Wild Country

Wild Country In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series humans and the shape shifting Others will see whether they can live side by sidewithout d

  • Title: Wild Country
  • Author: Anne Bishop
  • ISBN: Wild Country
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  • In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape shifting Others will see whether they can live side by sidewithout destroying one another.There are ghost towns in the world places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape shifting Others.One of those places In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape shifting Others will see whether they can live side by sidewithout destroying one another.There are ghost towns in the world places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape shifting Others.One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills a town surrounded by the wild country Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff A deadly type of Other wants to run a human style saloon And a couple with four foster children one of whom is a blood prophet hope to find acceptance But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets or bury them Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 492 pages Published March 5th 2019 by Ace More Details Original Title Wild Country ASIN B07DMZB97R Edition Language English Series The World of the Others 2, The Others 7 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Wild Country, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I am confused, has this book been written and published yet or is this the one she is working on now 4 likeslike one year ago See all 3 answers Perri She is just finishing writing it It will be published in March 2019 flag Do I have to read all the books from The Others series or can I treat it as a standalone like 5 months ago See all 3 answers Dan Allnatt I would say you do really need to read the other books with Meg and Simon in first There are events that cross over in this book and there is a lot I would say you do really need to read the other books with Meg and Simon in first There are events that cross over in this book and there is a lot of mentioning of people and events that happened in them less flag See all 7 questions about Wild Country Lists with This Book Can t Wait Books of 2019 1,409 books 3,420 voters Can t Wait Sci Fi Fantasy of 2019 600 books 1,630 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.26 Rating details 5,682 ratings 855 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 836 Fran ais 4 1 More filters Sort order May 26, 2019 carol added it Recommends it for fans of The Others The short version Wild Country is All The Books in The Others series chopped then tossed together in a fruit salad In other words, there s nothing that s new, but presentation is everything it feels a bit fresher, streamlined, and better paced I ve been trying to figure out if I could recommend people just read this book and skip the rest Maybe Given that this contains All The Details from prior books, I ll note that it fixes many of the shortcomings, particularly those in plot Sinc The short version Wild Country is All The Books in The Others series chopped then tossed together in a fruit salad In other words, there s nothing that s new, but presentation is everything it feels a bit fresher, streamlined, and better paced I ve been trying to figure out if I could recommend people just read this book and skip the rest Maybe Given that this contains All The Details from prior books, I ll note that it fixes many of the shortcomings, particularly those in plot Since I adored mail delivering ponies, I didn t mind the endless details about such in Book One Written in Red , but I don t blame people who do All of that is shortened here The villain scenario believe me, I am spoiling nothing here is essentially the same as in Book One to Five I can t speak to Six, since I skipped it Bishop doesn t believe in shades of grey, and inevitably her antagonists are greedy, abusive, misogynist, human first people who kick kittens and puppies for fun Non people are never villains.Narrative viewpoint wanders It s limited third person, skipping from head to head so that Bishop can pretend to build some tension between the forces of Nature and those who wish to challenge exploit it I, being the impatient, shallow person that I am get to some people punishing, please skipped the viewpoint of the Bad People Plus, gross.One of the things that keeps me coming back to the series is the idea of active, animate environmental reclamation I read a LOT of apocalypse stories, ranging from disease, zombie, nuclear, environmental, but only Anne Bishop connects monsters with environment repair and envisions a nature that actively reclaims civilization Of course, that s as far as her world building goes It s actually one of the most poorly thought out worlds I ve ever read that has made it past the self published stage.Bishop actually cracked me up because in the prologue, she thanked a number of people for their help with animal information I m not sure what information they gave her that couldn t have been found in a first grade primer I mean, there was a canary that ate bird seed, some fighting dogs that went feral, some horses in a corral and some cattle that were killed And two puppies The rest of the time she explicitly states almost word for word that the terra indigene, while modeling themselves after a species of animal, are not actually that species, and thus have needs that species does not share So I m not sure what help her friends gave That new puppies should have a crate Get the runs if they eat raw antelope I wish people helping her would have said, Anne, hey How can you have localized computer networks with email and fax machines after the terra indigene wiped out 75% of humanity How come you still have DVD players with new movies made by the terra indigene Where are all the damn peeps mining your cobalt and platinum, and whose assembling your circuit boards in a sterile environment But since you tell me you are limiting gas and there aren t very many people, and food resources are a little limited, where does the electricity to run the computers come from And don t try to sell me an electric dam, because that still brings us back to a manufactured metals problem And why are your Inuit people giving a damn about who the property heirs are for Bennett Weren t the residents killed because they killed a bunch of terra indigene Why are the Inuit worrying about possessions for the next of kin after a world wide disaster Don t you have a food shortage Isn t 75% of the population wiped out And where did all the people come from so fast to settle Bennett see pop reduction but apparently none of the Blackstone Clan, that their numbers rival the terra indigene Zombies are easier, really.Ignoring all that, there s a sorta problematic thing with a person who likely has Down, who the wolves call a skippy Skippy, was a mentally challenged terra in an earlier book , and it s bizarre, given Bishop s other series, that there s an aside with a woman who likes non vanilla sex this is explicitly said ends up well Not with a happy ending And of course, there s the general thing that gender roles are pretty much 1950s, except gay men are cool So, flip the little switch in your brain that has to do with logic just like you do in a zombie movie and go along with it Try to ignore the fact that Bishop s world logic isn t consistent Just go with it It s kind of a fun tale, lots of ups and downs, a weird sort of frontier theme happening, and sort of happy ever afters, although I gotta say, I do think Bishop wasn t very kind to Virgil I might buy the e book version if it s on sale Seriously A non exhaustive list includes and do you really think these are spoilers and all of these are brief Air on a pony, speak prophet and I will listen, review of what happens to male Cassandra sangres, stocking grocery stores, review of how email works, watching movies, reading books, color changing hair, pizza delivery because post apocalypse, natch , train riding, howling, encountering Elders, jokes about eating people, eating people, Inuit spidey senses, women embarrassed by naked shapeshifting men flag 74 likesLike see review View all 28 comments May 12, 2019 Jilly rated it really liked it Shelves werewolves and other furry shifters Believe it or not, Jilly has a few weaknesses that aren t chocolate I know, it s shocking But true One of these is forgetting names and another is being directionally challenged So, when you give me a book that is set two neighboring towns but different from the others in the series and then bring in some people that we should remember and then have the timeline of it being before the last book written and during one of the books a few years backJilly is confused.But, what I d Believe it or not, Jilly has a few weaknesses that aren t chocolate I know, it s shocking But true One of these is forgetting names and another is being directionally challenged So, when you give me a book that is set two neighboring towns but different from the others in the series and then bring in some people that we should remember and then have the timeline of it being before the last book written and during one of the books a few years backJilly is confused.But, what I did get was a pretty entertaining story The book was set in a town that is basically a giant murder scene because the last inhabitants had been killed and eaten by Others after they killed a bunch of wolves in one of the past books So, now they need food humans to get the town going again Who volunteers Who wouldn t Two of the main characters are Jana, a human cop, and Virgil, a wolf shifter sheriff Jana couldn t find a job as a cop anywhere else because of being a woman, so they put her in the most dangerous position available Makes sense Little lady can t cry sexism if she gets eaten That ll teach her.Virgil has a tragic past and really hates humans, but he finds himself liking Jana He realizes that she must be part wolverine because of how fierce she is for a human, even though that isn t biologically possible Eventually all of the Others are calling her the wolverine and it s pretty funny Virgil will melt your heart even though he can be an ass hat sometimes His interactions with Jana s puppy are adorable.Since the town is opening up to human inhabitants a lot of people are headed that way, and not all of them have good motives One guy has a gang of murderers, robbers, rapists, and thieves that he is gathering to take over the town They are planning to kill all of the Others you know, since that worked out so well in past books Yeah, these idiots decided to try and give the cat a pill again It will definitely end better this time.The weakness in this book is that there are too many stories going on at once instead of making the main focus Jana and Virgil If the book was styled like the Meg Simon books, it would have worked better But, there were POV s and side stories flying everywhere It was like a case of ADD, moving around so much that you never got to pay real attention to one thing.There is also a trigger warning from me there is a torture and rape that happens in this one I was angry about that because it felt like the author almost justified it by making this woman a bitch with loose morals It bothered me that the woman was portrayed as a slut and then the mood was that she got what she deserved Nobody deserves that NOBODY So, that pissed me off.The other weakness in the story is that the big