3 sisters, one a witch, one a were, one a vampire. Come from OW (Other World) to Earthside to battle the evils over here, at the same time trying to sort out their own lives.
This is the story of the middle sister, Delilah (as an aside, I didn't think the name suited her and it always slightly surprised me to read it - I much preferred the nickname Kitty) whose other nature is that of a tabby cat. Delilah's story joins the overall arc of the trio's fight in the war being held largely in the OW, but they are dealing with the not insignificant overspill Earthside.
Many of the characters from Camille's story in Witchling are still here, which is a bonus as the story arc can continue to build, having spent time being established in the earlier book. There is no satisfying sense of conclusion here, as part of any trilogy tale, Galenorn has left herself room to resolve more than Menolly's story in the next volume. So at the end of the book the reader is left wanting more - sometimes a dangerous position for the author to be in as it can lead to a feeling of lesser satisfaction with the book just read. This certainly happened to me here, as even in Delilah and Chases' story there was much left unresolved. I would have liked to see a more definite conclusion as to where their relationship was heading in this book, which is told from Delilah's perspective after all. I can't help feeling it is going to be less satisfying finding out from Menolly how things get on, and indeed might detract from her own tale. That said, seeing Camille and her men again only added to the richness of this story, so maybe I'm a bit conflicted on that one.
The big bad here is identified early, and brings on the action and movement forward in the piece. What I think I enjoyed most are that all three sisters really are different from Earthside humans (they are half human half fae), even while they would like to fit in Earthside. Their attitudes to sex and monogamy, for example, are different from the Western norm, and these outlooks are an intrinsic part of the character. Delilah may see some flaws to her outlook, and perhaps regret how this may affect Chase as a FBH vs supernatural but she is not interested in changing that facet of her nature.
There is a lot of intrinsic humour here, as Delilah transforms into her tabby self without control from time to time - the story starts with some burr butt trouble, and her Yule decoration rampage is hilarious. The fight scenes are well described, if brief and perhaps overpopulated so that it was hard to stay in focus with the character, but I did like the teamwork involved throughout the book very much.
Overall, I liked it. Funny, supernatural tale. Not as fulfilling as I would have liked as a story in it's own right, but I'll certainly be reading Menolly's story to see how it all concludes.