Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Review: An artificial night - Seanan McGuire


October "Toby" Daye is a changeling-half human and half fae-and the only one who has earned knighthood. Now she must take on a nightmarish new challenge. Someone is stealing the children of the fae as well as mortal children, and all signs point to Blind Michael. Toby has no choice but to track the villain down-even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael's realm, home of the Wild Hunt-and no road may be taken more than once. If Toby cannot escape with the children, she will fall prey to the Wild Hunt and Blind Michael's inescapable power.

Series: October Daye #3, Genre: urban fantasy, Pages: 368, Published: 2010 by DAW, Source: Bookshelf

My thoughts:
This world just keeps getting cooler, though it did make me think too. All the fairies are so Celtic and created there. But how about the kitsune..are the Japanese fairies created by old ones back there or is the whole fairy world just Celtic? It does make me wonder. Perhaps we will find out one day.

Toby is searching for missing kids in this one as Blind Michael and the Wild Hunt is on the move. I also learn a bit more about fairie and the first ones and the more I know, the more I want to know even more. The world is good, the fairies wicked and good. And Toby is always in the danger of loosing her life. The poor woman takes on jobs too big for her.

Tybalt is back and as I love cats I love him, he is the king of cats after all. But he is a bit shifty. As for other love interest, there is always Connor, whose wife (she is one crazy woman) wants to Kill Toby. Poor Toby again as she can't even have her old friends back.

The story throws a few twists and turns and it's a hard book to put down. 

I accidentally read a spoiler for book 4 ;) Nothing that said something, just what would happen and that made me go omg. I want that book. I am always on the look for more answers when it comes to this series. So now I can't wait to read book 4.

Conclusion:
A cool UF series that I recommend.

Cover:
Works

47 comments:

  1. Sounds like its getting really good! Poor Toby! @_@

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    1. Also poor Connor! Those crazy wives are hard to be rid of. lol

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  2. I'm glad you are enjoying it. It's one of my favorites.

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    1. I hope to read the next over the summer :)

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  3. I think I have book 1 lying about somewhere. So many good books, so little time...

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    1. True, so freaking many books ;)
      I do hope you get to it one day

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  4. I would like to be called October NOW. I was born in October, it would suit.

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    1. I'd be February..yes I could work with that

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  5. Celtic fairies, huh? But do I really need to start another series?

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  6. I love this series..wonderful review..I am behind as usual ..so many books and sleep isn't optional!

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    1. I am getting book 4 and 5 and then I will wait for the next one to come out

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  7. I would expect the king of cats to be a bit shifty. ;)

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  8. I have wanted to read this series since I saw (I think it's called) One Salt Sea. The one with the mermaid on it. So, I'm glad that the world keeps getting cooler. I'm so ready for this series!

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    1. That the last book..don't you dare start there! ;)
      I will review it this summer..I hope :)

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  9. I have the whole series except book #1 but it comes so highly recommended that I have to get to it soon.

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    1. All except 1?! Oh you totally need that one to start with :)

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  10. This series sounds so cool! The king of cats?! o.o I want to read it

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    1. Who can say no to the king of cats :)

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  11. lol at accidentally reading a spoiler. i hate it when that happens, it sounds like it worked out though :)

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    1. >It was not as much a spoiler as that something BIG is gonna happen. i just do not know the details, but I wanna

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  12. You know it's good when a series just makes you want to keep reading!

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  13. Sounds good. I like the cover!

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  14. You are killing me with this series! I so need to get to it. :D Thanks!

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    1. Mouwhahahahaha *twists evil mustache*

      *remembers that she does not have an evil mustache*

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    2. LOL! You can always imaging. ;D Now, I think I need to see how much a plane is to over seas..... ;D

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    3. *gasps*
      You would just dare!
      *installs a high-class lasersystem around bookshelves*

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  15. You read so many of these that I can't keep up and the bad thing is that you almost like all of them!! :D

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    1. I know, honestly I confuse myself sometimes cos I forget about a series and then I am all ..oh, darn! I wanted to get that series too, lol

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  16. I love how you are always introducing me to series I've never heard before. It's always the middle of the series too! Lol. Great review :)

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    1. I do? Yay, good :) I need to spread the UF word. I am getting book 4 and 5 soon

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  17. Yep, this is one UF series I have my eye one - I WILL start it this year. I only skimmed your review but hey, looks great! :-)

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    1. I do hope you give it a go soon :) And I will continue to read it too

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  18. This sounds like a good series :)

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  19. This does sound good. I'm not sure I need yet another series to start but sometimes I can't resist. Lol.

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    1. Hihi, I know how you feel. I so do NOT need more but I also can't say no to buying

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  20. Reviews on this series seems to be bipollared... I was hesitant to pick it up... maybe now I'll try to see if this is available in my library :)

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    1. Really? Hm, well it works for me ;) dark UF

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  21. Well I don't do a lot of UF but this series has me wanting to change my tune. Thanks B, I will start at the beginning of this one.

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    1. I do hope that you do and that you will enjoy the series :)

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  22. Her books just get better and better, I loved Artificial Night, and the next one is even more fantastic. Also I adore the cover artist, he catches the essense of the books every time, so gritty and at the same time lovely!

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    1. I have book 4 and 5 and I can't wait to read them too :) Though maybe space them out a bit over the summer so the wait for book 6 is not too long ;)

      And the covers are sure cool

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