show down seemed wrong I can t explain too much without spoiling, but the humans should never have been allowed to be in a power position The Others certainly didn t allow any shenanigans before They are kill first, ask questions later So, it seemed unnecessary to have a bunch of characters die because of something that wasn t logical Yeah, Jilly, that made sense to anyone who hasn t read this book You totally nailed it eye roll Still, if you like this series, you will probably like this one It is full of action and has some of the cuteness of the animals trying to human going on I think it would be nice if the next book stayed here and let us get to know these characters better, but we ll see The next one may be a prequel to Simon and Meg or something You know how great prequels are Look, I think we can all agree that they both sucked flag 63 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Dec 18, 2018 Corina rated it really liked it Shelves urban fantasy, shifters Getting a new book by Anne Bishop is becoming one of my most highly anticipated things of the year When I started reading her The Others series exactly two years ago, December of 2016, I had no idea how much this series is going to mean to me I just recently binge read the first five books again, and loved them as much as the first time around.Wild Country is a kind of continuation of the original five books Because of that I wouldn t recommend jumping into this book without reading the other Getting a new book by Anne Bishop is becoming one of my most highly anticipated things of the year When I started reading her The Others series exactly two years ago, December of 2016, I had no idea how much this series is going to mean to me I just recently binge read the first five books again, and loved them as much as the first time around.Wild Country is a kind of continuation of the original five books Because of that I wouldn t recommend jumping into this book without reading the other books first Start with Written in Red.Now even though I love her books, especially this series, Wild Country wasn t my favorite and it s easy to pinpoint why.In the first five books Meg and Simon were pretty much the main characters And I realized quickly that I need at least one or two main characters that I can really connect with Characters that carry the story, that are the center a novel is built around.All of this doesn t mean that I didn t have fun reading Wild Country I loved getting back to one of my most beloved series lI actually devoured the book I just would have liked it done differently Because Wild Country was a story told by many different cast members Even though all were important to the story, this kind of style actually prevented me from really connecting with a specific character if that makes any sense.The next thing that worries me is that I don t really know what the author has planned for the future Her last novel Lake Silence seems to be a standalone in THE OTHERS series And right now I don t know if she will continue her story arc in Bennett or move on.I would love to get back to the people in Bennett One book isn t enough to really get to know them all, especially since most of them were new introductions and with Lakeside we had 5 books to really get to know the entire cast.I m also interested to see what other connections and relationships are being built between the terra indigene and humans These mixed groups of characters are something I enjoy the most How everyone adapts, how they learn from one another and build friendships on trust, kindness and support even if the odds are against them.Because what I love the most about this series, is that it s all about good vs evil It s one of these stories that will never grow old, and Anne Bishop has a wonderful and heart warming way of spinning stories that I love to devour each and every timeC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 49 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Feb 01, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves books i own kindle, read in 2019, netgalley 3, for review read 3.5 stars but I m rounding up because I loved the rest of the series so much Wild Country is the book I was expecting when I first picked up Lake Silence so I was really excited that we were being given the chance to catch up with familiar faces from Prairie Gold and Bennett Bennett s human population was wiped out in the war started by the Humans First and Last group, only the Intuit settlement at Prairie Gold survived but they re pretty cut off now that Bennett is a ghost town Thanks to thei 3.5 stars but I m rounding up because I loved the rest of the series so much Wild Country is the book I was expecting when I first picked up Lake Silence so I was really excited that we were being given the chance to catch up with familiar faces from Prairie Gold and Bennett Bennett s human population was wiped out in the war started by the Humans First and Last group, only the Intuit settlement at Prairie Gold survived but they re pretty cut off now that Bennett is a ghost town Thanks to their connection to people at the Lakeside Courtyard the Elders have decided to allow Bennett to be resettled, but only as a terra indigene run town Humans who can live in peace will be tolerated but anyone who crosses the line will be punished severely.Timeline wise the first half of this book runs alongside events in Etched in Bone, we get to see the applicants accepted at the job fair arrive in Bennett and start work on creating a new community and we also get to see how the terra indigene living there react to the news of Meg s abduction I still miss Meg and Simon as main characters but I loved getting the chance to catch up with familiar faces like Jesse, her son Tobias and the sanguinati town leader Tolya I also really enjoyed getting to know Barbara Ellen Michael s sister who went to Bennett to be the town vet and the new human deputy Jana who arrived to work alongside the existing wolfgard Sheriff Virgil deputy Kane.It s been fun getting to see of this world and how Others in different areas react to the humans they are now far wary of thanks to the HFL We also get to see how the blood prophets are settling in and continuing to learn about their own abilities which was something I was very happy about I think my main issue with this book was that the humans were still able to cause so much trouble The Others were on high alert thanks to some worrying prophecies, the Elders were watching and had clearly marked the boundaries where humans were allowed and where they weren t and yet we still had a group of humans able to sneak in and cause so much devastation.I could have understood the Others laying a trap, letting the humans think their plan was working but I found it impossible to believe that the Elders didn t spot these encroachers on their territory and do something about them The battle scenes could have been epic if it had been revealed that the Elders and the rest of the terra indigene had been working together to lay a huge trap but instead they were caught off guard and once again paid the price when many lives were lost It was heartbreaking to read about and just didn t feel realistic to me considering everything that had gone before.That battle came pretty close to ruining this story for me but I enjoyed the rest so much that I can t rate the book less than 4 stars The truth is that I devoured all 7 books in about 9 days because I was so addicted to this series that I couldn t stop reading That should give you an idea of how invested I became in this world and how skilful Ann Bishop is as a writer It s been a long time since I last devoured a series like that and I know I ll be rereading the books regularly in the future I m not sure if Anne Bishop is done with this world but I really hope that she ll give us at least a few books because I m still not ready to say goodbye flag 46 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Mar 09, 2019 Mimi rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, 2019 Initial reaction Not good and yet I m looking forward to the next book It s complicated not this series, but the reason I m drawn to it and keep on returning to it even though it just isn t good.More on this later, when I sort it out Now that I ve had a few days to sort it out, I ve come to the conclusion that my attachment to these books is quite simple, really I only like one thing and that one thing is karmic retribution, and this series has it in strides By the end of each boo Initial reaction Not good and yet I m looking forward to the next book It s complicated not this series, but the reason I m drawn to it and keep on returning to it even though it just isn t good.More on this later, when I sort it out Now that I ve had a few days to sort it out, I ve come to the conclusion that my attachment to these books is quite simple, really I only like one thing and that one thing is karmic retribution, and this series has it in strides By the end of each book, you are guaranteed a bloody, satisfying ending in which decency comes out on top and evil doers get what they deserve eaten, as nature and the universe intended Many of them die in horrific ways and all of them are satisfying on a very basic level.There are no complexities here You never have to worry about nuance or depth or lack of depth or shades of gray or moral ambiguity or finding yourself in a tough spot when you re reading You re relieved of the burden of having to figure out where you stand on questionable things because good and evil are clear cut and defined in ways that leave no room for discussion If one happens to get eaten by nature, then one definitely had it coming because nature is never wrong Simple as that.That s too basic for what I normally like in my fiction, but I put up with it here because the ways in which the revenge by nature or nature with a vengeance arc is played out is so satisfying It fills a void that other, better written, dubious fiction don t or can t.I mean, where in fiction do violent, openly racist specie ist characters consistently get what they deserve eaten The moment a shady character shows up on the page causing trouble, you know that character will suffer and die by the end of the book It s only a matter of how and how bloody it will be Mauled by wolves Mauled by bears Mauled by panthers Drained by vampires, pecked by crows, harvested by a harvestor or everyone s personal favorite torn to pieces by an elder and left for scavengers However they die, they die for good It s kind of ghoulish, but in a fun way.I made the mistake of calling this series cozy and a friend read Written in Red 1 on my recommendation thinking it s an actual cozy like a cozy mystery She came back, just kind of stared at me, and then said, I don t think you know what cozy means Me scoffing Of course I do I didn t, apparently Bewildered friend People get ripped apart and eaten in this book In just the first few chapters Me And they deserved it failing to see what the issue was here BF That s not cozy That s not what cozy is Me narrowing eyes But it should be, yeah BF NO And then the discussion veered off into what was and wasn t cozy and how I should read actual cozies to see what they re like.Me Do bad people get devoured in cozy books BF Nope Me Then they re not very cozy, are they BF showing signs of mental hair pulling I did end up trying a few categorically cozy mysteries to see what they re like as the friend requested And They re fine, just not for me Too tamed and not enough wholesale devouring for my taste puns maybe intended.This series is kind of