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Mondschein (Indigo Court #1)

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Das dunkle Volk – Band 1 Als die junge Hexe Cicely Waters nach langer Zeit in ihre Heimatstadt New Forest zurückkehrt, erwarten sie Zerstörung und Chaos: Immer mehr der magischen Bewohner fallen einer geheimnisvollen, finsteren Macht zum Opfer. Auch ihre Jugendliebe, den Feenprinz Grieve, findet Cicely seltsam verändert vor. Ist auch er in den Bann dunkler Mächte geraten? ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 2012 by Knaur TB (first published June 29th 2010)
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MissM
Aug 20, 2010 MissM rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
I had finished my last book and nothing was waiting for me at the library so I picked this up on a quick trip to the mall. Rarely do I just randomly buy a book without looking it up first and this why I guess.

I really didn't care for the book. The idea seemed terribly clever and interesting - vampiric fae? Cool! - but the execution was just dreadful.

The whole book felt like one giant cliche. And I just rolled my eyes through most of it. The parts I didn't roll my eyes at were the disgusting semi
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasy.blogspot.com

NIGHT MYST was my first Yasmine Galenorn novel and I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised. I’d been sort of leery of her books as I understood them to be more in the erotica genre, but I would have to categorize this book as closer to urban fantasy romantica. Why? Because although there is plenty of sex (and it is explicit), it serves to support a richly complex world populated with fully fleshed out characters and not the other way a
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Mandi Schreiner
Jun 10, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why I read: Offered for review and I really wanted to try this author.


Favorite Quote: Don’t count your chickens before they turn into KFC.

Cicely Waters has found it is time to return home to New Forest, her hometown in the state of Washington. Having lived most of her life on the streets, going from town to town with her drug addicted mother, now that her mother is dead, Cicely is going home. But it is not a welcoming homecoming. People in New Forest are dead and going missing at an alarming ra
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Tina
Jul 06, 2011 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-fantasy, own-it
4.5 stars - This book is how I'd like all my Urban fantasy to read ... good storyline, sweet world, good strong characters and amazingly sizzling hot chemistry (and lots of it). I enjoy Urban Fantasy for it's action packed storylines but I cringe when it takes 3 books into a series before the romance takes off and we get any action in that department. Night Myst hit it on the nose! You get action in all departments right from the start.


Yeahs ::

* The paranormal world created was easy to follow an
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Sense361
Mar 15, 2011 Sense361 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a brain cells killer. I will not recommend it to anyone of my acquaintance. I didn’t like any of the characters in this book. And my only feelings toward the main heroine were pity and irritation. I often caught myself on a thought, that she is a slutty, stupid and immature.
I didn’t like the style either. The language was poor and the author uses the rule of three far too often. I mean a constant repeating of the same things and phrases in hopes that the “stupid” reader will underst
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
I like to go into a series knowing nothing about it. Whether its good or not. It makes the reading experience even better. And wit this, it was just that. 3.5 for the most part and then near the end it slowly got to a 4. So you could say this is both 3.5 and 4 stars for me.

The cover I kind of like, though mostly for the tattoos and the forest background. Not a fan of the whole girl standing, posing on the cover. But still, the book was pretty good for the most part. I liked the MC, I liked the o
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Samantha (Book Lover's Cozy Cafe)
I am very partial to books about Faeries, Vampires, Shifters, witches etc etc. This one had them all over the place. Cicely a magic born witch, had been a drifter since her childhood, due to her bloodwhore junkie mother. A call home brings Cicely back to New Forest, back to her home, her family, and her lover Grieve. But when she gets there she doesn't know that magic born folk are disappearing all over the place, but then soon learns that the Queen of the Indigo Court Myst, the first Vampiric F ...more
Kat  Hooper
Sep 02, 2010 Kat Hooper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Cicely Waters, 26 year-old black-clad, green-eyed, tight-abbed, tattooed, street-fighting witch, has been summoned back to her Cascadian hometown so she can use her powers to help solve the mystery of a witch's murder and some strange disappearances. Soon Cicely finds that things are worse than she could have imagined when she learns that the Indigo Court, an old race of vampiric fae, are planning to take control of both their vampire and fae ancestors. Ci
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Laura
Jul 13, 2014 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, awful-books
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Sarah Marie
A long, long time ago vampires tried to turn Dark Fae to harness their magic and they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they imagined. Myst is the Vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court and wants control over humans and everything else. Cicley Waters is a witch who can control the wind and has Ulean, her guide and spirit of the wind to watch over her. She returns to her home town and ends up being sucked into a world full of evil and mayhem. She also must face her one true love, Grieve ...more
Fastidious
Feb 18, 2011 Fastidious rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The entire book I kept wondering when the climax would occur. I got to the last page and could not believe it was over. Cheated, I realized the story was never intended to be more than exposition for the next book in the series. What a let down.
Tutti Dolci
Bummer.

