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Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1)
Witchling - Otherworld, Bk 1
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
We're the D'Artigo sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're scary -- and sexy -- operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Deliah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425212547
ISBN-10: 0425212548
Publication Date: 10/3/2006
Pages: 293
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 462 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 99 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 14
I'm not sure how much I really liked this book. The premise is good, and the author has come up with a world that isn't a cookie cutter of a lot of fantasy novels out there today. That being said, while I'm certainly no prude, I found the obscenities and some of the language rather crass. At times I didn't feel like I was reading about adults trying to save the world from demons, but watching some cheap high school show where the kids curse to bring some sense of shock value to the viewer. It was just out of sync with the slick, flashy style of the characters the author was trying hard to instill.
And the product placement was out of bounds. There were more name brands dropped than necessary. I watch TV for advertisements, thanks anyway! Between the brands for cars, clothing, cosmetics and others, I'm surprised there was time for demon fighting at all. A little less name dropping and the author and proofreaders may have noticed the errors of having Camille living on different floors of the house throughout the book.
The characters were okay, but it took some time to warm up to them. The main character is WAY too full of herself, and while I'm hoping it's because she's half Faerie and that's just how they are, it was real turn off after a while.
There are two other books in this series, and while I may read them to see how it all ends up, I won't be waiting in line to waste a credit, either.
reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I actually read the 2nd in this series, Changeling, first and really enjoyed it so went back to the 1st book, Witchling. I think the 2nd book was better. The author must be improving on each book. The books are about 3 sisters that are 1/2 human & 1/2 faerie but are also one witch, one vampire, and one werecat. This book focuses more on the witch sister, the 2nd book focuses more on the werecat sister. Im supposing the 3rd book, Darkling, will focus on the vampire sister. Good book.
reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Really, REALLY great book that while I had a lot of fun reading, the characters and their journey stayed with me longer after I shut the book on its last page. First off, as the author states on her website- this is an Urban Paranormal series, NOT Paranormal Romance like it's labeled. There is romance, but it's very sexual in nature and is not monogamous. Camille is a half-human, half-Fae with sketchy Witch powers. Her and her sisters work at keeping their old world and "Earthside" in peaceful co-existance, but some very bad demons put both worlds in terrible danger. This book has humor, adventure, horror, steamy sex and great relationships between the three sisters and their friends- all in under 300 pages!This is great for those who enjoy modern fantasy & paranormal stories and don't require a traditional romantic story. I'm in the middle of the second book, Changeling, and it's just as good, if not better than this. Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 7
I liked this book. It put me in the mind just a little bit of Charmed, one of my favorite series. Not alot, but the whole witch thing, with the three sisters....You know. I thought the main character was likeable, but I really can't wait to read about the other sisters, especially the vamp.
reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Pretty good. I will read the second and likely the third but not a book I would keep for a long time. Took me a while to get into it but about 1/3 of the way through I was interested enough to both finish in a few hours and want to read the next one.

Updated: I agree with other reviewers that the main character was full of herself and a little hard to like. However, I found the main character in the second novel fun and charming and the second book had a much stronger plot.
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reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on
Loved this book. Loved the series actually. It's fun and sexy and dangerous. Great story!
reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
This book has a good story and lots of paranormal but I would not call it a romance. I got the whole series and made it thru the first two. The books are good if you like urban fantasy there is no love story with great sex. It is more adventure with a hint of sex. If you are a die hard J.R. Ward fan you maybe disappointed with this read. I would recommend this if you are not looking for love, hot sex or happy ever after.
reviewed Witchling (Otherworld, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
Sorry, this book was just not to my liking. I couldn't get past the first three capters. It was very dull and didn't draw me into the story. I absolutely LOVE books about witches, vampires and the supernatural, but this was just boring to me. Giving it two stars is was more than it deserved.

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