Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Written in Red
Series: The Others #1
Genre: Paranormal, UF, Fantasy, & Romance
Published: March 1st 2013
Where I got It: Borrowed from library
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
Read this in 2019 with Blodeuedd. We did a joint review (which you can click here). I had some issues but did like it. I gave it three stars then. After catching up and finishing the series (for now), I decided I wanted to backtrack and maybe re-read the whole series. The series is JUST so good. The first time I read book 1 I did the ebook, this time I decided to do the audiobook since it is available at my library now.
Book 1 follows Meg and Simon. Meg is a blood prophet who can see the future when her skin is cut. She has been enslaved her whole life, but she decides to escape. The only safe place she can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard which is a business district operated by the Others. Simon is a shape-shifter and in charge. He needs a new Human Liaison so he reluctantly hires Meg who is a stranger. When he learns about the truth Meg and that she is wanted by the government, he'll have to decide if she's worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
How fun going back to where it all began!! Love these characters. By the end of the others, I grew to really adore Meg and Simon. I remember having some issues the first time I read this book. Meg annoyed me. I can see HOW and WHY she did before, but now I adore her and just want her happy.
Gah. I still don't understand why the humans are so dumb in this world. They can't take on the Others so why do they always try??? Just play nice and they'll play nice with you. What is so hard to grasp?
But yes, I really enjoyed this. It does take a long time for things to happen but we are building the world and the characters so it takes some time.
The narrator is fantastic. Her voices are perfect for everyone. The first time I read this it was the ebook. I def prefer the audio...she brings this to life for sure.
In the end, I liked this more the second time. Knowing what I know of Meg and Simon I could appreciate them more at the beginning. I also think the narrator is so perfect that it really spices up the experience. I originally gave this 3 stars, but I'm bumping this up to 4 stars now. Yayy! Rarely does that happen during a re-read for me. Read this series. It is too good.
- #4 for Audiobook challenge
- #4 for Audiobook challenge
I loved this one. I bugged my daughter to read it, which took about a year, then she loved it so much she read it 28 times!
Anne - Books of My Heart
Like you, I liked Meg much better the second time around. Alexandra Harris really brings the characters alive.
Gawds, stupid apes!
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