Monday 29 July 2019

Joint Discussion. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Hello all! Carole and I will be discussing "Written in Red" by Anne Bishop. We had a little fun with this one. Carole read the ebook version and I did the audio version. I am in red and C in purple. 

Written in Red (The Others, #1)
Author: Anne Bishop
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Written in Red
(The Others #1)
Genre: Paranormal, UF, Fantasy, & romance
Published: March 1st 2013
Pages: ebook & audiobook

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

Amaaaaaazing!!!!! I was not the biggest fan of this book when I read it, but audio, oh wow, audio!

Too funny! I read the ebook of it and I am meh overall. Still curious about book 2, but it took me sooooo long to really get sucked into the story and the world. I’ll have to do audio for book 2 ;)

I am really curious if you will get sucked into the book thanks to audio. So very curious. Because for me it was so much better. All those things that had bothered me when reading did not bother me now.

I am curious. Maybe someday I’ll backtrack and listen to the audio version of this. We’ll see how I feel about the next books ;) I hope Meg gets better. I was not a huge fan of her. She annoyed me. 

When I read my first review I read between the lines that I felt she was a Mary Sue and I did not like her But audio, Alexandra Harris made her so likable, I felt like she was a lost puppy and I needed to care for her.

Yess she was sooo Mary Sue but super whiney at times. Like calm down. I get that she had a rough past, but still. So annoying. She did get better at the end there. So I have hope for her in the next book. 

I was worried, but I did not have that feeling at all now. Meg was awesome.

Awwww I hope I fall for her in the next one! I was neutral on Simon. Didn’t hate or like him. 

And again, do I love them because I did fall madly in love with book 4 or is it audio? I say audio! Simon was omg srsly, you have to listen to him. He was all growly throughout the entire book, he had the perfect voice. Which made me like him.

Maybe I’d like him if I heard a different voice. In my head, he sounds like a grumpy school teacher and she sounds whiney. Hahaha. Sometimes audios can help change one think of a character differently either in a good way or bad way ;) But yes, Carole brain was not kind to what I thought they sounded like. 

He was growly and rather scary, and well bloody perfect. She does voices so well, the vamps, perfect, the crows, perfect, that Kowalski cop, perfect voice lol.

I am so excited to listen to  the next book. I hope it changes my opinions on these characters because I adored the world. It is dark and scary and fun. I loved the world and I want to see more and learn more. 

And I can’t wait to see if you like her voice too. I listened to her at first with the spinoff series and yeah, she is so good! 

But this world is great too, that I liked when I was not overly impressed. Dark and omg doesn’t it make you hate humans!?

Ugh humans!!!! I wanted to kick them!!!! Always horrible. Always a pain. And yessss I keep hearing about her voice. I read a couple reviews on her and she sounds like I’ll like her. I am giddy for book 2. The last couple chapters had me hooked and reading fast!!!

You will continue to hate them until you wish there were none left. Love it! Hehe. Oh yes those last chapters, so many hours of me sitting biting my nails even though I knew what would happen.

It was a nail-biter for sure!! I had no idea how it was going to end! Kuddos to the author there. Had me hooked even though I wanted to hiss at Meg and yawn at Simon with all his grow-ly ways. 

Lol, like I said, none of that for me. Just really hating Asia, damn her to hell!

Totally forgot about my hatred of Asia. LOLLL. Darn her!!!! *shakes fist*

I had forgotten that I hated her, ugh, haaaaate! So much hate.

Yesss grrr! She drove me insane. Especially with the long paragraphs of infodumps. Like no one wants to hear you or listen to you. Go away. 

Anything else? I obvi loved it, hehe. I can’t wait to re.listen to book 2.

Mmmmm nothing else. I loved the world and the writing. But I was annoyed by Meg and was neutral towards Simon. Asia and the humans make me hiss. BUT the last couple of chapters really did excite me for book 2. I will listen to the audio though. I hope it makes me like it more. *fingers crossed*

I really hope so! I want you to fall in love with this world too. As for Simon, hmm, I have to check an old review, wait…..hmm, I still do not know, but I do not think it was love at first sight for me. It took a while. Anyhow, audio next :D

I want to love him. But alas my heart is bored and neutral of him so far. We shall see ;) And I hope so too. The last handful of chapters gave me hope. I nearly had to say no way to book 2. But the ending and the world building saved the story for me. Yayy. 

Let’s hope for that. Fingers crossed!

Fingers crossed for sure!!!! 

The end?


About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging a long while now. The last couple of years the epic duo have been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.


  1. This series is soooooooo good

  2. It's weird because I loved the first book but each book after a little less.

    The humans took over the story and I just didn't care about them. They could have all been eaten and I would have fine with it lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I went from meh, to ok, to good, to a wow, another journey for me :)

      And yes humans last!

  3. Narrators can make such a difference. Growly lol :)

    Sounds fun!

  4. I have to agree the audio is incredible. I love the narrator Alexandra Harris, though I still have to say Meg is terrible :P

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    1. Lol, thanks to Alexandra I now like her

  5. Love the audios, too! Glad you enjoyed it better after the second time around. Hope you like the coming books more, Carole. :)

  6. I wasn't sold on the series in book one, but book two was much better for me. Loved reading your thoughts. :)

    1. I am glad someone kicked me in the butt way back and made me read book 2



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