Book Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

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Written In Red by Anne Bishop

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.

-From Goodreads

My rating 4.5 of of 5 Stars

YES. This is how world building is done. I could tell that the author put a lot of thought into how the book would feel to the readers. It was dark and intense. I was frantically reading it on my breaks at work. I’m a huge fan of urban fantasy and this was one of the best ones I have ever read.

Meg is such an interesting character. Blood prophets are an interesting addition to a fantasy novel. Its creepy and a little unnerving. Just what I want in a character. She struggles with adapting to the world and with her abilities.

The descriptions of the Others was amazing as well. They saw humans as prey and they were unapologetic about it. No romanticizing them at all. I loved it. It was one of the most interesting description of werewolves I have ever read, it was all very well written. The plot was well structured, and again I could tell that the author put so much time and thought into the plot. I can’t wait to read the next one.

-Also seen on my Goodreads-
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