The concept was unique. However, the execution was not good. It lacked focus and was sloppy and immature. In fact, it felt like something that my 13 year-old self could've written (I used to sneak-read Bodice Rippers at that age, so I could write a "story" with graphic sex scenes like the best of 'em).

I found myself skimming through parts which seemed like pure filler, and feeling disappointed when arriving at scenes that COULD'VE led to an amazing climax (no pun intended) or built up th
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Cinnamon
Jun 29, 2010 Cinnamon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
Yasmine Galenorn created another fabulous story and a wonderful set of characters. NIGHT MYST is the first book in the new Indigo Court series, which promises to be just as action packed and magical as her Sisters of the Moon series. Following Cicely Waters, an elemental witch as she struggles to discover herself while uncovering a dark force that has taken over her hometown, NIGHT MYST combines magic and mysticism with a fair amount of drama and adventure.

The one thing that I really love about
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PepperP0t
Really 3.75stars
Cicely Waters, a wind witch, has been summoned home to New Forest, Washington to help head off trouble that seems to be harming not only the magic born, but standard humans as well. When Cicely arrives she finds that most of the local coven has either been murdered or disappeared and she is also now head of the local coven. Cecily and her wind guardian are aware there is something lurking in the woods behind her aunt's house, and nothing is as she remembers it. Apparently Cecily'
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Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
I found this enjoyable and with likable characters. The main character isn't annoying or bitchy. She doesn't whine. Cicely Waters does what needs doing. When she wants to rescue her lover, she doesn't place everyone in danger by doing so when it is a lost cause and bringing him with them would put them all at even greater risk. I like Cicely a lot and makes me want to continue on with her story.

The world depicted in this book is an interesting one and I feel that the author worked within the con
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Ren
Night Myst is the first book of Indigo Court series, and also the first time I try to read Yasmine Galenorn's books. I have her Otherworld series which in my opinion is pretty cool since she write it from 3 sister POV and each book, the POV always change. Also it have pretty covers too. Night Myst also has pretty cover, you know with "I'm sexy and I know it" pose, which I believe I will have difficulty to mimic it :)).

I like this book, like the Fae myth behind it. Yasmine Galenorn herself is sha
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Amy
Cicely Waters is a witch who manipulates air. At the age of 6, she and her mom began a life on the run. Growing up, she watched her mom slip deeper and deeper into the clutches of her addiction until she finally lost her life to it a few years ago. Unable to understand why, she was unable to go home for good until the day she learns that the only family she has left is in danger. When finally she makes it back, it is o learn that for some it is already too late, and if she is to survive the dark ...more
Marissa Dobson
Jul 04, 2010 Marissa Dobson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
Night Myst is the first book the Indigo Court series, by Yasmine Galenorn. Yasmine Galenorn has the ability to set up a very interesting and intriguing world. I enjoyed that Night Myst was told from Cicely's point of view.

I have to say that I loved the idea of Vampirie Fae, I don't believe I have read a book with them before, and it was an interesting twist. The vampire fae was a failed experiment by the Crimson Court to enslave the fae. However the vampire fae became a separate court, the Indig
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Chelsea
Jul 26, 2012 Chelsea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a huge fan of Yasmine's Otherworld series for a few years now but have been busy and hadn't had a chance to dive into any of her other series. I won this one in a contest and I dived right in.

I really loved this book, even from the start. There's a lot of history and it was a tiny bit confusing at times trying to make sense of it all but to me that's pretty normal with any of the authors I read. Whenever I pick up a new book from a new author, it takes time for me to accumulate to the
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Derek
Oct 20, 2013 Derek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
Have you ever seen a good idea that was either derailed by lack of explanation, and/or the reading of it was hamstrung by the dialogue and editing? That's what happened here.

