briggs ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Q:Sometimes I have the urge to conquer large parts of Europe. ...Usually he only said it when my brother or I were being particularly horrible. (c)Q:I hope this means you'll quit asking me to kill you. It gives me indigestion. (c)Q:The wind in the trees...And there are some birds that stay year-round. Sometimes when the wind is still and the cold is upon us, the quiet is so deep you can feel it in your bones. (c)Q:Identity was partly heritage, pa...
  • Paula Kalin
    What a great new fun fantasy series!I’m a big fan of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. Alpha & Omega is another of her werewolf fantasy series that I hadn’t read till now. What a pleasure to see many of the same characters in Cry Wolf. It’s great to get some background on Charles Cornick and his father, the leader of the North American werewolves community.I read a lot of serious books, but really enjoy tapping into fantasy on occas...
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    “Identity was partly heritage, partly upbringing, but mostly the choices you make in life."There’s a few things that making reading life a little glum, and one of those things is being excited to read a well-loved book by the genre community only to find out that, for irritating reasons, you have absolutely no idea where the other readers are coming from with their devotion.That’s what happened to me with Cry Wolf, the first book in the Alp...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Re-read February 14th 2018. Even better the 2nd time around!4.5 Stars
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    Cry Wolf is the 1st book in Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega Series, which concentrates on Charles Conrick, who we met previously in the her Mercy Thompson Series.This also is the start of Charles, the only true born werewolf and son of the Marok and Anna Latham, turned werewolf against her will…Whilst on a mission for his father to track down a rogue wolf, he’s asked to find Anna and bring her back to their pack.Anna Latham has suffered physi...
  • Jo ★The Book Sloth★
    5/5 stars Anna Anna is a very rare Omega wolf, this means that she has a calming effect on other wolves as long as she is calm. Omega wolves are to be cherished and protected above all others because they keep the pack sane. Apparently though her last pack didn't get the memo. Anna was changed against her will, was beaten and passed around the pack at the orders of her previous Alpha. Three years later came her salvation, a salvation named Charle...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    As much as I love Mercy Thompson and her world, I absolutely love the change to third person! I think it suits Briggs much more and the fact that she has more romance in this series makes it all the more better! I really enjoyed reading from Anna and Charles’ perspective. It gives us a look into a newly developed bond and there are just so many precious moments between the two! The romantic aspects of the story really lured me in. I couldn’t ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    3.5 stars. I'm still grumpy about the fact that you need to go dig up a Briggs novella, Alpha and Omega, in a separately published book, On the Prowl, to read the (pretty much necessary) first part of this story. I would be even grumpier if my library hadn't happened to have a copy of On the Prowl. I also got a little impatient with Anna, our main character and an "Omega werewolf," although you need to cut her some slack because of the events in ...
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.Before you say anything, I KNOW. Any werewolf nut worth their salt should be up to date on all things Patricia Briggs. Well, this is me fixing it, ok? The delay actually worked out in my favour because I tackled the SHIFTING SHADOWS anthology prior to this audiobook, and it contained this series’ prequel which really helped to put this story into context, and as a result I avoided the whole lost feeling that many reader...
  • Dija
    "I'm not threatening to kill myself. But you need to know this about me because—if you want to be my mate—I won't be like Leo. I won't let you sleep around with anyone else. I won't be forced either. I've had enough. If that makes me a dog in the manger, so be it. But if I am yours, then you damned well are going to be mine." - Quote from Alpha & Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry WolfThis series is urban fantasy done right. I can't remember t...
  • Rebecca
    It was okay. Maybe 2 1/2 stars if I want to be nice. It wasn't Mercy Thompson, that's for sure. The suspense was never really there for me since I knew already, from the Mercy series, that Bran and Charles would be alive in the end. Anna was rescued by Charles (a tall, handsome, half- American Indian). He saved her from a brutalizing Alpha wolf in Chicago, who had kept her captive for 3 years. Injured, but in love, he brings Anna to Montana to be...
  • Kat Kennedy
    I don't know how popular completos is in America, only that nobody has heard of it here in Australia except those of us who are tight with the ever-growing Chile population.Basically, Completos is madness in a bun.[image error]Sweet, sweet madness...It's a hotdog with guacamole, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard and sauerkraut.See what I mean? Madness! But a good, delicious kind of madness.Well, Cry Wolf is kind of like Completos only not quite as awes...
