Wild Sign - Patricia Briggs
We’re officially back in the Mercyverse and I’m so glad to be back in Charles and Anna’s story! I've never reviewed any of Patricia's books on this blog before (mainly because no new ones have been published since I started this page), but allow me to loudly profess my deep, undying love for Patricia and her Mercyverse series, including Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series!
In the wilds of the Northern California mountains, all the inhabitants of a small town have gone missing. It's as if the people picked up and left everything they owned behind. Fearing something supernatural might be going on, the FBI taps a source they've consulted in the past: the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. But Charles and Anna soon find a deserted town is the least of the mysteries they face.
Death sings in the forest, and when it calls, Charles and Anna must answer. Something has awakened in the heart of the California mountains, something old and dangerous — and it has met werewolves before.
"Monsters, she thought with drowsy humor, were apparently less frightening than children."
Wild Sign has been my favorite book from the Alpha and Omega series by far.
This review WILL have spoilers if you’ve not read any other books from the Mercyverse (Mercy Thompson series and Alpha and Omega series). And if you’ve never read these, you’re seriously missing out.
The plot was familiar, yet unique and intriguing. We get to see our favorite Hardesty witches, but we also meet some new creatures (SASQUATCH!!) and big bads. Also, Sherwood Post is here! I love when Mercy characters cross over into the A&O books 😍
I love all the little quirks and details Patricia manages to bring in to the story. I love that Charles doesn’t like driving. I love that she mentions The Hu, a Mongolian folk metal band that I absolutely adore. I love that she remembers Anna’s trauma and that consent is ALWAYS such a big part of Anna and Charles’ relationship.
I love getting to see more of characters we've met before. Tag is such a great character. He's funny, yet a badass in his own right. I really enjoyed getting to read more about him. He's both a hoot, and a fierce protector, sometimes at the same time! I usually don't share quotes in the body of my review, but this one is just too good to leave out and perfectly describes Tag.
"Cthulhu," chortled Tag as a popping sound signaled the start of his change. "I get to fight Cthulhu. Asil is going to be so jealous."
We get to see more of Leah in this one too. If you’ve read Mercy’s series, like me, you’re probably not the biggest fan of Leah. But up until now, we’ve only seen Leah through mercy’s eyes, and a little through Charles. It was fascinating to see more of her POV and learn about her past and experiences.
The ending of this book was... absolutely not what I was expecting. I thought I had it all figured out, knew what was gonna happen, and then BOOM. Out of left field we get a whole new thing. I need the next book stat!
I also need a Samuel and Ariana book soon please! Obviously, some big things have happened since we last saw them and I need updates!
If you've read any books in the Mercyverse, let's chat about them!!
Thanks for reading!