donderdag 4 september 2014

Written in Red - Anne Bishop

Serie: The Others #1
Release year: 2013
Stars: 5/5

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more 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.

I really really liked Meg, the main character. She's trying to fit in her new surroundings, and that's written very well. You really feel everything Meg is feeling and you understand everything she's doing. Simon is a really sweet character. Maybe I can't say sweet, because he's a shape-shifter and a alpha. The secondary characters leave a big impression and you want to learn more about everything. About the world they life in, about the characters, about the stories behind everything.

I liked the way the storie developed. There wasn't insta love relationships, and that's a big plus for me. This book was different in so many ways. The whole saga of the blood prophet was very intriguing for me and I could not lay the book apart. I just had to read and read and read more. There was also a lot of humor in it and great action scenes. It's one of the better books I've read this year and luckily there is a part 2, which I read immediately after, because I couldn't get enough of Megan and Simon and the graveyard.

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