As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
I few reviews ago I mentioned that audiobooks help me get into books that I wouldn't usually read. Written in Red is one of those book. I know for a fact wouldn't have finished it if I read it. That would've been sad because this book was the bomb. I'm not very picky when it comes to narrators. As long as I understand what they're saying I'm good. I have to admit, though, that the narrator sounded a bit bland, but I got used to her voice pretty quickly. Other than that I enjoyed the audiobook very much.
I feel that Written in Red is the book I've been looking for. I always wanted to read a book with lots of world building but not boring. That is exactly what this book is. World building and character development. I was so fascinated by it. The Others were so vivid and not your typical shape-shifters, these creatures are more their animal counterpart than human, which I found refreshing. I would have to say that the crows were my favorite. The way the talked and behaved got a few chuckles out of me. Also, I read in many reviews that it gets kind of confusing with all the characters and the constant change of POVs, but I didn't have a problem with that. I was so into this book and the story that I didn't mind the different POVs or the amount of characters.
For some reason, I thought there was going to be heavy romance in the book. But I was wrong. There were hints of romance in the next books but not in this one. And, you know what? I didn't mind one bit. I was so involved in Meg's daily routines and her getting used to The Others that I didn't even notice. Meg was such and amazing character. I could be in her mind for hours and I wouldn't mind. I've never read a character quite like her. I was mesmerized with everything she did. I'm in love with this book and its characters.
If you are an impatient person like me, I think you'll be better off with listening to the audiobook and if you don't mind slow and rich books then go for it. It doesn't matter what kind of reader you are, you definitely have to give this one a try.