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Wild Sign

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I could not put this book down. Thrilling! This is another chilling play on mythological creatures, archeological features and superstition.
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In all honesty I am a fan of this series and have been from the start. This book beautifully blends an adventure for Anna and Charles, the continuing conflict with the unseen "monsters" of the world, and explaining backstories for long time characters in both the Mercy and Anna/Charles books. Fans of the series you cannot cheat and read the end first, you absolutely have to save it till the end. It will be worth it.

This book is a must read for fans of these series.
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Patricia Briggs has been an author I have followed from the very beginning and one that I consistently must purchase as soon as her books are released. Normally, I would get tired of an author after so many books in the series but once again, she has astonished me with her fantastic writing.

Wild Signs follows Anna and Charles as they investigate the disappearance of an entire community. The monster they are chasing this time is a mystery and they must tread carefully if they want to survive its deadly grasp. 

I could not put this book down, and I finished it within 24 hours of receiving my copy. Throughout the book, I could see Charles and Anna grow past their previous roles, and Briggs didn't stop there. She allowed her audience to learn more about the history of key side characters and was able to shed insight into their psyche without being overly detailed. Briggs has a truly nuanced approach to building characters that I rarely find in an author. This book quickly became another favorite in this series and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy. Overall, this book was a real joy to read.

Thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an advanced ereader copy in exchange for my honest review.
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I have been reading the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series since the very beginning and am quite a fan. All of the books in both series are very enjoyable and well written. Some are fantastic. Wild Sign falls into the fantastic category.
When the FBI reaches out to the Marrok with an offer of alliance that comes wrapped in the Roanoke like disappearance of an off the grid town, Charles and Anna are sent to investigate. The fact that Leah owns the land in question, complicates things further. What follows is a delicious, spooky tale that involves magic, witches, evil entities and great love. Readers finally learn Leah's story and it is a game changer. The epilogue has a few zingers that will keep fans buzzing. I can't wait to see what happens next.
This story stands remarkably well on its own but as with most long running series, maximum enjoyment is had if readers begin at the beginning.
I stayed up  late to read it and was late to work to finish it. Good writing, good storytelling and very satisfying. Highly recommend. 5 stars.
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Patricia Briggs' books are always must buy/must-read immediately for me. So as soon as I received an ARC of Wild Sign, I dove straight in to the exclusion of everything else.

The FBI reaches out to the werewolves for help when an isolated community in Northern California disappears without a trace. The Pack owns the land. It was purchased after Bran rescued Leah from a supernatural horror centuries earlier. Worried that it's back, he sends Charles, Anna, and Tag to investigate.

They find a community that looks like it knew it was leaving but no trace of the people. And they feel a presence, one entwined with music and memory. And evil.

Patricia Briggs deftly handles multiple storylines along with flashbacks and multiple POV. We learn more about Leah, Bran's mate. Not just her backstory but how it shaped her into the iron-willed, often unlikeable woman she is now. We learn more about Charles and his time with his mother's people. We even get to see Anna's past - what she was like before she was attacked and Changed.

I love that the characters aren't static - they grow and developed and the author reveals more facets of their personalities. The interludes of romance and playful banter between Charles and Anna are a great balance to the increasing tension and menace as their investigation continues. The moments of teasing with Tag and Charles' memories of his uncle keep him from being the two-dimensional, silently terrifying enforcer of the pack.

The intensifying pace of their investigation, the creeping menace and moments of eldritch horror and twisted worship (was not expecting tentacles!) played counterpoint to the moments of love and found family. Such a satisfying entry in the Alpha and Omega series.