difficult to sum up using existing paranormal books and series as examples or descriptions because it s in a class of its own However, if you ve read one book, you ve pretty much read them all Okay, now onto this book.It takes place in the town of Bennett, where a wolf pack was massacred by humans in an attempted land grab and where the apocalypse officially kicked off The story opens after the apocalyptic events of Marked in Flesh 4 and the timeline runs parallel to Etched in Bone 5 It runs up to Meg s kidnapping and recovery and then breaks off to deal with trouble brewing within the town.Bennett is right in the middle of the wild county There s a small farming village close by, but the land is extremely isolated from the rest of the human population and the elders live just on the other side of the invisible border A group of sanguinati led by Tolya and two wolves, Virgil and Kane who are the only survivors of the slain pack, take on the difficult task of resettling the town by gradually letting select humans come in to work for them.Most of the people they let in are skilled, hardworking people who really need the jobs and a fresh start But then there s the Blackstone clan who are a family of intuit swindlers and grifters they re looking for a fresh start as well, but they re not inclined to share the town They head to Bennett thinking they could case the area and then push out the Others for control of the town, with the idea of turning it into a paradise for people like them.Things don t go as planned Lots of people and Others are killed The ending is a bloodbath, literally, though not as intense as the ones in previous books The plotting could have been tighter to ratchet up the tension, about 200 pages could have been cut to quicken the pace, and a couple of the minor character centric subplots could have been discarded to keep the focus on the action leading up to the showdown between the Blackstones and the Others.Some familiar characters are back Jesse Walker and her son Tobias, both intuits from the farming village Barbara Ellen, assistant vet and Micheal Debaney s sister John Wolfgard from the Lakeside bookstore.Lots of new characters are introduced Jana, the first and only female cop in this whole world no joke Abigail, another intuit who can read gemstones and a former Blackstone Joshua Painter, an orphan raised by panthers Saul Panthergard, one of Joshua s adoptive relatives the Gott family the Hua Stone family Scythe, a harvestor like Tess.This is the first book in which we get a sex scene between a human and an Other sanguinati The pairing is an interesting one The characters have a working relationship prior to getting together, and much to my surprise, there s no awkwardness between them afterward.This is also the first book in which we get to see a same sex relationship It s never been mentioned before, not even briefly, so I just thought it was the author s choice to not take on subject matter she wasn t comfortable writing But here in this book, we see a gay couple who have adopted 4 children, 3 Others and a blood prophet unbeknownst to them , and are looking to start a new life together in the wild country, far away from judgmental humans Yes even in the post apocalypse long suffering sigh What s interesting about this development is it s some of the humans, not the Others, who take issue with same sex relationships, although they don t voice their objection as Bennett is an Other controlled town The Others are actually fine with the 2 dads and their 4 kids They only make a fuss at first because one of the kids is a young, untrained blood prophet and they thought the couple stole the kids.Another first for the series is having a minor character with Down Syndrome, but since she s not a POV character yet , we only get to read about what the main characters think and say about her Once they make the connection between her and Skippy back at Meg s office in Lakeside , the Wolves look after her as one of their own.One last first for the series first female cop Jana is the first woman to graduate from the police academy and become the first female police officer ever, but she can t get hired in any human controlled areas because, you know, sexism and misogyny She has to go all the way out to the wild country if she wants a job This is a world that s vaguely technologically advanced there are cell phones and internet and yet Jana is the first woman to become a cop in the history of humanity long suffering sigh to the power of infinity And that pretty much wraps up this book Cross posted at flag 45 likesLike see review View all 49 comments Jan 06, 2019 Sheyla rated it it was amazing Shelves fantasy, arc, netgalley, 5 fangs, 2019, best 2019, favorite series, prhpartner, romance, fantastic Now we are talking Wild Country was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G It was as good as reading a Meg and Simon s book It had all the right elements to hook me from the very first chapter.The timeline of Wild Country is around the time Crispin s brother shows up to the Lakeside Courtyard on Etched in Bone We get to meet new characters and get to know of the old ones too Jessie and Tobias Walker mother and son are Intuits Jessie gets a feel for people while Tobias gets a feel for animals They are Now we are talking Wild Country was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G It was as good as reading a Meg and Simon s book It had all the right elements to hook me from the very first chapter.The timeline of Wild Country is around the time Crispin s brother shows up to the Lakeside Courtyard on Etched in Bone We get to meet new characters and get to know of the old ones too Jessie and Tobias Walker mother and son are Intuits Jessie gets a feel for people while Tobias gets a feel for animals They are both from Prairie Gold but are helping Tolya Sanguinatti, the Vampire who s in charge of Bennett All humans from Bennett were killed by the Elders after the Human First and Last Movement attacked the Others and Tolya is in charge of repopulating it with the right kind of humans.Jana Paniccia is hired to work with Bennett s sheriff, Virgil Wolfgard Virgil has all the right reasons to hate the humans but he understands why they might need Jana His idea of dealing with women is to put them in jail under a me time space.Barb Debeny is in charge of the pets and the relocation of them to new homes She has a happy personality and is very friendly, traits which can be confusing to the terra indigene especially to Virgil.Wild Country was fabulous I couldn t be happier that we are able to learn about these characters I love to read what was going through Tolya s head Virgil and Jana s interaction with the puppy had me laughing at loud I like the idea of Jana and Tobias together too Jessi had so many important interactions, one I didn t see it coming I wonder what will happen next with this mixed community of terra indigene and humans and who else shows up.Wild Country was engaging, fast paced, funny and sad at times Definitely a winner 5 5 FangsThank you Ace and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif s Two Fangs About It Facebook Twitter Instagram flag 36 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Apr 02, 2019 Kat rated it really liked it Shelves library 2 Ah, a return to the world of the Others, where pack law rules and humans are no longer the dominant species This tale takes place mainly in the town of Bennet, out in the wild country, and during the same time period as the last book in the Simon and Meg series Simon and Meg 3 3 3 Sorry, fangirl moment over I loved getting an all new cast of characters, with some of the same issues as before, and watching the world shift and grow Virgil, Barbara Allen, Talaya, Jana, Tobias so Ah, a return to the world of the Others, where pack law rules and humans are no longer the dominant species This tale takes place mainly in the town of Bennet, out in the wild country, and during the same time period as the last book in the Simon and Meg series Simon and Meg 3 3 3 Sorry, fangirl moment over I loved getting an all new cast of characters, with some of the same issues as before, and watching the world shift and grow Virgil, Barbara Allen, Talaya, Jana, Tobias so many great new characters to get to know I enjoyed the way relationships slowly unfolded and we slowly got to know the backstories and intricacies of this town much as we did the Lakeside Courtyard This one turned pretty dark towards the end, so be sure to read trigger warnings if that s an issue for the most part it s a lot of typical fluffy Other human misunderstandings, but there were a few strong scenes Overall a delightful read Trigger Warnings view spoiler sexual assault, rape, torture hide spoiler Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader flag 34 likesLike see review Mar 02, 2019 Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves fantasy Bennett is one of the towns where the humans were obliterated by the Elders the scariest of Others since the Humans First and Last Group slaughtered many Others, and humans alike The Elders took out a bunch of towns, and so they sit deserted, but Bennett is a place that Others claimed, a town along an important train route They feel they must claim the town, so other nefarious human groups won t come in, take advantage and settle Unfortunately, Bennett s still an attractive prospect to a hu Bennett is one of the towns where the humans were obliterated by the Elders the scariest of Others since the Humans First and Last Group slaughtered many Others, and humans alike The Elders took out a bunch of towns, and so they sit deserted, but Bennett is a place that Others claimed, a town along an important train route They feel they must claim the town, so other nefarious human groups won t come in, take advantage and settle Unfortunately, Bennett s still an attractive prospect to a human outlaw group, the Blackstone Clan a group that hasn t learned the importance of respecting the power of the Elders, or Others Tolya Sanguinati is the new mayor in charge, but Jesse Walker, an Intuit from Prairie Gold is an informal confidant and advisor to him As an Intuit she has uncanny powers of intuition, providing Tolya helpful guidance in any decisions made about the town I enjoyed their relationship, the trust between them even though she s a human and he s an Other It s decided that they need to start recruiting humans and Others to revive the town and fill various positions needed for a small town to function Jana just graduated from the Police Academy, but prejudices against women has made it hard for her to get a job She s recruited to work for the Bennett Police Department, and even though she knows there s bound to be difficulties working with a Wolfgard police chief, she welcomes the opportunity There s no love lost between Virgil Wolfgard, the police chief, and humans After all, his wolf pack was slaughtered by the Humans First Last, so when Jana comes aboard it s a bumpy road adjusting It s entertaining as they feel each other out, find out what to expect There are difficulties, but Jana is up to the challenge I was hoping view spoiler there would be a romance between Jana and Virgil, there s some definite chemistry there, IMO, but that was not to be in this installment I still think there s potential there, but as for now, it s Jana and Tobias hide spoiler The Blackstone s are a nasty group, trying to bully their way into town and take over, their presence and threat had me on the edge of my seat To be honest, I don t know why the Tolya and the rest of the major players didn t recognize