Burn Bright, by Patricia Briggs | Book Review #381

Burn Bright is the fifth (#5) book in the Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs.

35839437Now mated werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham face a threat like no other–one that lurks too close to home…

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…

I have been looking forward to reading Burn Bright for I don’t know… 6 months. I love the Mercy Thompson series, but the Alpha and Omega series is close to my heart as well. Since I had been excited to read Burn Bright for 6 months, I’ve got to say that my expectations were incredibly high prior to my reading. When I started reading Burn Bright though, I was trying my best to lower those expectations since I really wanted to enjoy and love this addition to Anna and Charles’ story.

I genuinely, 100% enjoyed this novel even though I predicted what would happen pretty early on in the book. Which in of itself is a huge bummer, that I was able to predict it. However, I did really enjoy reading more of Anna and Charles’ relationship & story.

What I liked about Burn Bright was that there were so many moments that I adored. I like how much life is breathed into these characters to make them seem as real as possible. I adored reading Asil’s sassiness again. I’m glad that with everything that Asil’s been through, we still get to see Asil be Asil as much as he can anyway.

I like that the the Alpha and Omega series is mainly Charles’ and Anna’s points of view, but I enjoy the other points of view that pop in here and there as well.

What I loved about this novel was that we have more of Charles’ point of view! Charles is a man of little words in general. People are also really terrified of him because of what his position within the pack is. For that, people tend to avoid him, if they can. So I’m very, very happy that Charles not only has his mate (Anna) but I’m tremendously glad that Charles has his own point of view on things in the Alpha and Omega series. It also seems that Charles seemed to have more of his view point told in Burn Bright.

Reading from Anna’s point of view is always interesting. She brings a lot to the table and Anna is just an all around great girl.

Can you tell I have a fondness for Patricia Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series? I adore Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series as well.

Burn Bright was a highly anticipated novel for me this year. I’m glad that I ended up enjoying Burn Bright as much as I did. — Overall, Charles and Anna are stretched to their limits. I’m glad that these two have another happy ending. Or in this case, as happy as they could be. They’re together, they’re alive.

I give Burn Bright, 4 stars.

Happy Reading!
— Adele


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