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3.65  ·  Rating details ·  12,230 Ratings  ·  818 Reviews
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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Apr 16, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
Sep 19, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, dnf
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.

Jun 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-paranormal
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
The author lost me when she put in the words "J-Lo esque butt".
Yeah I lost interest really quickly after that.
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-urban
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
Witchling was recommended to me as a series similar to Kate Daniels (my favorite urban fantasy series), so I had to give it a shot.

✔ 3 Sisters with different paranormal abilities. Like TV show 'Charmed' but even more different...
Complex world-building with intricate fae politics.
A lot of paranormal creatures: demons, harpies, gargoyles, dragons, fae, vampires, giants, witches, shifters, ...

Info dumping all the time. All the info about the world I got was from Camille's long
Laura the Highland Hussy
Oct 17, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: d-n-f
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.
May 15, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
Jonathan Wilson
An okay first book, series has potential...
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
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
When Im 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 isnt really original or new) but – I couldnt connect with Camille DArtigo 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. Im not very fond of "Harem-books" as I call these books where it gets ...more
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
Dec 03, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A double DNF'd tried to do this one twice and both time I just got bored. Blah blah all they do is talk about this paranormal creature and that paranormal creature...I have great boobs. I masturbate. I was naked for a week. We are all so hot, but we don't have sex. Ok now we have sex in abstract descriptions... done.
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
4.5 stars - great!

First read August 10-11, 2013.
Reread January 20-21, 2017.

The below review is adapted/updated from my first review, after first reading.

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 begun my journey on getting reacquainted with
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
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm 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
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
Heather Gunnell
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
Susan many books and so little time
This is a great book...from beginning to end. I have to admit that I am confused when I read other reviews about this book...especially from those that give it one...two...or even three stars. I found every page and plot twist to be an absolute well as...the way she wove each of the amazing main characters into the story!!! The three sisters...though sisters by blood...are different in their own being a witch...another being a Were...and the third being a vampire. The t ...more
Maddie B🐱📚🐰
Really strong book that's the first in the series. Loved the setting and world building. The characters were awesome and snarky.
Ana Mardoll
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
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
Jan 11, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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 :(

Great start to a series. I really enjoyed learning about other world with all the different fae and other beings. I also liked the characters and can't wait to see what else happens with the sisters.
Wayland Smith
This book had popped up several times on my recommendations in Goodreads. so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I read a lot of urban fantasy, and sometimes cross the street over to paranormal romance, so I figured this would be in my area of interest.

I didn't really care for it. There were a few bits that didn't work for me, and a few cliches I could have done without. The POV character is a woman who just about every male in the book is attracted to. I always find that a bit off putting. The book
Feb 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Not the greatest ever, but entertaining in a satisfying way, like when you just want to watch some fun TV, especially since this show can't escape being compared to "Charmed." This was good light urban fantasy that seemed like a pretty good first book in a series to me. The setting, characters, and overarching plot introduced have promise, and I wouldn't mind munching on these when my brain wants some popcorn urban fantasy. I like how the book is centered around three sisters, so, although hot g ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon (1 - 10 of 21 books)
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Comes the speaker of the shrouds,
Suck in the spirit, speak the words,
Let secrets of the dead be heard.”
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