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Thursday, January 18, 2018

#Audiobook #Review: 4 out of 5 stars for Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop #AnneBishop @PRHAudio

SERIES: The Others, Book #2
AUTHOR: Anne Bishop
NARRATOR: Alexandra Harris
PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: March 4, 2014
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 14 hrs and 13 mins
GENRE: Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
Return to New York Times best-selling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal" (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others - where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules.…

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard - Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader - wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet - and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

MY REVIEW:

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook for voluntary review consideration.

Has it really been over four years since I devoured Written in Red? I can't believe that it's taken me so long to get back to this much-loved series.

In terms of timing, this second book in the series takes place approximately seven weeks after Meg first came to the Courtyard. It probably would have been a good idea for me to re-read Written in Red, but things came back to me as the author recapped the major events that took place in the earlier book.

The animosity between humans and the terra indigene is growing, and Meg is smack-dab in the middle of all the drama. I liked seeing how The Others protect their human pack, and they work well with Meg to decipher her prophecies. My favourite part of this book was the developing relationship between Meg and Simon. They both clearly have feelings for each other, but they are struggling with how to deal with that and what that means in terms of their friendship. I love how Bishop addresses this in their relationship.

I am determined to get caught up on this series, in anticipation of the sixth book (yes, I still have three more books to read!) expected to be released in March 2018.

Alexandra Harris is a great fit to this series, and I enjoyed listening to her again. However, her pronunciation of cassandra sangue was different in this installment compared to the first book in the series. Here is a sample of the narration:



MY RATING:

4 stars!! It was really good, and you should put it on your TBR list if you enjoy urban fantasy.

This book qualifies as:
#2 for my 2018 Audiobook Challenge
#1 for my 2018 Blogger Shame Challenge
#4 for my 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge
#3 for my The Backlist Reader Challenge 2018
#1A for my 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge
#4 for my 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
#4 for my Blydyn Square Books 2018 Reading Challenge
#4 for my Full House Reading Challenge 2018
#4 for my GWB Book Bingo 2018
Task #26 for my 2018 Reading Challenge (Linz the Bookworm)
#2 for my 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge
#4 for my Ivyclad Bingo 2018
#A4 for my Good Rule Reading Challenge
#38 for my Monthly Mix-up Mania
#4 for my 2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
#4 for my 2018 A to Z Reading Challenge
#1 for my What An Animal Reading Challenge 2018
#1 for my 2018 Paranormal Reading Challenge
#1 for my Science Fiction Vs Fantasy Bingo 2018
#1 for my The 2018 Swords & Stars Reading Challenge
#12 for my Bookish Bingo Winter 2017-18
#3 for my COYER Winter Switch
Task #10 for my Goodreads Winter Scavenger Challenge: Northern Lights
#4 for my Chapter Break Bingo January 2018

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