Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega #2)
Anna was still struggling to not be terrified around dominant wolves other than her mate, Charles Cornick. Anna, an Omega wolf was forced to be submissive with her first pack. Omegas calm the wolves around them and are not violent unless they have to be, not submissive.
Anna found herself surrounded by dominant wolves when she had to go to a conference with Charles, who was the Marrok’s son. Bran, the Merrok was the leader of all the North American werewolf packs. Each pack had its own leader which was the Alpha but the Merrok was kind of like the werewolf equivalent of the President of the United States. Bran made the decision that it was time for the wolves to come out to the human world so it would happen in a controlled manner. Some of the packs didn’t like that idea, and the conference was to discuss it.
Anna was terrified, and that was distracting to everyone being an Omega. They were all ready to kill whoever was making her upset, one of the effects of being an Omega. Charles sent her to go shopping for Christmas gifts with another wolf that he trusted and his mate, who was a witch. On the way back to the hotel, on their last trip, they were attacked by vampires, which started an investigation. Local vampires weren’t stupid enough to attack Charles Cornick’s mate; something big was going on, and another wolf might have been involved.
This was an awesome book. Patricia Briggs does not disappoint! Most of you probably know by now that she writes one of my all-time favorite series, the Mercy Thompson series, which I highly recommend all the time. This is the spin-off series to that one. I love this series, also. It is so much fun getting to read about the characters you don’t get to know very much about in the other series.
These books always have awesome, strong, kick-ass female characters. Guys, don’t frown - these are great reads for you, too! If you get past the covers, they have plenty of action and a great storyline that men can equally love as much as the women.
I loved getting to know these characters more and watching Anna overcome some of her fears and obstacles, showing how strong she really was. The author did a great job with the characters and the storyline, as usual. She creates a fantastic world that I absolutely love being in, and I am always anticipating reading another one of her books for more.
I can’t wait to get my hands on Fair Game, coming out March 6, 2012.
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