Look I tried. I could not get into this. Life is too short for books you are not enjoying.
I ended up DNFing “Written in Red” the first book in the Others series at 10 percent because nothing I was reading was holding my interest. We have a prologue setting up the setting of the book and now we are just following a young girl on the run named Meg. We find out that Meg is trying to garner help from “The Others.” dun dun dun. The Others are supernatural and dominate the world that Bishop has set up with humans at the bottom of society.
Meg is on the run and I didn’t care. That was enough to kill my interest. If you are going to center a book on her and this plot I need to care. Not just because the plot says I should.
The biggest thing that killed my interest is that the world building just isn’t there. I love fantasy novels, but if you can’t set up things that make sense logically I just check out. And I am going to echo what some other reviewers said. This could be interesting following a world in which humans are not dominant. However, the history/tech is the same except for a few choice places which makes zero freaking sense. It reminded me when I watched “White Man’s Burden” and they just changed things up so that white people were treated the same as black people are and that black men and women were the upper classes in America. I jut rolled my eyes because that movie didn’t set things apart at all or even really get into how things were different and play with that.
Goodbye “The Others” you have very nice book covers.