Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) by Patricia Briggs

Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5)

They are the wild and the broken. The werewolves too damaged to live safely among their own kind. For their own good, they have been exiled to the outskirts of Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to the Marrok’s pack to have its support; far enough away to not cause any harm.With their Alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when an SOS comes in from the fae mate of one such wildling. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they ...

Details Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5)

TitleBurn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5)
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Shapeshifters, Werewolves

Reviews Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5)

  • Angela
    (ETA5: More character inconsistencies)(ETA4: Update to rating, in light of "the conversation")(ETA3: One more, very telling, quote from Silence Fallen regarding "the conversation")(ETA2: Adding to the spoiler section. Some quotes from characters (who I would also expect to know) in other books regarding the subject of that spoiler conversation)(ETA: Rating this was hard. I greatly enjoyed the book, but the spoiler section - no matter how small an...
  • Anne
    I'm not as crazy about Anna & Charles as I am about Mercy & Co., but I always look forward to the Alpha & Omega titles because they show the flip side of what's happening in Mercy's world. Plus, Brigg's is just a fantastic writer.Now, unlike the twist in Silence Fallen, I actually managed to figure this one out. So the ending wasn't all...It was still good, though. And there were several people that I now see in a different light. Leah? (view sp...
  • Jilly
    Me trying to figure shit out: Well, okay, I thought it was an okayish book, except for that one conversation that I highlighted because What the Fuck???? So, if I just ignore that conversation....... ugh, I can't! Because if Charles KNEW.... and said others KNEW... it changes the entire Mercy Thompson/Alpha Omega world.So, I'm frustrated! Not only do I HAVE to 1-star this book, but I HAVE to write a serious review as to why. You guys know how muc...
  • Lila
    When you are following characters through the course of several books and you are emotionally invested in their fate, there is a reasonable expectation, even wish for the author to has some end game for them planned and a satisfying conclusion fleshed out, right? I am like this with Kate Daniels and Dresden. I want them to end on a good note.But this isn't the case for me when it comes to Patty Briggs.I want her to keep writing books in her share...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    On sale now, as of March 6, 2018! A solid and enthusiastic four stars. Full review first posted on Fantasy Literature.Burn Bright is the fifth and latest novel in Patricia Briggs’ ALPHA AND OMEGA urban fantasy series … actually, it’s more mountainous wilderness fantasy, but it does involve werewolves and witches living amongst humans. Burn Bright, though it has different main characters, also intertwines nicely with the main MERCY THOMPSON ...
  • Aisling Zena
    Expected publication 2018. 2018!! Three years from the last book! THREE YEARS!! P.S. This was published 6 months before Mrs Briggs husband passed away. This was published with a tongue-in-cheek intention for the delays of our favourite books. Obviously after Mrs. Briggs loss I don't expect her to be whipping up books. My condolences and love and hope she has the support she needs to get over this difficult time.
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsHOO boy.DEAD HEAT, the last book from the Anna and Charles portion of the MERCY THOMPSON universe, is probably my least favorite book in the combined series, so despite my slight preference for the ALPHA & OMEGA characters, I was a bit leery of BURN BRIGHT . . . And by "leery" I mean that I hesitated for a whole five seconds before accepting an ARC. I love Bran. I love everything about the concept of the Marrock. I love th...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Q:Fire is a powerful thing. It cleanses as it destroys- and it brings light to darkness. (c)Q:“You cannot look at a person, and say, ‘If I could change this or that, if I could pick what I want and discard other things, I could love this one.’ Such a love is pale and weak—and doomed to failure.” (c) Righty-right! you get the whole package or not at all!Q:It’s bad to have an enemy with the kinds of resources these people apparently hav...
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    [3.5/5 stars] As Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite urban fantasy writers, I love that I have a new release from her to look forward to every year. Reading her books always feels like cuddling up with a warm fuzzy blanket when it’s snowing outside. Burn Bright was a nice installment in the Alpha & Omega series. Perhaps not quite as strong as the last couple of books, but still loads of fun all the same.The positives were abundant: an interes...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Re-read by audio October 7th 2018-Even better the 2nd time around!Charles and Anna are holding down the fort in Aspen Creek, while Bran, the Marrok is off on vacation. The story takes off quickly when one of the “wildling’s” (old wolves that are no longer safe to associate around Pack on a regular basis) mate calls for help. Anna and Charles go to investigate and find a lot more than they bargained for. There’s a lethal threat, assisted b...
  • Obsidian
    Spoilers for those who have not read previous books in Alpha and Omega and the Mercy Thompson series to this point. So I thought about this one all night long and realized that I honestly can't give this story in the Alpha & Omega series more than 1 star. The main reasons was the total retcon regarding Bran and Mercy that had me looking at the whole series in a new light (not in a good way), the information dumps galore we get regarding the Wildi...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This book was amazingly good! I honestly loved every page of this story. It should probably come as no surprise to anyone who follows my reviews that I am a huge fan of Patricia Briggs. I was incredibly excited to get my hands on this book and went into it with really high expectations. This book exceeded every one of those expectations. Charles and Anna are back at home with the Marr...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors. She consistently produces top-notch books, both in her Mercy Thompson series and in this one, the Alpha & Omega series, which is a spinoff of Mercy's stories and intertwines back and forth.This novel picks up right around the events of the most recent Mercy book, Silence Fallen, and follows Charles and Anna ...
