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Yasmine Galenorn

Autor/a de Witchling

152+ obres 14,112 Membres 429 Ressenyes 38 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Yasmine Galenorn is the author of the Chintz'n China Mystery Series, as well as numerous books on the Craft, including the best-selling Embracing the Moon. She lives in Washington state with her husband and four cats.

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Obres de Yasmine Galenorn

Witchling (2006) 1,456 exemplars
Changeling (2007) 1,026 exemplars
Darkling (2008) 870 exemplars
Dragon Wytch (2009) 746 exemplars
Night Huntress (2009) 627 exemplars
Inked (2010) 596 exemplars
Demon Mistress (2010) 570 exemplars
Bone Magic (2009) 514 exemplars
Hexed: Four Stories of Magic and Mayhem (4-in-1) (2011) — Col·laborador — 484 exemplars
Night Myst (2010) 469 exemplars
Ghost of a Chance (2003) 463 exemplars
Harvest Hunting (2010) 396 exemplars
Blood Wyne (2010) 356 exemplars
Legend of the Jade Dragon (2004) 280 exemplars
Courting Darkness (2011) 276 exemplars
A Harvest of Bones (2005) 247 exemplars
Murder Under a Mystic Moon (2005) 239 exemplars
Shaded Vision (2012) 228 exemplars
Night Veil (2011) 219 exemplars
One Hex of a Wedding (2006) 208 exemplars
Shadow Rising (2012) 205 exemplars
Haunted Moon (2013) 189 exemplars
Scent to Her Grave (2006) 164 exemplars
Night Seeker (2012) 159 exemplars
Crimson Veil (2014) 149 exemplars
Autumn Whispers (2013) 147 exemplars
Priestess Dreaming (2014) 134 exemplars
Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales (2016) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars
A Blush with Death (2006) 115 exemplars
Night Vision (2013) 105 exemplars
Panther Prowling (2015) 102 exemplars
Autumn Thorns (2015) 101 exemplars
Glossed and Found (2007) 100 exemplars
Once Upon a Kiss: 17 Romantic Faerie Tales (2017) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
Flight from Death (2015) 95 exemplars
Dancing with the Sun (1999) 84 exemplars
Darkness Raging (2016) 80 exemplars
Night's End (2014) 78 exemplars
The Silver Stag (2018) 65 exemplars
Etched in Silver (2011) 62 exemplars
Fury Rising (2016) 53 exemplars
Shadow Silence (2016) 42 exemplars
Souljacker (2017) 39 exemplars
Flight from Mayhem (2016) 39 exemplars
Ice Shards (2012) 38 exemplars
Bewitching Bedlam (2017) 35 exemplars
The Shadow of Mist (2013) 29 exemplars
Flight from Hell (2014) 29 exemplars
Moon Shimmers (2017) 28 exemplars
Blood Bonds (2019) 23 exemplars
Harvest Song (2018) 23 exemplars
Iron Bones (2018) 18 exemplars
Oak and Thorns (2018) 18 exemplars
Blood Music (2016) 15 exemplars
A Shadow of Crows (2018) 14 exemplars
Holiday Spirits (2016) 14 exemplars
Witching Hour (2019) 14 exemplars
Fury Awakened (2017) 14 exemplars
Fury's Magic (2016) 13 exemplars
Night Shivers (2015) 13 exemplars
The Hallowed Hunt (2019) 12 exemplars
Earthbound (2016) 11 exemplars
The Silver Mist (2019) 11 exemplars
Witching Bones (2019) 9 exemplars
A Sacred Magic (2019) 9 exemplars
Fury Calling (2017) 9 exemplars
Knight Magic (2018) 9 exemplars
Maudlin's Mayhem (2017) 8 exemplars
Antlered Crown (2021) 7 exemplars
Fury's Mantle (2018) 7 exemplars
Sun Broken (2020) 7 exemplars
Siren's Song (2017) 7 exemplars
The Eternal Return (2019) 7 exemplars
Witching Moon (2020) 6 exemplars
Autumn's Bane (2020) 6 exemplars
Witches Wild (2017) 6 exemplars
Witching Time (2020) 5 exemplars
Hunter's Moon (2021) 4 exemplars
Otherworld Tales: Volume One (2017) 4 exemplars
Witching Fire (2021) 4 exemplars
Veil of Stars (2021) 4 exemplars
Casting Curses (2018) 3 exemplars
Blood Vengeance (2017) 3 exemplars
The Longest Night (Starwood) (2018) 2 exemplars
Starlight Hollow 2 exemplars
Man in the Mirror 2 exemplars
Mist and Shadows (2014) 1 exemplars
Crystal Web (2022) 1 exemplars
Weaver's Web 1 exemplars
Shadow Web (2021) 1 exemplars
Das dunkle Volk: Winternacht (2013) 1 exemplars
Conjure Web (2021) 1 exemplars
Midnight Web (2021) 1 exemplars
Otherworld Tales: Volume 2 (2019) 1 exemplars
Chost Of A Chance 1 exemplars
Princess Charming 1 exemplars
Bones 1 exemplars
CADI (Turkish Edition) (2017) 1 exemplars
Harvest Web (2021) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Col·laborador — 713 exemplars
Never After (Anthology 4-in-1) (2009) — Col·laborador — 535 exemplars
Taming the Vampire Anthology (2016) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred 2: Fangs Again (25-in-1) (2006) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Once Upon A Ghost: 20 Eerie Faerie Tales (2020) — Col·laborador; Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Songs of Love and Darkness (2012) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1961
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Llocs de residència
Bellevue, Washington, USA
Professions
writer
poet
artist

