Written in Red

Written in Red No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop Now in a thrilling new fantasy series enter a world inhabited by the Others unearthly entities vampires and shape shifters am

  • Title: Written in Red
  • Author: Anne Bishop
  • ISBN: 9780451464965
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities vampires and shape shifters among them who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut a gift that feels likeNo one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities vampires and shape shifters among them who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut a gift that feels 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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    1. 4.5 stars It takes a lot to interest me in starting an adult urban fantasy series these days, so I was a bit hesitant when Written in Red landed on my doorstep. This turned out to be a happy surprise, however, because it ended up being a fantastic read.Meg Corbyn is on the run. As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, she is able to see the future when cuts are made on her skin. This is a painful process in many ways, and she's desperate to free herself from those who have been profiting from he [...]

    2. Real rating: 2.5Let me start this bad boy off by saying that I wanted to love this book. I bought it a while ago when searching for new fantasy and everyone across the board said it was lovely and I mean, really, who can deny a book called Written in Red?And the book and I started out pretty well. The world building was good, the characters I could get behind, and the writing is solid and at times, lovely. Then it went south, pretty fast. Have you ever liked something until you noticed a flaw? I [...]

    3. Re-read on audio 2017MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListI just found another favorite series! Happy Dance!There will be spoilers! I must talk! :-)Meg has escaped from her controller. She is a cassandra sangue which is a Blood Prophet. They cut themselves and can tell prophecies by doing this so of course evil people want to keep them in a prison. Meg finds sanctuary with The Others at the Lakeside Courtyard, this is where the Others live and run businesses. They had a help wanted sign for a H [...]

    4. I almost gave this sucker a five star.Meg Corbyn escapes her controller, who uses her abilities as a blood prophet aka cassandra sangue to his gain (when her skin is cut she has prophesies). He had kept her completely sheltered from the world. so when she wants a job with the "Others" she has a whole lot to learn about them and other humans. She is almost child like in her outlook of the world.Then the Others.is is world building frigging extraordinaire. Look I used a big word!! The Others co-ex [...]

    5. 4.5 starsWow. Ok, looking at the ratings and reviews, this is very much a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book. As in, some of my friends hated it so much they couldn't even finishMe, on the other hand?Ohmygod! I haven't guzzled a book down this fast in a long time! I've already ordered the next one from my library, and I'm looking forward to it more than I have anything in recent memory.BUT. As a fair warning, I would encourage anyone thinking of buying this one to look at some of the other reviews. [...]

    6. I know, I know, but the details, guys!All. The. Fucking. DETAILS.They destroyed me.How do people deal with this?! "Getting to the outside door to open it was a problem because she couldn't figure out how the short left end of the counter opened to let someone into the main part of the room. So she got the stool from the sorting room and used it to climb over the counter. She turned the simple lock to the open position and then realized the simple lock was augmented by a heavy-duty dead bolt that [...]

    7. Remember how I said Half-Off Ragnarok was like sugary breakfast cereal? This is sheer milk chocolate candy addictiveness–the M&M kind–where you think “sure, I’ll have a couple,” and then it’s a couple more, and then just a few more, and suddenly the bag is half gone. Written in Red is melt-in-your-mouth goodness targeted squarely at the urban fantasy-paranormal fan whose appeal is intensified by a couple of surprising features. It was so very readable, going down exactly like tho [...]

    8. Buddy read with my wonderful friend Nina. Let's do this! :D"Of course, if Meg had taken shelter somewhere else instead of stumbling along until she came to the Courtyard, she might not have found them, and he might never have known her. So maybe Namid was wise to make human females do foolish things."Notice to mariners: I'm still trying to collect myself. Thus, I'm not in the position to guarantee that the following review will contain more than incomprehensible gibberish. I apologise in advance [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book -- for a lot of reasons. I can't recall the last UF book that portrayed monsters as, well, monsters. The Others in this world Anne Bishop has created aren't sexy. Or emo. Or anything like human. They see humans as monkeys as meat. They eat them. And they make no apologies about it. There is a woman that comes into their world, though, that makes them see all humans are not created equal. Some may be worthy of their protection and friendship.Meg is a cassandra sangue, a [...]

