Wednesday, February 8

Audiobook Review: Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Author: Patricia Briggs
Narrator: Holter Graham
Title: Burn Bright
Series: Alpha & Omega #5
Genre: UF, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Published: March 6, 2018
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

Now 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…

For the last book I read of this series, I had to read the ebook since the audio was not available for some reason. This one, though, was there so I was so happy! I have missed this narrator! He really brings the story to life. 

Charles and Anna are mated werewolves and have faced many a threat during their time together, however, this threat is a little too close to home. The wildings are werewolves who are too damaged to live safely with their own kind or any human. Those werewolves were forced to live exiled on the outskirts of Aspen Creek. Close enough to the Marrok's pack if they need help, but far enough away to not cause any harm.  When the Marrok leaves the country, Charles and Anna are in charge. They are the ones on call when an SOS comes from the fae mate of one of those wilding werewolves. Heading into the mountainous wilderness, they interrupt the abduction of the wolf, but can't stop blood from being shed. They will have to work together to track down the attackers and a traitor amongst them. This will reopen a painful chapter of the past that springs from the darkest magic of the witchborn.

This did not waste any time getting into the mud and blood! There was a lot to learn and unravel so I get why we had to get on the journey soon. There was so much information in this book that I feel my brain is tired. May need to take a mini break from the series to wrap my mind around everything. There is something big coming in both this series and its sister series with Mercy. *shudders*

We learned A LOT about this pack and the wilding werewolves. We also got to understand more about the Marrok (he even got a few moments to shine with his own POVs) and his mate, Leah. Still not a fan of her BUT I understand and respect her more. 

Love Asil! We got some good one-on-one time with him. I hope he finds happiness soon. There was one scene near the end that reminds us that he is a scary dude when crossed. Oof. I don't want to know what he did to that character. But that character did deserve it sadly. 

Ugh, the big reveal broke my heart. I didn't expect it and it made me really sad. :( It is a betrayal, yes, but I was hoping it came from elsewhere.  

LOVE Charles and Anna. They really do rival my love of Mercy and Adam but there is something about Mercy that I love so much that is hard to beat. 

The narrator is fantastic as always. I wouldn't want anyone else doing this series with Charles and Anna.

In the end, there was a lot of info here and a lot of action. Maybe a hair too much information and action sometimes. I'm glad the ending we got to see them all be happy together because things got very heavy at some points. We got to learn a lot about some of the pack and the wildings. And magic. Oooooooo there is something big heading this way. Makes me scared for our packs. I'll give this 3 stars. 

- #9 for Audiobook challenge


Jen Twimom said...

Yes, this one had a part that was completely unnecessary and sort of ruined things for me. But then next book is SOOOOOO good, I moved past it.

Carole Rae said...

Awww I'm sorry this one didn't work for you.

Sophia Rose said...

I remember one or two of the high points, but I can't remember much else. Good excuse to hit the library for the Charles and Anna books on audio. :)

Carole Rae said...

Indeed! I know I'll read this series one day!

Blodeuedd said...

Boooooo Leah

Carole Rae said...

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa leah is something