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Then it went south, pretty fast. Have you ever liked something until you noticed a flaw? I Real rating: It's like that one scene in The Two Towers with Pippin. He has his hands bound, then two minutes later for no reason, he has his hands unbound. It's a great scene, but now I can't watch that scene without noticing that and thinking that maybe the film editors just decided 'Fuck all' that day. It makes me cringe because it's a flaw in an otherwise great series.
Through no fault of the book's own, really. My hubby and I were walking to a basketball game Our Arizona Wildcats are doing really well and were talking about books and what we were reading. He's in a R. Naturally, his question was 'What's it about?
It's about a girl who can cut herself and see the future and she ends up with this group of shifters called 'Others. That's their name? Yeah, well, I mean they're other than human. So the girl was pretty much being held captive and then she escaped into the group of Others and is hiding there. Her skin is pretty legit expensive because she can see the future. So what's happening with the Others then? He's still snickering about the name.
Well, she got a job delivering mail and is delivering mail. There's people after her too. Have they shown up? No, well, they're talked about. But the Others are protecting the chick, Meg, and no one messes with the Others. Why are the protecting Meg? They like her because It was all Meg delivering mail. I think I had realized that Meg was loved beforehand for no reason but I was willing to push it aside because things were going to happen.
I mean, I really really really hate throwing the word Mary-Sue around but I'm going to have to right now. Because seriously. Werewolf that dislikes humans?
Loves Meg. Werewolf that will not come out of a cage for any reason, even kin? Well, he's gotta get out of that cage for Meg. And it's boring. It's predictable. I mean, was anyone shocked by what Tess was? Anyone shocked at Asia? At the stupid henchmen? At what the Others could do? At the realization for the poison? I wasn't. Also, this is supposed to be a series, yeah?
The reasoning for keeping humans we invent shit, yo is asinine because the Others don't even LIKE those things. While I liked the writing and the book had me engaged until about halfway through, I had to wait too long for action and by the end, I had no fuck to give. Meg is just a ridiculously special snowflake Mary-Sue and I cannot handle it.
View all 59 comments. Melissa Martin's Reading List I just found another favorite series! Happy Dance! There will be spoilers! I must talk! She is a cassandra sangue which is a Blood Prophet. They cut themselves and can tell prophecies by doing this so of course evil people want to keep them in a prison. Meg finds sanctuary with The Others at the Lakeside Courtyard, this is where the Others live and run businesses. They had a help wanted sign for a Human Liasion job. This would involve accepting mail deliveries from humans and sorting the mail like any postal person but putting them in the proper pony sleigh that would come to get the mail.
Yeah, in this job if you mess up you can be eaten. Simon Wolfgard is the leader of the community and he is a werewolf. But there are so many creatures living there that I love and am so excited to have read about. They are all referred to as terra indigene. There are vampires, elementals, owls, hawks, crows, ponies, and the list goes on. Meg quickly befriends a lot of the terra indigene. Some it takes a bit, but most take to her quite well. Simon, Henry and Vlad are stunned that she made friends with Grandfather Erebus and Winter, the elemental.
Meg makes friends with the ponies that come around to pick up the mail by giving them treats. These ponies are also awesome when they are in their real form as magnificent ponies of different weather elements like Thunder, Lightening, Hurricane, along those lines, no those are really their names and they can bring those things down on you.
The Elementals actually ride them as well since they are so connected. I fell in love with so many of the Others, like I said before. I love Simon even though he is cranky a lot of the time: Henry is so sweet, well unless he is needed in taking something out! Vlad is another important Other that helps run some of the businesses.
He's a vampire and he's very nice. They have all of these shops and of course my favorite is the bookstore that the wolves run: And then we have Nyx, another vampire and Tess, she is someone you don't want to mess with, even all of the Others are afraid of her and the elementals.
