Anne Bishop – The Others Series Reading Order

by Maryse on August 23, 2014 · 15 comments

in Reading Order Guide:

New paranormal/urban fantasy series that is putting a few of our fellow readers in a delightful book-fog. This one comes HIGHLY recommended by both Bev and Michelle! Bev is going all “my preciousssssss” on it. LOL! ;)

Bev: There are two books that I have to mention the first came out last year and the next in what I believe is a trilogy came out on the fourth. They are Written in red and Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop. Both were all night reads for me and could not stop thinking of them when done. They do not end in cliffhanger but do leave you wanting more. The potential romance is their but definitely a slow build up, which I do sometimes enjoy. … This was a book daze. Do you ever feel like a part of you was left and is still living in the book? That was this one for me for a couple weeks after. So if feeling paranormal maybe look it up. Ok done with my ramble.

Michelle: Written in Red is the first book of a newer series by Anne Bishop that just sucked me in to this completely unique world. It’s my favorite paranormal read this year hands down!

Bev: loved Written in Red. I was living there long after I closed the book. I wonder if we can convince Maryse to give it a whirl some time. … World building is great. But do have to say that different than the usual romance because slow slow slow burn, lol…. Yes slightly obsessed. I feel like I’m one step away from holding it close and whispering ” my precious” to it.

Helena: Thank you for this! I adore her Black Jewels series and will pick this one up immediately!!! *happy dance*

Salina: These books were so good! Also, they don’t end in cliff hangers.

About book #1:

As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.

Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.


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Fabi August 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Officially on my wish list now. Might even have to be next since you have me so curious about it and it’s right up my santasy/sci fi/pnr alley.

Maryse August 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

It sounds awesome, and I just had two other people on Facebook chime in with their love for it (or this author!) :D I think we’ve been missing out!

Maryse August 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

PLUS!! I was told they don’t end on cliffhangers (even though the series progresses with each book). YAY!

Cynthia August 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Sounds good! …speaking of paranormal….Question: Has anyone read any of Kristen Ashley’s paranormal romance books? I downloaded Until The Stars Fall From the Sky today. (I didn’t know she wrote any until the other day.)

Amy August 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

I didn’t realize I had book 1 on my Kindle app already…yay me!! If it has Bev and Michelle all excited then it’s gotta be good…especially because Bev is notorious for squirreling mid-book. *snicker* You know I luffs ya, Bev!

Cynthia, I haven’t read that particular book, but I don’t think you can ever go wrong with Kristen Ashley. Her Fantasyland series was amazing, especially The Golden Dynasty. I’m still obsessed with Lahn. ;)

Michelle August 23, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Such a beautiful post hehe – one correction though, there are five books planned for this series so get reading and falling in love too!

Maryse August 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

YAY!!! Okay I’ll add two more “TBA” books :D

bev August 23, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Michelle still happy about the five planned books. I was guessing because of her other works usually being 3.

Amy no squirrelling with this one.

Cynthia I can’t believe I’m saying this again.. but both half read. I think some had a problem with the first one but loved the second one. I fully plan on finishing them.

Niki August 23, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I started this one last night and then dreamed about it all night long!!
That only happens with really good books for me:)
Haven’t been able to put it down today; I am officially hooked!

Fabi August 23, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Will be # 2 for me after LMFY tonight. Somebody please hold me accountable. I feel like I’m developing a case of ADD. lol

Cynthia August 23, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Thx! I’m going to give the KA one a try and possibly the one listed above.

bev August 23, 2014 at 7:17 PM

@ Niki Book dreams, those would be great. Well as long as you weren’t reading horror. It does seem hard to leave once you enter the courtyard.
@ Fabi Yay!! Hope you do. Though LMFY sounds great. From Michelle S description sounds a little like The Time Travelers Wife. I fell hard for that book.

Jeannie Smith August 23, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Cynthia – I read Until The Stars Fall From the Sky by Kristen Ashley and loved it! It’s PNR with Kristen Ashley’s writing style. I couldn’t put it down (as I usually can’t with her books). It is the first in a series of 3. The second one is out (With Everything I Am) and from the synopsis, I think I will love that one too. The third one is not written yet, but I believe she said somewhere she would be working on it soon.

MichelleS August 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM

I LOVED KA’s PNR series, “The Three Series” books 1 and 2. It’s been a while since I read them, but I remember thinking, “why did I wait so long to read these”. As with her Fantastical Series, she actually writes fantasy and paranormal really well. These books didn’t stick with me like her Fantastical Series did, but I remember wishing the third one was out so I could see what happens. I think they were 4 stars for me, because other KA books were more memorable.

I downloaded the sample for Written In Red and it had me hooked. I could already tell that I was going to like Simon – I like it when there is an instant connection to a character! There was a bit too much info / world-building at first that confused me – but once the story started she seemed to back off with that. It’s definitely my next PNR read.

Cynthia August 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

So far I’m liking it a lot! It’s been a while since I’ve read a PR with vampires… I absolutely LOVED Wildest Dreams and The Golden Dynasty. thee perfect escape :) thx ladies

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