Review: Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn

Posted July 31, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Review: Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn
by Yasmine Galenorn

3 Stars


Released: January 2, 2008
Series: Otherworld #3
Published by Berkley
Pages: 281

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 this series, I find that there’s a lot of descriptions and details and at times that can get boring.

This book brings out Menolly’s past as the vampire who made her (against her will, and raped her, and tortured her) comes back! We get to relive some of what happened to her at his hands, which I will warn you was a bit disturbing. Because of that I understand more why she is so f*cked up! But, there was just a little healing in this book, she still has a long way to go in my opinion.

I also thought she would get with the head of the Vampires in the city, but he actually didn’t play into Menolly’s romantic interests in this book. We actually got some f/f sex because Menolly went for a puma shifter girl, and there was also some attraction with Jareth, whom she meets in her search for Dredge.

All the D’Artigo sisters make an appearance, I still can’t stand Camille, Delilah is cute but she’s still not 100% comfortable in her relationship with Chase, of course Camille has a few to choose from, Morio I actually like and he’s a big help to them.

There’s a lot happening with the fey. Their father and aunt are in hiding. There is a lot of action and things that happen in this book. But will I continue reading the series? Maybe after another long break, and when I’m in the mood for something a bit darker.

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About Yasmine Galenorn

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 bringing out her own work.

Yasmine is a caffeine junkie and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos--the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.

She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.

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