CW: Mentions of sexual attack/assault, incest.
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Thank you Netgalley for the ARC. Wow! Just wow! Patricia Briggs has added a great addition to this series. Considering the time between book you would think there would be trouble getting back into the story. Not here. The story has a natural flow and kept me interested through out the story. It had characters that I forgot I loved come back. The strength between them is amazing to read about and the bond between Anna and Charles is something to behold. The author is good at weaving multiple stories within the story. Absolutely loved it.
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I’m so glad I got to read an ARC of this book!
I often claim I don’t read romances. and yet... I’m just going to tell myself this is an urban fantasy that happens to have a strong romantic subplot.  Let me have my illusions ok?
I do particularly like a romantic subplot where you can really feel like the characters are together because they reasonably want to be and not for the convenience of the plot.  This series and her other series both do a particularly good job of making couples the series are set around feel real (in a total that guy’s hot, wealthy and powerful fantasy way...).  
I’ve read all of Patricia Briggs books at this point and if you haven’t and enjoy a fantasy with romance I wholeheartedly recommend her!
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I was very grateful to receive an Advanced Reader's Copy of Wild Sign. I'm a big Patricia Briggs fan and I've been looking forward to reading this title since it was slated for publication. Anna and Charles visit the rural wilds of Northern California to face an extremely creepy villain. The plot twists and turns in different directions that I didn't anticipate. There is lots of fun sexy time between Anna and Charles, which is always a plus. The book moved along at a good clip and had a pretty epic finale. Another solid installment in this series. Plus there are so many new threads that Briggs has started at the end of the book. The Wild Sign storylines were all resolved, but there are some fun breadcrumbs for future stories.
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Charles and Anna go on an adventure to find out what happened to an off the grid community that has disappeared. ARC from NetGalley.
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The FBI requests Anna and Charles help when an off-grid town disappears in the mountains of California. They are looking for answers. Bran sends Anna, Charles and Tag to check it out... because more than 200 years ago, that's were he first meet and mated Leah. And if her monster has survived, then it might take more than werewolf power to put it down.

Why I started this book: I jumped at the chance of an ARC for this book and was thrilled to get it.

Why I finished it: I am a loyal and eager Briggs fan... I loved this book but I know that it will skirt too close to various lines for others to enjoy it. This novel stretches the characters (not just Anna and Charles) giving them space to look at each other with new eyes and more compassion. The ending is worth it, and I can't tell you more without spoiling anything. That, and once again, I'm eagerly awaiting the next book, eager to see what new adventures, monsters and friends the werewolves will face. Briggs nicely tied up this story, while dangling possible shiny threads for new books.
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I was overjoyed to see that a new book in the Alpha & Omega series was slated to publish in 2021. Like the other stories in the series, this one does not disappoint. Wild Sign gives us a larger and more compassionate glimpse at Leah while showing the origins of her mating to Bran. Readers also get more background on Tag and again some crossover with characters from the Mercy Thompson series. For readers of the Mercy Thompson series, this book reminded me a bit of River Marked. I won't list any spoilers, but I feel like this may be leading for a more in depth crossover/connected novel between the two series in the future. Overall, I loved the story arch from beginning to end. Being able to get to know the struggles of a female in the pack mixed with contemporary issues really rounded out the story. Anna is truly one of my favorite urban fantasy female leads. She's a breath of fresh air with her strength tempered with compassion and heartfelt love for others. Dare I say that I even have a new respect for Leah and a better understanding of her journey and the struggles she faces being mated to Bran.
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Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs, another great novel by Briggs in her Omega series. A dark power is stirring the forest and we get to learn more about the Marrok and his pack and after the last betrayal what does this all signify?
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I always buy Patricia Briggs for my library and my personal library.  This is how paranormal should be written, her books are smart, sexy with great plots and characters.
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Wild Sign just may be my favorite installment in Anna and Charles' story. There was a lot more scenes with the two main characters that I had been hoping for throughout the previous books and Briggs definitely delivers. And that EPILOGUE! Holy hell. I know it's about two years off at this point, but I cannot wait to see where Briggs takes Anna and Charles' story.
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Another fantastic installment. It reminded me of my childhood in that my parents used to own land where the story took place...never thought I would read of those places in one of my favorite series. I love how Briggs incorporates legends and myths into her series.  And I really love how Anna and Charles are together. Can't wait for another installment
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