Why did I want to read this book?
It took a while before I got into the groove of Book 1 but by the end of it, I was so ready to read the sequel and spend tons of reading time with Meg and the Others.
What worked for me?
This is the book where I really fell in love with this world and these characters that Anne Bishop created. In book 1, I was curious as to where the story will lead to next but in this book, I was so invested with what happens with Meg and Simon and the rest of the characters. They’ve wormed their way into my gut and my heart.
I love how Meg is steadily finding her feet and her place in this world that she finds herself in. There’s always that shadow of the need to cut herself for her visions but she has grown stronger and wiser throughout this book. And I also love that she now has a lot of beings that she can call her friends and who will protect her no matter what.
The running mystery and action plot in the novel with regard to the 2 drugs that are targeted against the Others was also superbly done by Anne Bishop. I love the build-up and the clues. I love the interconnected web of all those beings at Lakeside. I love the plot twists and turns, that edge-of-your-seat pacing.
And last but not the least, Meg and Simon. Meg! And Simon! MEG and SIMON! lol 🙂 I wasn’t expecting much on the romance front since I did hear about how it’s a slow-burn one but colored me surprise when I did get more than I was hoping for so yay! It wasn’t much, especially if you compare it with other books, but it’s enough and really special, because of these two. Right from chapter 1, you guys, chapter 1.
What did not work for me?
Nothing. I’m so excited for Book 3!
My over-all take on it?
This was an awesome sequel to Written in Red. If you’d only liked the characters and the world in book 1, then surely like me you’ll fall in love with them in book 2. Everything was perfect, from the character and plot development, to the pacing, to the growing and deepening relationships, and to that ever developing story arcs. Vision in Silver, here I come.
Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel is Murder of Crows, the second book in Anne’s urban fantasy series set in a re-imagined Earth. She is currently working on the third book about the Others. Since you’re reading this, there’s no point in telling you to visit her website at www.annebishop.com.