Jumat, 13 Juli 2012
Meme Friday Recommendation: Cry Wolf
I'm joining the Meme Friday Recommendation in Ren's Little Corner. Today, I'm going to recommend a book that needs to be translated to Bahasa Indonesia (according to lil' ole me, of course). The title is... (cue drumroll) Cry Wolf, book one of the Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs. Here's a little description from the publisher:
Anna never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack... and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. Then Charles Cornick, the enforcer- and son- of the leader of the North American werewolves, came into her life.
Charles insists that not only is Anna his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And it is Anna's inner strength and calming presence that will prove invaluable as she and Charles go on the hunt in search of a rogue werewolf- a creature bound in magic so dark that it could threaten all of the pack.
This paranormal/romance/suspense book definitely needs to be translated because the story unfurls pretty slow compared to other books in this genre. Here we see how the very timid Anna slowly grew into an independent woman, sure of her place and her power. For example, at first Anna didn't even dare looking at another man/wolf that ranked above her (pretty much everyone) when they spoke to her, or even resist when they raped her. That didn't happen quite often in the romance genre. But, don't get me wrong, I hate wishy-washy-no-spine heroine as much as you do, but that's not the case here. In this book we saw how Anna slowly regaining her true nature and discarding her old habits. It's a long and painful journey, but a satisfying one. That's one of the reason Anna and Charles weren't truly bonded as a mate, although Charles had stated since the beginning that Anna is his mate, long after they were mated and married.
The other reason is because the other casts of this book is not just an old and dry character or only an addendum that can be erased without changing/impacting the plotline. Just like the In Death series by JD Robb, the other casts have backgrounds of their own that were told piece by piece throughout the series, so the more we read the more we can understand their behavior.
So far this series consists of three books: Cry Wolf, Hunting Ground, and Fair Play. It's short compare to some of the series that's still ongoing even in the original language. That's another plus for this book to be translated. Hopefully there's an editor from a major publisher reading this recommendation and giving it a chance ^___^
Oh almost forgot! Here's the link to Ren's Little Corner Friday Meme to see other recommendations ^__^