Not sure why this book was called cry Wolf! But I enjoyed it nonetheless. If you like stories about wolves and their packs then you will like this story. I would recommend it to anyone it is a good read.
Once I got my head around the back story and the characters I enjoyed this story however I kept feeling I wasn't reading the first book of a series. The accompanying novella should be shown as the first to stop the confusion.
If you have read the Mercy Thompson series, you will see characters you have met previously in Cry Wolf, and hear references to Mercy and Sam. I loved this. Charles Cornick takes Anna back to his pack where Bran, The Marrok and his father is the Alpha. We learn Asil the Moor’s background and the reasons he wants to be put down. Spending time with the Moor was fascinating.
The Characters: Anna has been a wolf for three years, but her background was abusive and she does not understand who she is or how a pack truly works. At first, you think she is weak, but Briggs’ allows us to see her grow and her strength emerges. Charles Cornick is the packs assassin. He seems standoffish, and does not necessarily have a way with words. Charles and his wolf, whom he refers to as Brother Wolf have chosen Anna as their mate. He is strong, noble and protective without being overly aggressive, which I found incredibly sexy. Asil has always been a character I found interesting and the banter between him and Charles had me giggling. Men and their posturing oh I loved it. We see many sides of Bran, including his darker hidden aspects. Interaction with the pack showed us many different personalities and I look forward to reading more.
The Plot: Briggs knows how to deliver action and she had me listening none stop. There is a lone wolf killing in the mountainous woods not far from the pack. Bran believes it may be another pack concerned about his threats of going public. He sends Charles to handle it and Anna accompanies him. The ground is covered in snow and they meet far more than a lone wolf. Soon Asil and Bran are involved. We see power struggles and the battles are intense. Many things are faced on the side of the mountain some are good, bad and heartbreaking.
Romance: The romance is sweet, and not without complications but we see growth and bonding. I so enjoyed this aspect and it endeared me to the main character. The bonding o
being dyslexic, I never read allot but I loved books...doesn't mix right? NOPE...wrong...Audible allows me to "read" at a pace that works for me and they have a great selection of books to keep me interested. I'm a fiction , sci-fi, and adventure books with strong female characters reader. I have been on a Vampire kick lately so female protags have been on my list.
this is one of THE BEST stories with a bit of romance thrown in. great story, great characters, lots of action...and you don't feel like its a sappy love story masquerading as a paranormal book. definitely a good read and I recommend it HIGHLY! IM GOING LOOKING FOR MORE AFTER THIS BOOK!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book..but did get a little annoyed with Anna in the begining.... She is very meek and its kinda sad...but about the middle as he really comes to life and the story ends with a smile! 2 thumbs up and a highly recommend! I am moving on to book 2 now! :)
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
You will get a lot more out of this book if you read the "Mercy Thompson" Series First!
I wish they would have used the same Narrator, a word or two is pronounced differently between the two readers and of course the characters that play in both books have a different voice. But besides that, it is pretty good. I think he does a perfect Charles voice, once you get over these slightly annoying differences it is a pretty good book.
I think this series is starting out a little better then the Mercy Thompson series. But I keep looking for an equal to the "Night Huntress World" series. If you find one let me know.
After this book I can say if you liked "Mercy Thompson" you will definitely like this book too.
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Patricia Briggs writes a great story and Holter Graham just adds to it. The inflection, the expression brings her stories alive.
There isn't just one. Both Anna and Charles. His patience and strength. Her own strength and spunk that she finds.
It's difficult to say a 'favorite scene' I found the story an emotional roller coaster. I find tears in my eyes and then I'd bark with laughter minutes later. Okay my favorite scene was when Anna reminded herself she didn't have to obey the witch and decked her.
As I said Briggs + Graham = Excellence. A great story can be lost with the wrong narrator. I think Holter Graham could make listening to the alphabet interesting. And I was reading Patricia Briggs books back when my eyes let me read. I'm looking forward to more.