Monday 27 April 2020

Joint Discussion: Wild Country

Hello all! Carole  and I will be discussing "Wild Country" by Anne Bishop. I am in red and Carole  in blue.

Wild Country (The World of the Others, #2; The Others, #7)
Author: Anne Bishop

Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Title: Wild Country (The World of the Others #2) (The Others #7)
Genre: UF, Fantasy, Paranormal
Published:  March 5th 2019
Format: audiobook
Pages: 492

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

The end of an era, we have listened to them all. I am sad.

Awwwwww so sad. I hope we get more one day, but who knows….the author probably wants to write other stuff. Such a good series!

I get that she wanted to get back to her other world, but, I LOVE this world. I love The Others. I HATE humans. I want more of that. I mean the peace right now is so fragile.

(oop - sorry I vanished for a min - I had to pull my strawberry cinnamon rolls out of the oven and frost them really quick) Yesss i get that she wants to do other stuff, but I feel there is still more story here. Lots of characters. I want to see more of a conclusion with everyone especially with these guys. It took me forever to fall in love with them and I am not ready to say goodbye yet! 

Second time around for me, so I did already love them. They are all so great! Virgil, who is so omg I want to hug him but he would eat me. Tolya who is so sanguinati. Jesse (I think she took a while for me to warm up to the first time around.) Barb who is so bubbly! Miss Plaguebringer, aye. Ok so everyone! Except for Abby, I hate Abby, oh and the bad guys ;)

I do feel bad for Abby. I do not like her, but I felt for her. BUT she needed to be honest and not so sneaky. It’s HER fault the baddies came. It took me a while to warm up to Virgil and his deputy...I think that is why the first couple of hours took me an eon to finish, but after a certain scene I was hooked. 

My heart just broke for me cos I knew what he had been through and I wished he could have eaten all the bad guys at once! And like I told, first time I read I wondered why people are so freaking stupid. Now during a pandemic, well people are stupid. They would totally still mess with the Others even after the others have wiped out towns. People are stupid as fuck.

Yess they should’ve just eaten them after Abby told them about them. Terrible people. And yesss, this series showed us how stupid people are and we are living through this pandemic and we see how idiotic people are. That is why there HAS to be more story!! There are still humans who think they are better and hate the Others. 

Thin the herds! Humans in this world do not deserve to live here, some do, but then there are the stupid one who think they can rule over everything and take what they want. SO yes I was very angry at the deputy at times. Who cares about the law, these are bad people, they need to be eaten.

I can get her point of view sometimes. She is thinking with human laws, not Other laws. Which was bound to be a transition for her for sure to realize she isn’t in the big city anymore. 

 I do get it, but these people. No second chances. She lives in a town where everyone got killed. Even the nice ones :/

Yepppp. No second chances. It is the Wild, Wild West here. 

So what did you think of the fact that this book takes place during book 5?

That was fun! I mean we know the conclusion, but I was still worried! LOL. It was fun to see how everything intertwined and impacted each other. 

I was not a fan to be honest, book 6 takes place after this so I mean I wanted to know about the future, and not things we have already gone through.

Really? Maybe I am just hopeful we’ll get another book that will tie these two together? LOL but I thought it was fun to see what was going on in another city. I do wish we could’ve got an epilogue or something if this is destined to the last one forever. 

Tie these two together? Which 2? Lake Silence?

All of them!! LOLL One big battle. All the cities and all the characters in one big book. LOL Am I thinking too big here? Do I want too much? Probably. xD

Lol, well the big battle was book 4 so I doubt it. The Elders are out there and will crush anything before it starts. I just want to see what happened after, like in 10 years or something

I want that too. But I want all the characters to meet. Have another big battle but they all have to team up or something. Then we get a nice big epilogue where everyone gets their HEA. 

Awww that would be nice :) But I do want new stories too, and maybe new continents!?

Awww that would be fun too. I just want more. I’ll take what I can! This world is soooo fun.

Same! Yes, everyone should try this series, in audio! Alexandra Harris is the best, she is amaaaaazing.

Yesss she is an awesome narrator. The audio is way better. Granted I only read book 1….so I can’t compare contrast. But I feel like the narrator really brings these characters to life. 

I would never imagine them this well in my head. Listen! :D
And what will we now do with our lives? More crappy books lol. This is really the best we have managed. 

Hahaha Same. I think with a huge cast of characters a narrator is really helpful, especially if they have a good range of voices to use. 
Sighs, yes, this was the best run we have had! We usually only get good books sprinkled in among the meh books. We’ll have to dig deep...or maybe we overthink? Maybe we just need to random pick. LOL Put a bunch of titles in a big hat and let the Fates decide? 

I think we overthink it. I often look at ratings, and that is not how I roll when I pick my own books! SO why do I do it here?

Same! I normally read reviews and ratings only when I’m trying to find something for us. So I say we let Fate decide. We pick some random ones and not look at ratings! Just the title and the summary!

Good call! Ratings are evil :)

They are! They are soooo evil and tricky. So next month we will let the Hat decide! LONG LIVE THE HAT!

The end.


  1. I hope she will return to this world too, I didn't realize she hadn't planned on writing more Others books after this :(

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  2. If I remember well I prefered this one compared to the first one

  3. I enjoyed the conversation ladies :) ratings are evil LOL

  4. Fun way to discuss books! Glad you enjoyed the series.

  5. I hate the humans so much that I also hater reading about them lol They bore me so I haven't read past the original series.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  6. I am so sad that this series is over (for now?) and so are your joint reviews. They've been so much fun. I'm with Linda-I wish this one had come out after book 5 and then Lake Silence - it would have flowed better. But Oh well. Still awesome.

    1. Yes, better flow!

      Aww it was good visiting this world again :)

  7. I love the audio version of these books! This wasn't my favorite in the series, but still good. I wasn't happy about how things went down in the end. Oh well. Great discussion, ladies!

    1. The audio is amazing. I wish Harris made more books

  8. This was my least favorite of the series for a couple reasons, but like you both I loved certain things and want more of this series. :)



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