In a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities--vampires and shape-shifters among them--who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans.
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.
I so wanted to love this book like everyone else did, but, well it was good, I really enjoyed it but I did not love it. You know going all OMG OMG about it. Now, I just enjoyed it, and was glad to have read it.
The world was amazing. Well done there. Though if I were the Others I would not have let the meat spread so much. Less spreading, more eating. But it was really cool and I loved the quote about what happened to the dinosaurs, the others did it. Haha.
I think if I have to point out a flaw that might have made me like instead of really like is Meg. Why does everyone love her? Come on! I know she does not smell like prey but she is still meat. You guys are supposed to be big and scary monsters, but as I read out I just so fluffy dogs and silly crows. I know they can bury a town, but they all became too fluffy, she made them too fluffy and she felt like a Mary Sue. I want to be scared, instead I got the impression that everyone will end up friends with the meat. No! You are supposed to eat the meat, not play with it..ok play with it for a while and then eat it.
But hey the world was fascinated, and sure I did like how they all liked and wanted to protect her. It just lessened the story a bit. The danger was taken away.
ebook, 448 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Penguin Group (USA)
The Others #1
urban fantasy romance