Thursday, July 30, 2020

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop. This book has been on my TBR for a ridiculously long time and I was happy to finally start reading it. It's so good! 

About the Book
Enter the world of the Others in the first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s thrilling fantasy series: a place where unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—rule the Earth and prey on the human race.

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.

Book Beginnings
Half blinded by the storm, she stumbled into the open area between two buildings.

Friday 56
It wasn't that late, so it shouldn't have been strange to see all the residences lit up. But it seemed like there were too many lights, too much brightness, making that dark space too noticeable, almost ominous.

Hosted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

If you haven't read a book in awhile and someone asks about a character or the plot, can you recall the details?

It depends on the book. Some books stay with me for a long time, while others it seems like as soon as I finish it, I can barely recall what I just read. 

What have you been reading lately?

18 comments:

  1. I've seen this book around but haven't read it. I like the quotes.

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  2. Hope you enjoy your weekend reading your book! I agree with the Blog Hop, it all depends on the book.

    Here's my Weekend Book Friends

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    1. Thanks, Elza! Enjoy your weekend reading too! :)

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  3. This author's books and their covers have always grabbed at me. I may have to try them out! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “JUST BETWEEN US”

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    1. This one far exceeded my expectations. It's so good! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  4. This is one of my favorite books of all time. You inspire me to schedule another reread of that series. Mine is also from deep in my TBR Stack.

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    1. I loved it! It's got such great worldbuilding and the characters are so layered and multidimensional. I'm excited to check out the rest of the series soon. Thanks for coming by, Kathy! :)

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  5. I'd never heard of this book before, but that blurb sounds fantastic! Love the snippets, too. Sounds like one I need to pick up. Happy reading!

    Here's my Friday post.

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    1. It's a great one. I definitely recommend it if you're a fan of fantasy or urban fantasy. Thanks for stopping by, Sammie! :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sassy! Happy reading! :)

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  7. Always good to check another book off your TBR pile! :)

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    1. It feels so good to do that. And the further back it is in my pile, the better it feels, lol. Thanks for stopping by, Lark! :)

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  8. I'm quite intrigued!! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Freda! Happy weekend! :)

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  9. Nice Blog Hop answer...makes sense.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth! Happy reading! :)

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