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Changeling (Sisters of the Moon Series #2)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A Truly Charming Series!

Changeling / 978-1-429-53812-1

The second in the "Sisters of the Moon" series, "Changeling" switches the narrative point of view from the older sister Camille (seen in "Witchling") to the middle sister Delilah. This point of view change characterizes the series - eac...
Changeling / 978-1-429-53812-1

The second in the "Sisters of the Moon" series, "Changeling" switches the narrative point of view from the older sister Camille (seen in "Witchling") to the middle sister Delilah. This point of view change characterizes the series - each book is written from a different sister's point of view and every three books, the cycle begins again - and underscores the essential role that character development fills in this charming series.

Whereas Delilah - a half-human, half-Fae Werecat who accidentally turns into a 10-pound tabby cat whenever stressed or startled - was in the first book a rather delicate and naive pollyanna determined to believe the best in even her darkest enemies, we see through this second book that such a one-sided description of her personality falls completely short of describing the full person. As the quiet middle child, Delilah struggles frequently to express and assert herself to her sisters, and while she is certainly determinedly kind-hearted, the events of the first novel have left their mark on her, and she is no longer as trusting and careless as she seemed before to be.

Delightfully, the plot of this novel picks up almost directly where the last left, and it's gratifying to see that no Reset Buttons have been pressed - all the events of the previous novel have a strong bearing on this one. Camille's lovers continue to jockey for favorable positions, Chase and Delilah are still working out the dynamics of their fledgling relationship, and the demons are still after the Spirit Seals and revenge. It's nice to see a series that isn't afraid to move forward with the overarching plot, and doesn't rely on the usual "several months later" time jumps to try to wrap up dangling plot threads behind the scenes.

Much to its credit, "Changeling" follows in the footsteps of "Witchling" with more careful world building - Delilah is able to examine several different approaches to living among humans that the "Earthside" Supes (Supernaturals) have developed. Galenorn has put a lot of thought into such problems as infertility and inbreeding among the Earthside Supes who have, until recently, been totally isolated among humans and their kind. The new enemies, also, are imaginative and frightful, and a lot of work has gone into making them plausibly strong and scary.

I recommend this series strongly for anyone who enjoys supernatural thrillers, particularly ones that focus on character development and world building.

~ Ana Mardoll

posted by AnaMardoll on July 11, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not that great

I was really disappointed by this book. I bought this book after first reading her short story in the anthology "Inked", and after reading reviews and seeing that it was rated with 4 1/2 stars. Usually a 4 1/2 star reading equates to an awesome book, but not in this cas...
I was really disappointed by this book. I bought this book after first reading her short story in the anthology "Inked", and after reading reviews and seeing that it was rated with 4 1/2 stars. Usually a 4 1/2 star reading equates to an awesome book, but not in this case.

Her writing is very immature and not cohesive. I just wasn't able to immerse myself into her world and connect with her main characters. The sisters come across as one-dimensional caricatures, not the complex powerful women they should be. I agree with a previous poster, that the sex was gratuitous and unnecessary. I would say it even detracted from the story.

I'm an avid urban fantasy/paranormal romance reader, but I just can't call myself a fan of this one. Galenorn has some great fans, and she is blessed for that. I'm just really unimpressed with this one. I might give her another chance, but only if I find it in a library (not spending $$ on another one of these).

posted by RisaNP on April 9, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Briana

    Uh.... Changeling?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Keeps getting better

    I really enjoyed reading this sisters side. I liked it a lot. A bunch of stuff goes down and leaves you wanting to read the last book to see how they all end up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    love it

    I'm glad got the second one and I'm reading the third

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Great Read

    This book is an awesome read. It portrays the character's point of view really well while still explaining every scene in detail and including other character's feelings. This is also a very exciting read with something happening on every page!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    changeling review

    I recommend changeling for people that like a romance/fantasy novel its more of an adult book. I give it a 4 because i like the story plot and how the main character learns to cope with her problems. She basically learns about her self while trying to stop a major threat. A facinating novel in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2007

    Love this series!

    This series (starting with Witchling) just keeps getting better. We learn more about all three of the sisters - not just Delilah, whose book this really is. We learn more about their past, their relationships, their never-quite-accurate-as-they-want-them-to-be-powers. But most of all, Changeling is crafted beautifully and I love Delilah. She's one tough pussy cat.

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