    10. If you are like me you have read a gazillion UF books with the same old same old Shifter/Vampire/Werewolf characterization. They are all super-hot and slightly more aggressive than the average alpha male but basically they are humans that just happen to have a special diet OR can turn furry. NOPE NOPE NOPE…is is not that story.In this world the creatures that have both a human form and an animal form are not to ever be thought of as human. They might be able to mimic being human to a certain e [...]

    11. [5 Stars] Goodness, this was an absolutely fantastic urban fantasy novel. I'm not sure exactly what I expected going in, but I did think this book was going to be fast paced with supernatural creatures living amongst the humans and some kind of supernatural police force cleaning up problems around the city. I've read three other urban fantasy books with this kind of beginning: Soulless by Gail Carriger, Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews, and Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. I feel lik [...]

    12. 4.5 starsI am, first and foremost, an urban fantasy reader. On the secluded island that is my mind, a new series as good as The Others is more rare and more coveted than a fresh batch of blueberry muffins. And I do love my blueberry muffins. It should be mentioned that Written in Red leans more towards the fantasy part of urban fantasy. In fact, if we take the strictest definition, it’s not urban fantasy at all. But it’s a thin line, and Bishop’s world so unique that I see no point in maki [...]

    13. This urban fantasy is for those who like to read about sorting mail, training wolf puppies, staff meetings and snow. Evidently, I do, but to a degree. Interesting mythology, but WAY too much attention to unnecessary minutiae. I don't need to know whose socks got wet in the snow, who is minding the book store or café when the main employee needs to step outside for yet another meeting, and how many steps are there between the front door and the back door of the sorting room or between buildings. [...]

    14. 2/7/18 - ON SALE for $2.99: amzn/2x5kDPRLately I've been dividing genres into parts, and in keeping with that pattern, there are two types of Urban Fantasy (generally speaking). In the first type, various supernatural creatures live hidden among us, and maintaining that secrecy is paramount to their society. In the second type, various supernatural creatures live openly among us, but are forced to constantly walk the tightrope of human approval. Vampires, Weres, Fae, etc. are either met with fan [...]

    15. *** 4.44 ***A buddy read with my GR Family in the Wednesday Group @ BB&B!Weeeeeellll, I had no idea what to expect, because the opinions of some of my closest friends on GR about this book and series are wildly varied. And both sides once again are right, it just depends on what you feel like when you embarked on reading this book and are you a fan of Urban Fantasy with supernatural creatures, The Others, openly leaving in the world and humans as the Beta Players. That's right, the Others ow [...]

    16. “Vlad hated doing the paperwork as much as he did when a human employee quit, which was why they'd both made a promise not to eat quitters just to avoid the paperwork. As Tess had pointed out, eating the staff was bad for morale and made it so much harder to find new employees.”For some reason when reading the first half of this one as a Kindle sample, I couldn't get into it. Maybe it was mood, maybe it was insanity. Either way, I tried again and loved it - finally saw what so many Urban Fan [...]

    17. Okay, first, a warning: if you ever engaged in self-harm, if you have ever been tempted to engage in self-harm, don't read this book. Don't go near this book. Don't even finish this review. You'd be better off reading Moby Dick backwards while dangling upside-down by a toe.Actually, everyone would be better off reading Moby Dick backwards while dangling upside-down by a toe. This isn't just a bad book, it's an actively awful one on virtually every level. I finished this book so mad I came back t [...]

    18. First 100 pages were terrible. Can't get into the world, and the world-building confused me. I didn't know whether it was an apocalyptic world, or a modern one in which supernaturals exist, or an alternate realityI can't get a good sense of the book without the proper knowledge of the world in which the book is set. The characters also didn't hook me, Simon is typical alpha wolf, pretty boring on paper, and Meg so bored me that I can't be fucked to find out what her story is. I just can't seem t [...]

