Omega by S.M. Reine

cover62230-mediumTitle:  Omega

Series:  War of the Alphas Book #1

Author:  SM Reine

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller

Blurb:   Ten years ago, Deirdre Tombs died. When she was reborn the next day, Deirdre had become a shapeshifter who can’t shift shapes. Nobody knows what animal she’s supposed to be. She’s definitely not a werewolf. The Alpha, Rylie Gresham, can’t force her to transform like other members of her pack.

Now Deirdre is considered an omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack—a vulnerable position when Everton Stark demands tribute from Rylie. He wants to be the dominant Alpha. The only Alpha. And he plans to make her pack submit whether they want to or not. Stark can make every shapeshifter obey him by force of will alone.

Every shapeshifter except Deirdre.

The shifter who can’t shift is the only hope for Rylie to win the war against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den. But can an omega’s will be stronger than that of a charismatic, deadly Alpha like Everton Stark?

Thoughts:  If you’re looking for a great urban fantasy title, Omega certainly fits the bill! I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by this book…this is one of the ones I started knowing it could kind of go either way – I had never read the author before, but it sounded like an intriguing title (particularly if you are a fan of shifter or paranormal titles like me!) I have to admit, I was impressed…this one is on par with some of my favorite authors from this genre. The writing style/characters remind me a bit of Faith Hunter and her Jane Yellowrock series, or one of my other recently discovered authors J.A. Saare and her Rhiannan’s Law series – so if you like those, this book/series is perfect for you – or even if you are just a fan of urban fantasy!

From the very beginning, you are caught up in what is going on with the characters and with the story – it was certainly a wild ride to see where things were going! A warning though – there is a bit of a cliffhanger ending. I was shocked and surprised at how things went, but I can’t wait to read the next book in this series, Beta – and to see where the author takes us next! Loved it! I was also so happy to see a long backlist of other books by this author, and I can’t wait to try out some of her other series titles!

Rate:  A

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