Review: Marked in Flesh

September 7, 2016     Danielle Romero     4.5Stars, R2R, reviews

Review: Marked in FleshMarked In Flesh by Anne Bishop
Also by this author: Written In Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver
Published by Penguin on March 8th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, romance
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
For centuries, the Others and humans have lived side by side in uneasy peace. But when humankind oversteps its bounds, the Others will have to decide how much humanity they’re willing to tolerate—both within themselves and within their community...
Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs...

My Review

Sooooo good, but not as good as previous books in the series. Let me start off by saying that I am head over heals for this series. Anne Bishop takes shifters to a whole new level and I love the uniqueness of these books. That said, I really liked Marked in Flesh but I didn’t LOVE it, but I think I know why. In earlier books, the POV was more focused on Meg and Simon where in Marked in Flesh, we see a lot more from Jackson, Joe, Steve, Vlad, and many other POVs and I will be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of more than two POVs in a book. Marked in Flesh also felt a tad like a filler book. A lot happens, a lot needed to happen, but I think the next book where we focus more on the aftermath will bring things full circle. I don’t know about you, but I am dying for some more Meg and Simon romance. I thought since previous books hinted at it that we’d get more here but its still a lot of hinting..please please book 4 give me some Seg, or Mimon, or whatever you want to call them. I need these two to have some romance magic going on. All in all, a great book. I still finished it super fast and stayed up wayyy too late because I couldn’t put it down. A well deserved 4.5 Stars. Marked in Flesh is the second book in the series I’ve read vs listening to and I love that while I read, I still hear the narrators voice in my head.


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Check out my earlier reviews of the series

Written in Red | Murder of Crows | Vision in Silver

Favorite Quotes:

“The Dimwit’s Guide to the Female Mind might assist your efforts in understanding human females. But it must be pointed out that this subject can be a dangerous adventure and should be undertaken with extreme caution. After all, human males have been trying to understand their females for generations, and most of the time they come away from these encounters looking like someone stuck their tails into an electric socket.”

“He didn’t understand why everyone fussed about taking clean clothes out of a drawer. Underclothes smelled a lot more interesting after the female wore them.”


About the Author

New York Times bestselling aup.bio2.216thor Anne Bishop is the winner of the RT Book Reviews 2013 Career Achievement Award in Sci-Fi/Fantasy. She is also the winner of the William L. Crawford Memorial Fantasy Award for the Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Marked in Flesh, the fourth book in Anne’s urban fantasy series set in a re-imagined Earth. When she’s not communing with the Others, Anne enjoys gardening, reading, and music. Since you’re reading this, there’s no point in telling you to visit her website at