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Darkling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #3)

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We're the D'Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're 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 Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Delilah transforms into a tabby cat when she's under stress. And me? ...more
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Published January 2nd 2008 by Penguin Group (USA)
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ᴥ Irena ᴥ
After Changeling I honestly didn't expect to like Darkling as much as I did. Some inconsistencies/spelling/grammar issues aside, this was an enjoyable story with almost no romance to speak of.

Darkling is definitely not a paranormal romance. For those interested, there are two sexual scenes in the book and they are used to either move the things forward or to encourage a change in a character. The third D'Artigo sister doesn't fall in love.

The whole story is centred on her sadistic sire Dredge's
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Fangs for the Fantasy
I've just finished Darkling, book three in Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld series. It is the first book in the series that I can claim to like. Well...like is too strong a word...let’s go with: I didn’t hate it completely. Not sure whether my semi-enjoyment of this book, as compared to Witchling and Changeling, is due to a more compelling main character or whether I have developed Stockholm Syndrome--that I have been held captive by this series for so long (These short books are loooonnnng reads.) ...more
Ivy
This is the book I chose for the 2016 popsugar challenge. Book set in home state. This book is set mostly in Seattle which is in the same state that I live in. I live around Bellingham.

5 stars

It was nice to finally know what happened to Menolly. Quite sad. Glad that she was able to sever ties with Dredge and finally end him. Will Menolly find love? When is Shadow With g finally going to show up? Nice to have a book in Menolly's POV.
Hannah
Jun 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-paranormal
The plot has a little more depth in this one, perhaps because this sister has major inner demons to defeat before she can get on with her life. She's a considerably more interesting character than Camille and Delilah, albeit bogged down with the cliches that are becoming a trademark with this author. The way Menolly conquers her dark memories and grows into a more mature character is the best part of this book; we see how she's gradually accepting that the people around her love her and aren't t ...more
Maria_Love_For_Books
The third book in this series is my favorite so far! Although, I’ve rated all the books with five stars, this was beyond words! Definitely darker, this story took me out of my comfort zone for an urban fantasy book. There is so much pain and tragedy in the past of the main character that I’m not so sure how she managed to continue living.

So, this book is from Menolly’s POV and it’s a little different from the previous two. How? It has less humor and a lot of new characters. Also, this story is l
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Jodi
I think, in fact I know, I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it rather than listened to it. Cassandra Campbell was inoffensive as a reader but not so much that I forgot she was there and not good enough to make this a performance. Initially I was lost having not read the prior two books. But eventually Galenorn provided enough information that I had a good idea of what was happening or at least who the characters were. This is considered urban fantasy and as such the women are the ...more
Jim
Third book in the series, told from the youngest sister's perspective. (Looks like the fourth will be going back to the oldest's.) It was good. The fight continues & we learn more about the family from Menolly. She's a vampire & takes the lead as they battle her creator.

The story line is very similar to the other two. I don't have the fourth book & don't mind waiting a while to get it. It's not a bad story, but it's also not compelling or different enough to make me want to run out
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Kim~Fantasy~
May 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOO....knew Menolly would be a doozy! She is one cool vamp...and I loved the fact that she was gettin heavy with Nerissa. In all honesty Camille & Delilah have enough testosterone floating around for ten women..LOL! I am very interested in Roz though...mmm he sounds delicious. Also in Jareth who I wantto see if anything further happens between him and Menolly..and there is also Menolly and Nerissa. Man these sisters get all the goodies! And will Roz end up in a thing with any of them(ME ME M ...more
Kathy Davie
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in the Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon paranormal-romance series based in Seattle and revolving around three half-human, half-fae sisters charged with preventing Storm Wing from overthrowing the world even as the Otherworld takes sides in a civil war. The point of view here is from Mennolly.


My Take
One of the interesting aspects of this series is that there is no settled love interest. While one sister provides the main point of view in each book and they end up with a lover or three, they d
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Jen
4.5 stars - great!

I first read this book August 29-30, 2013.
I reread it January 22, 2017.

The below review is adapted/updated from the review I wrote after my first reading.

I loved this book. This one was told from Menolly's point of view, and it was really nice to gain more insight into the youngest D'Artigo sister (though she still seems more like the middle sister). Not only that, but we learned exactly how she became a vampire and got to be witness to the (view spoiler)
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Ana Mardoll
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Darkling / 978-0-425-21893-8

The third in the Sisters of the Moon series, "Darkling" carries on the point-of-view cycle by moving to the third sister in the family - the ill-fated Menolly. Half-human and half-Fae like her sisters, her particular cross to bear is her hated vampirism. In the second book of the series, "Changeling", we learned that the sisters' old enemies were joining forces with the vampire group that tortured and turned Menolly, and "Darkling" follows that plot thread as a chance
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Rhianna
Feb 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darkling is the third book in the Sisters of the Moon series, the follow-up of Changeling(2). In Witchling(1) we meet the D'Artigo sisters- Camille, the eldest who is a witch, Delilah, the middle child who is a werecat, and Menolly, the baby of the family who is a vampire.

The plot of Witchling establishes the confusing existance of the three realms- Otherworld, Earth and the Subteranean Realms and introduces us to a host of otherwordly species from both those found on Earth and those from witho
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Amanda
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darkling is the best in this series so far in my opinion. She's my favorite character and she has so many layers to her personality. She's been hurt, stripped bare and victimized by the jerk, Dredge, that turned her into a vampire. She's strong, loyal and will kick anyone's ass that hurts someone she cares about. What I really like about this character is that she isn't conformed. She's technically bi in my book, she likes the men but she'll also get involved with a woman if it feels right. She' ...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
This is the third The Sisters on the Moon book by Yasmine Galenorn, and it doesn't disappoint. It's packed with new problems for the sisters, and a lot of action. I loved every minute of it. Menolly intrigued me from the moment she was introduced in Witchling, so I couldn't wait to meet her and get into her head.