them as of a threat, especially with some of the warnings they got from Hope Wolfsong There were a lot of losses, and I m wondering how it ll affect the relationships that had started to form before everything came to a head.I ve loved The Others since the beginning, and I m delighted to get from this world, even if it s not Meg and Simon I liked Lake Silence, the first spin off book, but I enjoyed Wild Country even I think part of the reason is that there were several characters here that I d already met and wanted of in the previous books Tolya Sanguinati, Jesse Walker, Tobias Walker, Rachel Wolfgard, and Barbara Ellen Debany, but I have to say two new characters Jana and Virgil were my favorites in this installment Watching the humans and Others of Bennett working together and forming bonds, learning to trust, and yes, start a romance or three, yay is what I love most about this series I can t wait for the next one A copy was kindly provided by Ace via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review flag 29 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Nov 21, 2018 Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves preordered, march 2019, kindle, own, berkley publishing, fantasy, netgalley, arc, favorite, series Bishop masterfully writes a twisting tale that utterly ensnared me White knuckle, riveting reading at its finest Pulling the reader through the gambit of emotions, Wild Country and The Others Series truly delivers what I strive to find in every book I read I see a re read of The Others series starting now I received this ARC copy of Wild Country from Berkley Publishing Group Ace This is my honest and voluntary review Wild Country is set for publication March 5, 2019.My Rating 5 starsWrit Bishop masterfully writes a twisting tale that utterly ensnared me White knuckle, riveting reading at its finest Pulling the reader through the gambit of emotions, Wild Country and The Others Series truly delivers what I strive to find in every book I read I see a re read of The Others series starting now I received this ARC copy of Wild Country from Berkley Publishing Group Ace This is my honest and voluntary review Wild Country is set for publication March 5, 2019.My Rating 5 starsWritten by Anne BishopSeries World of the Others, The Book 2 Hardcover 496 pagesPublisher Ace March 5, 2019 ISBN 10 0399587276ISBN 13 978 0399587276Genre Fantasy Dystopian Noble flag 28 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 17, 2019 Deborah Obida rated it really liked it Shelves adult, urban fantasy, paranormal Loved it It wasn t as great as Simon and Meg s story but its cool Am super glad its nothing like Lake Silence, that was a parody of Simon and Meg s story.Wild country is different in a good kind of way I love all the multiple characters with their different background The book is written in third person multiple POVs so its easy to know what most of the characters are thinking, even the villians have a POV, which I didn t appreciate at first.The world building is kind of dystopian with a hin Loved it It wasn t as great as Simon and Meg s story but its cool Am super glad its nothing like Lake Silence, that was a parody of Simon and Meg s story.Wild country is different in a good kind of way I love all the multiple characters with their different background The book is written in third person multiple POVs so its easy to know what most of the characters are thinking, even the villians have a POV, which I didn t appreciate at first.The world building is kind of dystopian with a hint of historical fiction which the author depicted well The book took place after the war in Thesia The characters are my favourite part of the book My favourite is Virgil which am pretty sure am not pronouncing his name well I also love Jana, Tolya, Barbara etc.Virgil is my favourite, he is a Wolf He can impersonate humans so well he got the job of the Sheriff, its was crazy Jana is his deputy, I love his loyalty to those he loves.Here are some of my favourite Virgil moments Instead of biting her, I put Barbara Ellen in jail for a while on Firesday When she yapped about it, I told her she needed me time, something I heard a cop in the TV box say to a human male before putting him in a cell.This is a useful thing to say to females since it makes them too annoyed to continue yapping, but what, exactly, is me time VirgilVirgil studied the meat with considerable regret The body There were humans around, so he had to remember to call it a body instead of almost fresh meat.Jana walked into Virgil s office, set a small roasting pan on his desk, and lifted the lid When the Wolf said nothing and did nothing except stare at the contents of the pan, she said, It s an apology It looks like meat It is meat I figured you would like that than chocolates or flowers I do Now, finally, he looked at her Why are you apologizing This is my first job as a deputy I m going to make mistakes He nodded The meat is an apology for which mistake She d made than one Darn it My second favourite character is Joshua, he is human who grew up with the Panthergard, he came into town with his Panthergard brother to learn how to act human, its so cool flag 25 likesLike see review Feb 27, 2019 Douglas Meeks rated it it was amazing When it comes to The Others I find it next to impossible to stay unbiased since this is one of the most unique series being written today The mix of characters and the way you are brought into the mindset of each of them draws you deep into these stories and you wish they would never end.This book as with the previous one is in a new locality, Bennett is not 100% new since we have heard of it before in the original books It is a bit less settled than any of the other books and while it is al When it comes to The Others I find it next to impossible to stay unbiased since this is one of the most unique series being written today The mix of characters and the way you are brought into the mindset of each of them draws you deep into these stories and you wish they would never end.This book as with the previous one is in a new locality, Bennett is not 100% new since we have heard of it before in the original books It is a bit less settled than any of the other books and while it is almost a day in the life telling for a lot of the book, it is uniquely addicting and sometimes humorous to watch Others, humans, Intuits and the blood prophets all learn to work together.As with most of these books there are always a few humans that think they can do what they want and that becomes part of the endgame plot and things are not exactly like you thought they might be since you somehow get the idea that all of these Others are something close to Superman and are invulnerable, you find that that is not exactly the case I had heard that this might be the last book at least for awhile and that the author was going to work on another series and while I hated to hear that, the ending to this does give a good place to stop and figure out where it goes from here, I hope it is not THE END but just a break to get a direction.Bottom Line This still remains one of the most entertaining, well written, captivating and unique series in urban fantasy and no list of superlatives really capture it for me So 5 Stars since that is all I can give and still wish they have a class of books you could just label as Masterpiece Class and put those very few books like this one in it flag 26 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2019 Carole Caroles Random Life in Books rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 netgalley challenge, audio book, net galley, paranormal, 2019, series, fantasy, reviewed This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.This was another wonderful installment in a fantastic series I have devoured each book in the series and eagerly look forward to each new installment I had a digital review copy of this book but decided to go with the audiobook this time around and I think that it was a good choice I was hooked by the story right away and had a hard time putting the book aside I really enjoyed the experience of reading this book.This book takes p This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.This was another wonderful installment in a fantastic series I have devoured each book in the series and eagerly look forward to each new installment I had a digital review copy of this book but decided to go with the audiobook this time around and I think that it was a good choice I was hooked by the story right away and had a hard time putting the book aside I really enjoyed the experience of reading this book.This book takes place at the same time as some of the events are happening in Etched in Bone There are some mentions of familiar characters but for the most part, this book tells the story of a new group This book is set in the small town of Bennett where the town is led by the Others but humans are settling in and living alongside them It is a big adjustment for everyone, especially the town s Wolfguard sheriff and human officer I liked the characters in this book and really enjoyed the variety of the cast Really, there is a little bit of everything in this book There are regular humans, just about every kind of shifter that you could imagine, the vampire like Sanguinati, blood prophets, and even a few close encounters with the Elders There are even a couple of puppies worked into the mix which was a big plus for me.I thought that this book was pretty exciting I was eager to learn how everything would come together There are some scenes that are pretty action packed but I also liked the quieter scenes that illustrated how everyone was working together to make the community work The only complaints that I really had would be the stupidity of some of the humans and the fact the pack of wild dogs had to be dealt with as they were.This was the first time that I have had the chance to listen to the narration of Alexandra Harris I thought that she did a great job with all of the different characters and their voices She had a very pleasant speaking voice and was able to add some emotion into her reading I really enjoyed listening to her narration of this book.I would recommend this book to others This book does touch on a lot of things that occur in the first five books of The Others series so I would recommend that the series be read in order I cannot wait to read stories set in this wonderful world created by Anne Bishop I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group Ace via NetGalley and purchased a copy of the audiobook.Initial ThoughtsThis was another great installment It is always fun to slip back into the world of The Others I liked all of the characters featured in this installment and all of their interactions as they worked to set up their little town It was nice to hear a bit about the group from the original books as well This story was exciting and had a lot of layers to it I decided to listen to the audiobook and thought that the narrator did an excellent job with the story flag 24 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it it was amazing Shelves kindle books, arc book read There is almost nothing than the dark almost creepy world that Bishop has created in The Others series With all the supernatural creatures we have all come to know, love and become fascinated with, but with a darker sinister, no nonsense twist that is completely unique and one I completely adore Even though I miss Meg, Simon and all the gang from the original series so very much, I can t even begin to tell you how excited I was to know after the first book in the