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Shadow Rising (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #12)

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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three sexy husbands. My sister Delilah is a two-faced werecat and Death Maiden. And me? I’m Menolly, a jian-tu turned vampire in love with a wildly hot werepuma. Unfortunately, life is about to get very, very nasty…

Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Berkley
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I really do enjoy this series but it seems that its getting a little "old". Don't get me wrong, I still really like it but not loving it. The gang is all up against another great evil, they face death and have to come up against more demons (of both the inner and physical kind).

This story focuses on Menolly D’Artigo (vampire/Fae) and is told from her perspective. Gulakah, the Lord of Ghosts is attacking the earthside while Shadow Wing is attacking Otherworld.

Shadow Rising was an enjoyable read
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe
Menolly’s POV.

D’Artigo sisters – Menolly, Camille and Delilah – together with Chase, Shade and Trillian headed to Otherworld for a meeting with Queen Asteria. New faces, old faces, new problems, new solutions, and so many other things on that meeting I had a hard time catching up actually.

I guess, as much as I love the series and the sisters, this installment has been taxing and too overwhelming for me. Everything is happening all at once without reprieve or downtown and they always complain abo
Jessie Potts
Oct 30, 2012 Jessie Potts rated it really liked it
What it's about: Shadow Rising is the 12th book in the Otherworld series and features Menolly this time. I highly recommend reading the previous books, as each one builds on the other. In Shadow Rising Menolly and Nerissa are finally tying the knot in a commitment ceremony, and Menolly would much rather be killing demons than picking out flowers. When the sisters head into the Otherworld they discover a war is building and it all centers on their father. Add to that Menolly's tie to Morio, and ...more
Nov 13, 2012 Darcy rated it it was ok
This series is starting to loose steam for me. Every book is life and death, the sisters run from one emergency to another, every person they come across is ready to help them. How is this possible?

This book was narrated by Menolly, my most unfavorite sister. I think the reason for that is because she hates herself, hates that she is a vampire, even though she didn't ask for it. I also get tired of her whining through the whole book. I also find her and Nerissa's relationship odd, they are commi
Kathy Davie
Jan 04, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, fantasy, urban
Twelfth in the Otherworld urban fantasy series surrounding a trio of half-fae, half-human sisters living in Seattle. This story is from Mennolly's point of view.

My Take
I started this series, lo so many installments ago, hating Galenorn's terrible writing. So, you may ask, why have I continued through twelve of them? Because I adore her characters. I love the love and affection, the loyalty, and the backstory of the sisters as well as the additional cast of characters who have clambered on whethe
Aurian Booklover
Nov 24, 2012 Aurian Booklover rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this series that I haven’t said before? This is the twelfth book, and it is still going strong and fresh. There is no real progress though; things are getting direr by the day in Seattle, and in Otherworld. War is threatening, and allies have to be found soon.
Two good things happened though, the girls make up with their father, who shows real remorse about the way he treated Camille and Menolly, and it is time for the wedding between Menolly and Nerissa! Which was a lovely
Call Me Cranky
Took a while to get into this one, but it finally go rolling. Although, this story has gone on so long with so many characters coming in and storylines diverging, it feels like it's going nowhere and I'm beginning to confuse people. Whenever a decision is made to go anywhere, it takes a full paragraph just to list and divvy up who is going where.
The books are good, but I am bored with this series.
Dec 29, 2012 Bonnie rated it liked it
Sort of a "meh" on this one. I think there are getting to be so many characters I can't keep track. As someone else mentioned the series is moving slowly too. Will I read the next one? Probably but I no longer look forward to them the way I did at the beginning.
Michelle McKinney
Oct 14, 2015 Michelle McKinney rated it really liked it
4.5 stars I am so glad that the sisters are finding their souls mates but man things are getting harder for them
Dec 31, 2015 JBooks rated it it was amazing
Cried At the end!
Sep 18, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I am losing interest in this series...
Nov 16, 2016 Natasha rated it it was amazing
literally mind-blowing and unexpected turn of events as usual. loved the risks and turn of events. horrifyingly interesting and intense battles every-now and then
Fangs for the Fantasy
Menolly and her sisters continue their epic battle against Shadow Wing and his quest to bring the demons to Earth and the Otherworld. A new front has opened up in Otherworld, the sorcerers rising up from the Southern Wastes to bring the world to war again.

While on Earth, the Lord of Ghosts has unleashed a torrent of spectral monsters preying on any with sufficient magic to be tasty – but their goal may be far more insidious than that.

And through all this, Menolly has a wedding to plan – and to f
The Last
Jun 05, 2013 The Last rated it really liked it
I originally posted this review on my blog:

I had my first brush with Yasmine Galenorn's writing when I was given the chance to review Night Seeker (Indigo Court #3) last year. Having thoroughly enjoyed jumping into the middle of her Indigo Court series, I wasn't overly concerned that my first encounter with Galenorn's Otherworld series was not going to be from the very beginning and I'm pleased to say I was not disappointed.

