ETCHED IN BONE
by Anne Bishop
Anne Bishop’s The Other’s series is a gem among gems. It is an Urban Fantasy set within an alternate reality where supernaturals rule and humans are relegated to small communities, afraid of the wild areas.
In the fifth installment, and rumored, LAST installment of The Others, (which really it’s only Meg’s last story, it’s been announced that there will be more Other novels, just not within Meg’s story ARC) the tension is high between humans and others. The line is drawn between some humans and some shifters, and Meg Corbyn is afraid of what lies ahead, because her visions are showing her death.
This final recap brings more attention on the humans and others and how they come together. It also focuses on Meg and Simon, with almost a detailed building up from almost the beginning. The other stories in the series have been intense, action-packed stories and this one is a little different. It wraps up Meg’s story, shines lights on previously foggy issues, and then exposes some other topics that might be brought into the spin-off.
Overall, The Other’s is a fantastic Urban Fantasy series. Bishop’s writing style is unique and I could wrap myself up in the dialogue. She has a way of writing the inner thoughts of the “different” kind of creatures that make up the Others that makes things seem so clear. I’m impressed with Bishop’s series and look forward to reading much more from her.
“They tried it several more times, just to be sure, and eventually decided that they did like kissing. They liked it a lot.”
Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne BishopSeries: The Others #5
Published by Roc on March 7th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave
This adult, Urban Fantasy novel might be a good choice if you’ve read and loved the following books:
Want more book recommendations & tutorials?
Subscribe to our Awesome Newsletter.
The Parajunkee.com Blog Subscription
I feel unAmerican to admit that I wasn’t a HUGE fan of classic American literature. It’s almost painful for me to read Steinbeck, and Hemingway with some of his titles underwhelmed, and don’t get me started on Nathaniel Hawthorne. Unfortunately, during my high school experience, those were the titles that my teachers loved to force feed during American Lit classes. Sophomore year almost killed me by reading nothing but Steinbeck and Hawthorne, almost to the point of that I wanted to put all classic American lit in a box and hide it away, never to venture that way again. That is until my grandmother handed me Red Badge of Courage and the complete works of Walt Whitman. And I learned not to stereotype… here are my favorite classic American works, and the ones I think you should read.read more
The Dead Zone is a classic Stephen King, published in 1979, now available in audiobook and read by James Franco. The Dead Zone isn’t my favorite Stephen King, but that’s like comparing chocolate ice cream. With the narration by James Franco, they did a major push to get this one out there and “reread” by the masses. There is always a difference in reading and hearing it on audiobook, I think of audiobooks as performances – like a play of a book. And it’s even better when I’ve read the book, and now get to hear it on audiobook. Like an encore. This was an all-star encore!read more
Nostalgia’s Hard Cotton Candy Station is a candy lover’s dream. It comes in pink to sweeten the look, and is styled to look like a 50s diner accessory.read more