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Shadow Rising

(Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #12)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,522 ratings  ·  120 reviews
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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Rating: 4 stars

Book twelve has its high-lights but I found myself caring less about Menolly and Nerissa's wedding preparations, and more about the upcoming war in Earthside and Otherwold. The changes in everyone's daily lives have a realistic tone and turn that bring these characters and the world building to life. Iris'(and Sharah's) advancing pregnancy, house renovations, family meals, and the abilities of newcomers (Shade) added flavor and foreshadowing to future battles and possible outcomes
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 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 y ...more
Aug 15, 2010 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
I love this story! And not only because I both laughed and cried during the reading of it. :-)

Before I really get into what I love about this story, though, I feel like I need to qualify my five-star rating. Because I read this book over three days, and because I was violently ill on the second first day and, as a result, didn't get to read much, this book lost a lot of its oomph for me. So I am giving it five-stars on the assumption that it would have wowed me had I been able to read it at my u
Kathy Davie
Mar 04, 2013 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 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 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.
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
I am losing interest in this series...
Michelle McKinney
Nov 25, 2012 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
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is a very good series, there are parts that are slow or some areas repeated which we can do without . but the overall series in a whole I love it very much. It has everything paranormal and is written very well. reminds me of what real people actually do in there lives or in the hear of the moment. I have enjoyed this series and I would recommend it to others who enjoy reading of magic shifters vampires fairy's dragons everything sisters and their loves and family trying to keep eart ...more
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Tired of all the sex in the books. It detracts from the story. I used to be read the books by Laurel Hamilton until they were nothing but sex. I'm afraid this series is headed for the same toilet. Worse with each one.
Nov 16, 2016 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
Alice Bye
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5/5 ⭐
Mar 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Enjoying Roman as a character more than I thought.
Dwayne Tranbarger
Shadow Rising

Menoly has changed and her love for Narisa is deep. She and Mario are free of her blood but now her and Roman are bonded. We will see what the future holds
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, another amazing book! Great to have Menolly star again, and I can't wait to read more of this marvelous series!
Brooke Sillaby
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Round up to 4.5 stars.
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
May 07, 2013 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
Lynda Tatad
Feb 10, 2014 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 girl ...more
Jun 24, 2011 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 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 overarch ...more
Nov 18, 2012 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 w ...more
Nov 22, 2011 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,
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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
Oct 08, 2012 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 la ...more
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