Witchling (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #1)
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Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #1)

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We're the D'Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we are savvy-and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who is still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille-a wi
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Published December 15th 2008 by Tantor Media (first published October 3rd 2006)
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Sarah
First of three books, dealing with half-fae, half-human sisters, living Earthside. Of course, the fae are known on Earth, so they are minor celebrities locally, despite being half-human. This book is told from Camille's POV, who is a rather incompetent witch. Another sister is a were-cat, who turns not only during a full moon, but also during stressful times, and the third sister was turned into a vamp against her will - but it is unclear what her powers were, if any, before that.

All three sist...more
Angela
Warning: I only got 35% into the book. And I freely acknowledge that things could get better. But I couldn't force myself further at this point.

Just some random thoughts on what I did read.

*Characters are one-dimensional. And really not smart. They supposedly were half human/half fae, but even though they lived for years in 'Otherworld' they really didn't know anything. The main character has this contempt for humans, and disregard for what she's supposed to be doing that got on my nerves.

*Told...more
Hannah
The problem with this book is that it tried too hard to be something it's not. It tried to be funny, it tried to be sexy and smart, but ended up falling short. The premise sounded like it could be fun, albeit not particularly unique; there have been numerous urban fantasy series featuring sisters/a band of close girl friends and various monsters, but great writers can turn cliches and overused plots into something new and entertaining. Sadly, Galenorn doesn't have that ability, nor does she writ...more
Elspeth
The author lost me when she put in the words "J-Lo esque butt".
Yeah I lost interest really quickly after that.
Dorri
If I could have given it less than one star, I would have. I just couldn't get past her constant use of acronyms and the never ending need to repeat herself. I get it, the main character is flawed, her spells always go wrong, you don't have to tell me a dozen times before she casts every darned spell. It just got tiresome. I wanted to put the book down in the first seventy pages. I made it through to the end because I made a bet that I would finish it. If I hadn't I would have tossed the book in...more
Rea
It took me a whole 5 months to read a grand total of 276 pages. That says absolutely everything you need to know about the entertainment value of this book. The first few chapters were just horrendous - very, very poor writing. By the time I got to about page 100 I found myself doing other things (like, say, the iorning, which I hate doing) just so I wouldn't find myself opening this book again. In the end I turned it into "bathtime reading" just to force myself to get through it.

Ok, so admitted...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
I think it's sad that after 2 chapters I was done.
It sounded a lot like Charmed from the back cover, but it feels like a Charmed rip-off mixed with a wanna be Merry Gentry.
*sigh* maybe one day I'll finish it, but as of now, the writing irritated me and was boring and repetitive.
Lolly's Library
I wish I knew what caused the sudden rise in popularity of supernatural romance. Perhaps then I could write a book as mediocre as this one and be published just as easily. I had been looking forward to reading this series, as I'm familiar with the author in her other genre and expected good things from her. What a disappointment. Never mind that there didn't seem to be a clear plotline, or that the storyline was crammed with all manner of supernatural beasties that seemed to shift against each o...more
Anita
I almost put this book down after the first chapter. Talk about a horrible start - it takes half of the book to warm up and be a little bit interesting. There are inexcusably bad puns, and early on, there is a false sense of camaraderie among characters that has not yet been earned from the reader's perspecive. The first few chapters read like a high school senior wrote the book.

Fortunately, the story does improve as the book progresses, and the newly introduced characters are fairly interestin...more
Jim
I got this at my daughter's request & thought I'd read it first, only to realize quickly I had read it before. Not a bad book, but forgettable, I guess. It is yet another of the current paranormal fantasies that portray our current world with the addition of a fantasy element.

In this case, we have 3 half-Sidhe sisters who are stationed on our Earth as part of a government agency from the OW (Other World). A third world is ruled by demons. The 3 worlds were once all in constant communication...more
Barks & Bites
The influences here are obvious. Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, Charmed, Buffy, Angel . . . The result though is tepid because only the superficial bits of these influences have rubbed off and then been regurgitated out into this novel.

