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Subject: Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 7:27 PM ET
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I just started 'Witchling' by Yasmine Galenorn and am having mixed feelings on it. I'd love to hear what other people think about it, and if the book and series are worth reading.

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:33 PM ET
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I am wondering the same thing!!  Anyone??

Date Posted: 4/7/2009 11:40 PM ET
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Well, Diane, I spent a little time reading it, and got about 60 pages into it and decided it wasn't for me. I found the dialogue between the characters to be nauseating, and was particularly turned off when the author referred to Sarah Connor (from The Terminator movies/TV show) and misspelled her name (Conner--aren't there copy editors for that, or shouldn't the author at least check the spelling herself before putting it to paper?). I also didn't like that the author constantly refers to popular culture references as often as she can.

Looks there are six wishers for this book currently, so hopefully I make someone's day by sending it to them.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 1:42 AM ET
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Is that the first in the series?  I couldn't finish it either.  Can't remember my exact reasons now tho, other than not liking the writing style.  I enjoy the lovely covers but no longer feel the urge to buy.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 1:45 AM ET
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Yes, that was the first in the series. I really liked the covers too. I guess I should have been a little more wary about it since I had to go to the Romance section in the bookstore to get it rather than Sci-Fi/Fantasy. No struggle or tension or anything. As soon as the hot guy from her past walks up to her, she melts into his arms. Yuck.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 7:30 AM ET
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They are okay....but if you have other things to read move on.   I've read the 1st 4, and doubt I'll read another.  There are much better things to read. 

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 8:00 AM ET
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I found the first one a little hard to get going but they get better.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 8:06 AM ET
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After getting them off my WL, I discovered I didn't like them either. I did fully read the first two but decided not to bother with the rest. Don't care for the writing style and the characters just don't grab me. The premise behind the storyline could be good in someone else's hands. That will teach me to put every book in a series on my WL before even reading one.



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Date Posted: 4/8/2009 10:20 AM ET
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Tried the first one and couldn't get through it.  None on the WL for me.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 11:53 AM ET
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WOW< I must be one of the few that actually like this series!  I agree the First takes some getting into but I truly enjoyed them!

 

EDIT: must be more than a few, LOL, I have quite a bit of time for my WL ones :)



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Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:00 PM ET
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I thought the series picked up after getting through the first.  As always there are worse and there are better.

I'm having the same problem with the Dark Crescent series by Anna Windsor now.  I can't seem to get into it but think I'll give it to the rest of the book and than take it from there.  Some authors seem to pick up after that first one.

:)
Kelli

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 12:50 PM ET
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Me too! I couldn't get into them (didn't finish the 2nd book). Same thing w/Dark Crescent (I skimmed through the 2nd book, and didn't start the 3rd). These days, if I'm not interested, I skim/skip to the end; I don't  want to waste my time, too many other books in Mt. TBR :)

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 5:05 PM ET
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i like the Sisters of the Moon series.  they're definitely on the more fluffy side, which i am definitely in the mood for at times!