Book Reviews of Changeling (Otherworld, Bk 2)

Changeling (Otherworld, Bk 2)
Changeling - Otherworld, Bk 2
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425216293
ISBN-10: 0425216292
Publication Date: 6/5/2007
Pages: 278
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 396 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
When I picked up this book I had a predetemined idea of what it would be like. Knowing Delilah was the youngest sister and that she is a shapeshifter who changes into a Tabby cat I thought this would be a filler book. Just something that added enough background story to connect a great first book with a Ka-POW! third book. I have to admit that I was wrong. Deliliah not only was able to star in her own book but she made interesting and a little shocking contributions to the basic story line.

In The Sisters of the Moon series you find 3 sisters, Camille the witch with somewhat uncontrolable powers, Menolly the vampire who started out as a clutzy acrobat, and Delilah who finds that when things spook her she goes POOF into a Tabby. All three are Earthbound supernatural agents half human and half faerie who are in charge of keeping peace in their area from bump in the night supernatural things.

The series is listed as a paranormal romance but it is much more of an Urban Fantasy. If you are looking for a book with a HEA ending this book is not it. As it is part of an ongoing series the base story line continues from book to book to book they really should get read in order.
In Changeling Delilah and her sisters are asked upon for help when brutal attacks upon a local Were-puma pride have left several dead and many more missing. The Pride would rather have the D'Artigo sisters for lunch (or a snack) then actually have them help but they had no one else to ask and find they have no other choice. Delilah finds herself and her sisters helping but with a constant reminder that they are outsiders and do not belong. Delilah finds this hardest to deal with because she doesn't fit in with humans, faeries, or shapeshifters because of who she is.

I came to find Delilah not as a mousy piece of milk-toast I originally thought she was but as in independently strong woman who comes into her own during the book. She turns out to be someone you would rather have on your side then against you. Kick butt women ROCK! After having this book in MT. TBR forever I am really looking forward to reading the next in the series to see what Menolly is all about.
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Helpful Score: 7
The D'Artigo sisters - half human/half Faerie are also a vampire, were-cat & a witch. I picked up this book while away from home, and had not read the 1st book "Witchling" and although I could follow the story well, I think I would have enjoyed the book more had I read the 1st book. There were some references to the 1st book that I didnt really get. All in all it was a good book, but a bit slow to get going. There were so many creatures and places to keep up with it became a bit confusing sometimes trying to keep it all straight. I would recommend reading the 1st book before this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first book in the series started off very well. This book however, greatly disappoints. The sisters had such potential, and it all gets wasted in a lot of whining. Great idea, poor execution.
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Helpful Score: 1
An exciting read! The D'Artigo sisters are on another mission. They have to stop another Degath Squad and find another Spirit Seal before Shadow Wings goons do. But the sisters are in for more than just a battle with another bunch of demons. They discover gifts that start to surface along the way.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great second book in the series...I laughed several times in this one. It seems to move very well and even though each one is about one of the sisters it still has the other two in the plot line which is fabulous. And the men in the books aren't bad either. A little magic, a little romance and a whole lot of fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
book 2 of the series! awesome book! couldn't put it down! can't wait for the next one!!
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Because I am a glutton for punishment I am going to read book #2 of this series. Witchling was the first in the series and it drove me a little crazy. This one can't possibly be worse, can it?

The heroine of this book is Delilah the shifter who turns into a cute little pussycat and does some Private Investigation work. She's beautiful, thin and 6' tall and because she is half fey is preternaturally beautiful but I can live with that because at least she's not sporting double D's and the spiked heels her sister, the half-witch, pranced around in.

Unfortunately, the writing here just doesn't captivate me and when that happens little things tend to stick out and prod me into nitpicker mode. The author is just not consistent in the little details she writes. For example, the heroine says she's just had a professional french manicure done and worries that they'll get clipped while she's in kitty form and in the next few paragraphs says she spent the night painting her nails with her sister. So which is it? I know, I know this is a dumb little thing but honestly if the story were compelling and weren't so focused on shallow little appearance-y things I probably wouldn't have picked up on it. Sadly, it seems, the author is more concerned with the clothing and hairdo's of her characters than getting the story going . . .