The framework of story that's set up has real promise - it's a bit weird (vampiric fae, warring with "regular" fae, with humans caught in the middle), but what sci-fi and/or fantasy story doesn't contain something weird? - but then it gets buried under terrible dialogue, awkward exposition, mistakes in editing (very few, min
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Jenevieve
Feb 24, 2012 Jenevieve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the Indigo Court series by Yasmine Galenorn (author of the Sisters of the Otherworld series). Cicely Waters is a magic-born, a witch, who has been on the run with her mother for years but now she's been called back home for the Indigo Court is stirring and she may be the key to their downfall. Can she save her aunt? Her friend? Her lover? And what will the cost be to save any of them?

I read this in 2 days, it was soooo good and so hard to put down. An interesting mix of fae, va
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Jeanny
Feb 04, 2015 Jeanny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was filled with tell & not enough show. It also suffered from massive amounts of info dumping. I didn't find the characters particularly likable. The series' overall story arc has potential to be interesting if the author manages twist to keep reader's journey a fun read. (Although the end result is easily guessed.)They won the battle, but may have facilitated the enemies victory in the long run or so the book's message convayed. I rate this book a 2 stars.
Will I read the next ins
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Laura
Sep 21, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was just ok for me. I didn't really feel any connection with the characters. There was a lot going on, almost too much, and a lot of the resolutions just felt too convenient.
Dawn
Mar 11, 2014 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS IS ONE HOT BOOK WISH I HAD MORE OF THE BOOKS IN NIGHT MYST SERIES...
Pete
Mar 19, 2015 Pete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galenorn-yasmine
Night Myst is book 1 of the Indigo Court series by Yasmine Galenorn.
Cicely Waters is a witch who is summoned home to New Forest to help combat troubles that are plaguing not only magic folks but also humans.

This book for me was a bit distracting in that there are too many characters whose characteristics and allegiances vacillate to the point where the character doesn’t even recognize themselves or whom they should be loyal to or hate. The world building was shaky as it suffered from the same v
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Gemma
Dec 09, 2011 Gemma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
After becoming a bit disenchanted by the authors Otherworld series, I read this with not very high hopes. I'm now glad that I was surprised.

While some authors may struggle with first book syndrom, this manages to buck the trend by both giving us enough backstory in order to flesh out the characters and set up numerous plots for a fledging series.

Cecily is an intresting character, with lots of skeletons in the closet to keep us intrested. One such is her relationship with the newly made Vampiric
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Mrs. Badass
What started as an interesting concept, was just sort of Meh in the end. Night Myst sounded so interesting, and the concept really is cool, but there is very little character development, as a reader, you are dropped right into a story with very little knowledge. I didn't enjoy Cicely, the main character, I found her to be whiny, and stupid. I mean really. You embark on a rescue mission, and once you find the people you are going to rescue, you charge in and make noise so your enemies see you? C ...more
Jenny
Aug 02, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE STORY
Cicely waters has been traveling town to town with her junkie of a mother for years. Born a witch and taught to control wind at a young age by a member of fae royalty, she has struggled to continue learning and utilizing her magic while waiting for her mother to get her next fix. Suddenly, Cicely gets a call from her family home in New Forest, Washington with news that all is not well. A new and frightening force has settled over the town, people are disappearing, and the nights are no
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jD
Did I miss the latest issue of "Writer's Vogue" declaring cliffhangers as the must have new series ending. I would not have read it if I knew it would leave that many questions. The sequel "Night Veil" will be released Summer 2011. Meaning it was probably not written when Night Myst was. The book was good but not worth a year-long wait for answers. I would have waited to read it. My rating is more base on subtraction of points for annoying stuff not the writing or the plot. Both were above what ...more
Kt
Feb 06, 2011 Kt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed, hardcopy
Cicely has been on the road, and run, with her drug addict mother since she was a very little girl. Even though she is a very strong witch, her training suffered terribly, so her actual skills are much less than her potential. One day, however she gets a call from her aunt saying an elder witch has been murdered and that her magical business was left to Cicely. She makes the long journey home, only to find out that nothing and no one is the same. A dark cloud lingers over the town, and countless ...more
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“And she arose from her deathbed in a gossamer gown, with eyes the color of starlight and hair as black as the night. And those who were her captors trembled, for the scent of death and madness emanated from her soul, and yet she was not dead. She moved like the spiders that creep in the treetops, and none could look away.
Taking her first captor in hand, she fed deep and ravenous. And so it was that Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, was born from the blood of the dead.”
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