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February 26, 2015

Suped Up: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Series: The Others 3
Format: eGalley
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Roc
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Fantasy

The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.

Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.

For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep.





I'm going straight to the point because I'm doing this review via my phone sucks (hairy, sweaty, musky, donkey) balls.

I know you've been seeing reviews popping up for the latest The Others novel, so let me get out my bullets and enumerate why VISION IN SILVER rocks!


  • RECAPS: It's been some time sicne I've read the previous books, and thankfully Anne Bishop did mini recaps about past events here and there throughout the novel. Sure made it easier to flow with the events.

  • THE WORLD & MYTH: There's no single label to classify the world that is The Others. Best thing I can come up with is it's an alternative universe where humans share the world with otherworldly people. And both camps have been in a bloody tug of war over who should own and/or rule it. Currently they're in a truce? Cease fire? Damn it! There's a bit of peace but things are still tense, and Meg and a gaggle of cassandra sangre is the linchpin.

    As for the myth, it's familiar but unique. ABishop put her own spin on things she basically created a whole new class of otherworldly beings! Genius!

  • THE OTHERS: I love my otherworldly creatures, them things that go bump in the night. But we've seen these "monsters" get romanticized. Turned adorable and fluffy. ABishop gave them back their edge while maintaining a certain level of cuteness.

  • IT'S AWKWARD!: Cuteness in the form of extreme awkwardness! The Others lack filters. Period. Maybe VISION IN SILVER wasn't meant to be funny or even comedic, but I was LOL-ing throughout the novel thanks to The Others out of this world comments:
[on crying humans between Nathan and Simon]"No boogers."
"Who doesn't? What comes out of human noses is disgusting."

"Do you think humans will ever realize breasts have no attraction to us once we're weaned?" [Simon on racy novel cover arts]"

  • SIMON: In layman's terms, he is the Alpha in this novel although this Wolfgard is more than what this label offers. I don't see him as (my) book boyfriend material but he, and the rest of the -gards, are captivating. Loving Simon is like falling in love with a pansexual.

  • MEG: I envy Meg, I want to be her! She's so sweet, innocent, and childlike. It's refreshing to have a fantasy heroine that's not badass and armed with the proverbial scythe, out to exact righteous vengeance.

  • CHASTITY: Yup, I know a lot of you love romance. Sorry to disappoint but The Others is devoid of it. It's implied in Meg and Simon's relationship, but whatever romantic feelings these two have for each other is glazed over. Instead of glorious love stories and smokin sexy times, friendship, loyalty, and familial love is the heart and soul of the series. I promise you, it's very touching, you won't even miss the angsty romance! Anyway I love this tidbit though, not every novel should be romance-heavy as it sometimes end up making a mess of things.

VISION IN SILVER: Love it! Read it! One of the best series out there.












41 comments:

  1. I am so darn excited to start this series in March!!

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    1. It is so so good! I don't have enough words to articulate how great this series is!

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  2. I skimmed a bit cause I want to go in this book blind but I'm so excited!!! I love Meg and Simon and The Others. Such an awesome series and I agree, I love how Meg is not badass because it's kind of refreshing in urban fantasy land. At the same time though, she's a strong woman who's been through so much but still retained that sweet innocence. I'm so excited to listen to this again. Eek!

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    1. The paradox is so great! Here's this childlike oracle living and saving this very dangerous world.

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  3. I'm cleaning out my e-reader now, but once I've done a good job of it, I do want to read this series !

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    1. Once you're done, you should reward yourself with this series. It's like winning first prize!

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  4. Ohhh I have heard a ton of good things about this series. And I agree... romance is always necessary. Great review!

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    1. Unnecessary... I hope you won't be too disappointed on that department then. But I promise the friendships and familial feel of the characters will more than make up for the lack of romantic love.

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  5. It was an absoutely outstanding read, Braine! I loved it too!

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    1. Gosh we should've done a chat review! I'll be sure to email you when the next book comes out. I would love to have you here :D

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  6. One day I will try book 2 and catch up

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    1. I haven't read book 2 yet but going into this, I didn't feel lost at all, thanks to the recaps! So jump in and catch up later!

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    1. It's hard to keep a straight face sometimes. You know they'll eat humans but when they talk about us it's super funny!

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  8. Damnit, I need to read book one!!!

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    1. I heard the audiobook is good too!

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  9. Oh dangit. Another who loves Bishop. I am seriously going to have to give her a try.

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    1. Yup yup yup! Bishop lover here! You should join the bandwagon ;)

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  10. this sounds like a different type of fantasy novel. interesting. a blood prophet character is one I've never come across before. this story sounds pretty wicked but is so fantasy driven that someone like me would get lost? I tried to read those lord of the ring books and got so lost trying to decipher words and worlds and characters. it was like"whoa". i like fantasy but sometimes its a little too deep for me.

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    1. Not at all. It has an urban fantasy feel to it so that makes the world building easier to grasp. Nothing like LOTR

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  11. 'Kay, I really need to get busy and dust off my copy of book one. I want to experience these and get excited over them too.

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    1. Dust it off! Forget one of your books this week, pick the first one. You won'tbe sorry!

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  12. I'm totally going to have to check this series out. I love awkwardness!

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    1. You will love this, Lee! Get your butt to it!

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  13. YES..hells yes. I love this series so hard. I read and listened to the arc. I cannot get enough, Arooo!

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    1. Aroooo!!! Gimme some wolf cookies!

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  14. I have had this series on my wishlist and can't wait to start on it but I think the lack of romance would frustrate me - I 'need' romance in the books I read ;-)

    A great review! Sharon – Obsession with Books

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    1. Give it a go. The romance isn't outright, more like implied. It's very subtle but you'll feel the pull between Simon and Meg.

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  15. Okay, I WILL read the first book in March for the TBR challenge. It better rock after all of you getting my hopes up for this series. ;)

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  16. Donkey balls, hmm? LOL. I need to try the first book. You are doing a good job of convincing me. :) sounds fun!

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah, I forgot how convenient wireless connectio is. Being wired to your router sucks!

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  17. I agree with you, this is one of the best series in the market. I love it so much I have listened to the audiobooks right after reading the books... Sadly, the narrator for this series is not great.... But the books are so good I still listen to them.

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    1. Ayiyiyiy! Well at least you have the books to go back to. I don't do audio so I can't relate...

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  18. This book rocked! I loved Anne Bishop before, but after this I love her even more!

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    1. Right?!?! Now I want to try her epic fantasy series next!

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  19. I've been wanting to start this series for ages. It sound so good and I love the chicks hair on the cover. LOL
    Great review!

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  20. Vision in Silver sounds fantastic, Braine. As does the series. I've seen it around - guess I'll have to check it out.

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  21. I listened to the first two on audio so I'll be grabbing this one on audio too. I can't wait to listen to it!

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