Burn Bright

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 06 Apr 2018

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I received this as an advanced copy from Netgalley.com for an honest review.

When I first started reading this novel I felt pretty strongly that the story could have stood a trim and be better served as a novella. The plot felt too small and specific to carry an entire novel. This may be because I haven't read books 2, 3, and 4 of the series and I am not as familiar with the characters as some. However, Patricia Briggs is, in general, a fantastic writer. I am a rabid fan of the Mercy books and pretty much anything she writes in that world. I didn't think it would be a problem coming into the novel a little out of sequence, and it wasn't. This is how I felt for the first 100...

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Not my favourite Patricia Briggs novel. Still fast paced with great storytelling, but as this one takes place over (maybe?) 48 hours it felt a little fast to me.

There was one scene that kind of really killed the rating for me.

*SPOILER AHEAD*

There's a scene early on where Anna & Charles are discussing the events of "Silence Fallen" (which BB apparently picks up only a few days after). There are some inferences about the relationship between Bran & Mercy having some mild one-sided romantic interest that just really creeped me the hell out. Especially when other characters have described them as having an almost father-daughter dynamic. So very ICK. What the hell, Patrica?
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In book #5 of the Alpha and Omega series, Charles acts as pack leader for the absent Bran while doing not only his regular job as enforcer, but also as caregiver for the wildings; a disparate group who are too damaged to live with even the Marrok’s Aspen Creek pack known for its collection of near crazy and difficult werewolves. The wildings live on the fringes of the pack so that Bran can still keep watch over them. Since apparently he has decided to take a vacation after helping with Mercy Thompson’s latest “adventure,” Charles and Anna are left to deal with the kidnapping of one of the strongest wildings and to protect the rest from the same fate. Because Bran is away, they also have to...

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This is kind of a problem because I give this book 5 Stars but barely 5, it had action, romance, mystery and pretty much everything you want in any book and Patricia Briggs writing was great BUT the only reason I am not just gushing all over the place is so much was going on at times I had a problem keeping everyone/everything straight which may be more of a problem with me than the book since I loved it.

For those of you who read Silence Fallen (the ONLY book of hers I have EVER given less than 5 Stars) this was a MUCH better book (see my review here www.goodreads.com/review/show/1929165292 ) so considering the last book and her personal tragedy I see this as a great accomplishment and...

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Burn Bright is the fifth Alpha and Omega book and while it can be read as a stand-alone, it’s best to start at the beginning of the series for maximum enjoyment.
In this outing, werewolf Anna and her mate Charles are minding the Marrok’s pack in Aspen Creek, Montana while the uber-werewolf is traveling. After a call from one of Bran’s very special, very dangerous, nearly wild wolves, Charles and Anna rush off to investigate and find themselves in the middle of a perplexing mystery.
Danger, intrigue and betrayal run deep in this installment and there are some surprising twists. The novel reaches a satisfying conclusion and while I was left puzzled by a few threads left hanging, this story...

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WOW!! I've waited two years for this book and I wasn't disappointed it was a slow start but eventually it picked up. As per usual with Patricia's books a lot of shock and twists I did not see coming. A lot of oh shit moments too. This book went from slow your dragging it out pace to No. Effing. Way. I honestly cannot wait to see what else Briggs has in store for Bran's pack.

Character breakdown;

Charles; how do I describe Charles to you? It's hard because his so complex yet his not. I love the strength he carries the way he carries himself and how all he needs is to just stand there and everyone is shitting bricks lol. I love the native side of him, the magical...

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While Bran, the Marrok and packleader of the Aspen Creek werewolves, is absent, son Charles and his mate Anna are in charge, including responsibility for those werewolves who are too broken to live safely among others, even of their own kind. When one of the wildings is killed, it becomes apparent that there is a conspiracy to track down some type of information from one or more of the wildings, and that there must be a traitor among the pack.
As Charles, Anna, and a few other select pack members begin tracking down and contacting the wildlings, they continue to run into evidence of witch magic, one of the few forms of magic that can possibly affect werewolves negatively. It also...

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With every newly published story in the Alpha and Omega series I fall more in love with Charles and Anna's love. It would be hard to find a literary couple with more respect and devotion in their relationship. These two could have been a warning of what not to do in a relationship with a vulnerable woman, but instead it is like a guide for what TO do. With every new book Anna has grown in strength and confidence and Charles has encouraged her, helped her, and then also stayed out of her way when needed. I utterly adore them.
That there is a nice little mystery to solve in every book just adds to my delight with this series.
So well done!
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Patricia Briggs does it again! Her Alpha and Omega titles keep getting better. Charles is stuck with running the pack while his father, Bran - the Alpha of all North American werewolves, is supposedly in Africa visiting his other son, Samuel. Suddenly, a frantic phone call from the mate of an exiled wolf starts Charles and Anna on the path to finding a traitor in their pack - and solve the mystery of who is behind both the traitor and the conspiracy to destroy the pack. There are many twists and turns as Charles and Anna try to get to the core of the mystery and there are also a significant "detour" in the form of a story. This left me wondering where Briggs was headed...

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Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs is the 5th book in her Alpha & Omega series. The Alpha & Omega series is another fascinating werewolf storyline that takes place in the world of Mercy Thompson. Only this series revolves around Charles Cornick, who is the enforcer for his Alpha father ( Bran), and his wife Anna, who is an Omega wolf.

