Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Title: Wild Country
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: Book Two of The World of the Others, Seven in the Others
Published By: Ace (March 5, 2019)
Genre: Fantasy
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Stars!


Book Description:
In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.


But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.








There is almost nothing more than the dark almost creepy world that Bishop has created in The Others series. 

With all the supernatural creatures we have all come to know, love and become fascinated with, but with a darker more sinister, no nonsense twist that is completely unique and one I completely adore. 

Even though I miss Meg, Simon and all the gang from the original series so very much, I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to know after the first book in the spin off, Lake Silence, was just as fascinating and fantastic as the original, I was to know we would be getting more. 

Getting over that initial reservation of can Bishop really pull it off again, I can say with complete confidence and honesty, that why, yes, yes she can.

In fact, this is one of my most favorite books in the series to date. I just loved everything about it from the town, to the people, to the pack...just, it was so much of what I loved about the original but with whole new characters that were every bit as loveable as the original. 

Truly this series is just getting better and Meg and Simon or no Meg and Simon, it truly is worth it to pick up and get a darker, more frightening taste of what The Others is all about. 





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

42 comments:

  1. Yezzzz...i listened and loved it. I honestly cannot get enough of this world. Looking forward to my hardcover copy arriving to grace my bookshelf.

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    1. I agree, it really is a unique world and so addicting!

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  2. The cover gives it a kind of dark and creepy feel too.

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    1. The world is actually really creepy if you contemplate it long enough so very fitting that it feels that way to you!

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  3. I had such a great time with this novel! I loved it more than the previous one

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  4. I'm almost done with the Others series. I'm taken aback on just how dark they are and could only read one at a time with some space in between, but I enjoy the characters. This spin off series sounds more like an urban fantasy mixed with mystery. Let's see how I fair with finishing the first series.

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    1. It's actually just like the first, just set in a different part of the Others country so it is every bit as dark in parts.

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  5. Yeah. This is out next week. I have an ARC but I am holding out for the audiobook. I adore this series and I thrilled that this is your fav book to date. I can’t wait!

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    1. I'm sure you will love it too Heidi. I hope your audio gets there soon for you!

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  6. I'm really gonna have to give this series a read because this sounds great.

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  7. I really loved this book too. I'm really hoping that we get more of Bennett and Prairie Gold. That town has so much more to tell us.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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    1. I would love for the next book to be set there and even back here too, I just adored all the characters.

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  8. I really enjoyed this one too. I want the next book to stay in Bennett too. I do still miss Simon and Meg but I guess their story is done.

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    1. Yeah, it would be nice to have Bennett become the main focus now. I guess we will see where Bishop takes it.

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  9. This looks like such a good series. I should try these at some point!

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  10. That's awesome that she did a spin off of this series. I have been one of The Other's on Audio I hope to get to

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    1. It is such a great series and I'm so glad she decided to continue it.

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  11. This looks great. I have never read Anne Bishop before, I guess I need rectify that as soon as possible.

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    1. Oh definitely, she is an amazing author. I need to look up her other stuff and grab it as well.

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  12. I'm half way through this and loving it too! I don't even miss Meg and Simon that much! Not as much as I did in the last one. :)

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  13. Not surprised at all to see you were captivated by this latest release. I'm still back in the original books, but they are fabulous.

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    1. They really are and I'm so glad you are enjoying them!

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  14. This sounds so good! Can I possibly jump into the series with Lake Silence?? Have a great weekend!!

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    1. I honestly wouldn't, I think you might be too lost. So much happens in the other books and so much is explained I think it would be ear to completely understand and experience the world without having read the others first.

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    2. Ok, great — thanks for the tip!! :)

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  15. I've seen this series around but never given it much thought which was clearly wrong since it sounds so good! Great review!

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  16. Aw fun to find a favorite. I need to start her for sure. I have some on audio so maybe soon :)

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    1. I've heard the audio of them are fantastic!

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  17. I need to read this! I started it buy just didn't feel like reading anything in general, so I set it aside for now. I'll get back in my reading groove and then it's ON! :)

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    1. I know once you are ready for it, you are going to love it!

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  18. I really need to start this series - the original one. It has been on my TBR forever. Glad this was a great one!

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    1. You do! It really is so good and so unique while not having a new "concept" so to speak. I think you will like it.

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