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by Yasmine Galenorn

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Death has come calling on the D’Artigo sisters in a much too personal way. Not only is their father missing and presumed dead, but also Menolly’s friend/employee died when her bar was torched. As the focus shifts back to Menolly, Galenorn keeps elevating the danger and sacrifice that may be demanded of her characters. These brilliantly rendered, interconnected worlds are undergoing a sea change, and all lucky readers can do is hold on tight and enjoy.

Vampire Menolly is dealing with a mix of emotions: grief, anger and guilt following the destruction of her bar and the resulting deaths. Who was behind the attack? Is it Lowestar Radcliff, a power-hungry daemon who is attempting to awaken lord Suvika? Or is it related to Shadow Wing’s hunt for the spirit seals? As if that weren’t enough, there is also the wide-ranging destruction the war is inflicting on Otherworld cities including Elqaneve. Times are dark indeed for the D’Artigo sisters and their loved ones. But one thing is for certain: They are stronger together than apart. (JOVE, Feb., 336 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: JOVE

Published: February 2014

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Crimson Veil

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on May 5, 2014 - 11:50am.

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*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

I have to be honest. I am not a fan of Menolly, no matter his hard I try I can't get into her character. Its gotten to the point where I have to force myself too read her point of view books because I need them in order to understand the bigger picture.

This new was a challenge because I have only read so far up to book eight, so I have no idea what's happening from book eight and on. This made it a bit hard to read Crimson Veil, I had a scowl on my face from page one, I was so damn confused.

All in all... I enjoyed the book, despite my lack of information. I still don't like Menially, but I do understand her as a person or rather vampire. All their lives have changed significantly and no matter how much they fight the good fight, it never seems like its enough. The girls are in. Eve against time to find the next Spirit Seal and Shadow Wing in close.

Crimson Veil starts off on a rather emotionally sad note and you can't help but be sucked into Menolly's thought process. She has a vulnerability about her, that she tries really hard to hide, but in that moment you see it. Its never easy to lose a friend and I admit that the beginning is what made me actually want to read the book, even though I wasn't anywhere near ready to read it.

It wouldn't be an Otherworld novel without straight to the point action, but with this book, it came in the form of something more subtler than an attack from something nasty. I enjoyed that more than anything, a break from fighting baddies is a break no matter if its still a mess. Things pick up though, and soon the girls are trying to figure it all out without getting killed in the process.

Removing my feelings from this. I give Crimson Veil 4 1/2 skulls. I plan too reread it once I am caught up with all the books before it.