Witchling (Sisters of the Moon Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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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 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 ...
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Overview

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’s stressed.  Menolly’s a vampire who’s 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, as 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, badass 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...





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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The first in an engrossing new series about conflict in the magic modern world as told by the half-human, half-Faerie D'Artigo sisters the latest from Galenorn (One Hex of a Wedding) is a whimsical reminder of fantasy's importance in everyday life. Narrator Camille is a good witch with unpredictable powers who runs a Seattle bookstore while working as an Otherworld Intelligence operative, sent Earthside to keep an eye on things. When an operative from the Wayfaerer, a human/Faerie hangout, is killed, Camille springs into action with her sisters Delilah, a werecat, and Menolly, a freshly minted vampire. Tracing the murder back to evil demon leader Shadow Wing, the sisters find evidence of a far-reaching plot, but the Otherworld Intelligence Agency offers no help, stifled by bureaucratic red tape and a nasty Otherworld battle. Galenorn's gallery of rogues is an imaginative delight, each species and personality carefully crafted. Though the plot can drag, effusive characters and pretty writing ("I whispered, and the stars heard me from behind their cloud cover and answered") will lead readers through to the much-anticipated final battle. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440623646
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Series: Sisters of the Moon Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 31,247
  • File size: 534 KB

Meet the Author


Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times bestselling author of two urban fantasy series: the Sisters of the Moon series and the Indigo Court series.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 10, 2008

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    Great

    I was waiting for my next Anita Blake Series Book, by Laurell K Hamilton and I was hanging out in my fav place Barnes and Noble of course! When I came across this book! I bought and took it home read it and was hooked! I loved the story line and read the book in one day! This is a great series and I recommend reading it! Another excellent series Anita Blake Vampire Hunter! That is an excellent series!

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Fun and charming fantasy series

    Witchling / 978-1-440-62364-6

    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 ("Changeling" and "Darkling"), 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 powerful demons and solve supernatural mysteries.

    One of the things I like best about this series is the thought and care that Galenorn has put into building her world - the magical residents of "Otherworld" are out in the open, with no Masquerade to maintain, and much care has been put into fleshing out what such a world would look like, with new businesses popping up to cater to the OW residents and with human groupies and protestors taking to the streets. Creating a world without a Masquerade is tricky, and requires a lot of care and thought, but it allows the story to focus on the important elements of plot propulsion and character development, rather than having to devote huge chunks of time and space to cleaning up magical messes that really shouldn't be possible to hide in the first place.

    More than anything else, the "Sisters of the Moon" series focuses on character development. The very few things I disliked about this novel - Camille's "Sex in the City" like obsession with clothes, lingerie, and other novelties she shouldn't be able to afford and wouldn't have the time and luxury to enjoy under the developing serious circumstances in the novel - melt into the background over the series as the sisters change and develop. Each of the sisters has her own personal demons and difficulties - in part due to their cross-breed heritage, but also in part to their own past difficulties that need to be overcome. As the world starts to fall apart around them over the course of the series, each sister starts to grow, evolve, and tackle her own personal demons. This isn't, in short, a series for reading out of order, because the sisters change slowly but noticeably over each novel.

    "Witchling" is told from the point of view of Camille, the oldest sister, and it's interesting to see her from the perspective of her two younger sisters over the course of the next two books. She is deeply passionate and extremely sexually liberated, attracting a small harem of gorgeous, dangerous men over the course of the series. And yet, her first passion is always for her sisters and her family as she struggles to shelter the other two in her role as oldest sister and surrogate mother.

    I highly recommend you check out this wonderful series. "Witchling" admittedly gets off to a gently rocky start, but if you enjoy this novel even a little, you will almost assuredly love the overall series, and this fantastically charming world will draw you in and refuse to let you go.

    ~ Ana Mardoll

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    1 of the Best "Girl Power" Fantasy Series Ever!

    This series had me hooked within the first 2 chapters. I love the imagery and the wonderfully thought out "land" called Otherworld. I am a very big fantasy buff and have read way too many books that feature the male as the "hero" and the female as the "fragile little woman" who depends on him for everything. This book shows that not only can women take care of themselves, but can also take care of those around them. No, I am not saying the books are 100% Go Girl type of stories. In fact, the male characters are very powerful and an integral part of the series. The way the women & men work together in this series shows us that we all need each other in different ways.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Needs Some Umph!!!

    I found this story a little boring. It seemed to take a really long time to actually get to the good part. However, it seemed somewhat necessary that she give a little (a lot) background. Since I've already purchased the next couple of books I guess I'm going to give this series another try but I hope it gets more exciting.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

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    Just a different outlook.