I soon noticed there are a LOT of ch
Jan 12, 2015 Eva rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
Der zwölfte Band der Schwestern des Mondes Reihe war wieder etwas schwächer. Der letzte Band endete mit dem Verlust eines Geistsiegels. Dieser Band begann mit der Aussicht auf einen beginnenden Krieg mit Schattenschwinge, bzw. Telazahr, vielversprechend. Doch wider meinen Erwartungen wurde dieser Strang und somit die Haupthandlung nicht weiter verfolgt.

Es gibt wieder einmal höhere Geisteraktivitäten, doch diesmal scheinen alle, die Magie betreiben, Energie zu verlieren. Die D'Artigo Schwestern m
Lynda Tatad
Feb 11, 2014 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-r-us
Shadow Rising, the twelfth book in the Otherworld D'Artigo sisters series, picks up right after Shaded Vision had left off. The group of heroes, told in Menolly's POV, has traveled to OtherWorld to meet with Queen Asteria, who has the Spirit Seals the girls have found kept safe for now. They are given grave news that Shadow Wing has dispatched the necromancers Telazar to reignite the Scorching Wars. After meeting the trio of men who plan to infiltrate the area where he is rumored to be, the ...more
Nov 05, 2012 Mel rated it really liked it
Shadow Rising was so much better than book eleven, Shaded Vision, that I found myself unable to put it down. Menolly has grown a lot throughout the series and it's great to see her in love, happy, and finally coming to terms with her vampire nature. She may be Roman's consort but she's Nerissa's soulmate. I love that Yasmine Galenorn embraces Menolly's bisexual nature and doesn't hold back when it comes to the sex scenes. As sexual as this series is, it would do it a huge injustice. I have much ...more
Jan 15, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
This is book twelve in a fabulous, fun series but because it is book twelve I do not recommend jumping in with this story at all, you really need to go back to the beginning. What I’ve really enjoyed about this series is that in each book we rotate the first person story telling between each sister. In this book, Menolly is our story teller. She hasn’t been my favorite of the sisters and typically I put off reading her books until a new Camille book is out and because there is a complex ...more
Nov 18, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
I adore Yasmine Galenorn's D'Artigo sisters, half human/half fae...There is Camille: A sultry beauty and her 3, yes you heard correctly, 3 husbands...she is a witch. There is Delilah: A shapeshifter. Depending on cercumstances she changes into either a kitty or a panther. Then there is Menolly: a vampire. This tale is from Menolly's point of view as we are drawn in to more evil unleashed on Earth from other realms. Menolly was a spy for the Fae otherworld, when she was sent into a vampire nest ...more
Apr 29, 2015 Heike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampirnacht ist der 12. Band in dieser Reihe und noch immer wird es nicht langweilig. Das Buch ist wie gewohnt actiongeladen und sehr spannend geschrieben. Ständig passiert etwas anderes, so dass man kaum zum Luft holen kommt.
Durch Erklärungen wird das Wissen um die Schwestern immer wieder aufgefrischt und man fühlt sich schnell wieder in der Geschichte um Schattenschwinge und die Geistsiegel heimisch.

Die Schwestern kämpfen wieder gemeinsam gegen alte Feinde, aber auch gegen neue Bedrohungen. A
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Back to Menolly the vampire sister's point of view. This books drags on longer than I thought it would. Predictably, Menolly increases her power in this book. She performs a ritual to make her more powerful and help break a blood bond she inadvertently created.

There are a few good reconciliation scenes in this story as well as another wedding. The wedding is less fan fair than the last on with Iris and Bruce. This story is basically yet another Demon Lord for Shadow-Wing coming to smack the shi
Nov 18, 2012 Iolanda rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading the continued adventures of the D'Artigo sisters! Since this is the 12th book of the series, there has been so much backstory that I would not recommend jumping into Otherworld without reading the previous books first. Witchling is the perfect place to start.