spin off, Lake Silen There is almost nothing than the dark almost creepy world that Bishop has created in The Others series With all the supernatural creatures we have all come to know, love and become fascinated with, but with a darker sinister, no nonsense twist that is completely unique and one I completely adore Even though I miss Meg, Simon and all the gang from the original series so very much, I can t even begin to tell you how excited I was to know after the first book in the spin off, Lake Silence, was just as fascinating and fantastic as the original, I was to know we would be getting Getting over that initial reservation of can Bishop really pull it off again, I can say with complete confidence and honesty, that why, yes, yes she can.In fact, this is one of my most favorite books in the series to date I just loved everything about it from the town, to the people, to the packjust, it was so much of what I loved about the original but with whole new characters that were every bit as loveable as the original Truly this series is just getting better and Meg and Simon or no Meg and Simon, it truly is worth it to pick up and get a darker, frightening taste of what The Others is all about ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag 23 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 11, 2019 Celeste rated it really liked it Shelves urban fantasy You can find this review and at Novel Notions We are here We are different but we stand united to protect our home We are different but we protect our families by blood or by heart We are different but not alone Never alone.We are here Wild Country is a fun return to a world I came to love years ago, but from a side that felt fresh and new and even dangerous than the original series It was vicious than preceding books, though it still maintained the simplicity that first m You can find this review and at Novel Notions We are here We are different but we stand united to protect our home We are different but we protect our families by blood or by heart We are different but not alone Never alone.We are here Wild Country is a fun return to a world I came to love years ago, but from a side that felt fresh and new and even dangerous than the original series It was vicious than preceding books, though it still maintained the simplicity that first made this world so appealing However, the brutality and setting hardened some of the softness that made the original series so intriguing, and the inclusion of sex and language than was used in previous books gave this new community a jaded and less trusting level of interaction than the Courtyard that so entranced me in Meg Corbyn s story.There s something so unique about Bishop s created world of the Others For one, there s something innocent and simple about the Others themselves The way the Others view the world and build their communities, even those shared with humans, harkens back to simpler times, reminding me almost of a frontier town with some additional technology thrown in Mixed in with that innocence is a brutality that is jarring in comparison, and I think that combination is what makes this series unique in a market saturated with urban fiction.What caused me to enjoy this book a bit less than those preceding it was the aforementioned lack of trust I know that the Others are at odds with humans, who are constantly trying to usurp these beings that refuse to give them free rein of the world However, what made the Courtyard of the original series so appealing was the fact that individual humans were always being added into this ring of trust by the Others, proving over and over that not all humans were greedy and selfish and willing to sacrifice others to get their way In Wild Country, the story takes place in Bennett, a town we were actually introduced to in a previous novel as the sight of a massacre staged by the Others as a retaliation for the slaughter of a pack of shifters Obviously, humans moving back into this town is a very touchy subject, one that is handled very delicately I understand that a lack of trust is obviously at the forefront of every mind here, human or Other But after certain relationships are established and bonds are formed between certain humans and the Others in this area, I expected a certain level of trust to develop While this does eventually happen, there were many missteps made first This is absolutely realistic and understandable What saddened me about it was the lack of optimism that made the original series such a joy to read Don t get me wrong, I still very much enjoyed this book, and trust was eventually reached, but the innocence that made this series so refreshing came across as a bit tarnished here However, this is wild country, as the title reminds us, and the change in tone is something I should have expected.Something I did really enjoy was Bishop s attention to a group of people I found fascinating in previous books, the Intuits These are humans with a mysterious additional sense If they have a feeling about something, that feeling is not to be ignored What I loved about this book in particular is Bishop s demonstration that Intuits are always good people, as they are kind of presented in previous books Here, we have Intuits as both heroes and villains, and I loved seeing how people on either side of that moral divide use their gifts.There were some wonderful characters here, who did eventually grow to trust one another through the progression of the book, as well as exhibiting some endearing character development Our main characters are in law enforcement together, but as one is human and the other is, well, Other, they knock heads in nearly every chapter Once they come to an understanding, they become a type of mixed pack who would do anything to protect one another and those they ve adopted into that pack.HE HAS TEETHE HAS A GUNEY ARE THE LAW.All of that being said, I was still thrilled with my most recent visit to the world of the Others It remains one of the most unique urban fantasies I ve had the pleasure of reading Nowhere else have I experienced this mix of innocence and brutality, and it s an adventure I recommend to anyone who s looking for something a little different flag 20 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 27, 2019 Mogsy MMOGC rated it really liked it Shelves review copy, arcs and galleys, urban, paranormal, shapeshifters, magic 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Country by Anne Bishop is, bar none, my favorite book in the world of The Others to date All my favorite elements have been brought back, while all the gripes have been either corrected or dealt with Also, I am simply loving this spinoff format allowing the author limitless opportunities to explore the stories of other people, creatures, and places in this wondrous magical world of Thaisia.Before I continue, becau 4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Country by Anne Bishop is, bar none, my favorite book in the world of The Others to date All my favorite elements have been brought back, while all the gripes have been either corrected or dealt with Also, I am simply loving this spinoff format allowing the author limitless opportunities to explore the stories of other people, creatures, and places in this wondrous magical world of Thaisia.Before I continue, because the events of Wild Country take place in the aftermath of Marked in Flesh and run concurrently with much of Etched in Bone, it may contain potential spoilers for the original 5 book series if you haven t read it yet This time, readers are brought to Bennett, a settlement in the wild territory known as the Elder Hills At one point it was a thriving town, before the powerful Terra Indigene in the area killed every man, woman and child in retaliation for the slaughter of the Wolfgard pack While the Elders have consented for Bennett to be rebuilt and repopulated, they do so with one stipulation the town must be under Terra Indigene control, and any human living within its limits must agree to work with the Others and be subject to their authority.As it turns out, a surprising number of humans are willing to make this bargain, though many are drawn to Bennett out of desperation Whether it s the need for work, a place to lie low and disappear, or simply a community in which to belong, they have all come with the hopes of making a new life for themselves Soon, Bennett is up and running again, with a new deputy in town, a lively bookstore, and even an old timey saloon But even after the Elders show of power, some humans still have it in their heads that they can simply take from the Others what they feel is rightfully theirs Many groups that have sprung up in recent years to take advantage of the lawless frontier environment, including a notorious gang of hustlers known as the Blackstone Clan Unfortunately, these mobsters see the flourishing Bennett as an invitation to take some of that success for themselves, and their leader is also looking to settle a score with someone he suspects is hiding out in the town.Without a doubt, the characters were the highlight of this novel As thrilled as I was to make new acquaintances, I was even excited to catch up with old friends, many of whom were introduced but only seen briefly in Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone names like Jana Paniccia, Barb Debany, Jesse Walker, Abigail Burch, and Virgil Wolfgard A couple of familiar faces we ve known even longer, like John Wolfgard, who worked at Howling Good Reads and has relocated to Bennett to run the bookstore a staple in every Others novel , as well as Tolya Sanguinati, who has been tapped to lead the entire town I loved getting the chance to catch up with these characters and see what they ve all been up to, and apparently, the answer is a lot.Much of this story involves the residents of Bennett attempting to get the town back into shape Perhaps my only criticism of the book is that this process dragged on just a tad too long there s only so much description of cleaning, recruiting, hiring, and building I can take before it becomes tedious, but thankfully Bishop kept things interesting enough with the introduction of new characters and establishing their fascinating backgrounds One example is Scythe, who is a particularly dangerous kind of Terra Indigene though she is no less enterprising because of it, hoping to set up a Wild West style saloon called the Bird Cage in Bennett Then there s Joshua, a young man who grew up with the Panthergard but whose origins and what they represent make him a troubling enigma for both humans and the Others More great characters include a mixed family headed by Evan and his partner Ken, who have come to town with a group of Terra Indigene orphans they have rescued.The result of all these different lives coming together gave this novel an incredible fresh start vibe that I found exciting and full of hope Despite the town s grim history, I loved Bennett for the same reasons I love Westerns and stories about pioneers settling on wild frontiers This new setting also allowed for fresh situations and dynamics we ve never seen before One of my main complaints about Lake Silence was how similar it felt to Meg Corbyn s story, containing a lot of parallels and reusing many the same ideas from her time in Lakeside Courtyard Wild Country, on the other hand, felt like a true departure, even with the return so many known characters I especially loved the women in this book, like Jana and Abigail who despite their flaws are strong, resourceful and driven, setting themselves apart from Meg who I thought was too meek