Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop

Etched in Bone (The Others, #5)

New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop returns to her world of the Others, as humans struggle to survive in the shadow of shapeshifters and vampires far more powerful than themselves…After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the dar...

Details Etched in Bone (The Others, #5)

TitleEtched in Bone (The Others, #5)
Release DateMar 7th, 2017
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Shapeshifters

Reviews Etched in Bone (The Others, #5)

  • Anne
    2.5 stars If this were any other series I would have one-starred it for being so dull. To me, the overall quality of this last installment was terrible, but my overall enjoyment of the other books kept me from pulling the trigger on such a bad rating.So. 2.5 extremely generous stars.Now, no one would ever accuse any of the books in The Others series of having breakneck pacing, but Etched in Bone takes the meandering plotline to a whole 'nother le...
  • Douglas Meeks
    NOTE: I have tried to limit my superlatives but I am probably writing a review that sounds more like some gushing fan instead of a top level reviewer, so be it .......-------------------------------------------There are books you read that you hate, there are some you read that you love but there is that very rare group of books that just leave you awestruck that such a book can be written, some author's imagination could be so amazing and at the...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    So I've read it...*weeps*...and I almost wish I hadn't because...*weeps some more*...because...*hitching breath*IT WAS SO BORING.*cries in a corner*RTC---PRE-READINGEDIT 25/06/2016: This morning my exploding fluffball Nina sent me a message: it said "It has a coverrr" and there was a picture attached. I'm still trying to process we are closer and closer to the end of this series.(By the way, the cover is beautful.)And there's an excerpt too! http...
  • Carol.
    Apparently, some times I'm a little subtle, and the trolls have difficulty following my train of thought. So I'll be direct: I feel kind of sick about reading this book. I mean, the whole series has been one long sugar high, but this is like the regret after eating a thousand calories beyond reasonable, or the vaguely ill feeling when my bloodstream has more sugar than red blood cells.But I confess: I started reading and didn't stop until the las...
  • Jilly
    The last book in the series and we only get a kiss? Trying to calm down now.Okay. Well, the story in this one is focused on Monty's jerkass brother who shows up at the Courtyard looking for a free ride. This guy is a total jerk, waste of space, never worked a day in his life, etc.. So, basically, it's him causing havoc the whole book. You spend your time just waiting for him to die. It really can't come too soon, or be too bloody.In the meantime,...
  • Yodamom
    Crunchy good ! The Ending KABAAAAM ! Fast and dirty-Meg becomes a humanal and humans can be horrible.Meg has had such a hard time adjusting to an outside life. She has massive scars inside and out, many she will never recover from. She is human but not like the other humans. Finding a place where she can be comfortable to be alive in a constant struggle but she is finding a path and it’s not one traveled before. Love, is something she never co...
  • Shannon
    I don't want to write this review : (Any other series and this would've gotten a 2 ... maybe even only a high 1.Sigh.3/10/17 edit - pouty Taemin stays because I expected more from this series and now I'm sad3/7/17 edit - pouty Taemin stays until I finish because I like his faceMarch ... 2017? ...
  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Etched in Bone marks the end of the Lakeside story. I heard the author is making a side series based in the same invented world, but it will involve new characters. One of the discouragements about the third and fourth books was I thought the author spent far too much time outside the main Lakeside courtyard to explore around the world where the disasters were happening. While interesting and pertinent to the story and where the disaster was head...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Absolutely LOVED this! So sad it might very well be the last book. Full review to come closer to release date.Edited to add review:It is no secret that The Others series is one of my absolute favorites and anyone that has ever picked up one of the books, doesn't have to question why. With it's unique take on supernaturals and Bishop's unique voice, it didn't take very long for this series to win me over and steal my heart.This is a series that I ...
  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.It's with deep sadness that I bid adieu to one of my f-a-v-o-u-r-i-t-e series. But, don't despair just yet, Anne Bishop has announced that she will be returning to THE OTHERS world in 2018! I enjoyed ETCHED IN BONE considerably more than book 4 because the scope of the story was much narrower which means that we get lots of Meg & Simon, and less of the rest of Thaisia. The plot was also milder in nature, and that was both...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Etched in Bone, the conclusion of The Others was bittersweet to me. I was happy to get another installment of this amazing series and sad because I knew it was the end of Simon and Meg’s story! Meg’s presence in the Lakeside Courtyard changed so much between the humans and the terra indigene, opening them up and weaving them together as no one would’ve thought possible. The changes have come to the attention of the Elders, a fierce type of ...
  • Karen
    Amazing! It is no secret that The Others is in my top five favorite series being written right now so when I got an ARC from netgalley of this book I was shocked and let me tell you it did not disappoint! This book had the difficult task of coming off that big emotional lead of book four (if you haven't read the series yet I highly recommend starting with book one which is Written in Red) so I was nervous when I started. In her usual style Anne B...
  • Celeste
    Full review now posted!Review originally published on Booknest.Series Rating: 5/5 starsBook Rating: 4.25/5 starsHere ends my favorite Urban Fantasy series. While it thankfully didn’t end with a whimper, neither did it quite end with a bang. Etched in Bone ended with a cozy little slice-of-life scene, which was the perfect way to end the series. Because it’s the end of a series, this will be more of a review of the series as a whole than a rev...
  • P.C. Cast