This story begins shortly after the last Mercy Thompson story ended, and Bran (The Marrok), is away on a secret trip. In his absence, Charles is in on call for problems, and when he receives a call for help from a fae mate to a wilding wolf; he and Anna take the 20 minute ride to the mountains. The wildings are somewhat broken, damaged and unstable...

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The Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series are some of my favorite paranormal romance/adventure/mysteries...it checks all the boxes, really. I was so happy to be approved on Netgalley for Burn Bright and I devoured it in one day (I went to bed very late).

I really like the Alpha and Omega series because of the vastly different voice compared to the Mercy Thompson series. Don't get me wrong, I love Mercy, but the calmness and the narrative of this series is a nice break. That being said, this book is jam packed with action and mystery and killer plants. No really. Everything becomes potentially killer in this book and you can't trust anyone since there is a traitor in the pack...

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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 to protect each other, they also don't smother or hold the other one back from being the best they can be. It truly is one of my most favorite relationships in the genre and I adore them.

The mystery in this was intriguing and again, I loved that...

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Oh, man. I really love this stuff. Patricia Briggs always brings her A game. This book was more of a murder mystery than I think her other books have been. I really enjoyed following the characters as they rule out suspects and track down the murderer. On top of all that, you get the paranormal aspect that we love from Briggs. 

I gave this book a solid four stars for a fantastic story line and colorful characters.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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Burn Bright is a thrilling tale of magic, betrayal, deception and loss. It has parts that break your heart and other parts that have you perched on the edge of your seat with your breath held. The excitement of battle, the devastation of loss and the pain of betrayal are all tangled within an intriguing mystery. In this book we see the depth of the mate bonds and discover the old, less stable wolves in the pack. The relationship between Anna and Charles warms your heart with its beauty and leaves you wanting more. This is an intriguing, complex story that adds depth to both the characters and the world as a whole and you just know that there is more trouble brewing on the horizon. I...

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I generally enjoyed the book, but I did have a few issues with it. One the start. I have read all the books in this series, but it has been a while since I read the last one. The book began right where the last one left off. So it felt like I missed a few pages. It wasn’t confusing, but it was off putting. There was also very little backstory, so if you have never read a Alpha and Omega book do not start here, it is not a stand alone novel. My second issue us with Anna. She always comes across as a damsel in distress. Omega’s are not weak, they are as strong as Alpha’s just in a different way. I realize she has been through seriously traumatizing events. So instead of whispering about “what...

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Trouble comes to Aspen Creek in the form of a traitor, and it is up to Anna and Charles to sniff them out—while protecting the pack in the Marrock's absence. It is a non-stop mystery, filled with action, intrigue and insights, that I couldn't put down.

I love the Alpha and Omega series. Sure, I love Mercy's series just as much, but sometimes it's good to get out of Mercy's head and see this fascinating world from another view—and gain insights into Mercy herself. And Anna, Brother Wolf, Charles and Asil are wonderful characters that continue to develop and grow as much as centuries old near-immortals can (except, of course, Anna, who is a newcomer to this ancient...

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These are the broken and wild. The werewolves who can't live safely with their own kind. They've been exiled to Aspen Creek, Montana. Close enough to receive support from Marrocks pack but far enough away to not cause problems.

With the alpha out of the country, Charles and Anna are on call when they receive an SOS from a fae-mate of one of the wildlings. Heading to the mountain they prevent the abduction of the werewolf but can't stop the bloodshed.

Now they must use their skills as enforcer and peacemaker to track down the attackers, opening a chapter from the past.

As always, this authors writing is phenomenal. She always manages to put a new spin on all things...

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I love Patricia Brigg’s Alpha & Omega series even more than her Mercy Thompson series. I just love the dynamic of Charles and Anna. That’s why I was a bit disappointed in Burn Bright since I felt I didn’t get enough of Charles-and-Anna-time as a chunk of the story splits up their time together. I had to do an immediate re-read to that I could appreciate the rest of the story.

In Burn Bright, Bran is away after helping to free Mercy (see Silence Fallen). While he is away from the pack, he decides he is going to visit his son Samuel in Africa, leaving Charles in charge of the Aspen Creek pack. Charles gets an emergency call from help from Jonesy, a dangerous fae and mate to one of...

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OMG(!!!) Book Lovers, this was so good!
As we know Charles and Anna, are a power couple. I think if Bran and Leah were not the "alpha team" that Charles and Anna would be perfect to be in charge of it all.

This story had me shook, I was literally on the edge of my seat half the time I was reading this, I couldn't believe the twist and turns and the plot twist, the magic and the characters that set everything into play.

I love the mystery, suspense feel of this continuation in the Alpha and Omega series, the only thing it was lacking was a little more romance, but hey that just me!

I think if you are like me, and are a loyal Patty reader and you love this world like we...

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**4.5 stars**

So I went into this book relatively blind...yes I've been waiting what seems like forever for it but I also decided against reading the synopsis and I avoided excerpts because I didn't want to spoil anything. I'm glad I did because it made catching up with Anna and Charles so much better. This was definitely a solid installment in the series but not the best which I feel wrong saying but the entire time I was reading I felt there was something slightly missing. The story was intriguing and it definitely kept me turning the pages but it felt disconnected from the last book somehow. I honestly thought the story would be going in a certain direction and it went a...

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