I found that the first half of Shadow Rising was difficult to get through. The story has become so complex that I had to read it in small increments (like I needed time to digest before moving on) but once I hit the midpoint,
Oct 30, 2012 Jenevieve rated it it was amazing
The 12th book in the Sisters of the Otherworld series and is told by Menolly. Menolly and Nerissa are planning their hand-fasting ceremony but the war with the demons has escalated further. Shadow Wing has now sent his major sorcerer to start a war in the Otherworld while sending the Ghost Master demon back to Seattle to work on possessing the people in power. The only good news in their world is there father is speaking to them again and they are being reinstated into the OIA but with a much ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Shell rated it it was amazing
This, I liked. Menolly never reached me much, on a personal level. I didn't always connect with her. But here, she showed herself as a little more human. Yes, I see the irony in that, since she is no longer human technically. But frankly, in Galenorn's world, non of the preconceived notions of how something is supposed to be, fits. Menolly may be a vampire, but she still has a soul, she still loves and cares for her family and friends. So, she drinks blood. At least she chooses victims that are ...more
Jassa Jalessa
Dec 20, 2015 Jassa Jalessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, vampire
So I have come to the end of the next set of the three sisters who each have their own book. Let me just say, I normally do not have any connection to Menolly, not like with her sisters. I was never sure, but something was always missing even as I read what happened. This one was slightly different. It gave me a reason to like her and possibly see why. Still a long way from treating her books like I do the others, but I'm getting there.

This book didn't have so much of the plot moving forward as
Michelle the Romance Witch
Dec 10, 2012 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
Shelves: print-inventory
There isn’t a lot of physical romance in any of these novels but there were some fun scenes in this novel between Menolly and Nerissa and Menolly and Roman. Even a lovely scene between Menolly, Nerissa, and Roman! Of course it was nice to see all the sisters and their many friends and lovers again. I was also thrilled that the girls’ father finally came to his senses and accepted them back into his life.
I very much look forward to the next book in the series, which will be another of Camille’s s
Nov 18, 2012 Amelia-Irene rated it really liked it
A new threat has hit the Seattle area and no one seems to aware of how to combat it. Menolly and Nerissa have to finalize their wedding plans and Menolly needs to break the bond that was created when she saved one of her sister's 3 husbands. And then they not only are tryng to save the Earth and now they are responsible for more of what is going on to save Otherworld as well. And all of this is in less than a couple weeks time.

Those D'Artigo sisters sure know how to pack their nights and days wi
Nov 28, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
This was my favorite Menolly book thus far. I really felt like I could get to know her better as a character and feel her emotions better. The best part of this series is that it remains fresh all the time, and even though it's supernatural in nature it still remains realistic in terms of the ups and downs. I really appreciate how she adds a cast of characters and other important things in the ends of all her books so I can refresh my memory as I'm reading since there are about 6 mos or so in ...more
Jun 12, 2013 Teresa rated it really liked it

**** 4 Stars

This is the 12th book of the Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon series.

I have been a fan of Yasmine for years. As many have stated before me, her writing is most certainly gotten better over the course of her books. But right from the get-go the characters grap you and don't let go. You care about them, you want them to succeed and be happy. I would love to be friends with the D'Artigo sisters. Their world is wondrous and while dangerous, it really seems worth all the pain and hardshi
Gina Mora
Ok-I had issues with this one. First off, I have excellent reading memory, but this many characters is getting to be a bit much. You have to remember all of their back stories and she may give you a sentence on them. It's annoying.

Second, I am just not as fond of Menolly as I am the rest of the sisters. She grew up in this one a lot, which was good, but she still is not my favorite.

Third, it just was kind of boring. The Blood Wyne part was awesome, but too short. While other shit was boring, b
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The Galenorn Group- : Shadow Rising #12 1 1 Apr 26, 2015 05:37PM  
  • Hexed (Kate Daniels, #4.5; Otherworld, #9.5; Stormwalker, #2.5; Anna Strong Chronicles, #6.5)
  • Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3)
  • Crossed (Void City, #3)
  • Inked (World of the Lupi, #5.5)
  • Never After (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #6.5)
  • Water to Burn (Nola O'Grady, #2)
  • Midnight Enchantment (Dark Magick, #4)
  • Burn the Night (Dark Days, #6)
  • Past Redemption (Darkwing Chronicles, #2)
  • A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair, #2)
  • Tempest’s Fury (Jane True, #5)
  • Blood Flame
  • Blood Secrets (Alexandra Sabian, #2)
  • Violet Tendencies (Sabina Kane, #2.5)
  • Eternal Hunger (Candace Steele Vampire Killer #3)
  • Real Vampires Know Hips Happen (Glory St. Clair, #9)
  • When Darkness Hungers (The Shadow Keepers, #5)
  • Mercy Burns (Myth and Magic, #2)
Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld Series (Sisters of the Moon), the Fury Unbound Series, the Whisper Hollow Series, and the Fly By Night Series. In the past, she also wrote the Indigo Court Series, two mystery series and eight nonfiction metaphysical books. She is now turning toward the indie side of publishing and ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon (1 - 10 of 18 books)
  • Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #1)
  • Changeling (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #2)
  • Darkling (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #3)
  • Dragon Wytch (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #4)
  • Night Huntress (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #5)
  • Demon Mistress (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #6)
  • Bone Magic (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #7)
  • Harvest Hunting (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #8)
  • Blood Wyne (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon, #9)
  • Courting Darkness (Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #10)

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