Author: Anne Bishop
Series: Book Five in the Others Series
Published By: Roc (March 7, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars!
New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…
As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.
With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.
It is no secret that The Others series is one of my absolute favorites and anyone that has ever picked up one of the books, doesn't have to question why. With it's unique take on supernaturals and Bishop's unique voice, it didn't take very long for this series to win me over and steal my heart.
This is a series that I pretty much drop everything for when I start it. Laundry doesn’t get done, calls get ignored and the world (okay maybe just my family) knows to leave me alone until the very last page is done because I will be useless until then anyways. I get completely immersed in the world, in the story, and in the very characters themselves and this latest installment was maybe even more so.
With knowing that this very well be the very last one, I savored it, devoured it and the whole way through, read it with a sort of bitter sweetness to it. It was hard to put down but at the same time I wanted it to last forever.
I will say that if this is the very last one, I am completely happy with the way it all came together. With the way things were answered and the way things were left with an air of expectation and lots and lots of hope.
I can't even describe all the emotions I had while reading this. There were characters I wanted to hold tight and give a hug to and others that I seriously wanted the Elders to get a hold of and all the while, I still couldn’t get enough or love the series any more than I was.
This has been such an adventure, such a journey and one that was worth every single minute and undone laundry and housework and all.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
oh yes I just so love this series!ReplyDelete
Me too, it is just fabulous!Delete
Haven't heard of this series before but reading your review, I'm dying to try it! Great review!ReplyDelete
Please do, it really is worth it.Delete
I'm so happy you loved this, Ali! I can't wait to read it and I hope to pick it up soon, but gahhhh! It sounds like it will live up to all my expectations. I can't wait!!ReplyDelete
It will but it was so very sad to see it end.Delete
SQUEE! You know I have the ARC, and as much as I am dying to devour this, I need to listen first. Of course the audio arcs won't come until week of release- but you can bet I will drop everything when it does!ReplyDelete
You will love it Kim, so fabulous and everything I was hoping it would be. ;)Delete
I'm waiting for the audio. I can't wait to get it.ReplyDelete
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You will love it!!Delete
Oh this is definitely an author I want to read Thanks for this wonderful review Kindlemom!ReplyDelete
Definitely try her, so> Worth. It. ;)Delete
I really need to check out this series. I know y library has it so I just need to make the time. Glad you loved this one. Great review!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Grace and I hope you get them and love them too. :DDelete
I think I read this concludes Meg's story arc but there's a companion series slated for 2018. I know I keep saying I have to read this series. I just have to fit in my schedule. I'm about 10 books behind where I'm normally at right now.ReplyDelete
I feel that way all the time so I understand. Yeah I read something about a possible spin off, either way, I will be reading them for sure. ;)Delete
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It's kinda sad when you get to the last book in a series. Sounds like a series I should check out.ReplyDelete
Definitely! You won't regret having picked this series up. Enrapting to say the least.Delete
Yes Sinful is right, really do, it is so worth it!Delete
I'm so happy the ending was a 5 star read, Ali! I really hope to read this series one day as it sounds so amazing. It's hard to say goodbye when it's that good. :)ReplyDelete
It is so nice when they end nicely for sure.Delete
Lovely review - I'm impatiently waiting for this one to come out. I'll be sorry if this is the last in the Simon/Meg/Sam story arc but I understand there are follow-on books about the others. It will be a bitter-sweet thing I think.ReplyDelete
You are going to love it, it really was everything I was hoping it would be and very much stayed true to the rest of the books in the series.Delete
I want to dive in and read this now, but I am watiing for the audio since I have listened to every one of them. I love this series so much, I will be sad, like you, to see it end.ReplyDelete
I bet the audio is just as fantastic Heidi. It will be nice to get a spin off but I know at the same time it won't be the same.Delete
Ohmygoodness this book looks wonderful!ReplyDelete
Also I adore your blog so much, I was wondering if there's any chance if you offer guest posts on your blog? And if so, is there any chance at all you'd let me do one? I could write about a couple books, like East of the Sun and the like? It's just an idea, but I think it'd be super wonderful, and I'd adore it if ya let me c;
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Thank you so much for your kind words! As of right now I don't but I have thought about it before. I will keep you in mind. ;)Delete
I almost didn't read your review because I don't want to know anything until I started it. But your review ruined nothing for me and was pretty perfect. This is definitely one I want to read! I looked on Amazon and the Kindle book is $13.99! I think I might have to change my rules of buying no Kindle book over $9.00. This is one of only about 3-4 series I would do that for. Amazon also said it was book 5 of 5. I don't want it to be over!ReplyDelete
This series is definitely worth it, I have yet to see anyone not like it (at least no one that I know that has read it). I really hope you can read it and hey, maybe the library has them?Delete
I'll make time and I hope this isn't the last one!!ReplyDelete
I think it is but I know she wants to do a spin off so that will be good.Delete
Yet another series that all my friends love. I waited when all books would be released so I can binge read it. I plan to start it this year. Reading a last installment can be a bittersweet experience indeed. But is it really last one? There is Lake Silence (The Others, #6) expected publication 2018 on GR…ReplyDelete
OH interesting! I thought that was the spin off but maybe not. Hmm, now you have me excited to find out what it is!Delete
I seriously, seriously need to start this series.ReplyDelete
I seriously hope you do. :P Really though, it is worth it. ;)Delete