Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Title: Marked in Flesh
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: Book Four in the Others Series
Published By: Penguin/ROC (March 8, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...

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…










This series continues to be one of a kind and one of my very most favorite.

With the world that is like ours in some many ways and so unlike in others, it is easy to imagine and believe. With a cast full of the strange, beasts and sups alike, this series truly stands out.

Told in multiple point of views that only Bishop can pull off without being too overwhelming or tedious, this series is one that you never want to end.

With a slow burning romance full of new experiences, the dangers that are always lurking and of course the Others in all their unique glory have truly wedged their way into my heart and planted themselves there forever.

And if the Others haven't captured your heart then Meg and her human pack are sure to do you in.

This series is spectacular. It stands out, shines, and holds it's own against any other I have read in its genre. 

With beautiful fluid writing, Bishop goes above and beyond with her tale and her characters. She captures you, captivates you and always leaves you wanting more. 







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

38 comments:

  1. AGHHHHH!! I'm really excited for this!!!! I'm so glad you loved it.

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    1. You will love it, especially if you are already a fan of the series. ;)

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  2. Oh yes I love love love this series, so many great ideas, so much fun! I'm glad it's the same for you

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    1. Me too. ;) It is so much fun seeing others that are in love with it too.

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  3. Congrats on getting an ARC of this most anticipated book!

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  4. I really need to read this series!! Glad you enjoyed this one too!

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    1. Oh definitely read it Grace, it really is worth it.

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  5. SO EXCITED TO READ THIS, ALI!! I'm glad that this series is getting better and better! :) I'm going to be sad when it ends next year. :(
    Lovely review!

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    1. Me too! Way more than I have been about a series ending in a long time I think. :(

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  6. I just finished this book yesterday. I just loved it. So much happened. And the ending. Ahh...

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    1. I loved the ending. ;) Can't wait for more!

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  7. YAAAAAAAAY!!!! I'm so glad Nick an I finally got to this series, it's just as amazing as everyone said it would be. I can't wait to get my hands on this one:)

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    1. I'm so glad Jenny, it really is one that lives up to the hype in every way.

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  8. Glad your back from your hiatus. This series continues to have soo many great reviews. My interest is peaked I have to get into it.

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    1. Thanks Tori and I really do hope you give this one a try, so worth it!

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  9. I am itching for this one. I am holding out for the audio as I have listened to all the other books on audio and I don't think it would be the same.

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    1. I'm sure it's been hard waiting but I'm sure it will be worth the wait on audio. ;)

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  10. This series looks so good! I'm glad it was spectacular for you. :) :)

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  11. Love this series and I agree this installment was just as good as the rest! Such great writing, a captivating story and I love the slow burn!! Huge sigh re: Simon and Meg!!

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    1. That is my favorite part as well. I just love all the newness and cuteness of it. ;)

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  12. I'm so ready to start this series! I was just thinking that maybe I'll go ahead and purchase the first book, since I've been on hold at my library since December. Great review!

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    1. I hope you can get it soon and that you love you it too!

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  13. I can't wait to read this book! I'm so ready for a little Meg and Simon action. *winks*

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    1. It was fun but still a very much sloooow romance. ;)

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  14. Glad you are still really loving this series! I've had the first book on my wish list since before it came out, I think. haha I need to get with it.

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    1. Do it! I really think you will like these too. ;)

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  15. What a fun series! The multiple POV's just emphasizes Bishop's talent. Excellent review.

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    1. Definitely Tyler, there are hard to pull off and she really did well with them.

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  16. YES! I can't WAIT to listen to this one. I think I'm saving my audible credit for it once it's out. I just love this series SO much!

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    1. *high fives you* Me too! so much fun!

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  17. WAhoo!! I am listening and at around 85%. So far I laughed, cried and don't want it to end!!

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    1. Yes! I felt the same way Kim. It will be a long wait until the next book. :(

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  18. I was so tickled to get this one early from Net Galley-I think it is one of my all time favorite series that I have ever read. Can't believe there's only one more after this one! Great review :)

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    1. I'm so glad you got it and that you love this series too. It really is fabulous and I'm going to be so sad when it is all over.

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  19. Oh wow! Book four already?! She's another that's on my author tbr pile. I've heard so many good things from yall.

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    1. You would really like this series I think. It does lack the steamy-ness that I know you like but the writing and characters make up for it. ;)

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