Monday, May 5, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Crimson Veil

Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon), the Indigo Court and the upcoming Fly By Night urban fantasy series. In the past, she also wrote two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books.

Yasmine is a caffeine junkie (iced, quad shot, almond milk sugar free no whip lattes), and describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos--the former in her china closet, the latter on her skin.

She is a shamanic witch, has been married to Samwise Galenorn since 1993, is the mother of four cats, and they reside in Kirkland WA.

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Crimson Veil

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We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I’m Menolly, a vampire married to a scorching hot werepuma. And right now, we’re facing enemies on all sides…

It’s been a long and devastating week. Back in Otherworld, war has decimated the elfin city of Elqaneve, our father has gone missing, and Shadow Wing has managed to obtain another spirit seal. On the home front, somebody burned down my bar, the Wayfarer, killing eight people, including a friend.

To make matters worse, we still haven’t found a way to stop Lowestar Radcliff—the daemon in charge of a supernatural corporate power grab. He’s attempting to awaken Suvika, the lord of vice and corrupt businessmen, and we have to stop him. Our enemies are closing in on all sides, and this time, there’s no place to hide

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Devilish Diva - Shawnie:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

I have to be honest. I am not a fan of Menolly, no matter his hard I try I can't get into her character. Its gotten to the point where I have to force myself too read her point of view books because I need them in order to understand the bigger picture.

This new was a challenge because I have only read so far up to book eight, so I have no idea what's happening from book eight and on. This made it a bit hard to read Crimson Veil, I had a scowl on my face from page one, I was so damn confused.

All in all... I enjoyed the book, despite my lack of information. I still don't like Menially, but I do understand her as a person or rather vampire. All their lives have changed significantly and no matter how much they fight the good fight, it never seems like its enough. The girls are in. Eve against time to find the next Spirit Seal and Shadow Wing in close.

Crimson Veil starts off on a rather emotionally sad note and you can't help but be sucked into Menolly's thought process. She has a vulnerability about her, that she tries really hard to hide, but in that moment you see it. Its never easy to lose a friend and I admit that the beginning is what made me actually want to read the book, even though I wasn't anywhere near ready to read it.

It wouldn't be an Otherworld novel without straight to the point action, but with this book, it came in the form of something more subtler than an attack from something nasty. I enjoyed that more than anything, a break from fighting baddies is a break no matter if its still a mess. Things pick up though, and soon the girls are trying to figure it all out without getting killed in the process.

Removing my feelings from this. I give Crimson Veil 4 1/2 skulls. I plan too reread it once I am caught up with all the books before it.

Crimson Veil

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