[506]: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop


While some readers would find this instalment a bit sluggish and non-consequential to the overall plot of the novel, I would argue that this book, at least, remains consistently addictive. I don’t know what it is about the world Ms. Bishop has created, but for me, it’s the major draw of this book. In fact, I’ll say in all honesty, that she keeps building the world even though we’re three books into the series. I feel that the more we get into the series, the more expansive our knowledge is of this make-believe Earth.

I like seeing the Others win time and again against humans who think they’re the superior race. I like seeing Simon Wolfgard and the human police of Lakeside Courtyard try and coexist in harmony, respecting each other’s boundaries and maintaining how destructive not cooperating with the Others can become. The human police here at least are a smart people. I can’t say the same for the rest of the world though. In fact, HFL movement continues to challenge the Others by creating more problems for themselves. Humans think they’re beyond these creatures; and that they can push without retaliation, when in fact, they’d been given clear evidence as to what will happen if they continue to succumb to their greed. My favourite parts of these novels are the instances when the humans fail.

The Cassandra Sangue that were freed from the Controller are learning to live in a world where they’re not oppressed. While Meg Corbyn was triumphant in her liberation, the rest frightfully struggle. It didn’t take a while for the Others to figure out that their razors were their crutches. That without them, the unspoken visions can lead the sweet bloods to deaths by their own hands. In the meantime, the arrival of one Lizzie Boyden will be the catalyst to discovering another threat to the humans/Others coexistence. Layer by agonizing layer, they discover a plot that can bring food shortages   that are human-made and one step closer towards human extinction. Seriously. When will you people learn?

Over all, I love this instalment. I mean, I haven’t given these books ratings less than five stars. I’m completely vested in the stories, which is shocking to me at times, because some readers found the dumping of information a bit too much. Me? I’m savouring each and every sentence, continuing to be amazed by this woman’s incredible writing.

GOODREADS SUMMARY | ROC | Hardcover, 400 pp. | March 3rd, 2015 | Adult Fiction | Paranormal | Rating: 5 Stars
  • This is one series I haven’t begun yet, but good to see you loved it even though other readers didn’t.

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • I know you have been really looking forward to reading this book which made me all the more curious about what you would think after all the anticipation! I am glad you were able to love and enjoy this one, and I can’t wait to get started on this series myself. I have added the series to my TBR! 😉

  • This sounds like a truly incredible installment, I really can’t wait to read this series! I’ve placed it on order at the library and can’t wait until it arrives. It sounds like Meg becomes so much stronger here, and I can’t wait to see more interaction between her and Simon. Great review Joy!

  • I’m so addicted to this series, too, Joy! Like you I didn’t find this installment sluggish either and I savored every word. *sigh* I bought an audio copy so I could listen to the story, too. The narration is wonderful! Lovely review! 🙂

  • I agree with you. The way she keeps giving us more of the word is fabulous. And like you I am glad when the humans lose and get punished. So weird to think about haha.

  • Hmm so I have a feeling I am going to find this book a bit too slow, at least to listen too on audiobook. I definitely want to continue with this series but I might have to read it instead!

  • Fab review, J.! Like you I’m savouring every word she writes. Can’t wait for the next one!:-)

  • I absolutely love this series for the same reasons, as well! I love how anne Bishop doesn’t give too much information about the world, and when she does, it hits us like a damn pick-up truck and we’re left in awe of the information given. This must be the only time I hate humans in an Urban Fantasy series 😉

    Faye at The Social Potato

  • Oooh I’ve heard nothing but high praise for this series, especially from you Joy. I have yet to try my hand at any of Anne Bishop’s books, but this one sounds like a good place to start!

  • I’m thrilled to see that you’ve enjoyed every single book in this series so far Joy, I always thought that this series wouldn’t be for me, but with the more reviews I read the more intrigued I get, I guess I’ll just have to finally succumb and read it all! Lovely review. I hope you had a great trip too!