The constant pain she relives because of her physical and mental scars is heartbreaking. As if it isn't enough to have to deal with the fact that she's a vampire. Her sire, Dredge is evi
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Nick McGreggor
Oct 30, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-like
I realize I'm not the audience for this...and I read it out of order, but it was all I had on a long car ride. However, I won't be reading on with the series.

The plot was shallow and unoriginal.
The dialogue was flat and poor.
The writing remained terrible throughout. Terrible on a word by word, sentence by sentence level, betraying both a lack of skill and style.

I was indifferent to all the characters. Menolly especially. I never connected with her.

I don't even like the cover. I finished it for
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Deb
Jan 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I actually really enjoyed Yasmine Galenorn's series. Fun, sexy, and not taking itself too seriously. It has enough paranormal to fit the genre,the plot follows some logic and each of the sisters gets their day in the sun with each book. Galenorn appreciates the pagan/paranormal viewpoint and provides an entertaining, sexy and entertainin read.
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Serinin bu kaitabını daha çok sevdim nedense..Sanırım Menolly'nin öyküsü etkiledi beni birde vampir avlayıp durdukları için aksiyon çoktu :))
☀Rachael☀
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this I'd forgotten loads from book 1 & 2 but as theses are each about a different sister so I caught up quick!
Shawnie Nicole
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These books get better and better in my opinion.
Shelley
Synopsis: All over Seattle, humans have been going missing, only to turn up as newborn vampires - the sure sign of a rogue vamp on the loose. It looks like Dredge is to blame. The same sadistic Dredge who gave me my scars, and who may well be in cahoots with the demon Shadow Wing. If so, Otherworld and Earth are screwed. The only way we can hope to defeat Dredge is for me to travel home to Otherworld, where I must face my own demons. Because unless I sever the ties that bind me to Dredge, all he ...more
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>Synopsis:

We're the D'Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're 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 Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unpredictable as the weather. My sister Delilah transforms into a tabby cat when she's under stress. And me? I'm Menolly, acrobat-extraordinaire-turned-vampire. And I'd give my right fang to make my sire pay for killing m
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Chibineko
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not quite sure what it is about this series, but I can't quite seem to make my mind up about it. It's fairly light as far as PNR and UF goes, but there's this nice charm to it that I really dig. I'm still slightly skeptical about the author's claim that she'll be able to write the series until nobody will publish it anymore, as I've seen where doing so has resulted in the deterioration of several long running series in several different genres. But that's a worry for future volumes, as right ...more
Ana Mardoll
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ana-reviewed
Darkling / 978-0-425-21893-8

The third in the Sisters of the Moon series, "Darkling" carries on the point-of-view cycle by moving to the third sister in the family - the ill-fated Menolly. Half-human and half-Fae like her sisters, her particular cross to bear is her hated vampirism. In the second book of the series, "Changeling", we learned that the sisters' old enemies were joining forces with the vampire group that tortured and turned Menolly, and "Darkling" follows that plot thread as a chance
...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under The Covers

It's been a while since I read book 2 in the series, and with every book I always wonder if I might continue reading or if I should just stop. But I have OCD and have to know what happens next. So here I am.

I thought I would actually like Menolly's book, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. A lot of dark things came out in this book. It was a good story, but just a bit too rough and too dark for my taste. There was also a lot going on, as usual in
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Tez
Jul 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Samantha Tolleson
Feb 17, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal fans, Urban Fantasy fans
Recommended to Samantha by: fantasticfiction.cc
Ok there are a lot of things that I like about this series. The beasties, the quest for the nine spirit seals, the settings is in Seattle, Washington, and some other attributes.

But here are a few of the things I don't like though...

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1. Is the "okay everybody stop it's history and battle planning time!" in a very perky type of way that sets my teeth on edge. I mean a whole shit ton is revealed in these little pow wow's, but it really isn't expressed in a way that I like. A lot is left to conject
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Annette
Jul 28, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Pete
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galenorn-yasmine
Darkling is book 3 of the Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn of the D’Artigo sisters. The point of view focus of this book is Menolly’s the sister who was abused, tortured, and unwillingly converted to vampire. The gruesome full story of her torture made me shiver as it was told in this book. Dark is growing in this series with the Dredge

With each book in this series, new characters are brought to light explaining the past and being folded into the present which is nicely illuminating. I like
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Mary
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book focuses on the third sister - the vampire Menolly. Her sire Dredge who captured her, tortured her, turned her and then commanded her to attack her own family has crossed over from OW and is now making new vampires in Seattle. Menolly and her sisters have to stop the baby vamps, defeat Dredge, visit OW to meet Jareth a seer, and save a friend who is captured.

These books are not HEA romances. The first sister Camille is sleeping with 2 guys (Trillian and Morio) sometimes together now. De
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Kathleen Burket
Aug 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book in the Sisters of the Moon series by Yasmine Galenorn. This book is the story of Menolly who was tortured, raped, and turned into a vampire by Dredge of the Elwing Blood Clan. Dredge has crossed over to Earth and is terrorizing the human population of Seattle. Menolly has to find the strength to both sever her connection with her sire and vanquish him. This book was darker than the first two books in the series, but Menolly comes with a lot baggage and a lighter story woul ...more
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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 bringin ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon (1 - 10 of 21 books)
  • Witchling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #1)
  • Changeling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #2)
  • 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)
  • Shaded Vision (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #11)

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