Mar 28, 2014
Title: Murder of Crows
Author: Anne Bishop
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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 murders 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 whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of 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.
Murder of Crows was exactly what I’ve come to expect from Anne Bishop. And it’s always a wonderful read. I don’t think I enjoyed this book as much as I have some of her others, but that has more to do with my own exhaustion and stress than any fault of the books.
I was hoping for a bit more from Meg in the character development section of this book, but I’m not horribly disappointed. Meg has so much to overcome, she is finally starting to get a routine, but then being a blood prophet comes back into play. In the first one we only start to realize that cutting is a compulsion for Meg, and a vital one. In this book it really shows that without careful monitoring that she could end up doing herself very real harm. What I want to see though is Meg realizing this, and learning to do it herself. We did start to see that a bit when she called in Merri Lee, when she knew cutting was something she was going to have to do. I hope that she starts getting a little stronger, especially on the personality front. I love strong heroines and I feel like Meg is building her way up to that.
I also really loved Simon in this book, we got a little bit more from his perspective, and he really made me adore him. I love that Simon is always dangerous, but yet he has no idea what to do with his feelings for Meg. He tries to put a label on it and keep her confined to a little box, but it didn’t really work. It also was so humorous when it was pointed out that everyone else is starting to see that he loves Meg, but neither of them have realized that yet.
This book was well-written, the plot developed, and the characters were fantastic. I am still going to give this book 5 stars, because I think it was my own fault that I didn’t enjoy this as much. (I am having a baby after all, it is entirely overwhelming and I have a million things going through my brain.) I would still recommend this series to anyone, and I hope everyone gives it a try!
5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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