Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Year in Review and 2017 New Year's Resolution

Another year has come and gone.

At the last count, I have reviewed a total of 52 books for the year to date. Sadly, it is a drop of 22 books, 1 book shy of hitting the same number as the year before.

Year 2016 @ 52 (-22 YOY)
Year 2015 @ 74 (-23 YOY)
Year 2014 @ 97

Review: Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop

4 stars for Marked in Flesh (The Others book 4) by Anne Bishop.

It has been more than a month since I last read a book. So I am delighted and excited to finish this book in time to share this last book review for the year.

Truth be told, I am not sure if I have made the right choice reading this book initially as the last book 3 Vision in Silver somehow falls short of expectations due to story regression and whatnots. However, when in doubt, always go with the familiar. And so, book 4 of The Others series it is.

I am glad to say that once again, I have enjoyed immersing myself in this dark and mystical world of The Others where we have Namid's claws and teeth, the old forms of terra indigene who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. And then, there is Namid's creation, the cassandra sangue, both wondrous and terrible, for which without them, there will be no story to begin with. Together, they make a wonderful urban fantasy tale.

Judging from the way the author wraps up this book, I reckon that the next instalment should be as interesting if not more. I am so looking forward to the next book 5 Etched in Bone.