E 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 her investigation follows a logical path 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 this newfound sensible nature with Toby s helpful and caring personality 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 just 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
and plot hindered my enjoyment before but Late Eclipses has given me hope that maybe just maybe Toby and I can work out after all 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 far 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 our 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 for three books 11 13 McGuire is clearly doing something right Time for Every Good Girl you to find out why ifou 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. 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 just adding insult to dangerous inju.
Pacing and plot hindered my enjoyment before but Late Eclipses has given me
Ou should give the series another chance Especially if ou 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 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 45was a disaster waiting to happen Make a shopping date and she d show up 45 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 money 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 for her although perhaps less so for the rest of the fae and for the series reader and provides a number of avenues for further story development Still McGuire s reader and provides a number of avenues for further story development Still McGuire s remains troubled by inconsistencies and repetition Inconsistencies like Toby telling Tybalt ou might want to let go of me before I m compelled to break Last of the Few 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 just 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 justice which was understood to be a death sentence Then there s the repetition if I ve read don t say thankou 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 Wow Seanan McGuire is a friggin superstar This series is 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 375I had declared after reading An Artificial Night that Toby Daye and I simply would not do Though there was much about her I adored though her friends were lovely entertaining people Toby and I 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 It just leads to disappointment But perhaps every now and again My Darling, My Hamburger you can go back and the result will be surprising and fresh all of the good thingsou 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 nastiness 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 sh. 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. ,
Late Eclipses October Daye 4 Seanan McGuireOctober Toby Daye changeling knight in service of Duke Sylvester Toruill finds the McGuireOctober Toby Daye changeling in the service of Duke Sylvester Toruill finds the 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 people responsible for her fourteen Love Virtually year exileTime is short and the stakes are getting higher for the 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 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 understatement After all I only read Urban Fantasy for the creativity and magical experience they bring me without having my emotions 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 always rushing head first into mortal danger so it kind of makes sense for her personal impending death reminder to share living space with her Toby and May have a crew of almost constant companions and all of them with some minor exceptions Conner Rayou guys have to chill have a fun and uirky sense of humor Add fabulous magical powers weird Fae creatures and a multilayered realities world and it should make for a typical UF read right Well it should have been just another escapist experience for me but nooooo Seanan McGuire MADE ME CARE shakes fists at the skies Why Our Island Guide you sneaky authorou why I was just reading minding my own business trying to be entertained and BOOM SM sneaks characters who made me love care or hate them and all my internal emotional euilibrium gone I not only cared I actually ugly cried twice and I know I will be thinking about those situations for days to come And I was just trying to not have strong feelings Another complete failure Well for all the tears and emotions I think I liked this installment best of all up to this point Maybe it is exactly BECAUSE of all those feelings and such No matter what this world has become one I plan on spending a lot of time in So if ou want to be entertained but also like some real humanity with our Fae and magic this series is for Horn (Horn, you No age limit no unnecessary cruelty just a story of a changeling who wants to be a real person Have a great reading time and mayou be blessed with good books only 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 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 Yes If تعلم jQuery فى 120 دقيقة you ve lostour mind I ll kill Damian (The Caine Brothers you Just me and no one else I ll takeou to the place that no one leaves and I ll take ou there alone Goodness isn t it just 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 5 Yep ou were right Steven Alright if ou like me didn t care for the first few books in the October Daye series but didn t hate them either Ok Then maybe 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.