[Review] Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop

~ Marked In Flesh by Anne Bishop ~

(The Others #4)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: March 8th 2016 by Penguin/Roc
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community…

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

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[Review] Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Synopsis: The Others freed the  cassandra sangue  to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.
Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.
For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

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Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Others #3
Date of Publication: March 03, 2015
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA/Happy End: No

Bewertung: 3,5 Sterne ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶
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Book Haul #4 (January 2015)

I got this idea from Freya of Sound Of A Voice and she allowed me to steal it 🙂 thanks!


eBooks – bought:

  • Rhyannon Byrd: Blood Wolf Running
  • Jeaniene Frost: Bound by Blood
  • Darynda Jones: Second Grave on the Left

 

  • Veronica Rossi: Under The Never Sky
  • Nalini Singh: Shield Of Winter

Gift

  • Darynda Jones: First Grave on the Right (Got this one from Kim @BookWormBookReviews, thanks! Go check out her blog)

NetGalley

  • Cynthia Eden: Want Me
  • Anne Bishop: Vision in Silver

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014 12/16/14

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I saw a lot of people do this meme, so I wanted to give a try too. This weeks theme is: Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

Night Unbound by Dianne Duvall: You might already know this, but I’m totally in love with this series. I want the new one now and the novella, too.
Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh: I’m glad that this book did not feature Elena and Raphael again, because I like the other characters way more and I’m looking forward to the next one.
Mine To Have by Cynthia Eden: This was the first book of the Mine-series that I ever read and now I’m thinking about reading the whole series.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout: This was the best freebie I ever read and I don’t regret reading it and the other ones.
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout: I was “forced” to read it and I loved it as well. JLA just knows how to write interesting stuff.
Shield Of Winter by Nalini Singh: I was kind of disappointed by this one. Not because it was bad – it wasn’t! – just because I miss this “I was blown away”-feeling I used to get whenever I read a Singh book.
Written In Red by Anne Bishop: I liked the world building and the concept of blood prophets.
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent: I had this book for years and only this year I made myself read it. I could hit myself for not reading it earlier.
Touch Of Seduction by Rhyannon Byrd: The one book in the series that I like. Thankfully you don’t need to read the others.
Dark Wolf Returning by Rhyannon Bryd: Like always it was fun to read a book of this series and I’m really looking forward to Cian’s book (I’m obsessed with him)

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014 12/09/14

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And Bookish.
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I saw a lot of people do this meme, so I wanted to give a try too. This weeks theme is: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2014.

Not all of the following author were good ones for me, but whatever. I will always link to the author on Goodreads.

  1. Jennifer L. Armentrout: JLA is my best discovery this year. I found her because Obsidian was for free and after finishing that one I had to read the whole Lux-series. Then I saw that she published another series called Dark Elements. I’m now in love with that one, too. I might even like it more than the Lux series. Also I did start her Covenant-series, but I’m still on the first page. Good thing though, the series is already finished.
  2. Anne Bishop: I found her Other-series in the beginning of the year, luckely the second one was already out, so I read that one as well. Now I’m waiting for the third in series. But I don’t think I will read her Black Jewels-series, because I’m not into high fantasy.
  3. Felicity Heaton: I only read the novels that were for free on amazon (and still are) and the short stories in my short story collections. I liked the short stories, the normal books, except for one, are not so good (in my opinion)
  4. Allyson James: I have read the first two books of her stormwalker series while I was on vacation in the Netherlands. I liked them but they had a little bit too much sex in them and I’m not sure if I will read book #3
  5. Colleen Helme: I found her Shelby Nichols series by accident. The first book was for free on amazon and had a nice cover, so I “bought” it and I did not regret it. I loved the whole series. Now I’m waiting for book #7.
  6. Kaylea Cross: Her first book was for free on amazon and I loved it, the second… not so much. She is a one-book-wonder for me.
  7. Rachel Vincent: I had the first Omnibus of her Soul Screamer series on my shelf for what felt like ages and I finally read it and loved it. I did try her Bound series after that but that wasn’t to my liking. Still have to try her Shifter series.
  8. Tijan: I read the first book of the Fallen Crest series (was for free on amazon, still is?) and I developed this love-hate feelings for the book. I won’t pick up the second one. No, no way.
  9. Sylvia Day: I only read the prequel short story of her Renegade Angels series, I liked it, and I also read the first book in the series, but… let’s not talk about that, okay?
  10. Patricia Briggs: Okay, this one is cheating, but shhh! I just recently found her again. I kind of forgot that that she writes books. I read the first of her Mercy Thompson books ages ago and then I was preoccupied with something else and just deleted her out of my memory, but I just read “Cry Wolf”. So I decide that this counts 😉

I’m done. That one was hard. I actually needed to consult my Goodreads “read-2014”-list, but I did it 🙂