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Review: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop



Blurb from Goodreads:
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… 
My Review:
I am so in love with this series!  Although book 3, Vision in Silver, and Marked in Flesh are a bit darker than the first two books in the series, I am so curious now as to what Anne Bishop will do with this series!  Yes, this book is dark and a lot of it is hard to read if only because of the actions by humans but there are so many redeeming portions of the book, including the humanity, for lack of a better word, of the Lakeside Courtyard and Simon and the ending!  Definitely ended on a VERY good note and I can't wait for the next book now. I truly appreciate Anne Bishop's ability to write these complex characters in a setting and to provide a backdrop for social commentary on the environment, institutional racism and slavery.

I highly recommend this to fans of Urban/Paranormal Fantasy.  This is a bit darker than my other favorite UF series, the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill, but it is so unique, well written and engaging.  Definitely one of my all time favorite series!!

Marked in Flesh is scheduled to be released today, March 8, 2016, you can purchase HERE, and I highly, HIGHLY recommend it! Give this series a try, it is AWESOME!!
Even when he was in Wolf form, he and Meg communicated just fine.  Maybe they communicated better than two humans because she didn't expect him to talk.  That was an entertaining thing to think about, so he thought and dozed and, when she fell asleep, gave her hand a couple of friend licks.

Comments

  1. Everyone is going cray cray about this series, so I can't wait to get my copy of Written in Red. Great review!

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  2. I need to read this series!! I feel like I'm missing out on something great!!

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  3. Gosh I need to read this series and now I'm even more intrigued since you said it gets darker. Great review!

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  4. This book has been so highly anticipated and marketed. I haven't read the series, but I'm starting to really rethink it and what I'm missing.

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  5. Yes! I love love this series, it really is just spectacular!

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  6. I agree, this was a bit darker than the other books. It felt like the situations are getting more desperate, but oh, that ending! Loved it soooo much! I hope we get a lot more Simon and Meg romance wise in the next book. Wonderful review, Eva! :)

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  7. Oh I so want to read this series! I have so many friends that have already rec'd to me! I need more UF in my life anyway!

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  8. It's going to be a nailbiting wait for the fifth book and Simon/Meg's relationship status!

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