Henry does find out at the end what Tess is and so do I but I'm not telling you, but she is to be the most feared is all I can say! The crows are hilarious always talking about shiny things and coming over to aggravate Meg download messing with her office supplies. Oh yeah and this new policeman comes around saying he will help them in any way he can, his name is Monty and he is good people.
Since he's good people they didn't ever eat him: He only had to shake his hand to get the blood, so simple these vamps are! Anyway, one day in the beginning when Meg is starting out in the job, I mentioned that she delivers some mail. She decided she would go on over to the vamps place because they had a ton of mail that no one would ever deliver to them. Meg was a little freaked out because they were all crowded around the fence as smoke, watching her.
It was so sweet: Then as she's coming back around she sees a girl skating on the pond and stops to talk to her.
They talk about library books and Meg says she will bring some to her. It was a nice little chat and then Meg was on her way. Meg had no idea she had met Winter the elemental that people just don't talk to like that. When Simon and the crew find out like I said earlier, they are like.. Lol Suddenly Simon has to go away because there is some trouble happening somewhere else and he needs to try to help figure out what is going on.
He tells Meg she is going to have to watch out for Sam. Sweet little Sam, his mom was killed by humans when they were out of the compound one night and he saw it. Sam has been scarred and won't change back into human form and will only stay in a cage and out to use the bathroom when he is dragged by Simon. He seems to like this and goes outside and has fun. The wolves do not like this because they see it as being a prisoner, but Vlad and Henry watch over them and Sam even starts going to work with Meg.
She is evil and up to no good and I'm telling you now that I'm glad at the end when this little war goes down that Asia was taken care of by Tess. Oh the glory!!!!! She is friends with Meg too. I love Meg, she is a great person. Then while Simon is away his maker yells at Meg and takes Sam away says he wants her dead for putting Sam on a harness and leash and he hurts her arm and makes her puke from fright.
This doesn't sit well with vamps and they give a warning that if Meg is touched again, there will be war from the vamps. Sam is in human form talking and upset about Meg and they are stunned, just stunned. Meg got him to come out of his shell and his fur so to speak. It's all really sweet. Well, Meg starts having these bad feelings and has Tess come over so she can cut herself to get the prophecy, yeah, that all sucks.
She gets one and there is an uproar about the cutting and about what she saw, but she saved lives and now she has the elementals on her side. Lets just say everyone is on Meg's side after the prophecies, the kindness and the Sam thing. There does end up being a war with the humans that want Meg back and they want Sam too. People die, a few Others die: Meg saw this was going to happen and not one of those jerks made it out alive. They even got a doctor that wanted to provide an office at the compound to help any humans when Meg got hurt in the war and they had to take her to the human hospital.
Now none of this is over, there is a lot of other stuff going on and the controller will always be after Meg too, but that is to be continued in the other books! I'm so happy to have found another new favorite series. I know it's just the first book but I can tell! Oh let me add a few excerpts before I close. How had Simon endured this silence from a pup he loved? He got out of the BOW, carrying Sam so he wouldn't have to dry off the pup.
After setting him on the floor in the back room-and watching while Sam rushed into the sorting room to find Meg-he took the sacks and towel out of the BOW and carried them inside. Moving silently, he entered the sorting room. Sam was sniffing on corner of the room, now oblivious to everything except the scent he'd found.
Opening the Private door all the way, he looked at the tableau and thought, A Crow, A prophet, and a vampire walk into the office Sam responded by making puppy growls and snarls--which would have sounded more impressive if he hadn't leaped behind her and then poked his head between her knees to voice those opinions.
She looked at the old man standing at the gate, smiling gently at her. I just didn't see you. The door was open, but there were no footprints marring the fresh snow on the walk.
She had gotten so used to seeing smoke drift over the snow, she hadn't even noticed it this time. Erebus didn't comment. He just stood there smiling gently. She closed the full delivery boxes, then went back to the BOW for another group of packages. I especially enjoy the ones where the animals or people do the most foolish things and still survive. She has a routine with the deliverymen, so we get the merchandise we bought. And she got Sam out of the damn cage!
