Written In Red

Book Blurb:

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.


This was so good! I could not put it down! It managed to be gritty and a little whimsical at the same time. I love werewolf stories, but they always seem to go all sappy and ridiculous. While I do like romance, I want a story that has a romance in it, not smothering the narrative. There was no romance to really speak of in this, but It seems it making some foundations for it. There was a sense of realism to the wolves in particular that I loved. I felt fully invested in the rest of the characters as well.
I read a review prior to reading this book that mentioned there was not enough world building. I can see how that would put people off. There is no forward that explains that this is an alternate reality or whatever. She just kind of jumps in and you figure out the context as you go. I actually like this. I don’t like when writers sit and explain everything all out beforehand when you don’t need to. I prefer we just in get dirty and figure out where we are. Its kind of fun to fumble around with the character and learn the landscape together.