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. It is Valentine’s Day and Iris’s wedding is nearly here. Then a terrorist attack at the Super Community Center happens, and no one is sure how many are dead. Local evil coyote shifters are back with a new leader and have teamed up with rogue sorcerers. And if that weren’t enough, Shadow Wing is back with a new leader.
“Can’t you control yourself for one night? Sometimes I think you use the fact that you’re a werecat as an excuse for bad behavior. Now, be a good Kitten, Delilah, and don’t tear up the joint.”
Shaded Vision. AKA Delilah and the Terrorist Attack.
As if this series didn’t already have enough going on at once, Galenorn is really trying to spark a human vs supe war. Because Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon is going to have a little bit of everything ever, to appeal to the most people. I just don’t understand why this is happening, honestly.
Especially since the amount of coincidence in both this book and the series being completely staggering. I have read a lot of things that rely on coincidence heavily to further their plot. This just make take the crown prize of that. I’m not certain anything in Shaded Vision actually accomplished anything without using coincidence. Unreal.
Delilah is a very interesting character with a lot of squandered potential. She is only partially human and partially fae. But she is mostly animal. She identifies with her animal half even more easily than she identifies with her human/fae side of herself. She just refuses to control herself at any point. And everyone around her just lets her get away with it. She has no accountability, either to herself or others.
It really puts a damper on every book that stars her. Because I cannot get over the fact that I hate how she acts. Everything she does just seems like she is playing a game and going along with things, because when things get too hard she’ll just turn into a cat. And everyone will let her.