Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series - set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion - brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society in which fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey....
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha, while Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves - all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights....
What I liked: Anna's character has developed so much since even the last book, Hunting Ground. She's not only standing up for herself but for her mate, Charles. She's got Attitude!! She's not backing down either from the Marrock or from Charles.
Ms Briggs does an excellent job of getting you involved in the story. I wanted to clunk a few male werewolf heads, just like Anna. Anna's no longer afraid to let her feelings, good or bad show. She takes on not only Charles, and Asil but the Marrock too. Not only does she stand up to them, she finally catches their attention enough to make them recognize what she has know for a while; Charles is in trouble!!
The scenario Ms Briggs devises to help Charles is inspiring. I thought we were going to spend the whole book with Anna and everyone fighting to do what was best for Charles. Thank goodness, the author found a way to do both and it more than kept me entertained.
Charles' character was written brilliantly in Fair Game. We got more of his back story and some of the quirks of his personality. Also, he's basically pretty funny. I've become used to Mr Graham as the narrator and he's improved his voices as the characters have changed and grown. Charles no longer sounds like the stereotypical Indian.
What I didn't like: Like some female-male clashes, I had a hard time not thinking how "stupid" the men were in Fair Game. They want to protect the "little" woman and that aggravated me somewhat. Anna has grown leaps and bounds but they want to protect her too much. Well, duh, that's part of Anna being what she is, Omega! It took me a few chapters to let that sink into my head. Towards the end it was moot.
Now, I have a few months to wait for the next in this series but feel I can start with a clear head, now that my memory has been thoroughly refreshed. If you've not read this series yet, please do, it's fantastic!!