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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

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I'm still loving The Others series! If you haven't started it yet and want to avoid spoilers in the synopsis/review below, check out my reviews of the first three books:


It's rare I find a series that consistently entertains me book after book, but this is one of them. Highly recommended for adult (urban) fantasy readers looking for good characters and a plot not overwhelmed by romance!


Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #4
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Published on March 8, 2016
Published by Roc
Synopsis:
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…

Review:
The cast and the world keep expanding. With so much going on, it would be easy to feel disconnected from the Lakeside Courtyard and the characters that initially drew you into this series. But you don't. The opposite happens, drawing you even deeper into the characters' lives.

Because of the continental/global scale of the plot, the book spends a significant amount of time in at least two other settlements besides Lakeside, but the new characters we meet have ties to the old, so it's all connected. Everyone gets put through the wringer in this book, and it's sad, but there's a tremendous amount of character growth as a result.

A few side notes: while there isn't as much humor as I would like, I love the little there is. Like, LOVE it. Also, there's been all this talk about Meg being a trailblazer, finding a new way for cassandra sangue, yadda yadda--there is tangible progress on that front.

Marked in Flesh turned the world upside down, but I'm betting the next book will see even bigger changes for Lakeside and the rest of the continent of Thasia. I can't wait to see what's next. No, seriously. I can't wait. I put aside law school homework to read this book. I will happily do the same for Book 5.

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  1. Eeee! Glad you're still loving this series! I can hardly wait for the next book to come out.

    I can just see you explaining to your teachers. "Why didn't I do my homework? Here, read this, then you will understand." *giggles*

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    1. I know! Totally valid excuse, right?

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