Omega

Omega

3.9 15
by SM Reine
     
 
She can't shapeshift.
He can't control his beast.
And they're the Alpha's only hope.

Deirdre is a shapeshifter who can't shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she's supposed to be. She's considered an Omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack--which also makes her immune to the mind-control powers of Alpha shapeshifters.

Everton Stark

Overview

She can't shapeshift.
He can't control his beast.
And they're the Alpha's only hope.

Deirdre is a shapeshifter who can't shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she's supposed to be. She's considered an Omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack--which also makes her immune to the mind-control powers of Alpha shapeshifters.

Everton Stark wants to take over as Alpha. He has a vision for change. A vision he'll achieve through ruthless violence. He's using his supernatural compulsion to carve a path to the current Alpha, and since only Deirdre can resist him, she's the Alpha's only hope for survival.

Gage Cicerone is the Alpha's foster son. He's got a dark secret. A beast he can't control. He volunteers to help Deirdre save the Alpha from Everton Stark, but having him nearby might be more dangerous than going alone...in more ways than one. Gage is charming as a human. It's easy to forget that his hair-trigger temper means death. And Deirdre thinks she might be falling for him.

The shifter who can't shift is the only hope for the Alpha to survive against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den. But can an Omega's will be stronger than that of a charismatic, deadly Alpha like Everton Stark?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151617901
Publisher:
Red Iris Books
Publication date:
05/04/2015
Series:
War of the Alphas , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
10,611
File size:
372 KB

