October Daye reminds me of that friend whom I liked a great deal but who was a disaster waiting to happen Make a shopping date and she d show up 45 minutes late and then discover she lost her credit card at the first store We d have some commotion looking for it involve two or three innocent bystanders run back and search the car call home and convince someone to search her house until they found it and then after much uibbling she d agree
*to borrow some *borrow some so we could go ahead and complete our mission The good news is that October has improved uite a bit in this book and will not only actually allow friends to help but she ll probably cut the twenty minutes of pointless arguing down to fiveWhat I found enjoyable in Late Eclipses is some interesting plotting some long awaited character development in October and as always various fae legends come to life While she has seemed to believe that self sacrifice is the most important part of problem solving this time she s actively involving others in seeking solutions There s also an twist involving October s heritage that is uite a surprise her although perhaps less so for the rest of the fae and for the series reader and provides a Of Avenues For Further avenues for further development Still McGuire s writing remains troubled by inconsistencies and repetition Inconsistencies like Toby telling Tybalt you might want to let go of me before I m compelled to break your fingers about ten minutes after she s mused on how good he looks in suede and leather followed by a gentle but politically motivated kiss Inconsistencies like stating Oleander is the biggest nightmare known to Lord Sylvester s court but that she s probably ust a legend to most fae Character inconsistencies like Etienne believing October saw Oleander after the ball but then tried to attack her because she fled the ueen s ustice which was understood to be a death sentence Then there s the repetition if I ve read don t say thank you to the fae I ve read it twenty times and in this book we add in don t talk about fae deaths to the purebloods October is still a bit of a dope and could certainly use a cell phone instead of charging back and forth across San Francisco and Faerie Physical movement often takes the place of actual plot points but at least in this book her willingness to involve the group means we have greater opportunity to interact with Danny the taxi driving troll and May the doppelganger as we go I could pass on the developing love triangle Team Tybalt Team Connor but at the moment it isn t overpowering the story Overall a number of improvements in character that keep the series readable The fae world is as always creative and fascinating so I m sure I ll be looking for the next bookThree and a half starsCross posted at 45 stars Well this series has definitely picked up I was very underwhelmed by the last book but this one has definitely made up for it As we get and information about Toby s heritage the tale becomes and intriguing I m loving the slow burn between Tybalt and Toby although some one please tell me why she can t let go of Connor who seems kind but a gormless wet fish compared to TybaltI don t normally read books in a series back to back I prefer to dwell on the story I ve ust read Also if it s a good series I fear running out of books and horror or horrors wait for the next to be written and published Still I m a fair way off that happening here as I believe there are now 10 in the series Also I feel compelled to read them now until Toby and Tybalt finally get their act togetherReally glad I persevered with this series Recommended Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSeveral months have passed since we last saw October when LATE ECLIPSES begins ending whatever relative peace she enjoyed on her off season I like that tactic by the way It makes all the hullabaloo our MC experiences on page feel realistic if we know things calm down when we re not looking whispers No one can live in complete chaos 100% of time Regardless it must be said that an appropriate alternate title for the fourth installment of Seanan McGuire s OCTOBER DAYE series might be SHIT ESCALATES 1 Hateful characters get hatefulMost notably Rasyeline Toruill although the ueen of the Mists isn t With Blind Michael and his Hunt safely behind her October Toby Daye is doing her best to settle back into a normal routine or as normal of a routine as she can manage with her personal Fetch now paying half the rent Still things seem to be mostly under controluntil the.
Seanan McGuire ✓ 2 Read & downloadErstatement After all I only read Urban Fantasy for the "Creativity And Magical Experience They Bring Me Without Having My "and magical experience they bring me without having my too engaged and not much of me getting invested in the development of the characters I can count on a fun entertaining and actionny ride with no lasting side effects Toby is a changeling in a half human half Fae world who roomies with her Fetch the harbinger of her doom May
She is alway 375I had declared after reading An Artificial Night that Toby Daye and I simply would not do Thoughis alway 375I had declared after reading An Artificial Night that Toby Daye and I simply would not do Though was much about her I adored though her friends were lovely entertaining people Toby and I Life Leverage just didn t see eye to eye And so I bid her a fond farewell wishing her all the best with those who might appreciate her better Insistent friends pleaded with me to give her another chance No no said I You can never go back on that sort of decision Itust leads to disappointment But perhaps every now and again you can go back and the result will be surprising and fresh all of the good things you remembered with very little of the bad to drag it all down And so it went with Toby and I Late Eclipses focuses on Toby and her past than any of the previous books and perhaps therein lies the difference Yes there are mysterious illnesses to cure foes To Battle And Political battle and political to defend against But at the center of it all is the uestion of who Toby is and who she wants to be This time around plot devices demand that she become aware of her limitations that she think before she acts sometimes and the result is a balanced hero She spends a fair amount of time dashing back and forth as per her usual but her investigation follows a logical path a relief because logic and Toby haven t always been bosom buds She also accepts that running around alone often does harm than good With friends and allies by her side Toby comes closer to performing an efficient investigation than she ever has before Match this newfound sensible nature with Toby s helpful and caring personality and her likability spikes dramatically Add in the humorous touches that McGuire is already adept at and the result is an enjoyable installment Imagine I only wanted to shake Toby once maybe twice throughout the whole of the