So somewhere near the end of disc 1 a little action happens. Delilah gets her bum stuck in a pricker bush, pets their baby gargoyle and eats some smelly fish. On disk 2 things really get moving when she meets Zachary Lyonnesse. He's a hunky shape-shifting puma who needs her P.I. services to ferret out the creature who is killing his kind. Disc 3 proves she's tough by smashing a spying were-spider with her bare hand. Ka-pow! Then she has some boring sex with her boyfriend as she fantasizes about Zachary the Lioness and that's as far I've read . . . Snoooooze

I'm nearly finished with this but honestly if it weren't on audio I would have put it down a long while ago and never picked it up again. The plot and characters are just not interesting to me. New characters and plot twists are introduced constantly and events happen that leave me a little baffled. Who the heck is Wade and when did he and Mennoly start playing house? It is possible that I dozed off during the explanation or his previous appearance but I don't think so. The heroine walks around with a big black mark on her forehead that will in-debt her to the evil Autumn Lord and she isn't so utterly horrified that it doesn't stop her from wanting to have sex with Chase, the lion guy and any other hot creature that crosses her path. Wouldn't you want to focus on getting that junk off your head first? I mean, really. Also, somewhere in one of these books I could have sworn it was mentioned that these creatures could only "change" during the full moon but they're changing left and right here especially when it's convenient for a cutesy plot twist. Maybe I'm confused and my brain has turned into complete mush but again if this book were compelling I would just go with the flow instead of nitpicking. But it's not and I can't stop myself.
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Second book in series that chronicles the cases of the Otherworld Intelligence agency. Changling is focused on the sister who is a shape-shifter. Better than the first in the series and with lots of interesting characters.
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This book was awesome. The sisters are so different from each other yet they are closer to each other than some of their friends or foes would like. Great and entertaining read. Couldn't wait to pick up the sequel. Definetly a plus in my books. This story is of DEliah who turns into a tabby cat! Amazing and fast read.
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Pretty good read, Good character build up. Dare I say it-? Plausible plots.
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This is my favorit series.
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I thought this book as better than the first book in the series. It gives you more detail about the 3 sisters and their family. I think it gets into their personailty more that before. Plot moves along well. Good book.
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I enjoyed this story, I have not decided yet which sister is my favorite but I am liking Delilah little more after this book.
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Yasmine has fun writing about this sister who when startled, transforms into a werecat whose long fur gets stuck in things, and has to use a cat box. Delilah doesn't really use the ability to talk to animals much, even though it's a secret she keeps from her sisters. This is a fun series of stories about 3 sisters, start with the first book to understand all of the comings and goings of the carious characters. Each book develops the abilities of the sisters and is building up to bigger confrontations.
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I enjoyed this book although it was hard to get into. The author uses her own language for things - and then jaunts off to explain it. By the time she'd get back to the storyline I lost track of what had been happening. However, I perservered and, in the end enjoyed the book. Am going to try several others of hers and see if they get better. Would read it again though. Nice story plot and interesting.
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This is the second book in the series and the author seems to have hit her stride this time. Deliah is more sympathetic than Camille which makes the book flow a little better.
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This book took me awhile to get into. The first 70 pages I kept thinking I'd quit. Once it got moving the story engaged me and I loved it. I went right on to book 3!
I guess the moral of the story is... give it at least 100 pages to hook you!
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The D'Artigo sisters - half human/half Faerie are also a witch Camille, vampire Menolly & were-cat Delilah. I didn't read the first book Witchling however was able to pickup very nicely with the story. There's some history of the sisters they only touched on in Changeling which makes me wish I had read the first book. Changeling was a little slow at first but picked up nicely shorty and was hard to put down.
I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series Darkling, from the preview it looks very interesting.
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EXCELLENT!!!! loved the characters.
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This is a great series, it interests you in each side of the supernatural community.
The three girls are such strong, remarkable women! I love it.
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Story became draggy, tedious & boring with too much text but not enough meat to story. Unable to read more than 170 pages...kept hoping would get better but no luck.
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Much better than the first book. I found Dehlila to be a much more engaging and likable character. I am now excited for the third book.
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We learn more about the sisters and the quest they are on. Really enjoyed this series.
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This book was better than the first one.
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Pretty well written, too many gibberish terms for me to really enjoy, so not a keeper, but still a fun read.
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Absolutely loved not only this book but the entire series. It is enchanting, mysterious, gripping and nail biting at times. I love a book that takes me through the full range of my emotions and can keep me enthralled. This book and it's sister books held me captive making it difficult to put the books down until the last page was turned.
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What can I say? I am nuts about Yasmine Galennorns work. Fighting, romance, fantasy--pure delicious escapism!
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Because I am a glutton for punishment I am going to read book #2 of this series. Witchling was the first in the series and it drove me a little crazy. This one can't possibly be worse, can it?