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  • Choko
    *** 3.75. ***A buddy read with the MacHalo Freaks!A very pleasant read in the world of Mercy Thompson. While I was reading this book it actually reminded me of the native American storytelling meets around the fire I used to go to with friends in the Summers... It had the feel and even the melody of those stories, which was exactly what the author meant to express, I am guessing... It starts with Anna from the horrible Chicago pack moving to the ...
  • Kathleen
    My second helping of this wonderful book. I still love it. Indeed, it is my favorite urban fantasy series involving werewolves. I enjoyed Cry Wolf for the plot, the primary H/h relationship development (but it does begin with almost instant soul-mate recognition), the secondary characters, and the grim-dark spookiness. Werewolves tackle the wicked wicked witch. Bloodlust and madness is about to descend on the icy mountains of Montana. An age-old...
  • Mel
    I was first introduced to Briggs' writing with the story Alpha & Omega in the anthology On the Prowl. The story is a prequel to this book in which we get to meet Anna, a reluctant member of the Chicago Pack werewolves. Three years ago, she was turned against her will and since then went through emotional, physical and sexual abuse by her Pack. This was done to 'break her' as Anna didn't automatically act submissive around more dominant wolves. An...
  • AH
    Before you read this book, it is highly recommended that you read the short story Alpha & Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf or On the Prowl. Otherwise, it will feel like three chapters are missing at the beginning of the book.I think I am in love with Patricia Briggs’ world of werewolves. Ms. Briggs not only gives us original werewolf lore but she also puts the reader inside their minds. We get a glimpse of the constant battle for control ...
  • Maya
    3,5 STARSI wanted to read this book for a long time and now I finally took the time and did it. I love reading PNR books with plots that have action, romance and are overall just pure magic to read about. It's just something about the fictional worlds that can make you forget about the stressful daily life. So when I finished this one, I don't know if I had too high hopes or maybe it was something else, but I expected more from it. I always say s...
  • Richard Derus
    DNF @ p116Real Rating: 2.5* of fiveI just can't. I don't like reading about straight people having sex. So that's why I don't wanna go on...I know your sensitivity to this unpleasant reality is different, but this issue increasingly makes a book unreadable to me. I am not straight, I didn't like straight sex very much when I was having it, and I am just not willing to compromise my remaining reading time with overlooking stuff not aimed at my ple...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    4.5 StarsContinuing on almost straight away from the novella Alpha & Omega in the On the Prowl anthology, it shows Anna Latham, a rare and valuable Omega wolf following Charles Cornick the Marrocks (King of the Werewolves) youngest son to Montana to start a new life. Being an Omega means she can calm down the wolfside of a werewolf, giving peace to a species of volatile monsters, she in invaluable. But it is difficult to throw off three years of ...
  • Felicia
    I enjoyed this book but WARNING: Get the novella before you read this. Only reason I gave it 3 stars is because it's VERY CONFUSING and not satisfying to not have read the novella first. Believe me, I did it. Bad idea, shoulda added it to the book I think. Enjoyed it though, the character was very unlike Mercy but still I enjoyed!
  • Mada Linx
    Nice, nice. Very nice.I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.The first book I’ve read by Patricia Briggs, was Moon Called and I was not impressed. I don’t know why I didn’t enjoyed it, probably it wasn’t what I needed at that time, but because of that I was hesitant in reading more by PB.I decided to give this author another chance and I’m pleased to say that she won me over with his book.And I’m totally having a crush on Charles....
  • Angela
    January 2018 Re-read. Buddy read with SarahJanuary 2017 Re-read: Buddy read with SarahDecember 2015 re-read: Buddy read with SarahStill a really excellent entry in this series - I think that Hunting Ground or maybe Fair Game are my favorites of the A&O series, but I LOVE seeing the growth of Anna, specifically, in this book. Her character-arc is absolutely fantastic. She's still figuring out here way, not only in her very new relationship with Ch...
  • Sanaa
    [4 Stars] I don't love Anna as much as I love Mercy, but this was a pretty good first book! I definitely think you need to read the novella Alpha and Omega first, so make sure you do that before jumping into this one. I admit, the beginning of this book had me a little wary of Charles and Anna's relationship. Charles is pretty possessive, but that definitely let up in the second half of the book substantially. I actually loved the second half of ...