Storm Born by Richelle Mead
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
While it was obviously a part of the plot, rape did not need to be mentioned on every other page. It really made me not want to continue reading, despite finding Eugenie badass (but that's no surprise) and the Otherworld interesting. With that out of the way...
I must say that I'm a Mead-aholic. This is the beginning of what I expect to be another great series from an amazing author. Mead has created another kickass heroine, who I can't help but love. Eugenie, aka Odile, is a shaman which is a very welcome change from all of the vampires, shifters, and other creatures of the night. She banishes unwieldy spirits from our world back into the Otherworld (and sometimes to the Underworld), but Storm Born brings Eugenie into that fantastical realm. I absolutely loved what was shown of the Otherworld so far, because it wasn't overdone. It's much like our world, minus the technology, and with supernatural creatures inhabiting it.
And Dorian! He's quickly become one of my favorite male characters. I can't wait to find out what happens next!