Published by ROC on March 5th 2013
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Reading Challenges: #RockMyTBR Challenge Source: Library
No one creates realms like New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop. Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.
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 read and reviewed this book for Great Imaginations’ Forgotten Friday in the month of February, and I was originally doubtful about this book. I mean, I have not heard about it before and that made me suspicious HAHA. But my co-bloggers from Great Imaginations were raving about this book, screaming that I should start reading it soon because it was fantastic, and oh my God, I was so glad that I actually listened to them.
Naturally, I started off this book with high expectations, especially since both Kara and Lyn already bought the second book, and I’m just like WOW, IT’S THAT GOOD? And eeeeek, it was! It was really really, absolutely, truly amazing. The whole world-building amazed me, and I love the fact that both the Others and humans actually live side-by-side, technically, and that there’s a whole place, the Courtyard, that is only dedicated to the Others. AND THEY OPENED A BOOK STORE. HAHA that’s the first thing that made me like this book.
The main character, Meg, amused me since the start of the book, and I say amused in a positive light. I just find her so innocent, and child-like, which was emphasized from the fact that she has not been in the outside world before. She legit tried to do everything by herself, and she succeeded. Her innocent ways, the way she managed to capture the Others’ hearts with that innocence, made me really like her. HAHA I know I said innocent too many times, but I honestly think she is like the symbol of innocence. Though, I loooove her temper too. For one tiny girl, she has a hell of a temper, and she’s definitely not afraid to use it against Simon Wolfgard.
Simon was….. different. I find him different from all the other beast-like guys that I’ve read about. Simon was probably the first male character who did not immediately soften at the sight of Meg. It took him quite awhile actually to be okay with Meg. Practically half their conversations were screaming matches, and I’m definitely okay with that. There’s something appealing about a tough, wolf man losing an argument to a skinny human woman.
I like the whole wolf-thingy that was in this book, and I loove how the author fitted in the way wolves get protective over their family. I like family-based books, and this book was definitely one of them, albeit in a different way. And and omg sajkfhdasgjkh HAHA the Wolfgards were so cute. I mean, they’re scary as hell. SERIOUSLY SCARY. They still have no qualms about eating a human just like that. BUT give them a cookie, and they all turn into wolfpup HAHA. But damn. NEXT BOOK PLEASE?