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:

Carole Rae said...

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

Carole Rae said...

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

Linda said...

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

Mirjam said...

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

Anachronist said...

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

Carol said...

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

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

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

Chris said...

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

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

Poor everyone :)

Blodeuedd said...

I hope to read the next over the summer :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, yes you do ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Haha, you have a point there

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Karen said...

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

Gaby G said...

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

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

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

Amused said...

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

Yvonne said...

Sounds good. I like the cover!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

Staci said...

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

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

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 :)

Mel said...

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! :-)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

Who can say no to the king of cats :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

That's the truth :D

Blodeuedd said...

It really is very cool :)

Blodeuedd said...

Mouwhahahahaha *twists evil mustache*

*remembers that she does not have an evil mustache*

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

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

The Bookworm said...

This sounds like a good series :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

I do recommend it :)

Darlene said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

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

Cherry said...

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 :)

Blodeuedd said...

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

Jenny Girl said...

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.

Blodeuedd said...

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

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

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!

Blodeuedd said...

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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