55 points, 3 stars
Warning: Allusions to Rape
Menolly D’Artigo is half human, and half-fae, and a vampire. Along with her two sisters Camille, a witch with unpredictable magic, and Delilah, a werecat, they have been assigned to Earth from the Otherworld. Telazhar has been dispatched by Shadow Wing, and Gulakah, the Lord of Ghosts, is stirring up trouble on Earth. Things are heating up in the war against Shadow Wing.
“While you might enjoy the difference at first…I think you really would miss home too much. After a while, you’d have to leave, or you’d wither like a blossom in the frost.”
Ah, Shadow Rising. We’re back to Menolly and yet another missing persons case. What does the author have against this poor, boring, misused character, anyway?
The beginning actually had me excited. It was on topic for the series. It was meaningful. It was great. And then we got sent on a missing persons case. And everything was ruined. The book turned into chaos again. They run around doing fuck knows for the entire rest of the book. Jumping from one thing to another. Doing things. I know they’re doing things. What? Iunno.
I guess they were trying to get new information. But I have no idea how they could get anything except by sheer coincidence. They are way too disorganized to accomplish anything except by pure chance. If something did happen that mattered at all, I forgot already. Which says something since I honestly just finished reading the book before taking these notes.
What a load of nothing this book turned out to be.
The biggest portion of this book had to deal with Menolly and her relationships. Which is the thing I least wanted to know about. At least the book had some forward momentum in that department?
The fact that the author didn’t decide to wrap this series up, and instead kept going because she could, really hurt it. I feel like nothing important has happened for books and books now. I’m growing frustrated. And I’m growing really, really tired.