It's about three sisters all half human, half fey. We have a witch, a vampire and a werecat. This story is about the witch named Camille. She has really big boobies (double D's if you must know), long lustrous raven hair and a face and body that...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Synopsis: Meet the D'Artigo sisters: half-human, half-faerie, savvy and sexy-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But their mixed-blood heritage short-circuits their talents at all the wrong times. Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And Camille is a wicked-good witch, except her magic's as unpredictable as the weather, as her enemies are about to find out-the hard way.

Narrator Camille...more
Inara
When I´m honest this book was a bit of a disappointment to me! The premise sounded very promising and I liked the idea of three magical sisters (although this concept isn´t really original or new) but – I couldn´t connect with Camille D´Artigo who was the narrator of this book. There were also too many side-characters for my taste and the potential three love-interests of our heroine (no, Camille is not a one-man-woman) bored me. I´m not very fond of "Harem-books" as I call these books where it...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief im not actually mad!
Sisters of the moon series is totally enjoyable and one of my fave's

the reason i like this series so much is not just because you get witches, vampires, were's, humans, dragons, incubuses, demons etc. but because its so well written/put together. the characters feel so real like you personally know them, its also more interesting because they are all going through different things.

the first book "Witchling" is about Camille - a wicked-good witch, who is only half blooded Fae half blooded human s...more
Merikay
Ok, I don't normally read books from the Romance section. There is a relatively new category in that section, however, paranormal romance. Most of those books also are not to my taste; however, some are much more fantasty or sci fi than romance...and those I sometimes read.

This series falls into that latter category. The plot is actually more important than who falls into bed with whom. The premise is: take 3 sisters who are half human -- half fae and send them to Earth...and high jinx ensue. LO...more
Ithlilian
I actually enjoyed the first 100 pages or so of this book. I thought sisters with different backgrounds and abilities was interesting. I enjoyed the interactions they had, and I liked the mystery that was being presented. A friend of the sisters is murdered by demons who are trying to destroy the portals that limit access between the otherworld, Earth, and the evil demon world. To destroy the portals the demons must collect 6 stones. Well, I've read similar plots before, but I was ready for a fu...more
Kelly
Let me start by saying that I like Yasmine Galenorn's writing quite a lot. I love her pagan/metaphysical books—she's one of the few authors out there who seems to have a genuine passion for the subject matter—and I've also enjoyed the one installment of CHINTZ 'N' CHINA that I've read.

That said, I didn't really enjoy Witchling, the first novel of her SISTERS OF THE MOON series, though I feel kind of bad saying so about something she's obviously worked hard on and feels strongly about.

Yasmine G...more
Ana Mardoll
Witchling / 0-425-21254-8

When I first read "Witchling", I was inclined to give it a mere 3-4 star rating, but now that I've re-read it again after reading the next two in the series, I can admit that I really love this series and I enjoyed "Witchling" far more now that I can see where the series is going.

A fun and fantastic series, the "Sisters of the Moon" books feature a sort of "Charmed"-esque world, with the three titular sisters combining good sense, strong magic, and family ties to defeat...more
Heather Riley
Loved it! I still need to read the rest of the series, but this book was a fabulous introduction into the world that Yasmine Galenorn has created. I love the sisters and the relationship between them. I really like how Yasmine Galenorn has the series set up so that readers can read from the POV of each sister. A minor warning since this book is frequently shelved in the Romance department: This is not a traditional Romance novel. The series would be more accurately described as Urban Fantasy and...more
Kasia
Blahh... it wasn't the fay that put me off this time. In this case faeries were OK'ish. It's just the book dragged (it's UF, it's supposed to be action filled, instead characters were shopping for underwear, going to AA meetings, having lunches and breakfasts & telling us their childhood stories). There was some fun bickering, but bickering on it's own, doesn't make a book. I had hard time finishing it :(
Jen
I loved this book! Everything I like most in my fiction was in it: wonderful characters (likable heroes and villainous villains), an engaging story, plenty of action, great dialogue, a nice touch of humor and mystery, and steamy sex (lol).