Membres

Converses

supernatural, mystery series a Name that Book (juny 2011)

Ressenyes

There is a part of me that feels like Menolly got cheated since she didn't get a final book of her own, but I suppose it was time to bring things to an end. This book is told from the viewpoints of all three sisters and serves to end the story arc. All loose ends are tied and the sisters get a chance at a somewhat normal life. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and will miss spending time with these characters. It's sad to see it come to a close, but I appreciate the author leaving us with a definite ending.… (més)
 
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Woodardja | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 30, 2024 |
Camille, a moon witch, half-faerie and owner of a bookstore works for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Call it a police unit for denizens of Otherworld. When a gentle giant gets killed near one of the portals to Otherworld, things start to get dicey. Camille and her two sisters, Menolly (a newly turned vampire) and Delilah (werecat), have to solve a case that involves demons, immortals, portal keys and well... pretty much everything their faulty half-faerie magic cant handle.

My take on the book:

While I enjoyed the book for the most part, I'm not fully convinced.
I've read other books by the author which I enjoyed a lot more. Nevertheless, there is certainly potential in this series: the plot is great, the characters are diverse and with already 20 books out, it cant be bad right?

So what didn't I like?
Well... it was.. a lot of the same. We had the same history, sentences (concerning her magic for example) over and over again and other descriptions were a tad overkill. Describing the world is super and makes it very immersive for the reader, but put too much of it in the book and it tends to stagnate and get boring.

Character development was decent. We got to know the sisters a bit, their family connection (Earthside and Otherworld) and we met a big part of the cast. I cant say we know anyone well, but rather only superficially.
From the support cast I like Smokey best... that dragon... man, I hope we get to see a lot more of him! :D

As I've stated earlier the many descriptions kind of threw a wrench in the flow of the book which was a shame as we didn't get too much action in this first instalment and as such were left with a lot of talking, descriptions of what Camille was wearing, another history lesson or warning that her magic might backfire and last but not least, some sex.

Since I already have some of the following books in the series I will read them at some point.
The plot is great, I just hope we got all of the descriptive world building and history lessons out of the way. Fingers crossed!
… (més)
 
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Nemerith | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Oct 30, 2023 |
The one thing that this book did well was the atmosphere.
Unsettling and somewhat creepy vibes thread through the book.
It invokes an almost surreal feeling.

Sadly I couldn't really connect with anything really.
The book starts off with "I have a photographic memory" which, really? That's one of the most overused clichées ever. This is followed soon after with fated mate instalove.
I generally don't mind instalove too much if there is something else interesting but nothing caught my interest beyond the initial questions about her family.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the supernatural elements. While it's all extremely vague it didn't really feel like the author made it all up on the spot as a quick plot device. The magic instead only serves the purpose of building an unsettling atmosphere which made it unappealing to me. It feels like the author never intended for the supernatural to make any kind of sense really.
There was a very strong emphasis on Celtic mythology in this book. I never connect as well with mythologies as I do with novel and clearly defined systems of magic.

The only question that held my interest of what happened to her various relatives gets basically resolved quite early on and then the only thing left is for her to Mary Sue her way through the romance and her duty as a shaman.

At 75% there just is nothing left that intrigues me or that I want to know about the world or the characters. I don't care about the evil group of evil people wanting to do evil and murdered her parents and everything else is so obvious I could write it myself. It all just feels so tired. They will figure out who the bad guy is, they will kill or arrest him, the MC will demonstrate incredible power on at least one occasion probably related to the shadow people, there will be some final showdown, probably involving the evil human as well as the shadow people and the person commanding the shadow people from the woods (I already forgot her name). Yadda yadda, it's all just so clichée.
This would fit the pattern for clichée cozy mystery perfectly if it wasn't for the creepy vibes and the close-up description of multiple disturbing events.

I feel somewhat bad about lumping this together with all the other cheap sub-par paranormal romance crap because I feel genuine effort went into at least some aspects of the story. Again, the atmosphere was very well done and the Celtic mythology felt like a decent amount of actual research went into getting that stuff right. But just so much about this book is just a walking clichée. The characters felt very two-dimensional. There was no depth to anything but the mythology itself.
And let's not talk about the smut. Well, actually, parts of it were pretty hot I guess, but there are weird mood killers everywhere. In any case, it felt like way too much.
… (més)
 
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omission | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 19, 2023 |
And here is the fourth star finally!
I still miss the coziness, but the plot is great and I really liked the myths and how they came alive in this story. Way more original than a cursed jade dragon and way better implemented in the story.
I like the characters better with each book so that is also a big contribution to the fourth star. On to the next book!
 
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weaver-of-dreams | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 1, 2023 |

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Obres
152
També de
9
Membres
14,112
Popularitat
#1,634
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
429
ISBN
411
Llengües
7
Preferit
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