Witchling (Sisters of the Moon Series #1)

Witchling (Sisters of the Moon Series #1)

by Yasmine Galenorn

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ISBN-13: 9781440623646
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Series: Sisters of the Moon Series , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 41,042
File size: 546 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy, mystery, and metaphysical nonfiction, including the Whisper Hollow novels, the Otherworld novels, the Indigo Court novels, and the Fly by Night novels.

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“A wicked, witty read. I couldn’t put it down.”—Candace Havens, author of Charmed & Dangerous

“Reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton with a lighter touch . . . a delightful new series that simmers with fun and magic.”—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Spell

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Witchling (Sisters of the Moon Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 274 reviews.
lullaby.love More than 1 year ago
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!
AnaMardoll More than 1 year ago
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
Fantasy_Mom-n-Wife More than 1 year ago
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.
runespear40 More than 1 year ago
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.
Lynz_in_Love More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Book_Raider27 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and the entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome.  I love all of her books now.  
JackieWI More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful introduction to the three D'Artigo sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts off slow but you get hooked and want to finish them. I just finished the second book and it still pleases.
bookgirl53 More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BellaMiaow on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is eat up with Teh Stupid. To be honest, I read maybe two chapters and was very proud that I did not throw the book or harm it in any way. It was, instead, gently transported to the "back to the library" stack. I even refrained from putting in a warning note to future would-be-readers, but it was hard.
StarrK on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I heard of this author from a fellow book blogger. She was reviewing a different book in the series and the cover looked amazing. So what did I do? I went to the library and checked out. It sat and sat and sat on the pile as I moved through others on that pile or my other pile. I knew that I wanted to read it but I wasn¿t pressed to do it immediately. Then I started reading it, and I must say that I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the characters and the action. I can¿t really say that I was transported into the story; some of the settings weren¿t detailed enough for me to visualize. Like Otherworld, the homeland of the three sisters and the other Fae-folk. For some people that would have been a deal breaker. Is it important? Sometimes - if the setting is supposed to act as a character in the book, or if it plays an actual role and holds some significance to the plot than it¿s important. If it is just used to transport you from one place to another than no so much. Otherworld is important to the sisters, which makes it important to the story. But only so you can understand how much of an outsider the sisters were and so you can understand their homesickness. This was accomplished without focusing too much on the actual description the place. Home can change settings for many people but it will never change the way it makes us feel. Can you enjoy the tale of Delilah, Menolly and Camille without falling into Otherworld or Earthside (their current home)? Oh yes, you most certainly can! Or at least I can. The characters spark to life and force you to focus on them and the action and emotion that they¿re tangled up in at the moment. You are totally engaged in Camille¿s bout with temptation-pretty much wherever she finds a hot guy. (Ok, maybe that was a little exaggeration, but she is definitely in tune with the sexual side of the world). While, each sister has a role to play in the story, Witchling seemed to focus more on Camille then the other two. She tough and sexy, and I couldn¿t help but immediately liking this character. There was enough vulnerability and ¿girlness¿ that she was believable. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for the rest of this series.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Witchling is the story of Camille, one of three sisters, send from the Otherworld to Earth to act, in a sense, as spies. They are to keep the order and clean up the messes when order doesn't prevail. The sisters are half sidhe on their father's side, their deceased mother was human. Camille is a witch and can cast spells, although thank's to the human in her, they have the potential to backfire. Delilah is a werecat, but yup. She is literally a little tabby cat. Menolly was an acrobat but has recently become infected with Vampirism. With their own set of challenges, the girls must find out why other earthbound sidhe creatures are suddenly dying and why three demons have shown up on the Earth side of the earth/otherword portal. Camille is probably my least favorite of the three sisters. She can't decides if she is sexy and smart or a desaster prone goof. I don't like the fact the every man she met became attracted to her. I did like the side cast of characters, include human partner, Chase and Smokey (hah. the dragon). Still, the plot was slow at times, and I almost found I enjoyed the scenes of talking and discussing around the table better than the action scenes. Don't let that scare yo because their were plenty of actions scenes, several with nicely done twists. You don't want to miss what Camille rescues from one of the demons! I wasn't knocked off my feet by "Witchling" but I was bewitched enough to want to read on to "Changling", Delilah's first story. Delilah so far, is my favorite of the three characters.
