Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Murder of Crows

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

For this week, I've chosen the sequel to one of the best adult books I've read in a long, long while.

Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others
Release date: March 4th 2014
Publisher: Roc
Hardcover, 448 pages

Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s "phenomenal” (Urban Fantasy Investigations) world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules….
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
Even though the cover is totally unworthy of this wonderful series (just like the first one was) I still want to hold it in my hands so badly it hurts. Written in Red was everything I love about fantasy and/or urban fantasy (it's an odd blend, really) and I'm pretty confident the sequel will be just as good.

On a side note, I've been a bit slow to visit/comment on your blogs and I apologize. I'm on vacation, but more importantly, my 6-year-old is also on vacation from pre-school so we're mostly spending our days on the beach, which is something she thoroughly enjoys and I mostly just tolerate because I have no choice in the matter.

Still, I WILL visit and check out your WoW posts and anything else I might have missed tonight.
Love you, guys!


  1. I still haven't read the first book in this series even though I added it to my list after your review. I really hope you'll get this one soon :) Great pick Maja :)

  2. I still need to read Written in Red, I've read many great reviews, including yours :)

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  3. First of all, YAY for vacation! Seriously, enjoy it! I'm stuck in an internship all summer and it's BORING, so have my share of fun too, okay? :)

    And also, I reallllyyyyy need to read Written in Red! I've been saving it since it's the only werewolf UF I have left and with the sequel looming so soon, I have to read it for sure. I love the cover of this one - it's much prettier than its predecessor. I'm hoping this is just as good as the first book! *fingers crossed*

  4. I think I'm really gonna take your recommendation on this series and add Written In Red to my TBR list, cause I need to read some good adult paranormal soon!

  5. Nice! Seen this series around just haven't read it! Hope you enjoy this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. I've not heard of this book before, but it sounds good!

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  7. I really want to read this series after all the positive reviews.

    Thanks for sharing, Maja! <33

  8. First, I'll totally volunteer to take your daughter to the beach. I'll suffer for you! :D

    I also want that first book in this series. Looks like I'll be adding this one to my wishlist as well. Great choice!

  9. Maybe this will be the next UF I tackle after Mercy Thompson. Another 2014 release! Maybe it's a good thing it's going to take me a while to get to it! Great choice, Maja!

    Have fun at the beach! It's a little hard with a 6yr old to just sit and relax with a book, but once they're all played out they come home nicely tired freeing you up! Lol! I remember. :)

  10. OOOOHHHH!!!! YESSSSS!! Holy cow, I LOVED the first book and CAN'T WAIT for the second one!!! really, we have to wait until March? *sigh*

  11. I haven't read the first book yet but I've heard great things about it. Probably here! Aww I'd be at the beach too if I could! Hope your having a great summer!

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  12. My mother in law adored Written in Red, so I know she's desperately waiting for this book too! I'm hoping to make time to read it as well since everyone whose opinion I really take to heart loved it, and I don't want to miss out on the awesome:) Enjoy your vacation Maja! We'll all still be here when you get back.

  13. I've never heard of this series, Maja! I'm adding it to my TBR. :D And hey, I miss chatting with you! Hope you and your girl are having a blast. ;)

  14. I still need to read Written in Red! I have heard such wonderful things about it so can't wait to actually get my hands on it and read! Great pick!

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  15. I so need to check this series out!!

  16. I loved Written in Red! LOVED!! So I can't wait for this one either.

    I seem to be the odd man out but I like the covers.

  17. I need to read Written in Red. i'm so curious now. Hope you love the sequel just as much.

    I'll be on the beach soon too, and while I don't really LIKE the beach, I'm stoked to be on vacation.

  18. I haven't heard of this one but looks good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book BlogHope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  19. I STILL need to get my hands on Written in Red, it really does sound amazing. Debating whether to purchase the audiobook or just get the book from the library. Either way, definitely need to read this! :)
    Hope you're having a lovely vacation!

  20. Hmmm, I know this authors name. I can't place the book at the moment. But this does sound great. :) Thank you!

  21. I haven't heard of this series!? Is that odd or what!? lol ;p This sounds really interesting though, and I really like the sound of Meg. I am going to be checking this out! Great pick, Maja! Hope you are enjoying your vacation! :D

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    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  22. Never heard of this book before but it definitely sounds intriguing. Great blog post! Love the sound of the characters names too. Such a pretty blog! Awesome. Would love if you could take a look at my blog, I also review stories and I'm new to all of this blogging stuff :)

  23. Everyone loves this series, and the sequel sounds exciting! Hope you're having a lovely vacation, enjoy the beach! :-)


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