On a leash! Of tried to shout. Adventure buddies use a safety line so they can help each other. Simon turned, barely breathing. She didn't know which of them had brought in the length of rope as a toy, but the Wolf, still lying on the bed, had his teeth in one end of it, and the Crow had his feet clenched around the other and was madly flapping his wings. Her mistake was thinking she could break up the game by grabbing the rope right in front of Jake's feet.
Suddenly Nathan was on his feet, wagging his tail while he growled at her, and Jake's caws sounded suspiciously gleeful. Because the floor was a little snow-slick and her shoes didn't have enough traction, she was pulled from one end of the room to the other and couldn't figure out how to let go of the rope without falling on her butt. View all 46 comments. I almost gave this sucker a five star. Meg Corbyn escapes her controller, who uses her abilities as a blood prophet aka cassandra sangue to his gain when her skin is cut she has prophesies.
He had kept her completely sheltered from the world. She is almost child like in her outlook of the world. Then the Others.. Look I used a big word!! The Others co I almost gave this sucker a five star. The Others co-exist with humans. Well partially, there is no sparkly ass vampires in this world. No, to the werewolves that you wanna bang: These wolves are the big bad type.. Well, I might want to bang them. These creatures don't mind eating you. Steal from them? They will eat your hand off.
These are creatures done right. Plus they have some other interesting individuals living among them. In this book you get a taste of Tess but you never really get the whole gist of what she is.
The vamps and wolves are scared of her-that's enough to make me want to be her Then get this: There is no romance. No Mary-Sue: This book is just pure story. This book doesn't move very fast at first, slowly building up to an ending that had me turning pages so fast my eyes couldn't keep up. I'm so glad I have the next in the series ready to read. I would have to say the only thing that bugged me was the made up names for the days of the week, but it wasn't distracting enough that I didn't love this book.
View all 48 comments. Dec 19, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ok, looking at the ratings and reviews, this is very much a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book. As in, some of my friends hated it so much they couldn't even finish Me, on the other hand? I haven't guzzled a book down this fast in a long time! I've already ordered the next one from my library, and I'm looking forward to it more than I have anything in recent memory.
As a fair warning, I would encourage anyone thinking of downloading this one to look at some of the other revie 4. As a fair warning, I would encourage anyone thinking of downloading this one to look at some of the other reviews. Some of my friends complained that there was too much extraneous detail about Meg's everyday life, schedule, etc. Now, normally, too much of any sort of words or details that don't move the plot forward will kill a story for me. I'm extremely action oriented when it comes to books, but for some reason, I didn't notice this particular complaint.
Which leads me to believe that it will come down to each person's individual experience with this one because the opinions are varying wildly. Another complaint was that Meg was a milquetoast, but I really liked her! And Simon!
I loved that the Others weren't nice. That they weren't just humans under their monster skin. They were scary as fuck I don't know. It's set in our time, and everything is recognizable, but it's an alternate earth where monsters live among the humans.
They're the alpha predators, and we know it. And the truce between the humans and the Others is precarious at best. And she ends up turning everyone and everything on its ear in the process. I don't want to say anything else, but if you're interested in a new urban fantasy series, I personally think this one is really fantastic! View all 43 comments. I know, I know , but the details, guys!
They destroyed me. How do people deal with this?! So she got the stool from the sorting room and used it to climb over the counter. She turned the simple lock to the open position and then realized the simple lock was augmented by a heavy-duty dead bolt that I know, I know , but the details, guys!
She turned the simple lock to the open position and then realized the simple lock was augmented by a heavy-duty dead bolt that required a key - which might not be on the key ring she'd left in the sorting room.
Stop forgetting the point! And be assured that I don't need to be a werewolf to do it. I just can't do this, okay? I don't need to know every fucking detail and if the character wants to pee and where the bathroom is and - Oh my GOSH.
