Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 7, 2016 | 3 Comments

Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne BishopMarked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4
Published by Roc (3.8.2016)
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC, 416 pages
Source: NetGalley

4 Stars

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…

My thoughts

I love this world so much! It was wonderful to jump back into it. There’s something about the world that Anne Bishop writes that draws you in.

MEG AND SIMON FEELS!! I love them together. They are so totally adorable. I’ve pretty much shipped them from the beginning, but I absolutely love that there’s no romance between them. (There’s no romance at all in this series, actually. It’s so refreshing.) They’re so cute though!! I love that he thinks of her in every decision he makes, and that he’s so protective of her. She’s his, even though there’s no romance. View Spoiler »

Okay, so I’m totally embarrassed by the human race just reading this book. Sure, it may not be real, but I’m pretty sure it’d be accurate if it was. The humans were so stupid! Why would you want to invoke the wrath of beings that could kill you as easy as batting an eyelash?! Plus it was disgusting that they had no qualms about murdering the Others, even if there were young involved. The way the majority of the humans acted was sad indeed.

This book was basically all about the war happening. There wasn’t much else going on, honestly. Not that it’s a bad thing – Bishop is such a talented writer that she could probably make anything interesting. I was never bored, the book always held my interest even when nothing was really going on. Like I said, it pulls you in. (And there were still plenty of Others feels.) But it just didn’t quite have the magic that the beginning of the series held for me. I definitely stills want to know what’s going to happen next in book 5, though!

(P.S. I get to meet Anne this Thursday! Yippee!!)

Overall Assessment

Plot: 3/5 
Premise: 5/5 
Writing style: 4.5/5 
Originality: 4.5/5 
Characters: 4/5 
World-building: 4.5/5 
Pace: 4/5 
Feels: 3.5/5 
Cover: 3.5/5 
Overall rating: 4/5

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Jessi (Geo)

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3 responses to “Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

  1. I really love this series. And it’s so exciting that you’ll get to meet Anne Bishop! I felt the same way, about humans. I was embarrassed to be one. Yet it doesn’t surprise me at the same time. Because it’s truly the worst side of humanity, and I could see it happening.

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