Review: Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs

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Alpha & Omega #5
Patricia Briggs
Urban Fantasy
March 6th 2018


In her bestselling Alpha and Omega series, Patricia Briggs “spins tales of werewolves, coyote shifters, and magic and, my, does she do it well” ( Now 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…



Burn Bright is part of the Mercy Thompson universe and the latest in the Alpha & Omega series. Mercy Thompson is my favorite series, but I do love me some Anna and Charles. The Alpha & Omega series gives use a whole new perspective on the world and the werewolves.

I couldn’t put this one down. I was hooked from begging to end. I felt for those that lost someone they care for, for the betrayal to the pack, and more.

We get to go deep into Aspen Creek and meet the Wildlings. They are old, powerful wolves like Asil who walk on an unsteady line between dangerous and much to close to their wolves then should be safe. They where an interesting bunch to meet. The Marrock still protects them even if they are lone wolves and when danger comes calling, Anna and Charles race to help.

Anna and Charles make a great team and couple. I enjoyed seeing Anna grow into her gift and have more confidence. They end up in a few interesting situation. And, it’s soon clear that someone in the pack is selling out the wolves, but who? I was shocked as to who the betrayer was. I didn’t see it coming.

Bran, the Marrock, has always intrigued me. I love everything about him and his town of misfit werewolves in the middle of no-ware. He’s around, but has closed himself off to the pack and his family.

As for Leah, I have never liked her. I still don’t like her, but I understand her better. Do I sympathize with her? Maybe just a little, but I still don’t care for her. Everything she did to Mercy and Charles throughout the years hasn’t changed. She choose to be spiteful so, even after learning a little more about her. I still don’t like her, but my dislike is not as big as it was.

Burn Bright gives us witchy things, betrayal, lies, and more. Briggs is brilliant with her urban fantasy. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Review: Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega #5) by Patricia Briggs

  1. This was one of my favorite reads in 2018 and the cover is stunning. Wonderful review!
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    • I love Briggs covers for her books. Thank’s for visiting!

  2. I have heard nothing but good things about this series. I need to pick it up!
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    • I hope you enjoy. Thank you for visiting!

  3. I love this series. Dare I say more than MT which I love too.
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    • Oh my more then MT…. ^_^ I can’t say that, but it’s great to get a different perspective in the world and on the wolves. So much going on and interesting how it all connects. Thank’s for stopping in!

  4. I don’t know why I don’t connect as much to this series but I need to read book 3 and I have it so well

    • I loved the books, but I didn’t connect to it as strongly as I did/do Mercy Thompson. I have the same issue with Nalini Singh and her Guild Hunter series. I think it has to do with the series I started reading first. Mercy was my first read and love then everyone said to read Alpha & Omega. Same went for Psy-Changeling and everyone said read Guild Hunter. I enjoy both series, but I really love/like one more. I still re-read this series and have a great time with each new installment. Hope you continue to enjoy!

  5. This one was definitely interesting. I had mixed feelings on the parts referencing Bran’s feelings towards Mercy. Anna and Charles do make a great team. I felt like this was such a quick read but packed such a punch!
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    • I agree it was a quick read, but it packed a punch. I didn’t get the mixed feelings on Bran but maybe the next time I read or listen I’ll see if I get the same you do. Thank’s for stopping in. It sure was an interesting read! I do love this world Briggs has created. So much fun!!

  6. Love the review I have been going back and reading old series as well… This one is on my list ?

    • I started reading this and the Mercury Thompson series, but then I picked up the audio and was hooked all over. I’ve re-read and listened to both series a few times now. I do love to re-read. This latest installment packed a punch. Hope you enjoy and thank you for visiting!