BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review of Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf Vol.1

Publisher: InkLit
Writers: Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence
Illustrators: Todd Herman, Jenny Frison
Series: Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Buying Links:  Penguin US **As of when I wrote this post none of the major book vendors had updated their information to reflect this new edition.


Book Blurb (from goodreads):

The long-awaited collection-the first four issues of the graphic novel adaptation of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author's novel "Cry Wolf".

"Cry Wolf" is Patricia Briggs' "New York Times" bestselling novel about the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. Now, these characters come alive in full-color graphic novels. 


Anne 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's learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. 


Then Charles Cornick-the son of the leader of the North American werewolves-came into her life. He insists that not only is Anne his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And Anna may be the key to stopping a rogue werewolf that threatens the entire pack.

This is a re-issue of Ace's compilation of the Dynamite Entertainment Cry Wolf graphic series. It contains new artwork and a never-before published version of issue #1. It is NOT identical to the Ace edition though it does have the same ISBN.


Reviewed By: Bea

Bea's Thoughts:

I love Anna and Charles' romance. From the novella that started it all to the newest book, Fair Game", I think they are a wonderful pair. When this series was first issued I waited too long and it sold out. Then I waited too long for the original compilation. But now, now I have it!

Briggs was involved with adapting the story and, while necessarily condensed due to the different format, it's well done, with nothing crucial missing, and some of my favorite lines and scenes remained intact. The story flows and makes sense, though if this is your introduction to the series, there might be some mild confusion.

The artwork, I'm not so in love with. Mostly, it has to do with how the characters look. Sam and Charles fit the descriptions given in the original books AND they pretty well match my mental images of them. Bran, in my opinion, does not match. He is repeatedly described as slender, pleasant looking, and nondescript in the books but here he's muscled, and gives off a bad ass vibe. Anna fits the book description but I think I've been strongly influenced by the book covers; she looks different from those and to my mind, looks wrong. Obviously, that and the others are a matter of personal taste and your opinion may vary wildly. Additionally, some of the facial expressions on Anna and Charles are just plain weird. As far as supporting the text and working with it to tell the story, the art does that very well.

In all, it's a well done adaptation and I'm looking forward to the second volume.

I received this hardcover from the publisher.

6 comments:

  1. this sounds sweet..love collections like this!

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  2. I so want this now that I know it follows the story well. It's just the price! OUCH!! I'll have to wait on it :( Great review!!

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  3. It is pricey, but definitely worth it. I hope that soon Amazon and the vendors will have it available; it was frustrating trying to find it online and all I could find was the older, Ace pubbed edition.

    Kimba, Kristin, I think you'll enjoy it, when you get your hands on it.

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  4. I didn't realize that the stories were all released in one volume, I have them all separately. I love Anna and Charles, I really do hope that we get to see more of their story! Although, on the bright side, the next Mercy Thompson book is coming out in a few months :) I feel as though we have been waiting forever for that one!

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    1. It has been a long time since the last Mercy book. March can't come fast enough!

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  5. Now that a graphic novel is about to be published, I think it's tome I read the novels to catch up! :D

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