Monday, January 25, 2016

Review: Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: Book Two in the Others Series
Published By: Penguin (March 4, 2014)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Adult Dystopian/Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
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 murders 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 whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of 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. 









I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series and the different take on The Others and all the supernatural creatures we have often heard about and loved.

Bishop's take on where these beings came from and their role in the world she created was imaginative and quite frankly, ingenious. 

It didn't take me long to fall in love with the whole lot of them and want more. So it was without hesitation that I dived right into A Murder of Crows and it reminded me all over again, why this series truly is something special. 

Yes this series is long and sometimes a bit slow going but oh boy, once it gets going it is so addictive and you can't help but be caught up in it all and crave more by the time you are done. I can truly see this series becoming a fast favorite.





56 comments:

  1. Well, in that case I'm so glad you suggested this. Slow moving can be a downer but if it picks up and becomes five star worthy I'm sure I can stick it out!

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    1. IT is slow but not at all too slow or un-entertaining, if that makes sense at all. ;)

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  2. This is one of my favorites too. It is completely different from all the other series out there. Like you said, it can be slow, but that doesn't make it any less interesting. So glad you're enjoying them. I'm excited for the newest book coming out in March.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Exactly! There is just something about it that is so appealing.

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  3. I just got the whole series last week and I'm so excited to get to it! I'll be buddy reading the first one with, Jenny and I can't wait. I'll have to keep in mind what you said about it being slow at times.
    Great review, Ali! :)

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  4. YEAH ALI!!! Nick and I are tackling book one together and I'm so excited I'll finally be in the loop on this series. I'm very, very ready to meet Simon and Meg:)

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    1. I'm so excited you are reading it together! Can't wait to see what you both think. Simone and Meg are fantastic! Such complicated characters in a good way.

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  5. I'm still waiting to read book one! Glad you love this sequel!

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  6. I just got the newest book in this series from NetGalley, so I need to start in at the top of the series. I don't think I've seen a single bad review of this one!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. You are going to love them Nicole, so much fun and just completely different.

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  7. Wow I have heard a lot about this it's going on my wish list

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  8. I have wanted to try this series for a while. I love those covers and hear nothing but good things. Great review!

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    1. It really is a series that the hype is completely true.

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  9. Glad you are loving this series! I will one day get around to reading the first book. I hope. <3

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    1. I hope so too because it really is worth it. ;)

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  10. I listen to this series on audiobook and was thinking I might listen to the third real soon since it's been awhile. Because of the depressing winter I keep turning to the funner, lighter and funnier audiobooks so we'll see, I might wait until Spring to dive into the third book. Anyway, I'm glad you're loving this series too!

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    1. Thanks Candace! I bet it's a good one for audio as well.

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  11. I've heard nothing but great things about this series. I've thought about trying the audiobook, but because the world building is so intricate. Good thing I waited until the last book in the series is out. Hopefully, I can read them all together without fearing cliffhangers.

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    1. I think there are going to be five books out so the next one will be next year. ;) But still, you should read them, they really are good!

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  12. I love the audiobooks for this series. I am so happy that you love it too and that you are reading it. Obiviously you are addicted because I see you are already reading the fourth book.

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  13. SQUEEEE! I am so happy you loved this. I listen on audiobooks, but have also read each book as well..I may be a tad of a fangirl when it comes to this series!

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    1. I think I'm definitely right there with you now. ;)

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  14. oh this author I SO need to check out soon. You are tempting me so bad with your review.

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  15. I so need to dive into this series. I feel as if I'm the only one left who loves this genre that hasn't read it yet. SO need to have this series on my read list this year.

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    1. Definitely read it this year. I really think you will like it.

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  16. So cool you're catching up. It is long, but I love that about this series. Bishop really created an unbelievably fantastic world!

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    1. She truly did and the length really isn't an issues when you become so absorbed in them.

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  17. I love this series so much -- I discovered it last year after a recommendation and now it's one of my favorites! Can't wait for book 4, great review!!

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    1. So happy you like it as well and thank you!

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  18. I LOVE THIS SERIES!! I've already reread the first three too many times (wait, is there such a thing?). The fourth is amazing!

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    1. I love that you've re-read them! And YES, the fourth book was fabulous. I do wish it would have had more Meg and Simon time though. ;)

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  19. I've wanted to read the first book for SUCH a long time, so whenever I see a book in the series, I know I really need to get on it. hah Glad you're still loving these!

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    1. I hope you do and that you love them. They really are something completely different.

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  20. This series is amazing! I can't wait to read the next book and I'm so jealous you're reading it now! Lol. Can't wait to read your thoughts on it!

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    1. You're going to love it! Way more POVs than any other book I think but still super good.

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  21. Oh my God darling this serie sounds like something perfect for me~ Thanks for this perfect review!
    xx

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  22. right right???? I so so so love this series, book 4 was awesome!

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  23. I loved it too. I don't know, I didn't think it was slow. Maybe because I was so into every little thing the characters did. I love them so much. lol.

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    1. I think it can be when the police are talking, for some reason it is always my least favorite perspectives.

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  24. Fantastic review! I've got to try this series. It sounds pretty great. I'm glad you loved this one. :)

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    1. Thanks Erin and definitely try them, they really are fun.

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  25. I love this series as well. I can't wait to dive into the newest one-it's sitting on my Kindle now. I listened to the third and finished it just last week. Such a unique world!

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    1. You are going to love the fourth, it was so good!

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  26. I've not read any Anne Bishop, but all 'addictive' series peak my interest... I shall try to make time for her books in the autumn, when I need something to sink my teeth into!

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    1. Oh do, they really are a wonderful series to try.

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  27. Well I went and downloaded the first two books. I think the only benefit to taking a hiatus is that I didn't go buy books after reading your blog! Heheheheheh great review! You obviously "sold" me :)

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    1. LOL sorry Becca! :P You will love this series though. ;)

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  28. Mmm love when that addiction finally hits. I've still not managed to read her though I have this series and one of her others on my tbr pile.

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    1. You should definitely read it. No steamy moments at all and not even really a romance but still so good!

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