Etched in Bone
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 n ...more
Elliot WAS the Alpha until Simon stepped up, Daphne was…moreI have yet to read the 4th book (I hate living in Australia sometimes) But I have a mild theory
Elliot WAS the Alpha until Simon stepped up, Daphne was never a pure dominate wolf, and Sam's father was an Alpha from a different pack (mainly because we have NO IDEA who he is or where he is) and died before Sam was born
Sam having both Lakeside and ??? in his blood could of, when he reached adult hood, merged both packs into one
which could maybe explain why he was above Elliot i don't know really(less)
If this were any other series I would have one-starred it for being so dull. To me, the overall quality of this last installment was terrible, but my overall enjoyment of the other books kept me from pulling the trigger on such a bad rating.
So. 2.5 extremely generous stars.
Now, no one would ever accuse any of the books in The Others series of having breakneck pacing, but Etched in Bone takes the meandering plotline to a whole 'nother level.
The plot? There really isn't a good plot.
There are books you read that you hate, there are some you read that you love but there is that very rare group of books that just leave you awestruck that such a book can be written, some author's imagination could be so amazing and at the same time have the skill to make it into a true w ...more
...and I almost wish I hadn't because...
*weeps some more*
IT WAS SO BORING.
*cries in a corner*
EDIT 25/06/2016: This morning my exploding fluffball Nina sent me a message: it said "It has a coverrr" and there was a picture attached. I'm still trying to process we are closer and closer to the end of this series.
(By the way, the cover is beautful.)
And there's an excerpt too! http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/20...
I'm dying in t ...more
But I confess: I started reading and didn't stop until the last page. There's something in Bishop's writing that ...more
Trying to calm down now.
Okay. Well, the story in this one is focused on Monty's jerkass brother who shows up at the Courtyard looking for a free ride. This guy is a total jerk, waste of space, never worked a day in his life, etc..
So, basically, it's him causing havoc the whole book. You spend your time just waiting for him to die. It really can't come too soon, or be too bloody.
In the meantime, we have Simon thinking about mates. Specifically, ...more
Fast and dirty-Meg becomes a humanal and humans can be horrible.
Meg has had such a hard time adjusting to an outside life. She has massive scars inside and out, many she will never recover from. She is human but not like the other humans. Finding a place where she can be comfortable to be alive in a constant struggle but she is finding a path and it’s not one traveled before. Love, is something she never considered, and when feelings come she fumbles and str ...more
Any other series and this would've gotten a 2 ... maybe even only a high 1.
3/10/17 edit - pouty Taemin stays because I expected more from this series and now I'm sad
3/7/17 edit - pouty Taemin stays until I finish because I like his face
Edited to add review:
It is no secret that The Others series is one of my absolute favorites and anyone that has ever picked up one of the books, doesn't have to question why. With it's unique take on supernaturals and Bishop's unique voice, it didn't take very long for this series to win me over and steal my heart.
This is a series that I pretty much drop everything for when I start it. L ...more
One of the discouragements about the third and fourth books was I thought the author spent far too much time outside the main Lakeside courtyard to explore around the world where the disasters were happening. While interesting and pertinent to the story and where the disaster was heading, I was more involved with staying with the se ...more
It's with deep sadness that I bid adieu to one of my f-a-v-o-u-r-i-t-e series. But, don't despair just yet, Anne Bishop has announced that she will be returning to THE OTHERS world in 2018! I enjoyed ETCHED IN BONE considerably more than book 4 because the scope of the story was much narrower which means that we get lots of Meg & Simon, and less of the rest of Thaisia. The plot was also milder in nature, and that was both a plus and a minus. Yay on account of it being mo ...more
I’m not really sure what to make of this book. After the build up of Marked in Flesh this seemed a bit like a let down in comparison. Consequences were doled out in the last book to the bad humans and cities that forgot why the others were in charge and tried to rise up against them in a sneaky manor. So to go from a global scale back down to just Lakeside seemed a bit anti climatic
Of all the books in this series, which I enjoyed immensely, this was the weakest. The ...more
Meg’s presence in the Lakeside Courtyard changed so much between the humans and the terra indigene, opening them up and weaving them together as no one would’ve thought possible. The changes have come to the attention of the Elders, a fierce type of terra indigene rarely seen, powerful and deadly when the ...more
This series has occupied me now for a couple months. I started the first book late last year, which turned out fortunate because the last book, book #5 was released last week. Because of that I was able to read the entire series (5 books in all) in a couple of months and didn’t have to spread it out over 5 years.
