Witchling - Yasmine Galenorn

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 Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she’d stressed. Menolly’s a vampire who still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I’m Camille – a wicked-good witch. Except my magic’s as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way…

At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, a fellow operative, Jocko, has been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, bad-ass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He's made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground.

Our assignment: keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my bumbling sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: Faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls…
(My Turn)

First up - this book suffers from massive genre confusion. Witchling is most definitely urban fantasy even though it has been marketed as a paranormal romance. However, 2 so-so sex scenes and a mention or 3 of romantic interludes does not a romance make so the action plot ends up being the driving force of the story. Meaning that no matter what it says on the spine of the book this novel is definitely not romance.

The story itself wraps in and around the three half fairy sisters (Dad is Sidhe & Mom was Human) - Camille the witch (as told from her perspective), Delilah the tabby cat shapeshifter and Menolly the newbie vampire - and their relationships, both with each other and with the entities that they encounter. You also have a roster full of every supernatural beastie you could imagine – either as friends and foes and frenemies.

In reality - the story was a little hard to get into at the beginning, an extremely predictable read, but in the end a good book. I'm looking forward to picking up the next in the series to see if Ms Galenorn develops in this genre.

1 comment :

  1. I hate it when a book is incorrectly marketed. Thanks for the heads up. I am looking forward to reading it, had in on the TBR pile for a while.