MystiqueWillow on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Shelf Talk: On Mind TrashIt happens to everyone. Over winter break it happened to me. It always strikes when you least expect it. One day you¿re fine and the next day you wake up, go to school, pull out your textbook, and none of the words make any sense. Your mind just goes into hibernation. I refer to this common ailment as ¿word fatigue,¿ and I had developed a wicked case of it. Now, the best cure for ¿word fatigue¿ is a day or two spent playing video games or watching mindless television. What you can¿t do, or at least shouldn¿t do if you want to avoid a mental meltdown, is look at words on a page¿any page. However, if you are a self proclaimed bookaholic, as I am, ¿word fatigue¿ poses a major problem. The problem? Duh! You can¿t read!So, there I was beginning of winter break, stacks and stacks of wonderful books, and absolutely no desire to read them, let alone the ability to comprehend them. At first, I didn¿t panic. Being the bookaholic I am this was just another routine ¿word fatigue,¿ and I had a contingency plan. First, I pulled all of the books I had been dying to read out of my collection, stacked them up, and systematically read the first chapter of every one until something stuck. Nothing stuck. Then, I attempted to bribe myself into reading by driving to the nearest bookstore and buying anything that looked remotely interesting. I left with an armful of books. I was optimistic; by the time I got home, I wasn¿t interested. I started to panic a little¿okay, a lot. Two weeks into winter break, the situation had escalated from panic to desperation. It was time to pull out the big guns; it was time to pull out the ¿mind trash.¿ Books, lovingly referred to as ¿mind trash,¿ are the soap operas and reality T.V. shows of the book world. What can I say? I was a desperate woman. I tore through every corner of my home looking for my ¿mind trash¿ fix and came out empty handed. I had not one ¿mind trash¿ novel on hand, a mistake I would soon remedy. I sped to the bookstore, dashed in with fifteen minutes till closing, and came out with four ¿mind trash¿ books and five minutes to spare. One of those books was Yasmine Galenorn¿s Witchling.Camille D¿Artigo, the first part of a sister trio, is a witch who is working earthside in the OIA (Otherworld Intelligence Agency) whose magic could be considered faulty at best. She and her two sisters, Delilah (a werecat) and Menolly (a vampire), all work earthside for the same agency. It is their job, along with their side-kick Chase (a human working for the Seattle Police Department), to monitor and investigate any otherworldly crimes happening earthside. Of course, little do they know (at least in the beginning) that all Hades is about to break loose. A wicked civil war is brewing in the otherworld, and a demon uprising, from a forbidden realm threatens to take over both the otherworld and earth. The reader follows Camille and her sisters on an adventure to discover new places, old people, new romances, and yet another piece of a mysterious puzzle. On every page of this book, one can find murder, mayhem, mystery, or magic. This book is a whirlwind assault on the senses that will leave you wanting more. Galenorn¿s Witchling is a superb piece of ¿mind trash.¿ This book is the first in her Otherworld series, which, to date, consists of five books. I devoured all five within a week and a half and am left salivating for more. Galenorn, who seems to be very well read, pulls bite size pieces from classic literature and ancient mythologies to create a multi-faceted fantasy world. This fantasy world she has created is ¿mind trashy¿ enough to get you hooked but solid and smart enough to keep you interested.Witchling is a Paranormal Romance, and I give it an easy R rating. This book is not for everyone, especially for those under the age of 18. It is, however, for people who enjoy reading a non-standard book about witches, demons, dragons, vampires, werewolves
moonchildoxo on LibraryThing 10 months ago
OK, So I don¿t know much about writing do¿s and don¿ts BUT I do think that this book breaks many Don¿ts (at least ones that I think are don¿ts)The Don¿tsStarbucks - I don¿t care to look it up, but Camille orders a drink, and you would swear that it must be the author¿s favorite, along with the Milky Way candy bar, magazines, etc it just did not seem very creative. Make up your own locations, drinks, candy, city, and musical taste. Musical reference - I really think that using certain songs really dates the story. You can really tell when this was written because of her use of certain bands that are no longer ¿popular¿. I am sure that those musical artist are pleased that there are forever remembered in a cheep $6.99 book. :)I do think that she adds fuel to the fire of the clechet ¿gothic witch¿ persona. It really irritates me that media and such think that Goths are Witches and vise versa. HOW BORING! Camille is so cliché! She is the ¿typical Goth¿ that is portrayed in movies and books, attitude and all. Really irritating!That brings me to my next point of cliche - every thing that comes out of Camille¿s mouth is cliché! She never says anything creative! Everything is something that a HUMAN would say everyday. But she is not human, you never hear her say anything from Otherworld¿s language, I really think that would have helped the story to be more interesting. Yasmine Galenorn also writes with this bad attitude, chip on her shoulder, style that I could not stand. It should have only reflected Camille, but all the characters held this mood. They were all very sarcastic and grouchy, all of them. It bothered me the entire book. It was some times hard to decipher the speaker, because everyone spoke in the same tone. The so called ¿romance¿ was terrible. Camille is a tramp and her sisters were starting to become Old Maids! Any way Camille seems to think that every one is sexy and she wants to get with all the guys. For some