Monday, June 15, 2009

Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn

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 unpredictable as the weather. My sister Delilah transforms into a tabby cat at the worst possible times. And me? I'm Menolly, acrobat-extraordinaire-turned-vampire. And if the nerds from hell don't get their act together, I'm going to turn their toga party into a bloodbath...

Life's getting stranger by the minute. First, Iris and I unearth a diary from one of the bartenders at the Wayfarer who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. And when I discover a ghoul in the woods near our home, we know there has to be a necromancer nearby--another sign that something's wrong. But the blood really hits the fang when we discover a secret society bent on winning Shadow Wing's favor. Now it's up to us to stop the chaos they've unleashed on the city, and to prevent the demon they summoned from devouring Delilah's soul...

I was actually a little surprised by how much I liked this book. I think it's almost inevitable for a series that switches between characters to inspire readers to pick a favorite. Menolly, I'm sad to say is not my favorite, but this book made me forget that. Menolly is a compelling, sympathetic character, one whose trials and tribulations keep the reader rooting for her till the end - even though we haven't reached the end yet. And there's always the interesting fact that I can't think of another bisexual half human/half Fae vampire in any other paranormal series. Being that unique definitely separates you from the pack.

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up. It's a good book in the series, one that keeps me indebted to the storyline and interested in the conclusion.

Series - 1) Witchling 2) Changeling 3) Darkling 4) Dragon Wytch 5) Night Huntress 6) Demon Mistress