Published by Roc Hardcover on March 4th, 2014
After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.
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.
Yeah this was pretty much me the entire 354 pages of Murder of Crows. AKA one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read. And yes I know how dramatic that sounds but I sincerely mean every bit of that. Murder of Crows starts off just a few months after Written in Red, and things are slowly starting to shift and build and change for Meg in The Others courtyard. But even with Meg settling in and The Others growing affection for her the world is still suffering from the “sickness” that we saw in Written in Red.
I’ve been struggling to write this review for over 2 weeks. I want to show you all how much I loved it, how well it was written, why I think you should grab it and how sure I am that you’re going to love the series. But I can’t and I’ve decided that’s ok. I’ve seriously freaked and stressed myself out about this review and I’m over it. I’m not going to review every book I read and even though I thoroughly LOVED Murder of Crows I’m not going to put myself through this craziness. The bottom line is the book was well written, the characters were completely mind-blowing and the plot was INSANE. There are no icky love triangles or crazy inner monologuing. The bad guy isn’t what you anticipate and in the end justice is so much more than your mind could ever imagine.
So that’s my review…