and always needed to be saved.While some of the plot developments in the second half of Wild Country felt similar to the previous books mainly those related to the Human vs Others conflict this is one area I didn t mind where the tone and spirit remained the same Besides, the stakes felt higher in this novel, with villainous humans who are underhanded and devious, and likewise the Terra Indigene characters were also ruthless and unforgiving.Truly, Wild Country is my favorite book set in the Others world so far, and I hope Anne Bishop continues to branch out and tell even stories about the denizens and communities surrounding the original Lakeside Courtyard There are so many possibilities to explore, and I can t wait to see what she comes up with next flag 22 likesLike see review Mar 31, 2019 Robin Bridge Four rated it liked it Shelves bb b 2019, buddy read, cool creatures, kick ass heroines, ya, 2019 reads, uf pnr, awesome audio Lake Silence, World of the Others 1, was a story with completely different characters from the main Others series It was a good departure from the main series and I completely enjoyed it Wild Country, World of the Others 2 is really The Others 5.5ish At first, I was completely thrown off because it was a huge shift and timeline wise it was prior to book 1 It took awhile to immerse myself back into the story as some things are happening concurrently to Etched in Bone book 5 of The Others se Lake Silence, World of the Others 1, was a story with completely different characters from the main Others series It was a good departure from the main series and I completely enjoyed it Wild Country, World of the Others 2 is really The Others 5.5ish At first, I was completely thrown off because it was a huge shift and timeline wise it was prior to book 1 It took awhile to immerse myself back into the story as some things are happening concurrently to Etched in Bone book 5 of The Others series.Wild Country is set up like a story from the Wild West of old Bennette is a ghost town after being decimated by The Others in book 4 The plan is to have a mixed community comprised of Humans and Terra Indigene Bennette has a small town feel with a very new Wolf Sheriff and his extremely human female Deputy Most of the story is getting the town set up with the new colonists traveling to fill the positions that might be needed in Bennette I m always amazed at how much I m drawn in at this It seems like it might be a little tedious but I really enjoy the day to day happenings in the town.As humans and Terra Indigene find ways to work together in the town danger looms on the horizon as different swindlers and charlatans start making there way towards only of the only cities that might be big enough to lay low in until humanity bounces back from its decimation at the hands of the elders I loved how this book explored intuits in a new way In all the other books intuits are all good people helping others and carrying out jobs like normal people, but attuned to danger and able to help their community prosper Wild Country flips the script on that and shows us what intuits could do if they used their gifts for crime and stealing It was a nice change up.Overall I enjoyed a good portion of this story I was entertained and after the initial disjointed feeling settled in for a good time in the new Wild Wild West There were some great characters to get to know and I liked how the new community was coming together Madam Scythe was one of my favorites, she is like Tess from the main Others series but very new to being around people and so there are a few moments I love the type of terra indigene she is and was happy to see another in this story.The only issue I had with this book was the showdown near the end It seemed a little forced and I struggle with everything that has happened in these books so far that some of the humans would continue to be that stupid It was a struggle especially standing in one of the towns that was completely wiped out Still this is a fun story for the most part and I always enjoy the different facets of The Others While Lake Silence I think you could have read without any prior knowledge of the series, Wild Country needs to be read after Etched in bone, but could be easily read before Lake Silence flag 19 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Bet l rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, 2019, 2019 favs, 5 star favorites, urban fantasy, reviewed, netgalley ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review I absolutely love the amazing world Anne Bishop has created for The Others series The paranormal beings aren t romanticized and shown in a heroic light They are something to be afraid of because they will always protect their own first They don t think or act like humans They are and always will be predators If you have read the previous books then some names will sound familiar but there are also a lot of new faces Expect multi ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review I absolutely love the amazing world Anne Bishop has created for The Others series The paranormal beings aren t romanticized and shown in a heroic light They are something to be afraid of because they will always protect their own first They don t think or act like humans They are and always will be predators If you have read the previous books then some names will sound familiar but there are also a lot of new faces Expect multiple POVs, but I have come to realize that I really love seeing how each character is thinking and why they are acting a certain way There are multiple story lines but the author did an incredible job in weaving it into one book We are here We are different but we stand united to protect our home We are different but we protect our families, whether they are families by blood or by heart We are different but we are not alone Never alone We are here Wild Country was action packed, suspenseful, funny, heartbreaking, ruthless, original, and very intriguing I loved the thought process and seeing how the Others reacted to certain situations The confrontations between different beings was very interesting and it sometimes had me on the edge of my seat I am just so invested in this world and characters This book was unpredictable and had my attention from start until finish I just hope we will get a lot books set in this unique fantasy world, because I can t wait to see how this world and the relationships will develop further flag 19 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Mar 05, 2019 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it liked it Shelves reviewed by julia Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Fans of The Others series may admit that not much has changed in the last 3 books or so, and generally that isn t an issue The simple, day to day scenes of earnest humans living with their powerful neighbors are sweet and funny These moments are the cream floating atop whatever greedy plot some other group of humans are building behind the Others backs.The key to this formula working, again and again, is not going to be the element of surprise Rath Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Fans of The Others series may admit that not much has changed in the last 3 books or so, and generally that isn t an issue The simple, day to day scenes of earnest humans living with their powerful neighbors are sweet and funny These moments are the cream floating atop whatever greedy plot some other group of humans are building behind the Others backs.The key to this formula working, again and again, is not going to be the element of surprise Rather, it is getting invested in these characters and communities WILD COUNTRY focuses so broadly on the community, none of the characters really took control of the story Learning new names for familiar archetypes, watching all the pins line up so they can get knocked down, even with the addition of evil Intuits, felt a little scattered and boring The policewoman, Jana, was the character I most wanted to follow, but her story didn t built momentum until the very end.WILD COUNTRY has the familiar elements that make an Others story fun, but also a bit of the shortcomings that can drag the story down A bit slower to get moving than the rest of the series, WILD COUNTRY is still worth reading But take your time, this one isn t going to rush.Sexual Content A non explicit sex scene, references to sex and rape, a non explicit rape scene flag 18 likesLike see review Feb 12, 2019 Kimberly rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves new releases 2019, audio 2019, coyer winter 2018 And now I have to wait for the next cries Narrated by Alexandra Harris, Bishop takes us to the town of Bennett, set at the base of the Elder Hills Once a robust human occupied town along the railway, it is now almost abandoned after the Teeth and Claw annihilated the humans in retribution for the slaughter of shapeshifters mostly the Wolfguard It is now being resettled as a mixed community for Others and Humans.Jana Paniccia recently graduated from the police academy and is hoping to secu And now I have to wait for the next cries Narrated by Alexandra Harris, Bishop takes us to the town of Bennett, set at the base of the Elder Hills Once a robust human occupied town along the railway, it is now almost abandoned after the Teeth and Claw annihilated the humans in retribution for the slaughter of shapeshifters mostly the Wolfguard It is now being resettled as a mixed community for Others and Humans.Jana Paniccia recently graduated from the police academy and is hoping to secure a job In the human world acceptance of female officers isn t welcome, something she can attest to during her training, but Jana is determined and than qualified When one of the Intuit, tells Tolya, the Sanguinati leader of Bennett that they need humans to fill jobs, he puts out a call to the Lakeside community They send a call out far and wide as they begin pre screening candidates to send on the train Jana get s a mysterious phone call about a job in the Bennet police department With nothing to lose, she heads to Lakeside She soon finds herself with papers and headed to Bennett.I loved the previous book, but this story reminded me of the Lakeside community The timeline for this tale overlaps with Etched in Bone from the Others series and there will be scenes and moments you recognize.Virgil Wolfguard is Sheriff of Bennett and will bite anyone who misbehaves He has a chip on his shoulder and collects orphans He doesn t know how to react to Jana and I loved the snarls, barbs, and friendship that developed We meet different residences of the town, including an LGBT couple, a blood prophet, intuits, elementals and.Bishop s world building is fantastic from settings to characters Combined with Harris narration I could settle into this world for a long spell.I tried to savior Wild Country, but suspense, lies, darkness and kept me listening into the wee hours The sleep deprivation and extra cups of coffee was worth it Delivered from multiple POVs we really get a sense of all sides from the terra indigene to the criminal elements that work their way towards the town The climactic scenes had me holding my breath and feeling a mix of emotions The climatic scene at the end was hard, and I played the scene, reactions and actions out in my head changing the scenario each time While, I hated the losses I think Bishop stayed true to the series This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer flag 16 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Feb 07, 2019 Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves urban fantasy paranormal, netgalley or publisher, read in 2019 Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Anne Bishop has really outdone herself with this one I adore her series, The Others The first five books take place in Lakeside and are some amazing books I was so sad when I heard that Simon and Meg s story were done, and then elated to hear that she was going to continue the series with books set in other locales around the world she d built, with different casts of characters I enjoyed bo Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Anne Bishop has really outdone herself with this one I adore her series, The Others The first five books take place in Lakeside and are some amazing books I was so sad when I heard that Simon and Meg s story were done, and then elated to hear that she was going to continue the series with books set in other locales around the world she d built, with different casts of characters I enjoyed book 6, set in Sproing, and really liked the characters there, but book 7 completely knocked it out of the park.This one is set in Bennett, near Prairie Gold, and if you remember the events of the other 6 books, the Terra Indigine and the Humans First and Last movement s clash reached a tipping point in that area This is the rebuilding book, and the stakes are very, very high The cast is different from that of book 6, so I m hoping we ll get to see the Sproing residents again some time in the future, but I really, REALLY want a follow up to this one I really like the characters in this one, and the setting, and the events of this book really build a bond between reader and cast She might move on to another town in the next book, but I hope we ll get visits to Bennett in the future.Honestly, though, as long as she keeps writing stories set in this world, I ll gobble them up like candy no matter the setting or cast of characters.Highly recommended but read the rest of the series first if you haven t yet flag 16 likesLike see review Mar 15, 2019 Ian rated it really liked it Shelves a audiobook, g urban fantasy, t cowboys ranches westerns, t soldiers cops firemen, t vampires werewolves witches, b favorites, t puppies and doggies, t other monsters, t small town That was great It overlaps with Etched in Bone but with the focus on the town of Bennett rather than Lakeside ButWhat on earth happened to the characters in Lake Silence Wasn t that supposed to be the beginning of a series flag 16 likesLike see review Mar 14, 2018 Dichotomy Girl rated it really liked it Shelves alternate history, 2019, fantasy, paranormal or spec I really liked that this book was similar in tone to the original series However, I wish that it had been a little focused on one person, like the early books were mostly focused on Meg flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 06, 2019 Brit Andrews rated it it was ok Let s start off by saying that I love the original series with Meg and Simon I did not like Lake Silence and this I was excited for this one because I liked the characters familiar from before Up until I wanna say 75% of the book I liked it was ready to give 4 stars it couldn t be 5 for me for various reasons but then everything just went sooooo wrong This book takes place in Bennett one of the towns previously occupied by humans but due to the events in Marked in Flesh and the whole Let s start off by saying that I love the original series with Meg and Simon I did not like Lake Silence and this I was excited for this one because I liked the characters familiar from before Up until I wanna say 75% of the book I liked it was ready to give 4 stars it couldn t be 5 for me for various reasons but then everything just went sooooo wrong This book takes place in Bennett one of the towns previously occupied by humans but due to the events in Marked in Flesh and the whole HFL movement the town was cleared of humans I ll assume that anybody reading this now has read all the before stuff because why else would you be reading this otherwise Anyway as established in Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone Tolya Sanguinati and Jesse Walker took over the town and were working together to make it habitable again even though it could never be controlled by humans And of course there was the whole job fair in Lakeside in Etched in Bone that introduced Jana Paniccia the woman that wanted nothing than to be a cop which for some reason she couldn t be cause she s female seemed weird considering these were modern times that she couldn t be a cop and work for humans but whatever not that important Of course there was Barb Debany from Lakeside sister of the cop who went out there to help take care of animals Virgil Wolfgang and his dislike for humans had been previously mentioned and John Wolfgard who left a Lakeside to run the bookstore in Bennett All the people I already knew of made this interesting to me.Back to the story So Bennett is in need of people to take over businesses and do jobs and settle in the town since the former residents met with the justice of The a Wild Country Along with the people preapproved to come into work settle strangers start arriving asking for jobs and homes and an opportunity The town gets some interesting people that it would have been nicer to get to k of Like Joshua Painter a very interesting young man raised by the Pathergard and the family with the adopted non human children People are coming in the town is filling up things are changing and it seems to be mostly for the good In fact it seemed pretty peaceful until it didn t With the world feeling smaller than it once was and travel severely restricted people who live a less than legal lifestyle are looking for opportunities Enter the Blackstone Clan And that is kind of where it all went wrong It starts at the beginning in Prairie Gold the Intuit settlement where Jesse Walker lives Admittedly it was an interesting surprise to learn the truth about Abigail Burch Didn t see that one coming Though as her storyline went on it made less and less sense She was on the run from her family married a man moved to a small town to hide and that was fine The way her husband Kelly suddenly just turned on her That didn t make any sense, sure she was acting oddly but he didn t even really bother to figure out why And she really could have told him I don t know if he just wasn t that great of a person or for the sake of the story his character was just ripped apart for no reason figuratively not literally But of course naturally the family she s hiding from are the criminals that are going to come to town I don t get why even when she finally told her story to others that she still never told Kelly Everything about the Blackstone and anybody associated with them was utterly ridiculous and just so far from reality that it s crazy Yes this is fiction and all but they just made no kind of sense One of the biggest problems I think with this spinoff series as a whole is that in the beginning at least the first 4 books cause the 5th is where it started going off the rails but in the beginning it was mostly Meg and the Others figuring out how to coexist They aren t human do they don t think like humans don t behave like humans and Meg not raised to be human basically didn t act like or behave like humans The regular humans did act like humans I mean the HFL humans were obviously stupid and delusional but they behaved like humans But starting with Cyrus Montgomery it seemed like new humans brought into the story weren t written properly Like the author forgot how to make humans human I could over look some of his ridiculousness since at the time he was the only one but now it s become a thing There is no realistic parts to the villains they are very juvenile and nonsensical and not threatening just dumb In Lake Silence the main character who s name I don t remember and don t care enough about to look up she was like this too There is just something off about the characters that I m honestly probably explaining badly And it s not even all of the characters Aside from the idiot villains who must have watched a bunch of old Westerns or something other characters weren t great either Jana and Barb were beyond na ve like ridiculously so Barb was kind of flirting with the too stupid to live kind of character Jana had her moments her chip on her shoulder about how difficult things were trying to be a female police officer was annoying She assumed everything was because she was female immediately never thinking there could be other reasons for anything I was ready to forgive this flaw when she admitted to herself that she was acting that way but then she ruined it because she didn t change much And she was painfully na ve Before she arrived she was told how things are in the Wild Country but somehow she still didn t understand I always liked Jesse and Rachel and Tobias and Tolya, However, that whole thing with Tolya and Jesse was random I liked Scythe and wished she could have had a bigger part And again I say Joshua he needed attention here because I feel like his existence was the most interesting thing to happen in this book And why didn t they ever try to find out about Maddy They could have asked Meg or Hope about how to handle someone like her being that she was young but nope none of that happened So what ruined the whole book for me The end When I first read Marked in Flesh I couldn t get over what happened to Joe Wolfgard and that whole thing Upon reading it a second or third time I understood that what happened to the Wolves had to happen as a way to force the Elders to act That made sense I understood why in Etched in Bone they let Cyrus stay in the town knowing he was dangerous I even understood why they moved whatsherface out of her home and let the exhusband and his friends have it in Lake Silence The fight that happened at the end of Wild Country didn t need to happen there was absolutely no reason for it And up until the last chapter I was willing to give 3 stars but then Virgil lost everything during the HFL nonsense he didn t like humans He was learning to get along with them in Bennett as the sherif His relationship with Jana was funny and cute since they finally learned to work together He lost his mate his children and his pack all he had left was his brother And sorry here s a spoiler can t help it Kane was killed and that was it They never mentioned him again It made sense that Virgil was worried about Jana since they became brother sister close ish but it just ended without him ever thinking about or dealing with anything to do with his brother the only other person to survive with him the slaughter of their pack That killed this for me I mean the end as a whole wasn t good and basically from the moment Parlan Blackstone arrived it was on a steady decline but just skipping over that And the whole fight that was highly unnecessary to begin with where they let soooooooooooo many get killed or injured served no purpose In the other books I can understand the lesson in it where they are trying to identify different types of humans and trying to prevent people from causing trouble that will lead to extinction At first it seemed that this one was trying to say that just because someone is Intuit or Simple Life doesn t mean they are automatically to be trusted humans There were just a lot of unnecessary side plots here that brought to story down And when Parlan was admitting to knowing the HFL thing was a bad move and being logical about that whole thing at the same time he was thinking he could take over a town No sense there at all going in and starting a