book I no longer paused every chapter to shake my head and think Oh Toby dear Get a brain already Instead I was wrapped up in the story and curious how everything was going to pan out I ll admit there were some obvious details but there were so many other tidbits flying around that I found myself forgiving a few clue by foursAlongside Toby s improvements we have freuent stolen moments with the ever desirable Tybalt he of the tight leather pants Note to Curran fans know that this enigmatic cait sidhe is taking a page straight from the Beast Lord s handbook Why oh why do we find this practically feral sort of possessiveness attractive Damned if I know I ust want of it Though the revelation of Tybalt and Toby s mutual attraction is taking its time to unfurl the glimpses McGuire provides are delicious and tantalizing enough to carry us through to the next volumeWith this novel I m coming to a greater appreciation of the author s humor Sometimes slapstick often wry and always with a hint of self deprecation McGuire creates scenes and drops one liners that command a snort or chuckle It s these moments that endear the characters to me and make me want to revisit them Pacing and plot hindered my enjoyment before but Late Eclipses has given me newfound hope that maybe ust maybe Toby and I can work out after all Yes If you ve lost your mind I ll kill you Just me and no one else I ll take you to the place that no one leaves and I ll take you there alone Goodness isn t it ust romantic TybaltIn Late Eclipses troubles find their way to October Daye and Co they are busy keeping their heads above water when their loved ones are being slowly poisoned and murdered by unknown killers andthere is also a crazy faerie ueen out for their blood making it difficult to avoid dying HahaIt s uite a four stars read the plot is neat and tight there are a few twists and turns to keep the story interesting I like how the story and its characters develop 4 starsReview for book 1 for book 2 for the previous book for book By Toby and her strange band of allies and not even Tybalt will be able to escape totally unscathed What's worse the Luidaeg is unavailable to help them This time they're on their own And people keep making Toby wear dresses which is ust adding insult to dangerous inju. Ar behind Basically if they ve got an axe to grind with Toby they re no longer content to passively nurse their grudgeSO Be prepared to grind your teeth bc shiesty broads are shiesty2 Boys will be boys or cats or USELESS CHICKENS who literally HIDE their faces when people drive too fastOkay so there s a bit of a triangle Not much of one bc there s a clear front runner so mostly it s frustrating that other dude is part of the euation BUT There were also numerous times when Front Runner made my heart grow three sizes bc it s and obvious that he really really likes our girl grins dopily giggles like school girlSo who cares about what s his name the chicken notthisgirl3 October s mysteriously mysterious heritage becomes MORE shrouded in mystery even as we get answersIt s both frustrating and delightful Truly It s a talented author who can successfully walk the tightrope of enough information to both satisfy and intrigue and McGuire manages that balance masterfully tips hatIn short I was reminded over and over again of all the reasons why OCTOBER DAYE made it to my Top 5 UF Series list a kick ass heroine who refuses to uit no matter the odds a hilarious and entertaining cast of secondaries Raf is my current favorite a hotter than HAWT love interest tybaltismyking a fantastically fae
backdrop and the compelling plots that tie it all together And considering that it was renewed forand the compelling plots that tie it all together And considering that it was renewed for books 11 13 McGuire is clearly doing something right Time for you to find out why if you haven t already Highly recommendedMy other reviews for this series Rosemary and Rue October Daye 1 A Local Habitation October Daye 2 An Artificial Night October Daye 3 One Salt Sea October Daye 5 Ashes of Honor October Daye 6 Chimes at Midnight October Daye 7 The Winter Long October Daye 8 A Red Rose Chain October Daye 9 Once Broken Faith October Daye 10 Late Eclipses October Daye 4 Seanan McGuireOctober Toby Daye changeling knight in the service of Duke Sylvester Toruill finds the delicate balance of her life shattered when she learns that an old friend is in dire trouble Lily Lady of the Tea Gardens has been struck down by a mysterious seemingly impossible illness leaving her fiefdom undefendedStruggling to find a way to save Lily and her subjects Toby must confront her own past as an enemy she thought was gone forever raises her head once Oleander de Merelands one of the two people responsible for her fourteen year exileTime is growing short
And The Stakes Are Getting Higher Forthe stakes are getting higher for ueen of the Mists has her own agenda With everything on the line Toby will have to take the ultimate risk to save herself and the people she loves most because if she can t find the missing pieces of the puzzle in time Toby will be forced to make the one choice she never thought she d have to face again 2017 Wow Seanan McGuire is a friggin superstar This series face again 2017 Wow Seanan McGuire is a friggin superstar This series uickly rising in the ranks of my favorite UF series Book three was great and so was this one book fourSo pumped that there are uite a few before I m caught up and stuck in the waiting for every new release phase 45 The other one was a bit fun but I still absolutely loved itWith every story I fall and in love with the characters And gah I can t wait to see them fall in love with each other You know who I mean right October and Tybalt of courseLuckily we see of them this time Not as much as I d like but we re getting there Yep you were right Steven Alright if you like me didn t care for the first few books in the October Daye series but didn t hate them either Ok Then maybe you should give the series another chance Especially if you re looking for a new urban fantasy series to get into because this one seems to be heading somewhere cool funOr at least it looks that way to meOh and there s a pretty BIG reveal about whowhat October is in this bookNo I won t be spoiling anything but it looks like this is the sort of secret that is going to make a huge difference in the way future stories play outsuee Ok not exactly like that but maybe kinda sorta a little like that 444 A weekly Urban Fantasy buddy read with the Fae creatures at BBBBook 4 of the October Daye series and Seanan McGuire has completely dug her claws into my heart and mind To say it was unexpected would be an und. Events of a single night send everything reeling Now with the ueen of the Mists watching her back and the Lady of the Tea Gardens deathly ill Toby has no choice but to get involved no matter how much she wants to avoid itThe trials ahead will be some of the worst faced.