One of my favorite books of 2013 so far is Anne Bishop’s Written In Red, an adult fantasy that pits humans against supernatural terra indigene in an alternate United States. I thought that the world-building was top-notch and as for an enjoyable read, can I just tell you that I’ve read it twice already (it came out March 5th), and may read it again before the second in the series comes out? Speaking of the second in the series, Murder of Crows will be released by Roc (Penguin Random House) on March 4, 2014. Can’t hardly wait.
The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.
As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.
What books are you waiting on?