    19. This book was recommended to me by the owner of Cupboard Maker Books in Pennsylvania who knows her books! When I started it, I was a little hesitant as there's a "brief history of the world" that starts things out and I stopped reading epic fantasy because of all that history and world building details (which is great, but I don't have the time/energy/brain power to keep track of!). However, I trusted Michelle and pushed on. The first couple of chapters are rather thick with world building detai [...]

    20. *heart eyes*Um why on Earth have I read this book only now? So good, so complex, so well-developed. It's huge but it's worth it, let's be honest. I don't have enough time to write about everything I liked about this book but I do have to mention the amazing palette of characters and a quite refreshing writing style. Anne Bishops ofetn hits you with a hilarious pun in the middle of a serious situation, but I absolutely loved that. Meg and Simon are quite a duo and I can't wait to read more about [...]

    21. Some people loved it, some hated it. I'm in the "loved it" category. This book charmed my pants off. Seriously, why am I not wearing pants? Be right back.okay, better. Now, it's not easy to charm me. I'm a sarcastic pessimist. So, it really irritates the hell out of me to be charmed. Bad book!So here's the deal with this book: We have an unusual alternative world where there are "others", which includes every type of supernatural creature, living among humans. But, they are separated, by their o [...]

    22. If one mere sentence could sum up Written in Red by Anne Bishop, it's this:BEST PARANORMAL BOOK, EVER!!!Holy. Crap. I'm not kidding. I've grown tired of most of today's so-called Paranormal books, because they mostly use the same overused elements over and over again. It doesn't help the fact that a lot of them portray creatures such as Vampires and Werewolves in a not-so menacing way, as they should be. I'm not pointing fingers to what those books are, but most of you get my drift, yeah? In thi [...]

    23. Reading this book is one of the most stupidest things I've ever done in my life and believe me I've done a lot of stupid things. I should not have read this book, I should not have read this book in March 2013 but in march 2014.Because this book is freaking amazing and I don't think I can wait for the next part for a whole, literally a whole year Anne Bishop I've to say you have rendered me speechless with your writing you certainly know how to keep a reader interested. Meg Corbyn is on the run [...]

    24. There are not sufficient words to describe all the feelings this book caused to me. Wonderful. Magnificent. Absolutely amazing. Shocking. Magical. Mysterious. Dangerous. I loved everything, everything about it. The characters, the story, the world-building. Such an amazing, fairytale-like world, but so much Darker and more captivating.Meg Corbyn is a 24-year old girl who has escaped the compound where she was being held as a 'slave'. In a world where humans and the Others exist, Meg is considere [...]

    25. What a fantastic book! Vampires, warewolfs, and Meg. Not so much of your typical scary story involving a vampire and a warewolf I'm not going to go into the story since I'm sure that others have already, but I just wanted to say that the story pulls you in immediately. Meg, the heroine, is completely likeable from the start, Simon is an atypical hero, and I'm completely in love with his little nephew, Sam. I'm not usually into dark urban fantasy, but this is exceptional, I would recommend to any [...]

    26. For some reason I'd gotten into my head that The Others was YA series. Boy was I pleased to find out this was decidely not YA novel!And it worked explicitly because of that. The story and 'people' were much more complex and their communities a lot more interesting with adult characters.There was ample pulse and heart in the characters, no matter what forms they were. The writing felt so hearty even when the violence wasn't mild and the visuals made me a bit qeasy, the author went all in: gruesom [...]

    27. I'm rather surprised that I didn't get into this nearly as much as I had hoped I would. Something wasn't clicking with me, and as I kept reading, I spent way too much attention on other things. Like little things like why I ought to care. I expected Urban Fantasy, and to me, it doesn't even remotely equate with sparkly vampires or huggable monsters of any stripe. I like grit. I love plot. Characters are everything, but if I had to place all my hopes upon one thing and one thing only, I'd say it [...]

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