Fair Game (Alpha and Omega Series #3)

Fair Game (Alpha and Omega Series #3)

by Patricia Briggs
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LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review [by Shawnie – LITERAL ADDICTION’s Associate Reviewer]: PATRICIA BRIGGS, HAS DONE IT AGAIN. The wait is over. Fair Game, the newest installment in the Alpha and Omega series, is here, and let me be the first to tell you all that it is AWESOME! The first thing you’ll notice when you begin this book, is that it’s a lot darker than the first two novels. When I read the Prologue, I was expecting something lovey dovey between Charles and Anna (probably because that is what I wanted to see from them), but that is so not what we get - Mrs. Briggs hits us hard with despair and loneliness in the shape of a small child, and then death to top it all off. I found myself trying to figure out what this all had to do with the story, but once the prologue is done, we meet Anna… Briggs keeps us on the edge of our seats with this one, because you never know which way the story will go. Charles has dealt more deaths in the short amount of time since his father - The Marrok - brought the North American Wolves out to the public than in his entire two hundred years of life. And wouldn't you know, it’s starting to take a toll on our Alpha male, who would never ask for help from his Anna because he wants to protect her. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT'S GOING FOR HIM? *laughs* It’s sad though really, because he is pushing her away, and we - the readers - start thinking that they aren't going to last. Brother wolf isn't having that though. *GRINS* No I will not tell you what he does because that would be cheating, but Bran, our cool and calm Marrok, has a plan now that he is seeing what is happening. (WARNING! YOU WILL WANT TO SHOOT HIM IN THE BEGINNING.) Charles needs a buffer, so what does Bran do? He sends Anna, out as a consultant for the F.B.I, which makes Charles her muscle on this latest adventure of theirs. Soon, because nothing ever goes smoothly for these two, they find themselves knee deep in a situation that can either spiral out of control or mend something that is broken. I will let you guys decide which one it is or is it both? Hmmm *GRINS* Within this installment we meet some interesting new characters and get a taste of some old oness too; like Asil who is a personal favorite of mine. Briggs gives you everything with this book - just like Cry Wolf and Hunting Ground. We get to see Anna as she grows and becomes the women she and Charles believe she can and will be. She isn't all the way there, but a certain situation sure makes her see herself differently, and she will make you want to cheer her on. GO ANNA! There is so much in this book: romance (you have to wait for it), action (what's a Patricia Briggs novel without some action), plus a lot of humor in this one too. I swear I was laughing so hard at times I had to go back and reread those sections again. ¿ Trust me when I tell you that this book is worth every second it takes you to read it and then some. The ending leaves you drooling for more… so much more. I cannot wait for the fourth book, which we all know isn't going to be out any time soon, which sucks, but we have Mercy Thompson to look forward to in the beginning of next year. P.S. THERE BE GHOST IS THIS BOOK, AND THEY AREN'T NICE. *Laughs* LITERAL ADDICTION’s Associate Reviewer gives Fair Game 5 Skulls and would give it another ½ if there were one to give. Pick up Fair Game if you haven't already, and if you haven’t started this series yet, go and get the first 2 as well because you are missing out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me just say WOW! I love the Alpha & Omega series and this book does not disappoint. The two mated werewolves Charles an enforcer for all the North American wolves and Anna the Omega can't seem to get a break. They are always being sent on another mission by Charles father the leader of all the North American wolves. This latest involves werewolves, witches, the fae, a mystical white stag, psycho humans and the FBI. I didn't like the cost of $12.99 for only 230 pages of material but what can you do. Ms. Briggs keep them coming!
danja More than 1 year ago
Awesome book with great story line. one of my fav
JenScheil More than 1 year ago
I'm confused by why the Nook book is almost 5 dollars MORE expensive then the paperback.......I love this series but this is insane...
dmichelle More than 1 year ago
This probably won't be an objective review because from the very beginning of the book I was disappointed by the fact that it skips a few years into the future. I don't know about everyone else, but I was genuinely looking forward to the continuing story of Anna's recovery and as a reader felt (for lack of a better word) "jipped" that without seeing how it happens we're just suddenly introduced to stable/independent Anna. She had to get better eventually of course, but there was a lot of personal growth and growth between her and Charles which, had we seen, would have made the end result a lot more meaningful. I just don't feel as connected to her character without that bridging the gap and it made a good book a little less interesting.
