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Friday, May 20, 2016

Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Title: Marked in Flesh
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Release Date: March 8th, 2016
Length: Novel (416 pages/15.3 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Marked in Flesh is book four in The Others series. The series revolves around Meg Corbyn and the terra indigene (wolves, crows, vampires etc) in the Lakeside Courtyard. As the books progress the world is expanding a bit and showing other Courtyards/towns and their characters. The common element in all of the towns is The Humans First and Last (HFL) movement. The HFL group has been progressively getting more prominent in the series. They're basically a human group that believes they deserve everything and the terra indigene are taking what belongs to them (land, water, etc). They're not afraid to attack the terra indigene in groups, or even set fire to human establishments that are friendly to the terra indigene. It's gotten bad and I knew it would finally reach a tipping point in this book, and I was right.

While the bulk of the story revolves around the HFL vs the terra indigene, we do get occasional flashes of the other cassandra sangue. I'm hoping the next book shows a bit more about them since I really do enjoy learning about them. Meg is still trying to figure out ways to make it easier on the other cassandra sangue to survive off the compounds. So far she's making a bit of headway, but I'll be interested in seeing how it goes. There's still no romance per se on the Meg and Simon front though there is something a bit unexpected between the two. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book to see if there will be romance. This series is so unique, and I think people fond of Urban Fantasy would love it. I highly suggest the audiobook version, the narrator rocks.


20 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun urban fantasy series. It's refreshing to see a story where mortals are aware of the supernatural, instead of supernatural beings hiding away from them. I guess in this instance, it would've been to their advantage. Then they wouldn't have humans rioting, lol.

    Brittany @ Space Between the Spines

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    1. I know, right? Most are all hiding in UF/PNR!

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  2. sounds very much like today's world...one group wiping out another. Awesome review Mel, I love your take on this series ;)

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  3. How wonderful! I can't wait to start this series. Loving your post, Lily :)

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  4. I still have to pick this series up!

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  5. Fantasy can tackle themes that you'd never get away with otherwise. Sounds like all sorts of real world scenarios are getting observed here.

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    1. It definitely adds some real world scenarios, which I enjoy. It's interesting to see how the terra indigine will react to them.

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  6. I have never paid much attention to fantasy but the A to Z Challenge has piqued my curiosity.

    @Kathleen01930 Blog

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  7. I love this series. I can't believe the next book is the last one. I don't want to wait, but I don't want it to come either. *sigh*

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I don't want the next book to be the last one :'(

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  8. I really loved loved loved this one, this series is just awesome

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  9. Damn. You're just motoring through these. I'm gonna start them one day soon hopefully.

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