Monday, September 2, 2013

Review - Night Myst

Title - Night Myst
Author - Yasmine Galenorn
Series - Indigo Court
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Format - ebook.
Published - May 26th 2010
Publisher - Berkley


Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they imagined. Now Myst, the Vampiric Fae Queen of the Indigo Court, has enough power to begin a long prophesied supernatural war. And Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, may be the only one who can stop her-and save her beloved Fae prince from the Queen's enslavement.

Cicely Waters, a witch who can control the wind, has returned home to New Forest, Washington, after learning that her family is in danger. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear. People are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. And when she is swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover.

But Greive has been enslaved in Myst's court, and now, caught betwen two evils, the lovers must survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae queen, even as Cicely untangles the hidden secrets to her own heritage.


 Cicely has been on the run with her mother for years. Only visiting home once a year but now that her mother has died, Now that the local leader of the witches has been murdered and her family is in danger Cicely heads for the only home she’s known. People are disappearing, bodies turning up and it’s not the vampires this time around. Within Cicely’s arrival her aunt and friend are added to the ones who have disappeared. Cicely also encounters her old love Greive who has been enslaved into the Indigo court.

With the help of the books left to Cicely from the prior leader she learns that the Indigo court are Fae who had been bitten by vampires and turned into living dead. The keep their fae powers as well as gain strength but unlike humans or other magic beings they aren't bound to the vampire. Now that the indigo court has decided to makes itself known it’s more deadly than the local vampires. Cicely learns will have to make deals with the vampires, risk everything to save her family and her beloved fae prince from the clutches of the queen.

Cicely is a witch but compared to other witches her skills are behind because of the entire time spent running. Thankfully she’s not alone she has the constant company of Ulean a wind elemental who helps keep an eye over her. The characters though vast are all unique in their own right and I can see many possibilities in the future. My favorite was Peyton the half shapeshifter who wants to open her own investigation business. I hope to see her in the next book. I also as much as I don’t want to love Greive he’s connected to Cicely by a bond which makes the chemistry between them hot. Plus he’s a vampiric fae prince what’s not to love.

I wasn't sure about this one it’s been on my shelf forever but the synopsis screams read me. I’m not sure why it took so long to give it a start. The book does start off a little slow I’ll admit but it’s mostly because we have a lot of world building to do which I think enhances the story. I love the unique concept for the indigo court vampiric fae you can’t help love them. I enjoyed the fact that Cicely lives in a world where the supers are just normal parts of everyday life, it’s my ideal world. Cicely is great she’s not perfect, she still has a lot to learn about herself and who she is but it doesn't limit her. She’s kick ass when need be and willing to spill a little blood to save her family. Night Myst is full of action, hot guys, blood, fighting, and supernatural beings around every corner. My only grip is I didn't like Cicely’s experiences with Lannon I hope to see his death in the next book. For me I was captivated by Cicely right from the start it was hard to put down, I even purchased the next one looking forward to start it. Warning this book does get a little steamy so mature audience suggested. 
4 out of 5 stars

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