Murder of Crows, by Anne Bishop | Book Review #277

Trigger Warning: Self-Harm, Self-Harm Mention, Rape, Rape Mention

If you are triggered by any of the mentioning’s above, I suggest that you do NOT read this book/series.

Book Review

18114152After 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 sanguemake 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.

Bishop’s writing is seriously addictive. Prior to even reading the series I thought that there was a likely chance that I would end up enjoying The Others series. Now that I’ve read the second book though…I’m starting to really love this series! The Others series is an incredibly problematic book, so, I would suggest that if you were to read The Others books, read them with extreme caution.

unnamed-31Like the last book, Written in Red, Murder of Crows is told in multiple points of view. I was kind of bummed out that the majority of the story wasn’t told in; or was about, Meg and Simon. There was a part of the book that I had predicted as well, which was interesting to read about, since that characters’ story isn’t really finished…But I was bummed that it was completely obvious what was going to happen.

With that said, I kind of really enjoyed the other points of view in this book, because what one of the characters said what I was thinking pretty quickly into reading Written in Red.

Meg’s abilities are getting stronger, which is cool, but troublesome. The other characters have clued in to what was causing all that trouble in this book. I’m also glad that the Bad Guys were eliminated. It was also very interesting to learn that Written in Red was told over the spans of 7 weeks!

I’m incredibly interested in what the next book, Vision In Silver, will bring to the story.

I gave Murder of Crows 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Happy Reading!

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