Vision in Silver
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I'm breaking down and giving the stars. This is probably the best paranormal fiction I have read. I admit it.
There are more storms coming. Big storms. Bad storms. We need to make this place work.
That's the biggest question in this book. Can the "Others" keep living with the humans. After the humans act like dumbasses with the Humans First movement.
The w ...more
I cannot effing believe how much this series is like candy for my brain. Really; utterly predictable, but clearly engineered to hit that magic trifecta of sugar, fat and salt. Read and could not put it down. I'm not even bothered by the filling I now need.
Ok, feelz out of the way, I spent some time on a thoughtful review:
Three hundred posts has given, at the very least, persp ...more
Three five-star ratings for three books in this series, that’s pretty much all you need to know before running to the bookstore to get your own copies of all three available books. But if you need more convincing (as I usually do), I’m more than happy to sing praise until I go hoarse. Or lose a finger typing. You get my point.
Here it is in no uncertain terms: The Others, Anne Bishop’s fantasy series, is brilliant, no two ways about it. Her worldbuilding is extraordinary, her characters fascinati ...more
BUT I CAN'T STOP READING.
It's so frustrating to know on an intellectual level that there are multiple plot holes (view spoiler)[Why are the humans suddenly unafraid to mock Others in public? A month or so ago, the wolves would literally EAT anyone who wandered across their fence and serve the human meat in their butcher shop. They couldn't get anyone reliable to work for them, because all the humans were too freaked out by what went on in ...more
Why this book should have been most ruthlessly buried in the unfathomable depths of my DNF graveyard:
① Nothing happens.
② Nothing happens.
③ Once in a while, nothing happens.
④ Some authors write slow-paced books. Anne Bishop writes no-pace books. Because nothing happens = no action = no need for pacing and stuff = tada!
⑤ World building is vague as fish! The ...more
As we know from the previous books, Elayne, Monty’s former lover, had taken up with Nicolas Scratch, prominent spokesperson of Humans ...more
Buddy read with Nina, whose review I unremorsefully command you to read.
As a matter of fact, as for Murder of Crows the true rating is 3.5, but the general impression that the book left in my impenetrable (especially to myself) mind is closer to four than to three, hence the four stars.
I never said my rating policy was easily understandable. But I can assure you I'm being coherent with myself.
"She will show your pups around the Market Sq ...more
Slide show review-
I loved it for the slowly built and beautiful bonding between beings. The howling moment with ______ and ______ was so….. :D
I loved the justice served by the _______ on the _________ :D
I love the black misty ones, the way they handled _______- bravo Ms. Bishop
I was _____ for one fierce Other
A simple drawing squeezed my heart
Some will be missed, some not, but death came
I was thinking
The ending was so ______________.
Now that I am finished with this book, I have to wait an entire year for the next one. And, I just can't do that. Nope. Not good at waiting. At all.
I love this series so much! There is no end to the amazing characters who are so well written that they steal my heart. I just want Anne Bishop locked in a room, writing, forever, so that I can keep reading her books. Is that too much to ask?
So, in this book, we are really continuing on with the story that has been shaping up for a while. There is a ...more
Let it be known that this series is peerless; Anne Bishop’s world-building is innovative, her characters are exceptional, and the story is obsession inducing. I picked-up WRITTEN IN RED on a whim in 2013, and was wowed beyond measure. My fixation with all things THE OTHERS is so profound that it should be a bona fide medical condition. No joke! I listened to the previous two installments, so I did have some concerns that switching to hard copy might diminish my enjoyment ...more
Why is Meg in this book's cover? This isn't a book about Meg. This was Monty's and Lizz's book. I saw very little of Meg and I am so upset and disappointed. I mean, Monty and his daughter aren't even Others.
First 50% was good-ish.
. “She’s learning from us; we’re learning from her. And she and I . . . We’re learning together.”
BUT there were some things that I just can't get. Meg and Simon being friends or something they don't understand. Ok, I can't expect Meg to know what Romance or Love is(bec ...more
I like Meg. I like Simon. I’m keep hoping that somehow they will hook up and soon but it is really slow on that front….like snail pace slow. Still even though the romance I long for is waiting to catch fire that didn’t diminish my enjoyment of this book.
There are a few issues though that I saw in this. It sometimes gets a bit repetitive. Good if you are going a year between books and need a refresher, everything from prior books is br ...more
This book was darker than the previous two ...more
A buddy read with my family at the Wednesday BB&B Urban Fantasy Group!
This series continues to get better and better. The overall arc of humans trying to live in harmony with the original inhabitants of the planet, The Others, and failing miserably, has taken a very interesting route under the treatment of the author, Anne Bishop. I have heard many times that you either like her writing or you hate it, and once again I am finding out that I am on "I Love It" side of the argument. Is ...more
Simon Wolfgard, leader of the Courtyard, is dealing with the aftermath of cassandra sangue's freedom. The once exploited seers are not handling their new freedom very well. There are those who wish to use the difficulties to regaining use of cassandra sangue while causing political turmoil against the Others.
Someone is trying to insight war between the inhabitants of Atlantik. The treachery is growing in the hu ...more
Just neverending questions and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. I need to read about these characters' lives and how things are changing for them: it's no longer just a want. And I swear that almost every time Meg tears up I d ...more
She wasn’t a Wolf. She wasn’t terra indigene. Despite that, Meg was becoming one of them.
There are no words to convey how much I LOVE this series!!!
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE PREVIOUS BOOKS.
When the Others saved the cassandra sangue from their jailers, they never expected the danger that would follow. No one knows how to protect these fragile seers, especially when all of them seems unable to handle their new surroundings. And the only one who can provide the answers to saving them is Meg...more
"She wasn't a wolf. She wasn't a terra indigene. Despite that, Meg was becoming one of them."
While Meg, the blood prophet who has to cut herself in order to have visions of ...more
I’ve never been a fan of reading books that are told from a large cast of characters, as this one was. The perspective is s ...more
If you have no idea what I am talking about, you are clearly missing out on one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series and you need to stop what you are doing and go buy Written in Red. No really. Do it now.
This third installment picks up right on the heels of book 2. It follows Meg as she continues to find balance, free of the Controller and the Walking Names who shaped her life for so long. She h ...more
OH MY GOD THE COVER OH MY GOD
IT IS SO PRETTY.
MEG IT'S YOU. I LOVE YOU, MEG.
And no one cares when I try to express my sorrow.
With unlike heroine, big twist on werewolves and vampires myth and ambitious world building, I am pretty sure The Others series has the most original concept in genre right now. There is nothing like it out there and it's the idea Bishop is pitching successfully to readers third year in a row.:)
With second book we finally took a step out of Courtyard to see a bigger picture of Namid's world. That added new layers to story since we became aware that there are m ...more
It’s still good and I pretty much inhaled it the minute it was released, but it had several problems, the first being that things start getting repetitive, like these kinds of comments:
“cassandra sangue retained the sweetness of a child’s heart,” or
“they were Namid’s creation, both wondrous and terrible,”
You told me already, let’s move on!
My other problem with the book is that it tries to fix a plot problem by reversing character ...more
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He wasn't human. Would never be human. And Meg didn't expect him to be. But feeling her hand in his, Simon thought maybe he could learn to be human enough.”