Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NIGHT MYST by Yasmine Galenorn

An Indigo Court Novel, Book 1
Publisher: Berkley Jove
Date published: June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-515-14814-5
Paranormal Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Witch Cecily Waters has finally returned back to New Forest, Washington due to some mysterious happenings in the town and she finds mysteries abound when she gets back. Vampires and Fae are in an uproar as the return of the Indigo Court, a race of vampiric fae, takes over the town and starts taking the townspeople, magical and non-magical. But when her sensual fae prince lover, Grieve, comes to her one night, she finds changes in him that frighten her even as she longs for his embrace. Cecily has to unravel the mysteries even as she fights alongside her family and friends to save her loved ones and live to see another day. But the question remains: Who are these dangerous fae and what do they want with Cecily?

I absolutely fell in love with this new series by Ms. Galenorn. It has to be said that a lot is going on here as she builds up her new series and as this is the first book, there is a lot of information being told repeatedly though I can forgive all that because once you got over those pages, the story hooks you till the very end. I could not put this book down, even to eat dinner and found myself wondering if Cecily would be able to rescue her loved ones or would she perish in the process. There are some explicit love scenes in this one but they were tastefully written and enhanced the story and in no way distracted from it. The writing is tight and the action is fast. There were a few twists that had me gasping in disbelief and flipping the pages like a mad woman just to see what would happen next.

Cecily Waters is a powerful witch who can harness the wind. When she comes back to New Forest, she finds things changed and not for the better. Mysterious disappearances, a race of fae she has never heard of and danger at every corner. Secrets stalk Cecily and as she unravels these tangles, she finds the life she knew is about to be changed and she isn’t sure if it is for the better. I LOVED Cecily. She was a strong, genuine heroine who had had a rough childhood. The reader connects with her and in the process roots for Cecily to get her happily ever after. The characters fairly leap off the pages and steal into your heart while reading NIGHT MYST. There were some wonderfully intriguing secondary characters that I am eager to learn more of in the future books.

NIGHT MYST is a great introduction to the world of the Indigo Court and Ms. Galenorn does a masterful job in creating a character rich story to fall in love with. I am eager to see what happens next for Cecily and her allies in the next book and hope it won’t be too long of a wait. If you are looking to check out this author’s work, try NIGHT MYST. You won’t be disappointed at the least.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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