Falln2books More than 1 year ago
This was, in my opinion, the darkest novel that Briggs has written to date. It was a difficult read for me because the killers were so brutal. It was like reading Law and Order: SVU - Paranormal Division, or something. I generally like the Alpha and Omega series better than the Mercy Thompson series, though I love them both, but this novel reminded me more of the Mercy series. This is my least favorite of the Alpha and Omega series, for sure, and my third least favorite by Briggs. It was pretty obvious who the bad guy was, and Briggs is usually better at keeping me guessing. I just didn't feel the level of suspense that I'm used to when reading a Briggs novel. To me, this was one of those books that was necessary to move the story forward, and that usually makes for a less than amazing story. However, I still enjoyed the book, and it was still well-written. I just hope the next one is better. Charles and Anna have hit a rift in their marriage, so they weren't as close as they have been in previous novels. This isn't because they don't like each other anymore; it's simply because Charles' guilt at being his father's unquestioning assassin is taking a toll on Charles since he's more about justice than mindless killing. Since the chemistry between them is non-existent for most of this novel, and the majority of the book was set in Boston, this crossed over into the realm of Urban Fantasy rather than Paranormal Romance. The sweet romance of this series is supposed to be what sets it apart from the Mercy series. I'm sure you see the problem with this crossing over. However, there were some extremely interesting developments in the story. One of the newer things I noticed is that Charles and Anna are working with humans to solve a crime. Now that the werewolves have come out, it's important to have good public relations with the humans. I really liked Leslie, and I hope to see more of her in future books. She was a fantastic character. She was strong, intelligent, and open-minded. Also, Charles grew a lot in Fair Game. He developed more than I expected him to, and I can't wait to see what these developments mean for his and Anna's relationship, as well as his relationship his father. Bran changed a little as well, and Anna really stood on her own two feet. She has become much stronger and will not let herself be victimized again. She's healing by leaps and bounds. I liked the developments with the fae, and the ending has ensured that there will be a lot of turbulence in the Mercy/Alpha and Omega world. I'm interested to see how these developments affect Mercy and company in Seattle, as well as how they affect Bran and the Marrok's pack in Montana. These two series just got a lot more complicated, and the next few books for each series are going to be intense. One thing about the ending really bothered me, though, and I just feel like more people should have died. I know that sounds harsh, but once you read the book, you'll probably understand what I mean. Of course, maybe death was too good for the bigots. Yea, I got angry at quite a few people while reading this. The pacing of the book was done pretty well, though it did drag and some places. I felt like some of the parts were a bit uncalled for and just used for padding to make sure the book was long enough, and parts that would have shown Anna and Charles trying to fix their relationship or developments in the serial killer case were skipped over.
MinnesotaHoney More than 1 year ago
Patricia Briggs is the most solid writer I can name. Her story-lines, if sometimes far-fetched, are detailed, compelling, and well-thought out. I started out reading her fantasy novels, moved to Mercy Thompson, and now she has the Alpha & Omega. Bring it on! Summary: Anna sees her husband losing his ability to "feel" as his role of enforcer taking more and more of a toll on him. She finally gets through to the Marok, and it is suggested that letting Anna & Charles chase after a through and through bad guy might help exorcise his demons. But nothing is ever simple, and Anna must fight for her husband's sanity, their marriage, and even her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fun on so many levels: characters, plot, and especially the twist at the end. It's definitely going to have repercussions with Mercy's world. I would really like to see a cross-over w/ Mercy's and Anna's worlds colliding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Serious situations aside, as the author has handled sesitive subject matter before, the book's overall tone/mood felt different from the previous books in the series. Anna's character wasn't meshing as well with Charles' uber-conflicted character in this book. Charles came off a bit more angry and careless than reluctant hero. The sudden changes in personality made each protagonist a little less likeable, and much of their cajoling humor (and Brigg's trademark humor) was missing. Still--wonderful book and writer.
Anonymous 3 days ago
I love, love this series. I started reading it a second time and love it still. Can't wait until the next book is released, so I'm reading the book to hold me over for a day or two. LOL. Keep writing because I'll keep reading. Enjoy, I know I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are best if you also read Mercy's books at the same time. They are great if you read them alone or in order. The charecters are engageing and the story will hold your attention.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the strange situations that Charles, Anna and Brother Wolf find themselves in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for a new book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story of Anna and Charles! They have a lot to overcome while they hunt for a serial killer. Slightly creepy stuff, but an exciting tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mercy Thompson fans must read. Explains so much of Fae and human relations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Urban fantasy at its best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Alpha and Omega series. I'm never disappointed in any Patricia Briggs books.
Dianne57 More than 1 year ago
Fair Game (Alpha And Omega) by Patricia Briggs I knew that Patricia would ultimately find a way to take both of her series and bring the time-lines together. This is great and I think that it is going to make both of these series much more interesting. Especially if each couple can ‘invade territories’ occasionally! Anna and Charles need to make a trip to Boston to help the FBI with a serial murderer that has taken out a few werewolves as well as many Fae. Anna is a great choice to send (along with Charles) for this job since she is much better at PR than anyone else is. Moreover, why wouldn’t she be? Her Omega-ness will calm almost anyone and have them eating out of her hand, so it stands to reason that she will be great at PR. Now Charles is having a problem that he (naturally) has not discussed yet with Anna. It has to do with the ghosts of the last wolves he has had to ‘discipline’ and what it is doing to him mentally AND physically. It is not good. Charles guilt has the ghost feeding off him almost like vampires and this will hinder him at critical times. It is great to see that Charles is able to use his Brother Wolf when Charles feels he can no longer handle things. . The story moves at what I think is a perfect pace, and allowed for the perfect amount of time to deal with everything on Anna and Charles’s plate . Yet, I have to agree with one of the other fans…why wasn’t this book longer? Patricia has allowed Anna growth in very few books, and that is almost unparalleled with any other author and she has allowed us in this novel, to see Charles being vulnerable. This was an amazingly emotional novel as far as Anna and Charles goes, but it does have its usual humorous bits, informative bits and even occasional snarky bits.
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DEBIEMAC4 More than 1 year ago
Patricia Briggs never fails to deliver..........you love her characters and want to get to know them, can't wait to read Anna and Charles next adventure :) .
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