Full of Briars (October Daye #9.3)
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This was the first and hopefully the last story from Quentin’s POV. The glimpse inside his head made me like him less. Toby clearly has had a positive influence on him over the year ...more
Note to self: Please re-read the whole series
What can I say?
My memory kind of sucks, so I really should have re-read the previous book before going into this new short story.
But even so, it isn't as if I don't "know" the characters and their peculiar "traits".
As such it was funny ( I must share Mae's sense of humour) to see Quentin's fretting about Toby meeting his parents. As always, Tybalt's nonchalance to everything "no cat... and Toby" related was a pleasure to read.
As for Tybalt's ...more
9/27/16: Review to come. Still thinking it over.
5/2/16: *comes out of hiding*
QUENTIN SOLLYS HAS A COVER AND IT IS PERFECT YES! This is going to be such an awkward story.
*goes back into hiding*
12/30/15: Look what I found today :)
Oh how I have missed this fantastic world. Reading this amazing novella has reminded me why this series is one of my favorite UF series’. The characters are as amazing as always, and I loved that we got to see things from Quentin’s POV.
“Toby is good at complicating things. That’s why she’s been such a good teacher for me. By the time I’m High King, I’m going to be completely unflappable.”
Toby’s squire has grown so much since their paths have crossed, and seeing how much better both of them...more
(You know when you ship something and then the author writes something that sinks your ship in a way that your brain can't find any good way around, and then to make matters worse you also like the other ship too because you're a multishipper and it's ADORABLE, so then you feel BAD for being super bummed out? And to double down on that there's a great scene with the characters you ...more
I was looking forward to meeting Quentin's parents and I expected them to be either awesome or terrible. They were neither. At times, they were nice, at times, I wanted them to go away, but they didn't leave lasting impression on me.
Although it was interesting to see other characters from Quentin's POV, I mostly disliked how everyone acted. ...more
Nice to have a story from Quentin's POV. Also nice to see him interact with his parents. Glad to see Toby, Tybalt, and the others again as well.
Would recommend to fans of October Daye series. Also to fans of fae and shapeshifters.
Can't wait to read more October Daye books!!!!
The whole thing just felt like it was rushed to print. There is a lot of duplication everywhere.
This is analogous to a deleted scene that was deleted for a good reason. It doesn't advance the ...more
The problem with this one is the first person narration. Quentin’s narration is bland. If ...more
I love that we got to see more of his relationship with Raj and the High King and Queen. I'd love to know their rea ...more
Toby is such a strong character, it's refreshing to hit this series from a different point of view. I wish there was a bit more interaction with Quentin's parents, and really just some more time in Quentin's head!
Seanan McGuire is an exceptional storyteller. The Toby Daye series is one of my favorites and the short stories/novellas are required reading. They add something to the depth of the characters that you just can't get without them. It was fun to be in Quentin's head for a while. 4/5 stars.
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