  • Sarah
    I've put off writing this review for weeks because every time I think about this book I get mad all over again. I honestly don't think I've ever been so disappointed in the direction an author has decided to take  a story and while I totally get that it is Patricia Briggs' right to do whatever she chooses with her characters and her world I don't have to continue investing my time and money in her series. I suppose I should probably point out th...
  • Beth
    TOUR GIVEAWAY Click to Enter:Tome Tender Book Blog Giveaway1 Winner of a Mass Market copy ofCRY WOLFby Patricia BriggsBook 1 in the Alpha and Omega SeriesGiveaway Runs Feb. 2 - March 6, 2018Winners must have USA Mailing Address Only Bran has left the pack to Charles while he heads to Europe to deal with an emergency with Mercy. Once that emergency is over Bran extends his absence from the pack by stating he is going to visit Samuel leaving Charl...
  • Kira
    I'll put this as nicely as I can: WTF!? I will never be able to look at Bran the same way again. This new revelation which is abhorrent made me think even more about his character. He may be physically strong, have lots of magic, and be a good leader, but he's a pathetic man. The thing Anna alluded to about him and (view spoiler)[Mercy (hide spoiler)] is wrong on so many levels. More importantly it makes no sense in context with the rest of the s...
  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    I don’t read a lot of urban fantasy, but I do read everything that Patricia Briggs writes. After I read the first book in the Alpha and Omega series I was hooked, and Patricia Briggs became one of my favorite authors. Each of her books are a treat to read and enjoy. As soon as a new book comes out I make sure that the kids are in bed and I have no plans for the next day. Because I know I will be up all night until I read that last page…The Al...
  • Holly
    This spin off series is not as "fun" as the Mercy-centric series (because Mercy is the best), but I still find myself reading these. Partially because they sometimes give us more insight into Bran, who has always piqued my interest. And man, did this book deliver on the Bran front even though he barely even directly appears in this book. When you get to the part where Anna reveals a very interesting insight she has about Bran, you'll know what I ...
  • Cathy (cathepsut)
    Very early in the book there is a brief conversation between Charles and Anna, that upset some of my goodreads friends quite a bit. It might cause them to stop reading this series and also Mercy Thompson. I was surprised when I read that conversation, mulled it over a little, but was not massively perturbed by it. It might or might not be a plot bunny for later books, we shall see. Unfortunately the comment thread of that review had spoiled me by...
  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    I had so many issues. So, so many. I'm disappointed with everyone. With some more than others. I'm actually really angry.I should have known. That cover looks too pretty.2.5 stars
  • Yodamom
    Charles and Anna are left as heads of the pack while Bran is off on a vacation to Africa, without this mate. Yeh it something is weird, but I'll not tell you what. So Charles if left with his mate and Leah. with all their issues and snipping at each other. Talk about a rock and a hard place, ouch. I know you're thinking poor Charles, hah ! those were the easy times. There are some wolves who live on the edge, the windings, bare sane if at all, th...
  • Ian
    There are some great ideas in this book.There are some great characters in this book. Unfortunately they take a back seat to Charles and Anna. Don't get me wrong, I like Charles and Anna. They're great characters. I've enjoyed their story. But maybe it's time to move on. Explore some different characters. If this book centred on Leah, Bran's wife / mate and the wildlings, I'm pretty sure it would have been a 5 Star book.
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    4.5 Stars!Oh how I have missed Charles and Anna!I love this series and the very fact that it coincides with my beloved Mercy Thompson series just makes it all the better. I loved being immersed back into this world and more importantly getting to see Charles and Anna together again. The bond and relationship they have it amazing and the love and understanding between them even more so. I love that they make each other stronger and while they want...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    Fantastic book, enthralling and captivating from beginning to end. Full review to come...For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
  • Beanbag Love
    Wavering between 3 and 4 stars. I thought it would be lower in light of some of the things I learned before reading, but after reading, I have to say I enjoyed it.First I want to address the The Conversation (as it seems to be known). If what they're saying is true then, yes, it's a 180 on everything we've been led to believe and, really, everything that makes sense. It's also incredibly lazy writing because not every man has to be in love with t...
  • Ina
    First read: April 2018 5 stars since Goodreads doesn't allow you to give any more of themI finally got around reading this amazing book. I started re-reading all Briggs' book at the beginning of 2018 (starting with Mercy Thompson and then moving on to Alpha & Omega) and it took me way too long to get to Burn Bright. I basically stopped following my GR newsfeed for the fear of catching a glimpse of a spoiler from this book, because I wanted to rea...
  • KatieV
    Soooo behind on reviews this year. Damn work. Why can’t I get paid to ramble about books?A niggle about the audio, a brief synopsis, and some spoilerish musings.It's been a few years since one of these books was released and apparently Holter Graham did not remember/review his previous work in the series. Some of the voices changed. For instance, Cry Wolf made it clear that Tag spoke with a generic American accent although he was very old and p...
  • Justine
    I really liked this installment. Getting a story that centred on the Wildlings and also gave more insight into Leah was fabulous.