Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Werewolf, You Say?

I'll admit this isn't the post I had planned for today, but I was checking in to see what my blog mates had been up to and saw Stacey mention Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. While our opinions on what works and does may differ, we're in total agree that 1) Adam is hawt and 2) Mercy is just plain cool. She's the only heroine I can name off the top of my head that I actually like. So that's saying something. I just finished catching up with the series last week. Something happened in book three that made me wary of how the other books would unfold. I should have trusted the author more. She did a fantastic job of handling the situation. Either way, I'm caught up now and while River Marked had a slow start for me, I really enjoyed the last half of the book. I'm ready for the next one.

(We don't get a new Mercy book until 2013. I don't know how I'll make it that long.)

In the meantime, I wanted to catch up with her Alpha and Omega series. See--one of the things I love about Mercy's series is the Marrok, Bran, who is like a father to her. Samuel is also such a fantastic character, and his little brother, Charles, is too. So I was thrilled when Briggs began a spin off based in Mercy's world that follows Charles and his mate, Anna, on their adventures. (And gives me more time with Bran, which I <3)

As a matter of fact, I would be happy if Briggs wrote a series about Bran. Very happy.

But it occurs to me not everyone may know those series are connected. Since I'm in a time crunch this week, I'm going to leave you all with a recommendation to read not only Mercy, but to give Charles a chance. That series, by the way, is written in third rather than Mercy's first person.

Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson's world - but with rules of its own.


Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack.and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member - and as his mate.
Check it out on Amazon here.


Sara Brookes said...

I have to admit, as much as I love the Mercy Thompson books, I love the Alpha/Omega novels even more.

Eleri Stone said...

Love both series. My only problem is that Samuel is my favorite character followed by Bran and they never get enough page time. But really, is 'great secondary characters' really something to complain about?

Rebecca Royce said...

I actually read Alpha and Omega before the Mercy series. And then I was obsessed. I read the whole thing. LOL

Hailey Edwards said...

Exactly! Eleri, I'm the opposite. I LOVE Bran to a crazy degree, but Samuel is {} close. I wish they would get a spin-off series. I mean, think of all they've shared over their lives? Amazing stuff for stories there.