    I am a HUGE fan of this fabulous series! Ms. Bishop does it again with this one. They keep getting better and better. I particularly love the development of Simon and Meg's relationship. Also, the plot is timely. Bishop creates a world where some humans act in a ridiculous and ultimately self-destructive manner because of greed and prejudice and hatred - which is a reflection of what's going on in our world. I just wish we had Elders who would re...
  • Steven
    I'm so sad that Meg and Simon and Lakeside's story is over. I'm so happy that Bishop is going to be writing more about this world that she has created and that I've fallen in love with, but I'm still so sad to be leaving these characters behind. I'm sure we'll get some cameos or mentions, but it just won't be the same. I've come to care about these characters, and to feel like I'm part of their pack.If Bishop's series to this point hasn't convinc...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2.5 I Have a Few Issues StarsI’m not really sure what to make of this book. After the build up of Marked in Flesh this seemed a bit like a let down in comparison. Consequences were doled out in the last book to the bad humans and cities that forgot why the others were in charge and tried to rise up against them in a sneaky manor. So to go from a global scale back down to just Lakeside seemed a bit anti climatic Of all the books in this series, ...
  • Maya
    You guys know I loved and I mean LOVED the first book. It's an amazing story with so much power. Everything fits and the natural order is spot on. The Others are the on top of the food chain and the humans mostly know their place. Also the plot and character development actually go somewhere. From the first book the stories that follow slowly lose their awesomness and the character development is nearly non-existent.Now shall we get to this story...
  • Choko
    *** 4 ***A buddy read with my family with the Wednesday UF group @ BB&B! I can not say enough how much I love this Urban Fantasy made up of cuteness and adorable human-wolf and others interaction! Yes, every book tends to meander a bit, this one more than the others, but you can't help but love Meg, no matter how snowy-white and perfect of a flake she is, as well as the very inhuman but fair-minded wolf-shifter Simon, who has absolutely no idea a...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum, another one of my favorite urban fantasy series has come to a close. Finding out that Anne Bishop will soon be following up with a spinoff series did soften the blow somewhat, but I won’t lie; when I picked up this final chapter of The Others starring Meg Corbyn and Co., my heart was filled with excitement but also a lot of bittersweet feelings. I’m definitely goi...
  • Shari Kay
    3.5 ✭I could round up instead of down, but honestly I was disappointed because I have loved this series and expected.It was a bit boring at times. There was so much talk about food. Food rations. Types of food. How food vouchers worked. Humans sharing food. Humans trying not to put too much extra burden on the Others to supply their food. On and on. Now...I get it. Bishop's world is an amazing one she's built on for 4 other books and we needed ...
  • Jo
    Nothing about Meg was simple. She was the pebble dropped in a pond that was the Lakeside Courtyard, and the ripples of her presence had changed so many things, including the terra indigene who had befriended her. We’ve reached the end of the Lakeside Courtyard story and I’m so sad because I’ve loved all the characters. *SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS* In the previous book the Elders, the Others that are never seen and humans had forgotten ...
  • Beth
    The Others have aggressively taken back control and the humans are just realizing that the allowances have come to an end. Some humans still don’t believe the likelihood that human-kind might be wiped from the face of the earth, but the brutal reality is a distinct possibility. Meg must tread this fragile peace carefully but now it is not just the outside world but the court yard that is at risk.Total book, what am I saying, complete series HAN...
  • katwiththehat
    I absolutely loved this conclusion to the Simon and Meg series. It had the usual Anne Bishop flair and mix of homey stories mixed in with larger conflict between the Others and the rest of the human community. A large part of this one centered on Montgomery's family, a human character who has been an integral part of the series since the beginning. I love the way that Anne Bishop develops her villains and deals out justice with a feral sense of f...
  • Nina
    Woo-ho. So, the title is Etched in Bone. Somehow I've given up seeing a great progress in Simon and Meg's personal relationship and it's already the last book *sigh*What has become of Thaisia?How will Meg survive?When will they kiss for real??But still, I can't wait to see where Anne Bishop will take this slowest couple in my history of reading romance. Dec. 07 Hell, I'm getting impatient. Rereading isn't the same. I guess I shouldn't expect anyt...
  • Nafeeza
    Hmm... must ponder this one a bit. More like 3.5 Stars but I'll leave it rounded up to 4 for now but this can't possibly be the last book. Can it?
  • samantha (books-are-my-life20)
    Anne Bishop has a wonderful way of bringing both characters and her story alive. Fantasy? Yes, the kind that sucks you in and lets every day life fade for a while
  • Miku
    My reaction after I finished reading the book. After much awaited Patience I now had finally gotten my hands on the books and was thrilled and sad to know that this is the closure of Meg and Simon's relationship. I had loved watching the relationship of Meg and Simon bloom and was glad that we get to see their relationship become more than just a friend. There was a lot of things and actions going on in the book but the scale of the danger was re...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This turned out to be my favorite book in the series. It is a really great series so that is saying a lot. It took me almost a week to read this book. Not because it was slow but because I was extremely busy with work. Anytime I had a free moment, I had this book in my hands and I enjoyed everything I read. There were some moments that really stayed with me and one scene was so touchi...
  • Lisa Kay
    ...Photo by Eddie Yau on Behance... ★★★★ I just love this series. Love it. I always get it in both hardcover and audio, but read the majority of it instead of listen. I like to crawl under the covers and escape into AB’s world.I did this as a “buddy read” and some of the rest of the group were disappointed with the slow pace of it. Nevertheless, for me, I think whatever magic AB applied in the first book has carried me through the ...
  • Manju
    This book was a huge disappointment. Story was more suitable for second book than a finale. There was nothing that I haven't read in previous four books.