I'm so interested! This is so very long and tedious. Aw hell. I think Anne Bishop is not for me. Moving on. For more of my reviews, please visit: May 25, carol. Remember how I said Half-Off Ragnarok was like sugary breakfast cereal? Written in Red is melt-in-your-mouth goodness targeted squarely at the urban fantasy-paranormal fan whose appeal is intensified by a couple of surprising features.
Kudos, Bishop, kudos. A brief prologue orients the reader to the history of the Others, the indigenous spirits of the world, and of humans. At creation, humans were given isolation to learn and grow, but as they spread throughout the world, they encountered the Others.
Humans and Others skirmished, with humans largely on the losing side as the Others control natural resources. Currently, they have forged an uneasy peace, with the Others maintaining compounds in some larger human towns and cities, much like diplomatic enclaves. The first chapter starts in the city of Lakeland, with Meg on the run during a snowy night.
Samuel, dominant wolf and leader of the compound, is vaguely troubled by Meg but gives her the job—after all, they could always eat her. Montgomery, a recently transferred police officer who takes on the role of ambassador for the department with the Others.
I found myself fascinated by the idea of an alternate-history universe where we have many of the same things cars, sneakers, bagels, chick-flicks , the same rough geographic layout the Atlantik Ocean, the Great Lakes but with the threat of the Others looming in the everyday background. Characterization was acceptable, if rather standard for the genre. Meg does develop as she struggles with agency, particularly as she starts to understand more about her own abilities.
Likewise, the elemental spirits were well conceptualized, with a sense of indifference to consequences and a selfish focus on their own interests. Tess was one of my favorites of the Others, with her moody hair and mysterious identity. However, Samuel mostly seemed angry and conflicted, and rarely gave the sense of a confident, focused personality that one might expect as leader of a large, dynamic group.
The two other narrative viewpoints of Monty and Asia were also very straightforward. The police officer might as well have been called Trueheart, and Asia was a one-note scheming narcissist. Actually, what has been perplexing me is that in the wrong mood, I might have easily hated this book. The language is relatively unsophisticated and dialogue-focused. I could probably make a couple of educated guesses at the next book as well. Plotwise, Bishop is clearly setting up the beginnings of a romance, but not until Meg learns her own dominance.
And Meg is one marvelous, Speshul Snowflake. To meet her is to love her, apparently. For a lot of reasons, this could have gone the other way. I devoured the book in one sitting, expected plot, Speshul Snowflakes, anger issues and all. I can only conclude that Bishop is meeting my genre expectations so well, with that flair of intriguing difference, that it was irresistible. In fact, when I finished, I was seriously spent a couple of minutes debating whether I should download the next book on Kindle and keep reading.
It was only discovering that only the first and second books are out, with book three not expected until March and four and five in the works that kept me from an all-night reading binge. So I re-read this one instead. Additional thoughts: Meg has agency, imperfectly realized. She is kind, a quality I value more and more in my old age. She also generally fails to display TSTL traits.
And, as cheesy as it sounds, the themes of the book are tolerance and friendship Re-read April Because it's distracting, entertaining and delicious and I've been feeling cruddy. View all 34 comments. They are all super-hot and slightly more aggressive than the average alpha male but basically they are humans that just happen to have a special diet OR can turn furry. In this world the creatures that have both a human form and an animal form are not to ever be thought of as human. They might be able to mimic being human to a certain extent but they do not understand most human things and while a few humans might be useful they think of most of them as Meat.
Yes you heard me right human are generally dinner in this book and more than one is eaten.
It all starts with Meg coming to ask Simon for the Liaison job for the Others in the middle of a snow storm. She is a Blood Prophet, which means when she cuts her skin she sees prophecies of the future for who or what she is focused on.
This also means that whoever she ran away from want her back desperately. A small warning: Meg cuts herself. But we get to learn about the Others with Meg and honestly that is what really made most of this story for me. Wolves were big and scary and so fluffy, how could anyone resist hugging one just to feel all that fur? But if that is happening I think it will take awhile and be a slow burn. Still it was just enough that it satisfied the need I usually have for romance in my books.