    I am a hardcore fantasy and sci fi reader, for many years I thought romance novels were a womens type of story, with all the love interests and make out scenes, that just weren't my cup of tea. this novel featuring the D'Artigo sisters,shows how romance fantasy has changed, oh yah there is still the love interests, but the fantasy plot line is a gripping one which
    will hold your interest till the end. The creatures and powers that involve
    themselves in the storyline will bring a little of what everyone likes to the table. Each sister in the story has her own unique power from witchcraft,to shapechangers, to vampires,and you'll both feel for them,and
    root for them to win at every turn,All her books from this her first to
    the other novels in this series are a highly recommended read, I am sure
    you wont be dissappointed, I wasn't.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2010

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    Starts a little slow

    I love paranormal romance, so I while browsing the back of this book I decided that it would be an interesting read. Although it did prove interesting it took a little time for me to actually get excited and really into the story. I felt like I couldn't really get into the characters and the plot as much as I can in other stories. The whole half-breed drama and demons coming to earth has been done before, though there was some good dialogue throughout the story. It had some humorous parts and some serious ones of course and for a paranormal romance the romance seemed very quick and over with. Everyone has a different take on things like this and this would be a good book for people just getting into this genre. The author includes references to classic Faerie stories such as the legend of Tam Lin and also Titania, queen of the Fae. While not an overly exciting read, it works for summer boredom.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Great book and series

    I started off by reading Yasmin's Indigo Court series (which is still my favorite) and desided to pick this book up while i wait for Night Seeker. And I loved it. Im currently reading Changling (second in series) for the 3rd time ;)

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2007

    A reviewer

    The story line itself is okay. There's quite a bit of sex in this book, but it's not really that bad. It's fairly well-written. The characters are very life-like and seem like real people and that's a major asset.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    !

    Too many plot spoilers, especially harriet klausner with her cliff note specials. No need to buy the book. Just read the the klausner book report. She tells it all.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    If you are into witches, fae, vampires, dragons and shape shifters of all kinds you will love this series. These are the good people. I have 2 sisters so I can relate too the sisters in this series. I have read every book in the series. I would suggest reading them in order because you may be lost if you don't.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Just not.....

    Not good..... the names of the bad guys was horriable

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Not worth the time

    I just couldn't get past the first 6 chapters. I typically read fantasy and enjoy getting lost in these unrealistic worlds, but this book wasn't a good match for me. I thought the book was getting somewhere when there was a great stand off with a demon, but nope. It just fizzled out.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Highly Not Recommended

    I ordered the first 2 books of this series, Witchling being the first, I am the type that finishes a good book in a day, two at the most, this thin novel should have been done in less than a day. It took four days because I really didnt like it at all, I jus kept hoping it would get better, but it never did. I had read all these reviews that said Yasmine Galenorn was a great writer. I would have to disagree. The book was not a smooth read. It jumped here an there with random bits of info that had no real purpose other than for filler, as evidenced by the lack of correlation with the story line. I wasnt pleased with this book at all, I had hoped the second would have been better. I was mistaken. Though slightly better than the first, it was still a miserable read. I doubt I'll try reading a book by this author again. It was painfully obvious that she's not a seasoned writer and the inexperience shown through on every page. I'd rather spend my money on books by Iris Johanson, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

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    it was okay

    mehhhhh.... this one was so so in the realm of romance. The plot was good though and im sure the other tie in pretty well. if youve got something else to read... do it

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2009

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    Way to start a series

    This is an excellent start to a series. I cannot wait for to start the next one. The characters really pull you in and the plot keeps you hooked.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    Witchling

    This was my first time ever reading this author's book and I have to say that it did not appeal to me at all. I only made it through the first couple of pages and had to put it down. I never picked it back up. I returned the book to Barnes & Nobles the following day.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

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    I loved the book!

    I picked this book up at my local Barnes & Noble, at first thinking that the story line might prove to be too silly. However, as I really got into the book, I really began to like the characters. It had romance and magic, with some paranormal thrills and adventure. Speaking of characters, it had quite the mix of characters including a baby gorgoyle and a dragon. I found the story line to be quite different from others I have read and I am fairly new to this genre. I have previously read Christine Feehan's dark series (great), but took a break from them to explore other authors. My local B&N did not have the second book in this series, so they had to order it. I can't wait!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2009

    Dissapointing...

    I just got through reading the first book in this series and I am very dissapointed. I bought it because the storyline seemed interesting and the reviews were good. I am the type who can read a book within a few hours if it is good, but I am sorry to say that this one was not. It took me almost a week to finish it, hoping something good was going to happen on the next page, but nope...dissapointment. I made it through to the end but am not very excited to read the next one(I already bought the 1st 4 books in this series). If you are a fan of paranormal romance, this series might be ok but I would suggest borrowing it from a friend or the library before you invest your money. I don't recommend this book.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    Bewitchingly good.....

    Great start to a new series. Hardly any down spots and wasted page fillers. I love the diversity of having witches, vampires, fairie/fey and my fav demons. This book had good sex with hardly any romance which I more than appreciated and had great action. I'm looking forward to reading book 2.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    Couldn't finish it

    I liked the idea but the writing and dialogue was not that great. I only managed about 50 pages and just put it down.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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