Camille and her sisters are great! I'm really happy to have met them in a full-length work at last, though disappointed that I didn't read it sooner. I'm so happy with them that I'm chomping at the bit to read the next two books, featuring Delilah and Menolly,...more
My Urban Fantasies
Review originally posted on My Urban Fantasies

Witchling is told from Camille's point of view. Camille is the oldest of the three sisters. They are half-faerie and half-human. Each of the sisters possess their own special talents, but with a slight twist. Because of their half-human side their faerie powers do not work like they are supposed to. Camille is a witch whose spells backfire. Often. Delilah is a werecat who, instead of changing into a big cat, shifts into a golden tabby cat. Menolly is...more
Amy
Forced myself to finish it. Can't exactly pinpoint the why, as I found too many flaws, but the writing bored me to tears. It seemed as if the sentences were strung together in a way that didn't quite flow. The MC also kept rehashing events ("let me fill you in on what you missed") that the reader already witnessed to her gang. It got to the point where reading the story felt like a chore. I don't want yet another recap - I want action.

Another problem was the fact that for supposedly vicious and...more
Kathy
I found this book at a bookstore in Wrigleyville during a hot metal show. Every break that bands had to set up I would go to the bookstore. Firstly I was surprised that such a cool bookstore would be in the area and even more surprised that they had a fantasy and sci-fi section. Most second hand book stores in Chicago are just categorized as fiction and non- fiction. After searching for so long I finally found a book that caught my attention. It has been a very long time since I found a new seri...more
Kim
Jul 10, 2007 Kim rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of supernatural fiction
I've been reading a ton of paranormal fiction lately, and while a lot of it has been perfectly fine, not much has captured my imagination . The Sisters of the Moon series, of which this is the first book, is an exception; though it shares elements of other paranormals (a world in which the supernatural has come "out of the closet," demonic villains and kick butt heroines), it combines them in an engaging and entertaining matter. Witchling is about the eldest D'Artigo sister, Camille, a sassy wit...more
Barbara ★
I enjoyed this first book in the Sisters of the Moon series. The sisters are an interesting group - half-human, half-faerie - Camille, the witch; Delilah, the cat shifter; and Menolly, the vampire. Though the backstory is a fight to keep the demons from infiltrating Earth and then Otherworld, this is Camille's story. She has two lovers - Trillian, a dark elf and Morio, a japanese fox demon (a good guy). She is also the witch who uses her faulty powers to stop three demons in their first attempt...more
Ron Hummer
Here is another story about the modern magic underworld with the D’Artigo sisters. You have Camille, the main character, who has magic powers that seem to go on the fritz at times. Then there is Deliah, who can shape shift into a cat for example when she is upset. And finally, you have Menolly, who is considered part of the evil underworld since she is a vampire.
Other than the fact that this is a story about three sisters, I guess you would say that there is no relation to the hit TV series t...more
Mike (the Paladin)
I know a lot of readers like this book. I know some of my friends like this book. believe me, I'm happy for you. It's always nice when you find something you like, grape soda, licorice, chocolate gummy bears, okra.....haggis. Really enjoy.

For me however three words sum up my reaction to this book:

OH-GOOD-GRIEF. I had a little trouble getting words out however as I was fighting my gag reflex.

Yes it's another in a long line of books I hoped to like that I had hopes for and found to be, well for re...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
The cover of this book is a little misleading. The spine says paranormal romance, there is NO romance in this book. The author's writing style is fine. The plot is a little scattered. It took me a while to figure out what exactly the plot was. There was no "why" this Shadow Wing character is doing what he is doing. I just could not get into this book. There were a lot of great characters & the world development was good.
Shawnie Nicole
I wont lie, it took me years to finally start this series and that's mainly because I was biased with my books and I didn't read books with only female leads. But I got over that, and I'm so glad I got a chance to start this series because man this book was awesome.

It took me a little while to fully commit to the book but once I did it was smooth readings from there.
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Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

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