The heroine of this book is Delilah the shifter who turns into a cute little pussycat and does some Private Investigation work. She's beautiful, thin and 6' tall and because she is half fey is preternaturally beautiful but I can live with that because at least she's not sporting double D's and the spiked heels her sister, the half-witch, pranced around in.

Unfortunately, the writing here just doesn't captivate me and when that happens little things tend to stick out and prod me into nitpicker mode. The author is just not consistent in the little details she writes. For example, the heroine says she's just had a professional french manicure done and worries that they'll get clipped while she's in kitty form and in the next few paragraphs says she spent the night painting her nails with her sister. So which is it? I know, I know this is a dumb little thing but honestly if the story were compelling and weren't so focused on shallow little appearance-y things I probably wouldn't have picked up on it. Sadly, it seems, the author is more concerned with the clothing and hairdo's of her characters than getting the story going . . .

So somewhere near the end of disc 1 a little action happens. Delilah gets her bum stuck in a pricker bush, pets their baby gargoyle and eats some smelly fish. On disk 2 things really get moving when she meets Zachary Lyonnesse. He's a hunky shape-shifting puma who needs her P.I. services to ferret out the creature who is killing his kind. Disc 3 proves she's tough by smashing a spying were-spider with her bare hand. Ka-pow! Then she has some boring sex with her boyfriend as she fantasizes about Zachary the Lioness and that's as far I've read . . . Snoooooze

I'm nearly finished with this but honestly if it weren't on audio I would have put it down a long while ago and never picked it up again. The plot and characters are just not interesting to me. New characters and plot twists are introduced constantly and events happen that leave me a little baffled. Who the heck is Wade and when did he and Mennoly start playing house? It is possible that I dozed off during the explanation or his previous appearance but I don't think so. The heroine walks around with a big black mark on her forehead that will in-debt her to the evil Autumn Lord and she isn't so utterly horrified that it doesn't stop her from wanting to have sex with Chase, the lion guy and any other hot creature that crosses her path. Wouldn't you want to focus on getting that junk off your head first? I mean, really. Also, somewhere in one of these books I could have sworn it was mentioned that these creatures could only "change" during the full moon but they're changing left and right here especially when it's convenient for a cutesy plot twist. Maybe I'm confused and my brain has turned into complete mush but again if this book were compelling I would just go with the flow instead of nitpicking. But it's not and I can't stop myself.
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Delightful paranormal fun--witches and werewolves and vampires, oh my! This is the second book in the series, but can be read perfectly well on its own.

From back cover:
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 Camille is a wicked-good witch whose magic is as unprecictable as the weather. My sister Menolly is a vampire trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Delilah. When I'm under stress, I transform into a tabby cat--and a series of violent murders is really getting me bent out of shape . . .
Someone's been slaughtering the Weres of the Rainier Puma Pride, and my sisters and I have been enlisted to investigate by Zachary Lyonnesse, golden boy of the werepumas. Right away we smelled demon trouble, and we tracked it directly into the snare of the Hunters Moon Clan, sworn enemies of Puma Pride. But there's more than Were rivalry at work. It's that old demon Shadow Wing who's setting a deadly snare for the Pumas. We have to find out why, which means a visit to one of the Immortals. Unfortunately for my sisters and me, our half-human blood is just enough to put us in mortal danger.
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Now comes Changeling-again featuring Camille, the good witch, Menolly, the vampire, and
Delilah, a feline shapeshifter. They're the D'Artigo sisters, half-human, half-Faerie
supernatural agents who are now enlisted to find the fiends responsible for slaughtering
the weres of Rainier Puma Pride.
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Great book, lots of excitement. Only complaint is the print is too small!!