Monday, 21 March 2022

Joint Discussion: Crowbones

 






Hello all! Blodeuedd and I will be discussing "Crowbones" by Anne Bishop. Blodeuedd is in red and I am in purple.






Author: Anne Bishop
Title: Crowbones
(The Others #8)
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Genre: Historical Romance
Published: March 8th 2022
Format: Audiobook
Pages: 384

Summary:
Crowbones will gitcha if you don't watch out!

Deep in the territory controlled by the Others-shape-shifters, vampires, and even deadlier paranormal beings-Vicki DeVine has made a new life for herself running The Jumble, a rustic resort. When she decides to host a gathering of friends and guests for Trickster Night, at first everything is going well between the humans and the Others.

But then someone arrives dressed as Crowbones, the Crowgard bogeyman. When the impostor is killed along with a shape-shifting Crow, and the deaths are clearly connected, everyone fears that the real Crowbones may have come to The Jumble-and that could mean serious trouble.

To "encourage" humans to help them find some answers, the Elders and Elementals close all the roads, locking in suspects and victims alike. Now Vicki, human police chief Grimshaw, vampire lawyer Ilya Sanguinati, and the rest of their friends have to figure out who is manipulating events designed to pit humans against Others-and who may have put Vicki DeVine in the crosshairs of a powerful hunter--


Discussion:
I love these books! They are good, scary, and with the ever-excellent narration by Alexandra Harris.

Me too!! However, I didn’t even know that this was coming out! I totally missed the announcement D: Luckily I have you to tell me stuff!!

Yes, it was just there all a sudden. I do admit someone posted about it like 6 months ago so I knew it was coming. But before it came out, nothing. Which is a shame because of all the praise to these fun books.

So crazy because these are so good and I know fans like us have been itching for more!

I am happy we had more! And I want even more, there is so much that could be told. In new places too, in old places. Everywhere. I am a bit addicted.

For real. I want more too! This is a scary world and I would NEVER wanna live there, but I love this world and our folks who are just trying to make it and want peace. Dang evil humans who ruin everything. Grrrr

Ugh no, this world is horrible. I would not want to live here. Humans are stupid as fuck. They need to be weeded out. The Others are scary, but if you follow their rules you should not need to fear. But to read about it, HELL YES.

For real…..it literally is not that hard. The rules are pretty simple, but then you get baddies like this one (no spoilers) who have to just be all dumb. I would be terrified to even leave my house because I wouldn’t want to offend anyone! I’m too sarcastic for my own good. I feel like I would offend one of the Others and be eaten! And then we have these fool humans doing all this nonsense and bad stuff. SMH. Idiots. 

I hope I would be smart, but who knows. The baddies are so good at what they do. Like they stand a chance. The land itself will rise against them. You can not win stupid humans. I always get so mad that they never learn, instead, they try new things.

I was almost mad at the end. I thought that cop was going to cave and do the nice thing which would’ve caused mayhem for the town. Trying not to spoil anything…but ugh. The Others are always watching friends. Do what they want or else! LOL

I kind of want a book about The Elders, they are so scary!

Oooooo that would be fun! Maybe from one of their POVs? See how they see humans? It could even be a short story and I would be all about it. 

Yes, oh that would be so good! Please Bishop write more!

Yesssssss! Like I said I would take a short story! I just want to know more about them! Plus I think it would make us more scared/respect them more! See them interact with our folks like Meg (I miss her) or Vicki! Fun!

We have so few things to say lol. Just another great book in this series. Always fun, always well narrated. Always get me in a binge mood. 

It is always soooo hard to write a review about a really good book. ;) Ummmmmm….issues? Did you have any? I can’t really think of any for myself. I couldn’t stop listening. 

I never do it, but when I was listening to this I had my pods in while S was watching her shows. I could not put them away. I did not want to take them out. So no issues.

I honestly think this was one of my favorites of the series. Def top 3. 

I can’t choose. The Meg ones are obi epic, but the Bennet book just hits me right in the heart. And these two now, dang. Love them all.

I do miss Meg a lot but I am liking Vicki a lot too. I hope she can move past her bad past and be happy. Poor thing. I hope Meg comes to visit so they can be best friends. 

Vicki is so real. I am def not a Meg. But Vicki, ok not considering her issues, she is real, and warm. And that is why the others like her too

Yessss Vicki is so sweet and real. She has trauma she is working on (someone get the girl a therapist) and she is true to herself. How could the Others and Elders not like her? She is a good representation of the good in humans. 

Vicki for president! Lol, no srsly. This country needs goodness. And to make the Others and Elders calm down. I can not wait for more. And to you all, READ THESE BOOKS, that is LISTEN. Audio is KEY

For real! Let her run the roost and show them that this good is left in humans!! But yesssssss this series is so fun. I def prefer the audios just because the narrator is FANTASTIC. She really brings these characters to life and her voices are perfect. The voices she uses fit. 

Do we have anything more to say? Other than, buy it now?

I got nothing else except spoilers ;) hehehehe. But yesssss buy! I would say do book 1 first. You have to start at the beginning. 

Agreed. Until next time then!

Until next time!!! The end?

:)





About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging for a long while now. The last few years the epic duo has 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.



12 comments:

  1. This one was so good. I really loved it. And even though it's so "out of this world," I think the baddies are always very symbolic of the worst in humankind. Think about all those politicians and powerful people who think that they are above the law or that they can and will get away with things. That's what's so appealing in these books - the bad guys not only never win, but they are punished severely.

    I don't know if a book from the POV of an elder would work since they basically exist so far outside human thinking.

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    1. So punished! I hope you like it in the stomach of an Elder.
      But yes, they do show the worst of humanity, and I like that they truly are made to suffer

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  2. Yes..to all of this....so addictive. I want more 😁

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  3. I agree 100% to everything. I've decided that this series will be my next revisit. I've got a few in two different series I'm doing revisit on (last Heartstriker and Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost).

    Melanie @ Books of My Heart

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    1. I did all of them last year, wohoo, and then obvi Hearstrikers. I should do them again soon. They are just awesome in audio

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  4. Loved this book, and the series.

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  5. I really enjoyed this one! I feel like more people should be talking about these books!

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    1. I know right! Gotta shout it from the rooftops!

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