Title: The Hunting Ground
Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha and Omega aka The Mercy-verse
Anna Latham didn’t know how complicated life could be until she became a werewolf. And until she was mated to Charles Cornick, the son — and enforcer — of Bran, the leader of the North American werewolves, she didn’t know how dangerous it could be either…
Anna and Charles have just been enlisted to attend a summit to present Bran’s controversial proposition: that the wolves should finally reveal themselves to humans. But the most feared Alpha in Europe is dead set against the plan — and it seems like someone else might be too. When Anna is attacked by vampires using pack magic, the kind of power only werewolves should be able to draw on, Charles and Anna must combine their talents to hunt down whoever is behind it all — or risk losing everything…
This book, the second in the Alpha and Omega series, and third chronologically in the Mercy-verse and man do I freaking love it.
Anna is definitely coming into her strengths and her power, and her relationship with Charles within this novel.
Charles is learning how to be around Anna, and others without having adverse reactions or over-possessive reactions to either. But he still hates vehicles.
Bran trusts them more together and it shows, as he sends them to one of the most important werewolf conventions (TM) to date.
The question of revealing themselves to humans hangs in the balance, and vampires and fae are there to fuck it up even more. But in true Patricia Briggs style none of these characters are just going to sit back and let chaos happen.
The plot to this book is fast paced and super enjoyable for any urban fantasy fan. There are no cookie cutter characters, but definitely characters who are not what they seem. So prepare to be deceived my friends, because I most certainly was.
So go, buy it, buy all of them. I promise you a good time will be had by all.