reason they thing the same (very shallow of the author, to think that they ALL want Camille for Dessert). That kinda bothered me. Again there was no romance. If the story was less ¿solving the mystery and more romance¿ then there could have been a couple of opportunities for it, but Camille always had ¿another man¿ around, and they had an important mission. So it was more like tramp novel then anything else. I really think that the story would have been better with zero sexual moments. Really unnecessary.The Do¿sThe story picked up EVENTUALLY! When it did I really enjoyed it. The new added characters at the end were very interestingIt did leave me kind of curious about the other sisters and I am considering the other 2 books. Her descriptions of Otherworld were very inventive. I liked it a lot better than Earthside.The Story as a whole was kinda cool. That was my first time to read a present time sci-fi/fantasy where the real world and fantasy world had become connected. I do have to give her props on the whole OIA thing even though it was cliché it did seem kinda cool.
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This sounded like it would be a good book. The person who wrote the cover summary did a great job. Unfortunately, the book was a let down. The plot was jumbled and only picked up towards the end. I don't think I'll be reading the rest of the series.
jimmaclachlan on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I got this at my daughter's request & thought I'd read it first, only to realize quickly I had read it before. Not a bad book, but forgettable, I guess. It is yet another of the current paranormal fantasies that portray our current world with the addition of a fantasy element. In this case, we have 3 half-Sidhe sisters who are stationed on our Earth as part of a government agency from the OW (Other World). A third world is ruled by demons. The 3 worlds were once all in constant communication, but years ago separated except for a few portals, to protect them. Now the bad guys want to take over all 3 & the sisters stand in the way. Fairly predictable, but well written & an interesting take on the idea.The pace is well done. Lots of action with background information doled out as needed. The characters were pretty well done too. At first, they seemed a little clichéd, but as the book progressed, the characters filled in & one developed especially well. While I never doubted the outcome for a moment, the paths taken to arrive there were interesting. I'm looking forward to the next!
cinnleigh on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I have had WITCHLING by Yasmine Galenorn sitting around for a while but for whatever reason I never found the time to sit down and read the entire book from start to finish. I read it in sections here and there, losing a bit of the story as I forgot what I had read in the last section. I¿m sure many of us have experienced that and it isn¿t fun. Well, last week I made the commitment to sit down and finish WITCHLING and I think I might have to go sit down and read it again.WITCHLING was a fantastic book and already I¿ve been searching around for Changeling, book two in the Sisters of the Moon series. What made the first book in the series so fantastic to me was the quirkiness of the characters, especially Camille. I love strong female characters, but I rarely choose favorites. Before WITCHLING I had 3 favorite female characters. Now I have four. Ms. Galenorn has written Camille in such a way as to make her relatable to the average female reader and yet she gave her that extra spicy little edge. Camille is funny, quirky, sexy and completely believable. If I could grab someone to go out and have coffee with, she would be up in the top five of my choices.Combining fantasy with the modern world, Ms. Galenorn creates a compelling story full of complexity. Camille and her sisters are half Faerie, caught between two worlds and yet belonging to neither. Assigned to work on Earth, the sisters are supposed to keep an eye out for suspicious Otherworld activity. When some actually pops up, however, the sisters are unprepared to deal with the potential end-of-the-world crisis that they find themselves in the middle of. Problems back home mean that any sort of help may be slow in coming as well. With myths, legends, some attractive men, and powers that threaten to go haywire at any moment, these sisters must uncover the plot that threatens to destroy the world as they know it.I have to give props to Ms. Galenorn for really considering every aspect of her story. So often I see books which seem almost under developed. The story is told and we get to know the main characters, but we never really learn the ¿full¿ story. In WITCHLING, I can tell that Ms. Galenorn puts a lot of work into fleshing out the story complete with subplots, twists and turns to keep the reader hooked, and side characters that help to pull the story forward. By the end of WITCHLING, I really felt that the story could easily be real. It became quite simple to imagine myself into the story, following the exploits of the D¿Artigo sisters.If I had to narrow it down to just a few things, I would say that my favorite aspects of WITCHLING were the fantastic plot and Camille. It¿s hard not to love a great story and it is even more difficult not to fall in love with a wonderful character. Camille¿s men aren¿t too bad either! A dangerous dark lover, a delicious fox demon, and a mysterious white dragon do quite well in terms of getting the hormones and blood pumping.I highly suggest WITCHLING. The story is action-packed, the characters are phenomenal, and the world incorporates the perfect amount of magic and modern. I¿m fairly certain that any fans of Urban Fantasy or Romance will find something to love here.Yasmine Galenorn is the author of the Sisters of the Moon series, the Chintz `n China series, the Bath and Body series, and the new Indigo Court series, the first of which is Night Myst - due out June 29, 2010. She also has various pieces of shorter fiction out and a few metaphysical nonfiction books out.