Title: Vision in Silver
Author: Anne Bishop
Series: The Others #3
Release date: March 3rd 2015 by Roc
Genres: adult, urban fantasy
Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars
I won’t provide a synopsis, because it will spoil you if you haven’t read the previous two books.
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I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw Vision in Silver on Edelweiss. I screamed internally. Why, you ask? The Others is one of my all-time favorite series and I have been anticipating Vision in Silver since March of 2014, when Murder of Crows was released and I devoured that one. When I got an email that stated I got approved to read it, I actually squealed -and startled my roommate. And it did not disappoint!
When I started reading this, I was in the middle of exams. I received the email around dinner time and knew I had to get up early the next day to study. So I told myself to not pick it up. But around 8, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I HAD TO READ IT. I kept reading until midnight, went to sleep and finished it the next day. This series is so addicting!
The reason why I love this series so much is that it is both action-packed, funny and it has great characters as well. You don’t really favor one character because there are so many to love. Every side character is important to the story because every side character has an influence on Meg. They are so diverse but most of all they are extremely well-developed.
This novel gave me even more insight into Meg’s character. it focuses more on her personal struggle than the two previous ones did but it still has some great action and surprises for you. Since her escape, Meg has been adjusting to life outside the compound she lived in. In Vision in Silver Meg tries to cope with both her tendency to cut and her continuous exposure to things new to her. I loved that we slowly get to know more about her and about blood prophets in general. And don’t even get me started on the other characters! Simon… I ADORE HIM. He is one of my favorite characters. How oblivious he can be to such normal human emotions, or our way of thinking makes me laugh every time.
And the world! In this world, The Others control everything. They have the lands, the money and the raw materials. The only reason they tolerate the humans is because they can get something out of it too. But slowly, humans are getting greedy and they have created a movement called Humans First and Last. HFL plays a more prominent role in this book than the previous two, they are gaining more and more influence which leads to violent attacks and confrontations.
I can’t really say all that much about the plot because it would spoil you for the other two books if you haven’t read them so I will just conclude this review with how I feel about this series.
Vision in Silver, just like the the previous two books in The Others series, kept me on the edge of my seat. I had my eyes glued to the screen and traded hours of sleep -which I very much needed- just so I could keep reading for just a while more. It’s the kind of series that makes you feel attached to not only the main characters but to every side character as well. It’s full of action but at the same time, it makes you laugh and feel so much. This series needs to get more attention, it is incredible.