Although, now I’m a devoted Anne Bishop fan and will have to wait like everyone else for her next book – sigh!
Review originally published on Booknest.
Series Rating: 5/5 stars
Book Rating: 4.25/5 stars
Here ends my favorite Urban Fantasy series.
While it thankfully didn’t end with a whimper, neither did it quite end with a bang. Etched in Bone ended with a cozy little slice-of-life scene, which was the perfect way to end the series. Because it’s the end of a series, this will be more of a review of the series as a whole than a review of this particular book.
A little bit about The Oth ...more
If Bishop's series to this point hasn't convinced you of anything else, I hope it's convinced you ...more
I hope th ...more
Meg must tread this fragile peace carefully but now it is not just the outside world but the court yard that is at risk.
Total book, what am I saying, complete series HANG OVER! Time and time again, Anne Bishop sucks us de ...more
Now shall we get to this story? Yes, we shall. In this story, believe it or not, ...more
A buddy read with my family with the Wednesday UF group @ BB&B!
I can not say enough how much I love this Urban Fantasy made up of cuteness and adorable human-wolf and others interaction! Yes, every book tends to meander a bit, this one more than the others, but you can't help but love Meg, no matter how snowy-white and perfect of a flake she is, as well as the very inhuman but fair-minded wolf-shifter Simon, who has absolutely no idea about human females:) Despite that, he is smart eno ...more
So, another one of my favorite urban fantasy series has come to a close. Finding out that Anne Bishop will soon be following up with a spinoff series did soften the blow somewhat, but I won’t lie; when I picked up this final chapter of The Others starring Meg Corbyn and Co., my heart was filled with excitement but also a lot of bittersweet feelings. I’m definitely going to miss spending time in Lakeside Courtyard and rea ...more
Nothing about Meg was simple. She was the pebble dropped in a pond that was the Lakeside Courtyard, and the ripples of her presence had changed so many things, including the terra indigene who had befriended her.
We’ve reached the end of the Lakeside Courtyard story and I’m so sad because I’ve loved all the characters.
*SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS*
In the previous book the Elders, the Others that are never seen and humans had forgotten about, the claws and teeth of Namid, had taken care...more
What has become of Thaisia?
How will Meg survive?
When will they kiss for real??
But still, I can't wait to see where Anne Bishop will take this slowest couple in my history of reading romance.
Hell, I'm getting impatient. Rereading isn't the same. I guess I shouldn't expect anything in the romance front, I just wish Anne Bish ...more
This turned out to be my favorite book in the series. It is a really great series so that is saying a lot. It took me almost a week to read this book. Not because it was slow but because I was extremely busy with work. Anytime I had a free moment, I had this book in my hands and I enjoyed everything I read. There were some moments that really stayed with me and one scene was so touching that I had to stop reading so that I could shar ...more
My reaction after I finished reading the book.
After much awaited Patience I now had finally gotten my hands on the books and was thrilled and sad to know that this is the closure of Meg and Simon's relationship. I had loved watching the relationship of Meg and Simon bloom and was glad that we get to see their relationship become more than just a friend.
There was a lot of things and actions going on in the book but the scale of the danger was reduced and I get the gist of the story after all th ...more
Well it's with a heavy heart that I write this review as this is the final instalment of what has been a truly fascinating series. An unparalleled insight into humanity and how we deal with those who are different. Yet told in such an insightful way that it grips the reader and leaves us feeling as if there's a wide precipice just waiting to be crossed . I'm sure most reviews will be chock full of superlatives so will simply say I've loved every word.
The on ...more
...Photo by Eddie Yau on Behance...★★★★½ I just love this series. Love it. I always get it in both hardcover and audio, but read the majority of it instead of listen. I like to crawl under the covers and escape into AB’s world.
I did this as a “buddy read” and some of the rest of the group were disappointed with the slow pace of it. Nevertheless, for me, I think whatever magic AB applied in the first book has carried me through the rest of the series. There is something about her world ...more
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"Bad puppies," Simon finished. "Yeah."
A minute passed before Vlad said, "Why?"
"They didn't say 'please' when they asked for cookies."
"I don't know what to say."
Simon scratched behind an ear that was now Wolf-shaped and furry. "That's okay. Meg said plenty for all of us.”