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Omega (War of the Alphas, #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reine does it again with an amazing start of a new series. As a huge urban fantasy fan, I have to say that Reines books are always my favorite to read. She pumps her books out with great timing , so.you never have to wait too long, and these are amazing books. I stronly reccommend all of her books. Her imagination to build this world, and her characters is beyond impressive. I have a hard time putting it down, and usually finish her books within a few days at the most. if you love supernatural action mystery love interests and have an imagination her descriptive writing will.take you to another world.. I cannot wait for Beta ( and will.not have to wait too long thankfully, I only wish I could get on board to do early reviews for her) and am exciting to continue this new saga in her imaginative world she has created. keep up the excellent work sara. --*Katie
Sweatheart68 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Reine's Omega until the end. ***Spoilers, don't read if you don't want to know the end*** Deirdre is able-bodied and can take care of herself. She doesn't know what kind of shifter she is and goes undercover in a rebel force to win the favor of the Alpha to find out. She is drugged so that they will know what she is, it's eluded to that she shifted, but it is never  stated in this book. That's not what bothered me the most, though. Deirdre had the chance to kill Everton, the head of the rebels, but doesn't. The book makes it seem like she's still trying to maintain her undercover status, but it really was so that there could be another book. I hate having a strong character falter in the end for lame reasons so the author can sell a series. Deirdre is strong until then, although she loses in battles with several other characters. She doesn't just sit on her hands while the action is going on. But, she does. Then she has Deirdre kill Gage. Really? Lame alert! The ending was disappointingly lame. I won't read the rest of the series.  
Aelius More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It's the first book in SM Reine's War of the Alphas series, which takes place 10 years after the events in the Ascension series. Deirdre is an Omega, a shapeshifter that can't shift. She has suffered for being that. She's become a bad-ass in the process. I LOVE her. She is amazing. Being an Omega has one advantage - she's immune to the mind control of Alphas. When evil Everton Stark decides to become THE Alpha and overthrow Rylie Gresham, Rylie asks Deirdre to go undercover in Everton's den. Also going with her is Gage, a berserker who can't control his temper. Lots of twists and turns and a bit of a cliffhanger ending. It's darker than some of her other books. It had me turning the pages to find out what happened next. **SPOILER ALERT*** I was hoping for a romance between Deirdre and Gage, but that doesn't appear to be possible. I think they would have made a cool couple. ***END SPOILER ALERT*** Romance took a bit of a backseat to the action, and that was cool. I do hope there's someone out there for our Omega Deirdre. ;) Can't wait to read Beta!
indykat 8 months ago
While this writer writes smoothly in an engaging fashion...still...if you tend to depressed and enjoy reading depressing books with unhappy, cliffhanging endings, this is your book, otherwise pass it by! NO HEA in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every book written by this author I have throughly enjoyed. Loved all the series. Worth every penny! !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different take on the shape shifter genre . I'd like to see you where this goes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read three of the four books,mostly because i wanted to find out what kind of shifter she was. The characters are very unlikeable. They are both drug addicts,he is really,really abusive. And they both killed innocent people.if you like a book with hero s this is not the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second sm reine book I've read, it will be the last. After reading the free.sample I had high hopes. Both books started with so much promise of a great story, but then just kind of fizzled out. Hope the series picks up pace for other readers, but I wont continue reading to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omega is set in a bleak future where everyone died and came back as something else. There are lots of questions asked and left unanswered in this opening novel of a new series, so the climactic ending will only leave you hungry for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SM Reine has done it once again! You will not be disappointed with this book. It picks up 10 years after Genesis. It was nice to see some familiar faces and places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent story, got pulled in on the drama and story. Loved the main character but cliff hanger ending not cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination. – Nelson Mandela I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality, but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game. It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self. – George Grosz Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. – Winston Churchill Twenty years ago, everyone died. Everyone. Man, woman and child, none were spared. And yet, once the Genesis Void passed, people returned – though not all. And those who did rise from their deaths returned to a world where myth and legend live, and you could very well awaken to find that you are a fairytale character. Sidhe and vampire, demon and were, all walk an Earth where humans are no longer the dominant species. But massive change leads to mass confusion, and housing, feeding and providing care for the newly mythical brings about a razor sharp divide between the ‘Haves’ and the ‘Have Nots’ – and as Winston Churchill pointed out, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” And Deirdre Tombs is miserable since she returned. For though she is purportedly a were – she heals swiftly and moves quickly – she cannot change. And since she cannot change, she isn’t trusted to live in ‘Sanctuary’ – the safe, exclusive world created for and by ‘true’ shapeshifters. Shuffled from decrepit foster home to skid row group house, she is beaten and abused, hated and feared. Now, she lives in a condemned building with her friend, an Asanbosam Vampire, and works for a Nightmare. Literally. But when ‘moon-sickness’ begins to flow through the were population, Dierdre is recruited by the very people who turned her away, who left her to the cruelties of the socialized foster system – a very broken, very vicious foster system. Of course, the system wasn’t only cruel to Dierdre – and Everton Stark is determined to make Rylie Gresham, werewolf Alpha, pay for the pain and deprivation of the many when Rylie made sure that ‘her’ wolves lived in peace and plenty. When Rylie offers Dierdre a chance to learn what she is, which she has longed for all of her life, in return for infiltrating Stark’s group, she accepts the challenge. With Gage Cicerone, one of Rylie’s ‘children’ at her side, she takes the assignment. But now is when things get fuzzy. For the lines between good and bad, truth and lies, begin to blur . . . Set in the world of Preternatural Affairs, the OPA holds minimal place within the story, yet looms over the scene, sure to be felt in later books in the series. PA is still my favorite of all Sara’s work, and this new series, War of the Alphas, expands the idea in a wildly creative manner. One warning – when you open this book, be sure that you do so early in the day, and have nothing else to do. The ‘smart’ side of my brain kept saying, “Go to bed, nutcase!” The obsessive part? Well, she won – I finished it at four this morning! I received this book from Sara in exchange for a realistic review. Goooo ME!!! Sara is one of my favorite authors (and a wonderful person, btw) and she has reached another level of WOW in this new series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review It's been 10 years since everyone died and many of them were reborn. Most of those reborn were now OTHER, like shape shifters and vampires. Deidre was one such person that was reborn as a shape shifter. She has many of the attributes, but unfortunately, she can't actually shift. This makes her an Omega and an outcast. Yet somehow she's found herself an MVP between two alphas: the Alpha in charge of all shifters and the Alpha that is forming an uprising to become the Alpha in charge. As soon as I started reading this book, I was totally drawn in. Deidre has been given the short end of the stick since the beginning of her "new" life. She's just trying to survive with what's been given to her when she's suddenly thrust in this war. During the entire novel, you can't help but feel for her. By her lot in life, she should be on the side of the rebels, but dreams of a better life and morals draw her in to helping the current Alpha, even at the risk of her life. Either way, you want her to survive and come out on top. I can't wait for the next one in this series. I would highly recommend anyone that's a fan of urban fantasy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You never know what's going to happen next I've read every series leading up to this point. And they just keep getting better and better!