Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs
Alpha & Omega #6
March 16, 2021 by Ace
Review by Angela
He pulled her tight against him. “I will defend your heart and your soul with everything in me.”
Content Warnings: Violence, mentions of rape, child trafficking, pet deaths, and miscarriage.
It feels like it’s been forever since readers were able to spend time with Anna and Charles. I sure did miss them. As much as I enjoy Mercy and Adam, I’m absolutely smitten with Omega wolf Anna and her mate, son of the Marrok and the Pack boogeyman, Charles Cornick.
The last book in the series, Burn Bright, released in March of 2018… which feels like forever ago. I’m really not quite sure how much time has passed since the events in Burn Bright, but there is a scene at the beginning of Wild Sign that features Sage, Leah, and Anna and gives readers hints at which direction this story might be heading. This is really Leah’s book, even though it’s Charles and Anna who have more page time.
When the residents of an off the grid community simply disappear Bran calls on Charles and Anna to investigate. This land has been owned by the Pack for years and years and holds secrets to Leah’s past and her life before she came to be Bran’s mate.
I am used to this author’s dark and twisty plots, but for some reason, Wild Sign felt like it straddled the horror line. The entire storyline revolves around a missing group of white witches and a mysterious presence that seems to take control of people through music, dominating their minds and forcing them to do their will. Anna quickly becomes a victim and I knew right then that my favorite wolves would be in for a terrible time.
While this story felt more sinister than previous installments, there were moments of sweetness between Charles and Anna and light banter with Tag, anther wolf along for the investigation, as well. Readers also get a more inside look into Bran and Leah’s beginnings, events I’ve always wondered about. Leah seems to be getting a redemption arc and I can tell you I am here for it. She may not have been the most likable character, but I think that is because she is secretive and aloof. Now readers get to learn why she is the way she is.
To my great delight, the ending seems to lead to some big, and quite interesting, changes in the Alpha & Omega world. Not only for Charles and Anna but maybe for Bran and Leah as well. Yes, please. Now I’m left wondering how these changes will tie in with the Mercy Thompson series. Hmmmm…
All in all, a nice addition to one of my favorite series. I wait with bated breath in anticipation of what comes next.
Final grade- B