Night Myst, the first book in the Indigo Court Series by author Yasmine Galehorn was one weird book. Did I drop acid before reading this? *scratches head* Negative. Acid free. So what was the deal with this book....
I felt so confused with this book, the main character Cicely Waters is a witch but not really. She's also Fae, and part owl I guess on her dads side; but wait there's more! She is also able to control and listen to the wind to pick up conversations, do her abilities stop there? No! She also has a ghost friend that only she can hear. Oh yeah, annnd she can see other peoples ghosts. I mean of course. duh. The writer just expects the reader to pick all this up. Not much explanation. Just this is how it is and you gotta deal with it. Ummm yeah, no thanks.
So on to the vamps in this story; brutal human hating i-just-gonna-use-you-for-blood then toss you in the gutter, some like to have incest with siblings (gross!), some are mutant half-fae half-vamp and all just want to have lots and lots of sex. In a crowed club or an office its all good to them. Party over here! lol I love me some vamps, hott and steamy sex scenes (brown chicken brown cow) but these men were just degrading to women and sick in the head. NO redeming qualities. Someone call Dr. Phil!
Grieve, Cicely's love interest is the only decent guy in the book. Kudos. He's under a spell from an evil queen who wants to destroy and conquer, he has to continually fight against his darker urges. Once a good guy now turned bad. Intriguing. Cicely and Grieve are now forced to different sides in a brutal war, their love is the best thing about the story. :)
The book moves along pretty quickly and brushes over interesting parts to slow down at ones that were boring. Overall this book was a nightmare to read, not my cup of tea, too much going on and not enough info. Galehorn is a NYT Bestselling author so I'm sure she knows how to write a good story, just not this one.
Book is a mix of: Lord of the Rings, The Last Airbender, Harry Potter, Charmed, Legends of The Guardian: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Underworld...maybe you get the idea at this point. Throw all these in the wash and paste them on pages. A mess of colliding worlds.