    • Yes! You have to discover it for yourself, Jas. It really is everything everyone claimed it to be. 🙂 I’ll be curious to read your thoughts on these books. And thanks, I did have a lovely trip.

  • I have seen this series a lot over the past few months and so many raving reviews. But I’ve never really convinced myself to pick them up yet. But what I’m glad about is that despite what others made of the book it didn’t distract you from reading it and you loved it even more. I love when that happens. I will have to read these stat. Great review.

    • I think it’s one of those books that you have to be “into” the genre to enjoy it. I do hope you’ll give it a chance someday. And thanks for visiting!

  • I’ve seen this book everywhere and wow 5 stars?? It must be really good, I’m just the reader who’s behind on popular books.. The characters sound amazing though – I added it to my TBR, wonderful review.

    • Thank you! And you’re right. The characters are wonderful, and though this series is overly hyped, all the hoopla is at least warranted. 🙂

  • I’mg lad you enjoyed this book so much once again. I loved it so much as well and I so can’t wait to read more! So curious!!!! I love this series!

    • I know right? It’s such a long wait for the next book! I’m dying….

  • These books are like crack, I read it twice already after rereading books 1 and 2 in preparation. I have already read books 1 and 2 multiple times. Her story telling is enchanting. And not just this series, I can feel Black Jewels tapping at the window…

    • Oh I’ve always wanted to read her Black Jewels books. I wonder if the fantasy aspect would be too much for me? I’m not a big fan of high fantasy books. Lol. Thanks for visiting!

  • Christy

    I need to read the 2nd book soon. Yes, it’s always delightful when humans fail. lol

    • Right? It’s the best thing when it happens. 🙂

  • I saw so many amazing reviews of the 3rd book that I went ou tand bought the first two books. I still need to read them but I am glad you have been enjoying this series so much

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  • I’m really glad you are enjoying this series so much! I STILL haven’t read anything by Bishop but I really do need to change that soon! Nice review 🙂

    • Oh I hope you do, Alise. I know it’s not the type of thing you read (heck, it’s not mine, either), but give it a chance, you might just enjoy them.

  • I agree completely that these books are so addictive and the characters and world so compelling. I can’t get enough and I adore Meg and Simon as the focus of these novels. I’m so eager for more! Lovely review, dear–so glad you enjoyed this one! 🙂

    • The worst part is the wait in between books. Ugh. But hey, it’s always worth the wait. 🙂 Thanks, Keertana.

  • This is the one series I’m going to make a point of reading this year Joy! I’ve been reading everyone’s reviews for these first three installments telling myself to pick them up each time, but I’m continually getting distracted by other books. NOT ANYMORE! They will get read this year for sure. I need to meet Simon and Meg!

    • Oh I hope you’ll enjoy them, Jenny. It’s such a wonderful series. It’s saying a lot when I don’t really read too many from this genre.

  • I’m glad you love this series so much, Joy! I’m excited to start it over the summer! My expectations for the book are sky-high for sure! 🙂 I’m happy you weren’t as bothered by the info dump and that the book was addicting as the rest of the series.
    Lovely review, Joy!

    • Yessss! I hope you’ll appreciate the world and the characters. It’s can get slow at times, but give it some time. Thanks, Nick!

  • I know exactly what you mean because I felt the same way after reading the first book, there is just something about it that makes you want to read it.
    Glad the allure is still there after the third book.

    • Thanks, Ali. I really am enjoying these books despite the sometimes slow progression. I hope you’ll continue to read the series as well. I saw your review of the first one. 🙂

  • Gorgeous review Joy. <3 I'm so happy you loved this book so much 😀 I have seen lots of love for it. Wondering if I might have to read this series one day ;p And looking so pretty too. So happy you loved them all 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it sweetie. <3

    • Aw. Thanks, C. Don’t worry, you’ll enjoy these books someday. 🙂