Friday, February 24, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

Fair Game
Author: Patricia Briggs
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Ace
Alpha and Omega Book #3
ISBN:    0441020038
ISBN13 9780441020034
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Patricia Briggs, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, "New York Times" bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...

They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...

I absolutely love Patricia's Mercy Thompson series. I knew Patricia had another series in the Mercy world but had never picked them up to read them. That is until her publicist sent me a copy of FAIR GAME book 3 in the Alpha and Omega series. I went back and read the previous books and instantly became attached to both Anna and Charles. In book 3 the mated pair travel to Boston to consult with the FBI about a serial killer case they are working on which once again doesn't go as smoothly as they would have liked.

The best thing about the series to me is Anna and Charles relationship. They definitely have things to work out between them, but they have a really strong connection and I really love there romance and devotion to each other when either doesn't let his ghosts get in the way. They fit perfectly together and complement each other. I enjoyed the interaction between the wolves and the humans as they worked side by side to try and find the killers. I had absolutely no clue who the villain was and I loved every minute of getting to the point in finding out.

The emotion that Patricia is able to bring forth is excellent. One minute I'm happy as can be while something good is happening, or my heart is pounding with the situation trying to figure out what will happen and then the next I'm bawling my eyes out sad right along with the character. It is beyond easy to get lost in the emotions of the story. With all that Anna has been through its tough seeing her yet again become the victim of a psychopath but she continues to come out of these situations stronger then she went in.

You really should pick up the books in this series, I'm really glad I got a copy of FAIR GAME in the mail to review. The Alpha and Omega series has become a must have on my book shelf.

I gave it 4/5 stars


Giveaway is for a Signed Copy of On the Prowl which contains the very first Alpha and Omega story


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24 comments:

  1. I really want to read this series. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. I am so jealous that you got to read Fair Game already! I am counting down the days. I need my Patricia Briggs fix!!! What I want even more is the next Mercy book. It seems like it is taking Forever!

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  3. Being waiting for this book to come out. Can't wait to read it. Love Patricia Briggs!!!

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  4. I love The Mercedes Thompson books by Briggs and liked the novella in On the Prowl. I didn't like Hunting Grounds though. I recently reread it after reading a great review. Still not my favorite, but I definitely want to read this book to see how Anna and Charles' relationship progresses.

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  5. I can't wait to read it! Just finished Hunting Ground and I'm anxious for this one ^^
    Too bad giveaway is US only =(

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  6. I love this series! Charles and Anna are such a great couple.

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  7. Alpha Omega & Mercy Thompson are one of my favorite series. I would love to win this. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  8. Love the series

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  9. I'm just starting the series and I'm enjoying it.

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  10. I absolutely love this series I first well in love with The Mercy Thompson Series (Adam Yum). And then I found out about all these other wonderful books Patricia has wrote and had to devour them all. So THX for this awesome giveaway.

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  11. This book sounds very good. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  12. Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite writers! I loved every bit of Mercy Thompson series! She has a amazing writing style and love how the books get a little heated! Werewolf genre is one of my fav's!!!! I am excited to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  13. I have the Mercy Thompson series, but haven't started on the Alpha and Omega series, so I need to get started, I'm already behind.

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  14. I love this series and have been waiting for the third installment although I'll probably wait for the mass market paperback.

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  15. I have not begun the series yet, but it does look amazing.

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  16. I've been looking forward to the next installment of the series for awhile. I love both Mercy and Alpha and Omega and am starting a couple of Patricia's more scifi books. Thanks of the opportunitiy to win.

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  17. Great series. I really like both of her series and am looking forward to the new books.

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  18. I LOVE PATRICIA BRIGGS, but I haven't gotten around to start this series yet. But I've fallen head over heels with her Mercy Thompson series, so definitely looking forward to reading what other magic she has to offer.

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  19. I'm a huge fan of the Mercy Thompson series, just haven't had time to get to A&O yet. I hear it's just as good if not better.

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  20. This is the first giveaway I'm trying, and have no idea how this works... Anyway, congratulations for being the lucky receiver of the book! I do envy you! Can't wait to read Fair Game.

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  21. lexlingua- Can you see the rafflecopter form? you can log in with your facebook account or email address then just click on the +1 DO IT button next to the original entry statement. That is all you need to do. If you want to tweet you just click that DO IT tab next to that option after you do the original entry and they pop up. Let me know if you need any more help.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I love her Mercy Thompson series.

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