Review: ‘Written in Red’ by Anne Bishop

Review: ‘Written in Red’ by Anne BishopWritten In Red by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #1
Published by ROC on March 5th, 2013
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Vampires, Wolves
Pages: 433
Format: eBook
Source: borrowed from the library
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.

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I didn’t expect such an extensive world.. A completely different world from our modern world now. The Others are shapeshifters who are the top predators, and humans are the food. I wasn’t expecting anything of this series really.. Even though the first half is complete boring and I’m literally talking about her taking the mail and doing things around her apartment, I just knew the second half would be better. So I waited and stuck with it and was finally rewarded for the plot to appear. God it was so slow.. I just had to skim most chapters, but it was nice getting a feel for all the characters and knowing who and what was each character. I’m particularly fond of Henry the beargard and the Elemental sisters and their horses. I found the lack of romance to be superbly refreshing..

What I didn’t understand was the reading behind them all wanting to protect her. Because she was kind and innocent? That’s it? It felt so fast and too sudden. Then they end up being super protective of her just because of her random acts of kindness and because she’s not human? Not really? I thought it was way too convenient. I also had no clue as to why Meg wanted to protect the Others.. She had no thoughts about it.. Why didn’t she wonder that she finally felt safe and was amongst friends? It should have been in her thoughts. It was too weird that they ALL liked her.. For reasons I’m not sure was enough.

Here’s hoping a plot starts to happen in book two because I don’t know if I want to read about Meg eating peanut butter on toast again, and then her putting kibbles in a dog bowl. I need the moving plot and action to stick with this..

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  1. Daniela Ark

    February 25, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    I just realized my TBR list is like two steps behind yours but just the same! 🙂 I just checked your Instagram… and … oh no! no! you did not meet Pierce!!! Awwww I”M SOOOOO jealous! 🙂
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    • giselle

      February 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

      Heheh yay for TBRs!

      Don’t worry, you’ll get to meet him one day! I’m sure he’ll be touring his IRON GOLD books!

  2. Megan

    February 11, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Too bad about the pacing and mundane detail in this one. It still sounds like an interesting idea.

    • giselle

      February 16, 2016 at 1:39 PM

      It was good, I just wanted a story lol

  3. Natalie @ Browsing Bookshelves

    February 11, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    I love this series! I’ve read the first two books and thought the world building and lack of romance straight off the bat was very refreshing! I didn’t find it wierd that they all wanted to protect her. Besides the innocence thing, I think of wolves (or werewolves) as being extremely loyal and protective. So once Simon started taking responsibility for her I thought it was natural for the others to follow.

    • giselle

      February 11, 2016 at 9:10 PM

      That’s true! I loved the world building and that was the most strongest part of the book. I just wanted there to be a storyline and a ploy to keep me going

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