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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Title: Etched in Bone
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #5
Format: Ebook
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
Length: Novel (416 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 5.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Etched in Bone is book five in The Others series. While this is the last Meg Corbyn story, it isn't the last in this world. We'll have a new leading character and town in the next installment which is set to release in 2018. I'm happy to report that this novel is focused a bit more on the Lakeside Courtyard compared to the previous book. That means we get more face time with our favorite cassandra sangue, Meg Corbyn and the Courtyard's leader, Simon Wolfgard.

We start off with the Lakeside Courtyard still recovering from the Elders attack in the previous book and the humans are trying to see if the terra indigene plan on letting them stay. Throughout this series Meg has changed how the terra indigene looks at humans, they're not just meat anymore. There's a very uneasy alliance happening but the order must be maintained. The Lakeside Courtyard is doing well compared to other towns but it still has its own issues. A good portion of the book is about Cyrus Montgomery aka Jimmy who comes into town to mooch and con his way into an easy life. He thinks because his family is there that he'll be able to get a free ride, he didn't count on the fact that the terra indigene will not tolerate his behavior.

The rest of the book we have Meg who is trying her best to figure out if the prophecy cards will work for the cassandra sangue girls that were rescued from compounds. It's looking promising since she's getting used to telling the future with them instead of having to cut herself. But when a future undecided prophecy continues to show up and Lieutenant Montgomery's brother Jimmy comes to town looking for handouts, trouble is sure to follow. If that isn't enough, the Elders decide now is a good time to go to Lakeside and get to know more about the humans. It's a bad situation all around and you don't need to wait long before drama unfolds.

Etched in Bone is an excellent conclusion to a series I adore. I'm hoping we get to see glimpses into Meg and Simon's life in the future books though since I will miss their characters. ABishop weaves an enthralling story and the series is a must read. For the readers wanting Meg and Simon in a relationship like I have this entire time, I can say don't get your hopes up too high. Meg is still trying to figure out her feelings for Simon and the duo are closer than ever but both are slow movers which is understandable. If you're a fan of Urban Fantasy with little to no romance I highly recommend this series, you'll get hooked from book one.

18 comments:

  1. I do hope the next part of the series is good too cos I am sad to see this era end

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    1. I really hope we love the spin off! I adore this series, and hope we get the occasional tidbit of what's going on with Meg and Simon.

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  2. 5 stars! Someday I really need to start this series... 😅

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    1. I hope you try them, the series is amazing. I think each book earned 5 stars (or close to it) from me if I remember correctly.

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  3. I so loved this book, but it didn't feel like a series finale to me. I was glad to see Simon and Meg come together, kinda, in the end.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I think she left it a bit open so they can expand to the different city in the next book. Hoping we still see snippets from Meg/Simon though since I want them to be together!!

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    1. Omg yes you do!! I can't recommend the series enough :D

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  5. Sounds like something I should start from the beginning.

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    1. For sure, it wouldn't make sense otherwise :)

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  6. So many people love this series but I kind of just found out about it. I love that the author was able to wrap everything up in a way you wanted. Plus, it's nice that the series will be changing hands to a new character. I will have to see if my library has these books in.

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    1. I hope they do, if they don't for some reason buy them ;) They're worth it 100%!

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    1. This series is so amazing, pretty sure you'd love it as much as I did!

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  8. That's awesome it ended so strongly! I still need to listen to book one. Eep!

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    1. I think you'll get addicted to the series like I did Anna!

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