Once Broken Faith
Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, ...more
I absolutely loved this series! Why are there no more books out?! WHY?!?!
I want more! I need to know more about what happens next, and I want to see the wedding and the kids and I wanna see Quentin and Raj grow up!
Sorry, I'm a bit sad right now (in case you haven't noticed). It really is a great book, like all the others in this series. Fun and interesting and captivating. These books really do get better and better!
All I can say is that 2017 is gonna be a really good year for ...more
I mean, ostensibly, we ought to be having this *mostly* fae MC start celebrating her near-marriage with Tybalt, the King of Cats or just eating lots of pizza with her underage wards, but NOOOOOO of course things aren't that easy.
Now that a cure is available for Elf-Shot, the magic that can put any Fae to sleep for a hundred years or ...more
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.
Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monar ...more
“I never do anything heroic or stupid unless I’m under...more
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Why this book?
I'm obsessed with this series
What I thought
One word AWESOME!!!! This book is full mystery,action,a bit of romance,LMAO moments and a cast of kick ass characters. Toby is one of my favorite heroines she knows when to take charge and get things done; and doesn't let anything get in her way. With that said I loved her interactions with Tybalt they never fail to put a big smile on my face. I also love her interactions with Quentin ...more
06/09/2016 Buddy Read with the awesome Toby addicts over at BB&B.
Faeries are real. Magic is real. My tendency to greet dangerous situations by plunging in headfirst and seeing how long it takes to get myself covered head to toe in blood is also real.
I live an interesting life.
October Daye is not good at playing political games. She’s more of a find-the-bad-guy-while-staying-alive kind of gal. But because trouble seems to follow Toby wherever she goes, she’s pulled into another political nig...more
A buddy read with the Wednesday UF fanatics at BB&B!!!
Another Wednesday, another volume from the life and times of Toby Daye. And I don't think I am giving anything away by saying, that even in the tamest version of her daily life, it would not be Toby without blood, dead bodies (to the point that the High Fae Monarchs have to worry if Toby is not some kind of a jinx on ruling Fae), a sexy feline King, an adorable and growing squire, and the coolest Sea Witch that ever was and ever ...more
DAW in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication September 6, 2016.
If I had to use two words to describe Once Broken Faith it would be Absolutely Stupendous!
This series just keeps getting better and better. The character’s evolutions throughout have been simply marvelous but add in the phenomenal world building that completely sucks the reader in and you have one of the best paranorma ...more
Many rulers on the west coast had a conclave to determine what should be done with the alchemical breakthrough Walther discovered in the last book. Of course nothing goes as planned when Toby is around. It didn’t take long for before the nobility was either being attacked or killed. The political part of the story emphasized how divided opinions are among the nobility about the fairness of their laws and changelings. The murder mystery definitely brought some much needed action and ente ...more
I've finally re-read this! I can finally read this year's instalment :)
Arc provided by Daw through Netgalley
Toby is back! And my heart nearly got broken -_- but everything turned out okay in the end ;)
Full review to come...
“I never do anything heroic or stupid unless I’m under someone else’s control,” I said. “I’d be a lot happier if everyone would just leave me alone to eat pizza and watch television, but you people seem to constantly need saving, so here I am.” (October Daye)
October Daye, relu ...more
Anyways, this was another strong entry in the series, dealing with the fallout and repercussions of Toby's trip to the north from the previous book. It left me with quite a few more questions about the overall story arc, ones I'm excited and terrified to see play out.
Why do we have to wait another year for more? ...more
I had a really hard time keeping my eyes open while reading this, whether from existential exhaustion or just being tired of this universe and the politics, but what didn't exhaust me was that we finally saw a dialogue open up about elfshot, a poison often used via arrowhead (elf is shot, haha, get it) to send a faerie to sleep for a hundred years. It was a way of remo ...more
Another interesting ...more
Just makes me MORE excited for the next Toby book!!!
[I lost my review of the actual novel when a certain Goodreads Head Librarian decided to abuse her power and delete all Patreon short stories from the October Daye series and then merge no ...more
The central character here Toby has had a checkered life to say the least. Part human, part fae and all hero of the realm she serves. As this series has progressed so too has Toby but the price she ...more
Also, there is a novella included with Once Broken Faith from Arden's POV. Not sure yet whether this will be a print exclusive like "Never Shines the Sun" was with Chimes at Midnight. Will update when I figure it out.
Update: Seanan McGuire has confirmed the Arden novella is available in all copies, not just print. Yay!
"Somebody remind me again why we're doing this and why I'm not drowning them both in the bathtub."...more
"Drowning Quentin would be an act of treason against the Westlands, and you'd probably be executed. Also, you'd miss him."
"Drowning Raj would be an act of treason against the Court of Dreaming Cats, you'd miss him, AND Tybalt would look all sad and noble right before he put you through the wall."
Can we just appreciate how spot on humor in this book is? I love the way Toby's family is slowly growing
When I’m not feeling well, I reach for urban fantasy. It, along with pain killers, coffee, and soft lights, will see me through whatever is wrong in my world. This series is a particular favourite because I am also nuts ...more
The cure for elfshot has shaken up the fae world and the High King has called a conclave of faerie monarchs from all over North America to be hosted in the Kingdom of the Mists, home to Queen Windermere and Sir October Daye. With a horde of fae nobility in one place, it's only a matter of time before a body shows up, and then there's a handy Hero of the Realm available to ...more
“How the hell am I in trouble when Toby’s not even here?”
This was a quick little read. It only involves Queen Arden Windermere, the Alchemist Walther Davies and Karen's older sister Cassandra Brown.
Arden knows something isn't right when she uses the elf-shot cure to wake up her brother Nolan and he falls into slumber again. She needs help. She knows Walther can help her since he's an excellent alchemist. When she finds Walther accompanied by Cassandra, she makes them both come with her t ...more
4+ stars for this timely novella that gives us an opportunity to see further into the character that is the rightful Queen of the Mists. We get to see just how much of human culture she absorbed while she was on the run from the Pretender Queen, we get a glimpse of how that may make her the perfect queen to relate to changelings, we get to see her perspective of her relationship with Toby, we get more of the Lui ...more
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“I never do anything heroic or stupid unless I’m under someone else’s control,” I said. “I’d be a lot happier if everyone would just leave me alone to eat pizza and watch television, but you people seem to constantly need saving, so here I am.”
OMG! I thought my heart was going to break into tiny pieces. I can't believe Seanan McGuire went there!
I have no idea where Mrs. McGuire gets her ideas about the October Daye books but she continues to show us that inspiration is not a problem for ...more
Nice to have a novella featuring Arden. Glad she got her brother back. Also nice to see Annie and Walther again. Wonder if Walther and Cassandra will get together soon. Looking forward to seeing Arden again.
Always nice to read installments from one of my favorite series. Nice to see October and the gang again. Glad they approved the cure for elf-shot. Hope Evening never gets out. Wonder when we will be seeing October's mom. Hope Toby will marry Tybalt soon.
Can't wai ...more
Quick & Dirty: Change in Fairy is a good thing, right?
Opening Sentence: Quentin and Raj were in the living room arguing about who got to pick the first movie of the night.
Toby is back in book 10, this one picks up not too long after the end of A Red-Rose Chain. Arden wants Toby to come with her and wake up Madden and Nolan, before the High King and High Queen arrive using a loophole in the wording of his edict to wait until the conclave before any m ...more
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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