Witchling – Yasmine Galenorn

31 Oct



A trio of Faerie sisters have been sent to our world to work for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Sounds like a pretty cool gig, right? Only problem is, none of the sister’s powers work correctly and they are pretty sure they were sent topside as a way to be rid of them.

Now, with the leader of the Subterranean Realms on their heels, the sisters have to figure out how to be rid of one of the biggest and baddest Fae there is.


I am going to be completely honest. I hated the first few chapters of this book. It was so cliché and so unbelievably cutesy I wanted to vomit. However, the writing style was good and I pressed on. I am so glad I did. After a few more chapters, these extremely weak characters found their grit and buckled down for the ride. I was beyond happy with how the book ended. I almost wish that the beginning was as good as the end but I liked being pleasantly surprised by the way the story shifted. I would just say to those avid urban fantasy fans out there, GIVE THIS ONE A SHOT. Don’t give up just because the beginning was sub-par.

Favorite Quote:

“Lips to lips, mouth to mouth,
Comes the speaker of the shrouds,
Suck in the spirit, speak the words,
Let secrets of the dead be heard.”
Yasmine Galenorn, Witchling


Darkfever (Fever, #1)  by Karen Marie Moning

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1)  by Kim Harrison

Beyond the Pale (Darkwing Chronicles, #1)  by Savannah Russe

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1)  by Kelley Armstrong


Posted by on October 31, 2015 in Book Reviews


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6 responses to “Witchling – Yasmine Galenorn

  1. yellowpen104

    October 31, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I always find the “give it a chance to warm up” approach interesting. Not critiquing you or your review, but it made me genuinely curious: do you have a guideline or blanket rule for how long a book can take to “get good” before you recommend it? Do you ever “give up” on a book you intend to review?


    • gwenwood54

      October 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Absolutely I have a 3 chapter or 50 page rule. If you can’t hold my interest in that time frame, you won’t. The most important thing writers seem to forget is that while they know the characters and are in their head, the reader is not. I have to care about the character and their struggle and if you can’t establish why I should care, I have 20 other books on my shelf waiting to be read.

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      • yellowpen104

        October 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        That’s good. Do you find that part challenging as a reviewer? You must devour pretty voraciously, I’d imagine it’s tough under some circumstances to pull away. Are you a writer as well?


      • gwenwood54

        October 31, 2015 at 1:49 pm

        Yes, as a reviewer I really want to say I finished this book and loved it, or I finished this book and hated it. On the other hand, I don’t want to waste my time on something that I have no interest in for the sake of a review. I recently read a novel that had zero cohesion throughout the first few chapters that I couldn’t even make sense of what was going on. I sent in a full page of review and critiques and they actually went back and made changes and sent it to me for review again. With that being said I will not post a review of a book I feel is incomplete or lacking significantly in some way. And yes, I am a writer as well. Nothing of significance published yet but working on a trilogy and a few stand alone.

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      • yellowpen104

        October 31, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        Wow, impressively prolific! I’m barely managing to struggle through my current project, haha.

        Liked by 1 person

    • gwenwood54

      October 31, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Also, if you are interested in what books have made it to my DNF shelf it’s on Goodreads.

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