Book Review - Written In Red By Anne Bishop
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
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 .