Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Synopsis and Details:

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 interrupt the abduction of the wolf–but can’t stop blood from being shed. Now Charles and Anna must use their skills–his as enforcer, hers as peacemaker–to track down the attackers, reopening a painful chapter in the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn…

Series: Alpha & Omega #5  |  Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal  |  Release Date: March 6, 2018  |  Publisher: Ace  |  Pages: 320  | ISBN: 978-0425281314  |  ASIN: B075C9TMR1  |  Format: ARC  |  Source: Netgalley

Review with Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

There is nothing that I love more than finishing a book and having a greater understanding of certain things, like items on the cover, or the meaning behind a title. I am in love with the cover for Burn Bright in a whole new way after reading this story. Burn Bright is the fifth book in the Alpha & Omega series, fifteenth in the Mercy Thompson World, and it was a compelling read that had me glued to the pages! I have read the entire Mercy Thompson series as well as the Alpha & Omega series and I loved the tie between these series. I liked the side of Bran I saw in the last Mercy book, Silence Fallen, and to have Bran be missing in this book (and the reasons behind it…gasp) showed an entirely new dynamic in this world.

Charles and Anna have found a good rhythm between them. They have worked out the issues from their pasts that needed to be dealt with and the partnership together is just wonderful. With his dad gone, Charles has had to step into Bran’s role and when a wildling called for assistance it was up to Charles to answer the call for help. Anna had gone along because as an Omega she could potentially help ease matters. When they reached their destination what they did not expect was to discover clues that had them stumbling upon a conspiracy that reached back decades into the past. In order to bring about the sinister plan it required subterfuge and betrayal of one very close in the pack. The outcome would end in sorrow and the pack would only start to grasp the enormity of the plan that was in play.

Burn Bright was just right! I loved the relationship that has developed between Charles and Anna, they are a force to be reckoned with. I love how Anna is now thriving and is starting to find herself. I enjoyed learning about the wildlings, a dynamic to the Marrok pack that I was excited to know more about. I even liked Bran’s mate, Leah, a little bit in this story too. There was even a part of this story that was told from her point of view! The plot was fast paced and the mystery of what was truly happening was blended well amongst the relationships taking place in this story. My heart swelled for the wins that took place and my heart mourned for the losses that occurred. I just love this world that Patricia Briggs has created and I am looking forward to the next addition to the Mercy Thompson World! I highly recommend you get your hands on a copy of Burn Bright when it hits the shelves!

*Thank you to Netgalley & Berkley Publishing Group for this eARC of Burn Bright*

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This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

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About the Author:

Author Patricia Briggs
Photo ©: Allen Johnson

Patricia Briggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series and the Alpha and Omega novels.

Patty and her family reside in Eastern Washington near Tri-Cities, home of Mercy Thompson; yes, it’s a real place! When not working on the next book, she can be found playing truant out in her horse pastures, playing with the newest babies.

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