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Friday, March 4, 2016

Review: Murder of Crows

Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #2
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Length: Novel (370 pages/14.2 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Murder of Crows is book two in The Others series. I was happy to see that the story starts up pretty close to where the previous installment ended. Meg Corbyn, our lovely cassandra sangue (blood prophet) is still recovering from the injuries she received in book one. You'd think she'd have a bit of time to rest and recuperate, but she's still facing one of the big issues that appeared in book one. The Controller from the compound that Meg escaped from is not happy that he has not been able to get her back. He's willing to do almost anything to reclaim her, and that is causing major issues. This installment gets a lot darker, and the Courtyards are all becoming dangerous places to be in.

Luckily for Meg, the terra indigene (wolves, crows, vampires etc) that live there are even more protective of her than before. She's really become ingrained into the Courtyard and I don't think the terra indigene would ever want her to leave. Simon Wolfgard, the wolf that hired Meg in book one is still growly towards her but I'm happy to see there's confusion mixed in as well as protective relationship type feelings. I'm hoping they are together in the next book! This installment answers some questions for us and we get to see more about the drugs that are causing major issues in some courtyards. I was also very happy to get more information on the cassandra sangue, though I think it will be expanded upon even further in book 3. This installment was great even with it being quite dark. This series is so different from other books that are out there but I feel like it's a must read if you enjoy Urban Fantasy.

The Narrator:
Alexandra Harris knocked this one out of the park again. I'm loving the narrator, though I was a bit confused on why the B.O.W. changed to "bow". All in all she did a great job and I can't wait to listen to book 3.




12 comments:

  1. I read book 1 ages ago, but then never more

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    1. Did you enjoy it? If so you should pick up the rest! They're on par with book one if not better.

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  2. I love how this book is really dark, but still has lines in it that make you chuckle. Jennifer reminded me about that with her review of Marked in Flesh that she posted today on The Book Nympho. I do agree that the changes in narration from book one to book two were a little jarring. Luckily, the narration stays the same from this point forward. Great review.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed the differences. I thought I was going nuts at first but I listened to them almost back to back.

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  3. I'm such a big urban fantasy fan. I am planning on giving this series a try. It seems like the concept is quite unique and that it stays interesting. I don't mind darker, especially paired with learning more information of the world and seeing the characters growing. Excellent review!

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    1. Oh yes, you'll love the books since you love UF :D Hope you get around to them this year, it's an awesome series!

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  4. yay this book is so much fun and this series is anwesome! I loved book 4! I'm glad it's the same for you!

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    1. Woot!! Can't wait to give book 4 a listen to! :D

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  5. This is such a great series! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Have to agree with you, this series is awesome :D Can't wait to read book 4!

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