He watched her, listened to her, and knew she was truly asleep. He kissed her forehead and found the act pleasing for its own sake.
And, he admitted as he licked his lips, it was enjoyable for other reasons. So if you are tired of the same old werewolf vampire story that usually involves a love triangle then this could be for you.
I enjoyed the plot, the set-up of the world and some of the main characters and just how unusual and different this story was. Completely unconventional and totally enchanting. View all 22 comments.
Buddy read with my wonderful friend Nina. Let's do this! D "Of course, if Meg had taken shelter somewhere else instead of stumbling along until she came to the Courtyard, she might not have found them, and he might never have known her. So maybe Namid was wise to make human females do foolish things. I'm still trying to collect myself. Thus, I'm not in the position to guarantee that the following review will contain more than incomprehensible gibberish. I apologise in advance Buddy read with my wonderful friend Nina.
I apologise in advance.
I won't say that Written in Red was a surprise for me. I already knew I was likely to appreciate it, thanks to some reviews I had read and, above all, thanks to a couple of friends of mine who claimed this series was a hidden jewel of the urban-fantasy world.
So, no, I'm not surprised that the quality of this book is so high; but for sure I am astonished by how much I enjoyed , loved and adored it. If you have already read some of my reviews, you must know I never provide a short summary of the plot, not even the slightest description of what the book is about, before writing down my opinions. Very probably, more than a few details emerge just the same, given how specific I tend to be when analyzing the different element of the book, but that's all.
You will almost never find in my reviews a sentence like "This book tells about". Even more so, you won't find it in this one. I knew literally nothing about the plot when I started reading Written in Red , except that there were werewolves and vampires, and I strongly feel this played a part in my overall enjoyment, which, as you may have guessed, was very, very high.
It is well-structured , solid , not too fast-paced nor the opposite. It is exactly the kind of plot a first book in a series needs: Moreover, this is one of those plots which are not composed of a single narrative thread -what I like to call 'multiplots'.
And the thing about these category of plots that makes me fall head over heels is that at the end, in those hectic moments of the final battle, or anyway in that which is the climax of the whole story, it turns out that all these separate storylines converge into one. You already know they are meant to, of course, but every single time I think of it as a little narrative miracle. It's so satisfying.
And it's not as wasy as it may seem to 'reduce' the intricacy of such a big multiplot in just one key moment. I do not have any other word. I loved its richness, its impeccably neat complexity, and can only admire and worship Anne Bishop for the coherence, the attention and the work she put in shaping it.
A plus. Anne Bishop uses the third-person, which she surely knows how to employ and thus had me sold completely after only one page I'll always chose the third-person narrative over the first-person. Besides, she has such an enticing way to write, with her full and well-turned sentences and rich descriptions. She is always precise about what the characters do and how, and this gives her writing a sort of concrete, material quality that I cannot explain.
Her style gives the world she lays down for us a texture and a consistency that made it easy for me to attune to the story itself. Anne Bishops writes as if she is shaping something material. Her writing is a sculpture. The blessed characters. If you love books that feature a respectable but not so much cast of characters, each one unique and adorable and that's the case to add: A prophet, Wolves "big and scary and so fluffy" , Sanguinati what did you say?
Oh, please, only meat- humans! Only humans call them vampires , a girl who's probably Medusa's daughter or anyway a close relative of hers, Crows really a lot of them , Howls, a Bear, a Coyote, a couple of mice that will be quickly eaten.
And I've surely forgotten someone. Besides, did I mention that one of the Wolves is a pup? 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.
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. 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. 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. 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 - [Coming soon March 6th "Lake Silence"] - Lake Silence 6 Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others—vampires, shapeshifters, and paranormal beings even more deadly.
And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget. After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe—one of the shapeshifting Others—discovers a dead body, Vicki finds trouble instead.
Dan Allnatt. Christie Beatrice. Thank you for these: