Ashes of Honor (October Daye #6)
A buddy read with the fabulous UF fans at BB&B!
“It’s been a long time since I’ve loved someone, but I know what it feels like. When you turn from me, it hurts. When you think badly of me, I think badly of myself. When you do stupid, suicidal things, I want to slap you upside the head and demand to know how you can be so brilliant and so blind at the same time.” Tybalt’s expression was calm. “If that’s not love, what is it?”
What a fabulous addition to the October Daye series!!! Th ...more
Still a winner!
First Read: April 25 th (2012)
Can I get a MEOW in Tybalt's honor? :D
WOW, WHAT A STORY!!
Okay, I have to admit that THIS series, is at the moment my favourite urban fantasy series ( in case the fangirling wasn't obvious enough..)
What's there not to like?
We have great characters, great stories, a BEAUTIFUL romance. YES, FINALLY!!!
I think that everyone that has been following this series, knows what I'm talking about! They're so...perfect for one another. I just fee ...more
The sixth installment of New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire’s Toby Daye series, Ashes of Honor, returns us to San Francisco and the world of changeling October Daye.
It’s been a year since the events of the previous novel, One Salt Sea, and Toby still hasn’t fully recovered from the personal losses she sustained during that time. She’s been trying to keep her focus on her responsibilities as Sylvester’s knight and putting in hours training her ...more
OK OK so this series really isn’t about relationships. It is much more UF than PNR and there are mysteries to be solved, plots to be uncovered and a dying Faery to save….BUT MY SHIP IS FINALLY HAPPENING….don’t judge me I’m just really excited about it.
TnT (Toby and Tybalt) finally got some traction. There is kissing, some deep conversations, kissing, admittance of feelings and kissing….did I mention the kissing. *happy dancing on a table* That alone is a great reaso ...more
13/04/2016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BB&B b/c we love this series.“You can’t save everyone and leave yourself lost, October. It isn’t fair. Not to you and not to the people who care about you.”
It’s been almost a year since the happening of the last book, and at the beginning of this book it would seem that the fae world has finally managed to break our October Daye. After everything she has lost, she has become reckless, having no care for the risks she takes. And all he...more
As with the entire series, this is an urban fantasy, not a paranormal romance. The romance is not absent, but it takes a back seat to characters and plot. In my attempt to not spoil anything, all I can say is I am fist pumping in the air like a mofo!
The overall direction of the plot left me a bit worried at first. How many times ...more
The October Day series is, hands-down, one of the best I've read. It offers everything I love - action, a rich, well-imagined world, and a fabulous cast of main & supporting characters. With the exception of A Local Habitation (which I liked, but didn't love), every book has become an instant favorite, and IMO, Ashes of Honor might just be the best yet.
The story picks up about a year after the events of book 5, One Salt Sea. October is still recovering from everything ...more
At this point, six books into the series, we've seen October's character make quite the transformation, both emotionally and physically. From orphaned changeling kid, wandering lost in the human world. To wife and mother, trying to play Fairy Bride. And finally, where we are today; to kickass hero and knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills, friend and ally to the King of Cats and Sea Witch, rescuer of lost kids, acquir ...more
"You can't save everyone and leave yourself lost, October. It isn't fair, not to you and not to the people who care about you." ~~ Tybalt/October
Every time I was on the Shadow Roads, Tybalt had me, or Tybalt was coming to get me out of the dark. No m ...more
This book was perfect, it had it all.
Anything that changes the way you feel is habit-forming, as anyone who’s ever dealt with someone who says, “It’s not addictive, really,” while reaching for their next fix can tell you.Pretty much all homes in SF are at least a million. I live in Seattle and my parents live in an ordinary house probably 2200-2500 square feet in a normal area and several years ago it was appraised at .75 million.
I love that their house is messy and cluttered. Not common for heroines in a novel. ...more
It is 3am (Sept 3), I am on pg 270, and Seanan McGuire is brilliant. But I have to go to sleep... Finished- I kept finding things to do to delay reaching the end, so it took 4 hours to read 83 pages. I could have given Ashes 5 stars by the end of the first chapter. By the end of the book, I was wishing Goodreads had a 5+ rating. Although McGuire does an incredible job ...more
(NOTE: I'm actually rating this one 5 1/2 Stars, even though it's not an actual option.)
When I finished Ashes of Honor last night, I was dancing on the seat of the Comfy Chair, fist-pumping, and yelling "Yes, YES, YEEEESSSS!!!" I can guarantee that this was not a pretty sight, but what else could I do? The book was definitely a home run for Seanan McGuire, and celebration was required! And for those who have been following this very good series, may I just say ...more
I've inhaled the book and listened to the audiobook - yes, I'm a bit obsessed - which is how I devoured the first five books, so I continued the tradition. And Mary Robinette Kowal is the voice of Toby for me; she truly brings the characters to life.
Of the numerous Urban Fantasy series I am currently reading the October Daye series has become by far my favorite. Not only did Ashes of Honor solidify that fact but after reading that last chapter? Well, it made me into a fan-girl of epic pr ...more
So first off - Tybalt. Obviously. I just... *flails* ah, I loved that he gets page-time in this book, and proper page-time at that. (view spoiler)[I’m thrilled that Toby and Tybalt - finally - manage to be at the right place at the right time together, and this was just such a satisfying book for readers who have been ‘shipping them from the start. (hide spoiler)]
But it wasn’t just the romance subplot. One of the main re ...more
That said.... Oh, man, I really hate giving Seanan McGuire anythin ...more
I feel a little bad that I am willing to forget Connor so quickly, but Tybalt has always fascinated me. His relationship with O ...more
There are plenty of side characters who each add an element to the story. From Tybalt, always got your back Daye, to May who seems to be making a great personal assistant, to Quentin, the squire. ...more
A little too much Toby almost dying, but for the most part everything that happens makes sense. Plus we got to revisit Tamed Lightning, with much bonus Blunt!April. Plus there was Quentin and Raj as best friends and brothers in unofficial squire-dom. And Raj... oh Raj... (view spoiler)[Love the moment when he's so relieved Tybalt and Toby have come for him. In the long-abandoned world of Faerie. RAJ. (hide spoiler)]
And also, this one had all the Tybalt. Whi ...more
That alone, should be hint enough on how I thought of this book... It was really good, even better than the last!!!
Seriously, I'm getting tired of hearing myself say this, but really, REALLY, this series just keeps on giving and keeps on getting ...more
What were my hopes and dreams? If you're a fan of this series, I'm sure you felt the same. And "the same" means (view spoiler)[hoping that Toby and Tybalt would form a romantic attachment. They did! They finally did! We finally had confirmation that all of Tybalt's attentions we ...more
Ashes of Honor, Book 6 in the October Daye series, takes place about a year after One Salt Sea. Toby has loved, lost, and is now trying to get back to normalcy. Of course, in Toby’s world “normalcy” includes solving cases and facing danger head on. And those who love her most fear that her luck could run out.
She takes on a case for Etienne to find his teenaged daughter, Chelsea, a changeling whose been kept a secret from Etienne for all of these years. Howeve ...more
It’s been a year since the events at the end of One Salt Sea — events that left October Daye deep in mourning. Since then, she’s been taking unnecessary risks and feeling directionless in her life. But now a new emergency has arisen that requires her attention. Etienne, a fellow knight of Sylvester’s court, has a changeling daughter he never knew about. He only just learned of her existence because she’s gone missing. ...more
Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and ...more
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“Why are you telling me this?” I whispered.
“Because we’re probably going to die today.” He waved his free hand toward the street. “I’ve always tried not to lie to you; I’ve seen how you react when others do. Dying without telling you how I felt would be lying. I’ve been patient. I’ve given you time to recognize my feelings, and I’ve seen you choose a man who loved the girl you were, not the woman you are. Now he’s gone, and I can’t be patient anymore. I love you, October. I’ll be sorry if we die here, but I won’t be sorry I helped you… and I won’t be sorry I finally told you.”
“Cats never regret anything,” he said, and he turned and kissed me.”
“Meow,” said Tybalt, deadpan.”