business and being up to no good is one thing but how he thought he could take over the town when the town isn t human run at all is baffling I don t know if the series is going to continue after this and if it does I m checked out I ve read the first 5 books than once and I ll read them again I never so much as opened Lake Silence again and I won t be going back to Wild Country either Which is a shame because I like the idea of the world they live in flag 13 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Mar 05, 2019 Eva Melchor rated it did not like it This has, by far, been the most disappointing series of books that I have read Anne Bishop has created a great world that she doesn t know how to write about or expand in an effective way A great concept that s wasted on a mediocre writer Like, what is the point of introducing the family headed by two males if you re not going to spend a decent amount of time on them We never see the children learn anything from older Others of their kind Isn t that the reason they moved to Bennet The Pant This has, by far, been the most disappointing series of books that I have read Anne Bishop has created a great world that she doesn t know how to write about or expand in an effective way A great concept that s wasted on a mediocre writer Like, what is the point of introducing the family headed by two males if you re not going to spend a decent amount of time on them We never see the children learn anything from older Others of their kind Isn t that the reason they moved to Bennet The Panthergard, Saul, and his nephew were interesting but, again, not enough time was spent on them You can create drama and tension between the Others, Cassandra sangue, and regular humans without killing off good characters What was the point of killing Kane It isn t realistic that Virgil wasn t traumatized, angered, and hurt that his only surviving packmate and sibling was killed while defending humans Like, he accepted it and moved on And that friends with benefits thing between a Sanguinati and a human came out of nowhere Bishop probably thought it was interesting but it wasn t She finally added a sex scene and it wasn t between Simon and Meg.The whole Blackstone Clan thing was very stupid Why must all of these villains be cartoonishly evil and stupid Why do the Elders and Elementals have to be basically invincible but useless at the same time Are they such nitwits that they can t tell the difference between good actions and bad actions Jana is put into danger because she basically shouts at them to fucking help us during the last part of the book I would rather have read a novel that details the day to day interactions between the others and humans where they build actual trust, friendships, and understanding There s enough differences between them to create a natural tension.Every single book in this series has been the same The humans create these tenuous bonds with the Others, some shifty human or group of humans comes along and does a series of tremendously stupid things, and then that trust is broken The Others blame ALL humans as if they can control the actions of every other human being in the world Overall, very disappointing end to this series I wish people could take over concepts because in the hands of another writer, this could probably be a way better series flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 25, 2019 Yodamom rated it it was amazing Shelves favorite author, trauma recovery, pure awesomeness, crack a smile, my addiction, great characters, survival, tissue box special, urban fantasy, animal rescue This spin off from The Others places us in a recovering town One the Elders are watching, and judging to see if there is any reason to cleanse their lands This is dark side, after the great tearing, ripping and cleansing There is distrust, dislike and hate, around every edge in this world, building a new community will be harder They learned.I think I have a thing for cranky werewolves I loved Simon in The Others and now Virgil, both cranky, possessive, protective alpha males While they ha This spin off from The Others places us in a recovering town One the Elders are watching, and judging to see if there is any reason to cleanse their lands This is dark side, after the great tearing, ripping and cleansing There is distrust, dislike and hate, around every edge in this world, building a new community will be harder They learned.I think I have a thing for cranky werewolves I loved Simon in The Others and now Virgil, both cranky, possessive, protective alpha males While they have that in common they are very different wolves Virgil is the head of the law in this new town and Jane is his unwanted human deputy The rest of the town is made up of various Other s and surrounded by Elders When a request to take in humans comes, not all the humans are good ones.If you enjoyed the first series you will love this one flag 15 likesLike see review Aug 05, 2019 Wendy rated it liked it Shelves aug 19, 5000 2019 Wild Country is the second World Of The Others novel and it didn t tie into the events of Lake Silence, the first book in the series.I thoroughly enjoy the author s world building but with the many characters introduced in this novel, it became confusing.I love the concept of the Others, of beings that take charge of the world and keep the humans in check This was nicely done in her previous books but felt a bit lost with this one I didn t lose myself in this story as I normally do.However, Wild Country is the second World Of The Others novel and it didn t tie into the events of Lake Silence, the first book in the series.I thoroughly enjoy the author s world building but with the many characters introduced in this novel, it became confusing.I love the concept of the Others, of beings that take charge of the world and keep the humans in check This was nicely done in her previous books but felt a bit lost with this one I didn t lose myself in this story as I normally do.However, I do highly recommend Anne Bishop s The Others series flag 12 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 01, 2019 Melissa rated it liked it review of another edition All right, I ll start by saying I love Anne Bishop She is an auto buy author for me, and when Wild Country came up for an Advance Reader, I couldn t pass up the chance to get a hold of it early.Rather than continuing the timeline established by Lake Silence, her previous book, the timeline in Wild Country takes us back to the towns of Prairie Gold and Bennett Transpiring over the events occurring at the end of Meg and Simon s story, but before the events in Lake Silence I feel like this book All right, I ll start by saying I love Anne Bishop She is an auto buy author for me, and when Wild Country came up for an Advance Reader, I couldn t pass up the chance to get a hold of it early.Rather than continuing the timeline established by Lake Silence, her previous book, the timeline in Wild Country takes us back to the towns of Prairie Gold and Bennett Transpiring over the events occurring at the end of Meg and Simon s story, but before the events in Lake Silence I feel like this book could have come before Lake Silence and I might have enjoyed it , but then we would not have some of the other establishes relationships that are linchpins in this book, like Hope Wolfsong Still, I love the characters and world building that Anne Bishop has created For me, the timeline issue was my biggest pet peeve My second issue was with feeling like this book was trying very hard to recreate the Original magic in a different town It tried to cover all the bases and make sure we had our staple characters, the wolves, the vampires, the elders, and then worked in a solitary harvester I felt like it was forcing in other Lakeside We don t need all the pieces to make the book work within the series, because I was than happy with the mixed community idea, and the tensions and relationships that were already forming.Other than that I would consider this a fair book by Bishop Not great but not bad I would still recommend it, but it just doesn t conjure the same emotions as some of the other books in the series flag 12 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 31, 2019 OutlawPoet rated it it was amazing I finished reading this book last night and I m literally tempted to read it all over again right now.In Wild Country, author Anne Bishop brings us back to the world of The Others and it s a world of pack dynamics and things with teeth and claws.Now, I do recommend you read the first book in the series before this one, if only to truly understand the very tentative Human Terra Indigene relationships here and how very dangerous it is.Our Others are wonderful, our humans funny or horrible depen I finished reading this book last night and I m literally tempted to read it all over again right now.In Wild Country, author Anne Bishop brings us back to the world of The Others and it s a world of pack dynamics and things with teeth and claws.Now, I do recommend you read the first book in the series before this one, if only to truly understand the very tentative Human Terra Indigene relationships here and how very dangerous it is.Our Others are wonderful, our humans funny or horrible depending , and the Elders are terrifying.I also love the way Bishop approaches relationships in her series It s a slow build up in romance, friendships or pack and it works But, oh She gives us a relationship that I loved and didn t see coming.I want another book now ARC Provided via Net Galley flag 11 likesLike see review Mar 17, 2019 Mitticus rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves psychic powers, shapeshifters, vampiros, fantasia urbana, 2019 readings, w_deputy or law enforcement, w_sheriff, alternate reality, psychic clairvoyant seer prophet, alternative history Note This book should be read after Etched in Bone, as some events overlap, and before Lake Silence.The action takes place in Bennet, a town that was depopulated of humans, and now Tolya Sanguinetti has the mission of keeping the railway station open to maintain communication and supplies between the places that still maintain a population.With a decidedly last frontier atmosphere wild west edition , it may be the last chance for humans not to disappear view spoiler There is a large perce Note This book should be read after Etched in Bone, as some events overlap, and before Lake Silence.The action takes place in Bennet, a town that was depopulated of humans, and now Tolya Sanguinetti has the mission of keeping the railway station open to maintain communication and supplies between the places that still maintain a population.With a decidedly last frontier atmosphere wild west edition , it may be the last chance for humans not to disappear view spoiler There is a large percentage of Intuits present in this book, as a way to show that any human can be just as greedy and stupid hide spoiler Made tear a bit at the end.Virgil and Jana are great characters RTC_ flag 11 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Mar 07, 2019 Trisha rated it liked it I was really excited to read this but it was a big disappointment Nothing much going on throughout the first half of the book except endless characters major and minor moving around the lands This book would have worked better if it was before Lake Silence flag 12 likesLike see review View all 5 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Shut Up Read Wild Country Buddy Read August 16 7 Aug 27, 2019 05 20PM Around the Year i Wild Country, by Anne 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