Friday, 21 March 2014

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Roc (4 Mar 2014)

ISBN-13: 978-0451465269

Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others — where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules…

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard — Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader — wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Cover:  Love this cover.  I love the design is the same as the first.  Perfect for the character of Meg, and the story.

This was one of my most highly anticipated releases of this year- I read the first bok, Written In Red, in January, and fell in love with it.  It was perfection.  So I couldn't wait to pick up book 2, hence the pre-ordering it and reading it as soon as it arrived.
This fantasy series is so good. 
The 'potential' romance between Meg and Simon is just amazing.  I haven't had that will they? Won't they?  They need to!! The suspense is killing me! feeling and dynamic in a relationship for a while now, and while I'm dying for more to develop, at the same time I'm loving how it's slowly being built up- it's beautiful and frustrating at the same time and I love it.
The dangerous, kinda gruesome shapeshifters that have taken Meg in as their own, are such interesting characters.
Seeing more of the cassandra sangue (the blood prophets) was fantastic, even if some partswere particularly chilling.
My only, slight issue, that is more of a non-issue as it didn't mar my enjoyment of the book, but I wish we actually had more of Meg and Simon's perspectives.  I'm not talking romance-wise, but in general, we see more from the human police man Monty's POV, and the human political side, but more of my favs, Simon and Meg would have been appreciated.  But I also wanted to see more from the Elementals and Simon's little, adorable nephew Sam.
I hate that I now have to wait for the next book, I can't wait!!
Highly recommend this series!  If you haven't already, you need to check it out!
5/5 stars!!!!!!!

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