Sunday, February 19, 2017

Book Review - Written In Red By Anne Bishop



Synopsis
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




REVIEW

I have heard amazing things about Anne Bishop books, so when I finally got a chance to read Written In Red I was so excited and I dived into this story as soon as 
I could .I loved it ! Written In Red has to be one of the best Urban Fantasy I have every read

In the world  we have beings called the Others which  are unearthly entities such as   vampires , shape shifers , elementals  and so many more   but  basically they
control a lot of things on earth and  view most if not all  humans as meat or prey . There are places in the world  where you  have small human settlements  that are surrounded 
by land that Others control and then you will  have cites that are mainly populated with humans with  fenced parks called courtyards where the others  live . In this story  we focus on one the courtyards specifically  Lakeside Courtyard . Meg is cassandara  sangue also known as a  blood prophet which means when she cuts her skin  she can is   the  future. She escapes the place she was enslaved in by her Controller and   she heads  right for the Lake side Courtyard  looking for a safe place ,others and  and humans really do nor have  the best  relationship however you do  have few of them working for them in the courtyard  and the leader  Simon Wolfgard takes Meg In and agrees to  give her the Human  Liaison job she inquires about. Watching  Meg navigate  life surrounded by the others was just so  interesting , because she is  a blood prophet and she does not smell  like  prey to the others  and it makes them really weary at first  escpecially simon lol his reaction where  priceless lol , but as they all got to know  meg more and she gets to know them they become almost  like  a family  for her  , the protected her in times of danger and she did the same for them and  it was just so wonderful to see this happen . When we get to know more  about  what was done to meg  I really  felt for her, she has  been through so much. Being a blood  prophet is both fascinating and  scary at the same time  ,its amazing because meg's vision helped warn a lot   of  the people  and herself of dangers coming and it scary because
she  has to cut her self to get these vision and  cutting  can become an addiction to a lot of these blood prophets so watching meg come into her own and deal with her abilities was just amazing. If anything it showed how  much  inner strength she has ,she is an amazing character. I loved this book , I have nothing  but  wonderful things to say it was  such a excellent story.

Written In Red was a thrilling , dark , fun ,  addictive  urban fantasy and I am so excited to jump into book 2 in this series. I Literally just  closed this book  and Iam typing this  review Iam staring at  Murder of the Crow eager to start it  lol.  The  dynamic between  human and the others can be very strained at times in this book so its going to be really interesting to see what will  happen  next especially   after what we find out in this book  and of  course I really rooting for Meg and Simon to be together romantically lol. There are so many  things Iam excited about ,there is so much set  up in  book 1  and I cannot wait  to see how it will all play  out . If you love all these things in your books you should definitely go pick up a copy .

RATING 
5/5 STARS





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