Saturday, February 10, 2018

Week 6 Reviews: Written in Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh, Etched in Bone

From Goodreads:
No one creates realms like "New York Times "bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.

As a "cassandra sangue," or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut--a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg's Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard--a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she's keeping a secret, and second, she doesn't smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she's wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.

From Goodreads:
Return to New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop's world of the Others - where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.…

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard - Lakeside's shape-shifting leader - wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

From Goodreads:
The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn's help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon's only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon's doorstep…

From Goodreads:
For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs… 

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man's-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery's shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave... 

My first review of Written in Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh, Etched in Bone 
My second review of Marked in Flesh, Etched in Bone
My Review:
I just had to read these books again! Lake Silence is coming out soon, and I was itching for it, so why not scratch said itch with the rest of the series? Even if it's been less than a year since I read them, and I've read 4 and 5 two times? I'm crazy like that!

It was so fun to read about the beginning, with the Courtyard residents getting to know Meg, and to claim her as their own. There were a few bumps, but overall, so hilarious! And the start of why there was the Female Pack, and other humans being accepted!

The thing about these books, is that they have this edge of humor, be it Others perception of human behaviour-foreplay, for example. Or the Elders and how Meg chastised them about them not asking please for the cookies. Just hilarious!

Of course, there were serious moments, like rescuing the other cassandra sangue girls, the Humans First and Last movement, Meg's mess up with Lizzy, the wiping out of a lot of humans. I mean, I teared up when they discovered that the baby boys were being throw in the lake. And when Simon was reunited with Meg. That was so touching, I just had to read those lines again and again!

As a side note, I think I would prefer to be an Intuit in this world. They still have technology unlike the Simple Folk, and they have a cordial relationship with the Others, much better then those in the cities. And then I would have access to all the different authors, be they terra indigene, intuit or city humans. The best of all worlds!

This series is just so incredible, I love diving into it, and I'm so excited to read Lake Silence!

Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
First Read: July 6th, 7th, 7th, 8th, 8th, 2017
Second Read: September 27th, 27th, 2017
Read: February 4th, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 2018
Source: Own,
Reason Why: Rereading, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), Roc
Published: March 1st 2013, March 4th 2014, March 3rd 2015, March 1st 2016, March 7th 2017

Written in Red:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Murder of Crows:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Vision in Silver:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Marked in Flesh:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Etched in Bone:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars


  1. I recently re-read this series too. I have an eARC of Lake Silence and have already read it twice too. These are my new favorite books.

    1. Awesome! And lucky! I've requested it, and am now trying to not think about it, because I want to read it so badly! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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