55 points, 3 stars.
Delilah D’Artigo is half human, and half-fae, and all werecat. Along with her two sisters Camille, a witch with unpredictable magic, and Menolly, a vampire, they have been assigned to Earth from the Otherworld. Someone has been murdering werepumas, and every clue points back that Shadow Wing, the leader of the Subterranean Realms has something to do with it.
“So, the Hunters Moon Clan is a nest of unnatural werespiders. Hobo werespiders.”
Camille looked ready to swallow her tongue. “I’m not afraid of spiders, but this isn’t exactly Charlotte hanging out in the barn, is it?”
Changeling was the second mediocre book in the series. It isn’t any better or worse than the first book in the series. It just was something to read, as long as you don’t think too much about why you are reading it.
It is Delilah’s turn. Delilah is a werecat who changes into a tabby housecat. She isn’t always in control of when she changes. Her sisters treat her like she is a constant fuck up, and she resents it. Too bad she is a constant fuck up and is completely incapable (and in my opinion unwilling) to control herself at all. Her job description is a PI, which she does, but not often.
Yes, I did have Hey There, Delilah stuck in my head throughout the entire book. And now, as I write this review, too.
Delilah has a boyfriend, Chase, who she reports to. And kind of coerced into having sex with her, kind of tricking him into a relationship. He doesn’t know this, of course. And no one ever tells him, because that is apparently an acceptable relationship tactic in Otherworld. …Wow is the consent in this series wacked out. Also, she has another guy she is lusting after. A werepuma, who hired her. Wow Delilah, I had no idea you were so messed up.
The thing that stands out to me in Changeling is that Galenorn has written these sisters with very mutable conditions set into them. They are able to change into whatever Galenorn wants to do with them at any point in the series. We are already seeing that in Delilah with the random twists and turns that go on. It will only get worse.
Plus, this kind of feels like Dragonball. These sisters are off on a quest to gather nine spirit seals together, before the bad guys do. At any point, they can fail to gather one. At any point, they can lose the ones they have already gathered. And if you gather all of them together in one place, something big will happen!
If Galenorn didn’t eventually tie the fact that someone is murdering werepumas around into the whole Shadow Wing war, Changeling would be pretty boring. Yet somehow, everything magically ties together, despite almost no reason for it to. Whatever, I’m not going to complain too much.