55 points, 3 stars.
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. Elqaneve is destroyed, their father is missing, Menolly’s bar was burned to the ground and at least eight people are dead. And now they have to deal with a daemon trying to takeover parts of Seattle – and is causing death and destruction in his wake.
“You come up front with me and Rozurial. And no funny stuff, no jokes, no butt pinches or boob grabs. Got it?”
“Color me a rainbow and poop sparkle turds. Yeah I got it.”
Lord was Crimson Veil a letdown after Autumn Whispers. We’re back to “Whatever Menolly does doesn’t matter”. Because nothing Menolly does all book has any lasting power in the series whatsoever.
The previous book had so much going for it. Crimson Veil picks up on the heels of last book where I genuinely became interested for the first time… and then just finished up things Delilah started but didn’t have time to finish. Except now it is Menolly who is dealing with everything because..reasons? Other than the fact that it was Menolly’s turn, and by god Galenorn isn’t going to change her order now, she had to give Menolly a reason to follow up. So I guess because it was Menolly’s bar that burnt down and must have revenge?
Somehow I missed how these sisters know this random missing person case that popped up and Menolly’s bar burning down are connected. Because I gotta say..there was nothing tying those two things together. I guess it is just easier to create a small case that somehow is connected to a bigger case than dealing with the big stuff as if they are actually big stuff.
I really can’t remember if everything was even solved or not by the end of Crimson Veil. There are so many plot threads in these books that weave in and out, that trying to remember them all is a losing game. Which is why the the author doesn’t even try. I know there are a lot of things just left forgotten about already. I know Menolly accomplished one thing in this book. The rest? Not a clue.