Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

March 5th, 2018 Kimberly Review 51 Comments

5th Mar
Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs
Burn Bright
by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #5
Published by: Penguin
Narrator: Holter Graham
Length: 9 hours and 47 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 4.5
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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...

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While I adore Mercy Thompson, the Alpha & Omega series is my favorite series by Briggs. Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs is the fifth book in the Alpha & Omega series and take place in the same world as the Mercy Thompson series.  Burn Bright packed a wallop and kept me on edge. I lost myself in the story and devoured it in one sitting.

Brilliant, suspenseful and filled with characters that make made me laugh, pull my hair out in frustration and admire the heck out of them. I adore Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. The two have great chemistry and work together perfectly. She is the yin to his yang. Bran has left Charles in charge of his pack and has specifically requested he and Anna stay in his home. Of course, Charles and Anna would prefer to be in their quiet cabin far away from Leah…LOL

When Charles answers Brans’ phone he receives a panicked message from one of the Wildlings. The Wildlings are broken or damaged werewolves who live in the mountains of Aspen Creek, Montana. They are close enough for Bran for him to keep an eye on them and provide aid when needed, but a safe distance from the pack and humanity. The tale that unfolds was action-packed and filled with magic as Charles soon discovers the reason for Bran’s absence.

Burn Bright delivered tidbits and history as it gave us a closer look at some key characters. Leah had a strong presence and dare I say I warmed up to her? How is that even possible? The Wildlings are an interesting bunch and the murder-mystery that developed was captivating and suspenseful. While the immediate case wrapped up it presented us with a new threat and I am anxious for the next installment. The last few lines of the story left me humming with curiosity. The book also sparked an interest in rereading the Mercy Thompson series as I am curious to see if I pick up on things I hadn’t noticed before.

Witchy things, lies, betrayals, ties to main characters’ pasts and so much more await you in this addictive tale. Briggs is brilliant and sets the bar high when it comes to urban fantasy. She wears her crown well. Now hurry up and read it, so we can chat. There is so much I want to discuss, but ya know spoilers, darling!

After reading the ARC of Burn Bright, I listened to the audio version, because I love the narrations of Holter Graham. Graham is perfect for this series and brings another level of enjoyment to the story. If you haven’t begun the series, I recommend listening.

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About Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a natural choice. Patricia graduated from Montana State University with degrees in history and German and she worked for a while as a substitute teacher. Currently, she lives in Montana with her husband, children and six horses and writes full-time, much to the delight of her fans.

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51 Responses to “Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs”

  1. Melliane

    I only tried he first 2 books but I wasn’t a big fan. I liked them but I prefered Mercy so I stopped. Maybe I should try again

  2. Berls

    I’m not at all surprised, just bummed that I’ve fallen so behind on the series. Such a great series, along with Mercy of course. You and Melanie both gave it a rave review, so I need to just hurry up and catch up! Maybe that will be my March reading goal…

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  3. Vanessa

    I’ve been reading a lot of great review about this series and my! It makes me want to start reading it now! Need to check out my Kindle for the book 1, hehe

  4. Stefanie

    I need to try this series. Charles was always a mysterious figure in the Mercy one.
    I think sock blockers are neat too. I wish sometimes mine had places cut out all over for more air flow but on a hot day, socks dry fast. After I finish these other books of Beverly Cleary I’d like to listen to the Ramona series. I really liked the movie Selena Gomez was in for Beezus and Ramona too.

      • Stefanie

        Oh yes, I read way more than my GR Challenge last year b/c of audiobooks. I’m listening to the Cleary collection while knitting a cabled baby hat or while knitting my Harry socks. I sit on the couch and do these two things while the youngest plays on the laptop.

  5. Tyler H. Jolley

    It’s been a minute since I read a werewolf book. I hope this is a resurgence in the genre.

  6. Rachel

    I love Patricia Briggs’ writing, both the Mercy series and Alpha & Omega! I just did a re-read, actually re-listen, of the Alpha & Omega before picking this one up and fell in love all over again. Burn Bright was another great story! I felt the same way about Leah with this installment, a softening toward her, to the point I didn’t want to kill her, at least, lol! Surprising insight into, Bran, right? Didn’t know he felt that way towards Mercy! Glad you loved this, too, Kimberly. I’m going to pick up the audio version soon for a re-read. 🙂

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    • Kimberly

      Yes Michelle, With Urban Fantasy it is best to start at the beginning, even if each book revolves around a mystery or issue. There are overall ARC threads.

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