ARC Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

Posted March 9, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 11 Comments

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ARC Review: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
Etched in Bone
by Anne Bishop

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 7th 2017
Series: The Others #5
Published by Roc
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
 

“I think it’s time that I explore more of Anne Bishop’s books and continue reading her other series too.”
~ Under the Covers

ETCHED IN BONE is the fifth book in the Others series by Anne Bishop. This series is definitely one to read in order as Bishop does little or no recap of past events. In this book, we pick up essentially where the other books have left off.

For me, the thing that I was most excited about was Simon and Meg. Of course. I think most of the readers who are still reading this series want to see something happen between them. Bishop takes her sweet time building this romance, but instead of feeling frustrated by the wait, I actually don’t mind the course Bishop is taking. Obviously this is an Urban Fantasy series so there’s not much romance to begin with, but I also find that Bishop’s style is more subtle when it comes to chemistry. It’s the small glances and the passing touches that create anticipation and there’s definitely more of that here. I suspect that if there is any romance that will happen between Simon and Meg, it will be a slow burn because that’s how it has been so far.

Again, some interesting things are happening in this series. I like where Bishop has brought her readers. If you’re a fan of Patricia Briggs or Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh, there’s a good chance that you’ll like this series too. The reason why I saw this is because both of those series aren’t ones that are in your face with its action and suspense and the Others series is like that too. It’s slower, but still engaging. Bishop relies on dialogue to further a lot of her stories so it’s important that you’re paying attention to conversations because that’ll give you an indication of where the series is going.

I really liked ETCHED IN BONE and I think it’s time that I explore more of Anne Bishop’s books and continue reading her other series too.

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About Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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Timitra

Thanks for the review Annie. I need to start reading this series

Angie
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Angie

Great review, Annie. I want to dive into her back list, too. This was such a great series.

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Yes! I’ve read some of her other series but I need to finish one or two more books.

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Thanks for the review, I haven’t read this series but I do have book 1 on my TBR pile.

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Give it a shot! Hope you enjoy!

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O M G! Yes! I have devoured this series since I read your reviews and have been (im)patiently waiting for this to come out!

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Yay! So glad to hear that you’re enjoying it!

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I MUST read this series! It’s been on my radar forever. Thanks for the review!

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Yes, you must, Darynda! Bishops writes some fab characters! And the world building is amazing too!

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I think the first book was the best. I love the series and the unique world Anne Bishop has created. I will definitely read this one. Thank you Annie!

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Hmm. Not sure which one is my fave. Maybe the first one too but I have enjoyed them all.