Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Series: The Others Book #1
Format: Ebook
Rating: 4 Stars
How I Got It: Borrowed from the Library (Overdrive)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Roc

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

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.


That was a book! I have no idea how to review this but feel like I need to write something. This is often the issue for me when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy.

This book slowly and methodically made its way under my skin. I don't think that's ever happened before. But I got really invested in all these characters. I think it's because I was often confused. Ms. Bishop would slowly let out information so I just wanted to get more and more answers.

I'm still wrapping my head around the world, characters, and creatures. But I like that. Done well-like here-it creates a three-dimensional and realistic world.

I do want to talk about the "creatures." So many of them I've seen before, but they are just different enough. The Wolves are a perfect example of this. Oftentimes, they are romanticized. That's even made fun of in the story. But they are actually very animalistic and just because they can look like people doesn't mean they are humans. I appreciate this twist.

This "review" needs to end because it makes me want to read the next one and I'm on a waitlist for it!

Thanks for reading!

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