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.
I've never read anything by Ms Bishop before and now I'll have to go back to check out some of her other works.
What I liked: A complete world building that captured my attention and imagination. These aren't your normal romantic "Others". There are a lot of others in the book. This is a completely refreshing view on the ho hum urban fantasy world. Ms Bishop's writing kept me mesmerized. Extremely well plotted and developed. Meg draws you in and the other characters keep you there. One of my favorites of the year!!
If I could have kept my eyes open, I would have read this all in one sitting. It was that gripping.
What I didn't like: Again, this isn't so much what I didn't like but more along the lines of a warning. Be prepared for lots of characters and trying to remember who is who and what species.
The second book in "The Others" series is Murder of Crows and is due out on Kindle on 24 February 2014 and hardcover 4 March 2014.
Now the bad news. The Kindle edition is very pricey at $9.99. The hardcover is $20.21 and the paperback will release on 4 March 2014, priced at $7.19