vendredi 30 août 2013

An artificial Night (October Daye 3) by Seanan McGuire


     Nearly the end of august and the time, at least in my country,  when children and students go back to their school/university/studies. But before september starts, i still can share with you a book that fits the topic of this month since it includes selkie, i'm really getting fond of this series so i hope it won't be long before i read the rest but for now here is my opinion on "An Artificial Night ", third book in the October Daye series

Publisher: DAW
Publication: 2010
ISBN:  0756406269
Genre: dark urban fantasy,romance, fey
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodreads :

 Experience the thrill of the hunt in the third October Daye urban fantasy novel.

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

My opinion:
          I love it!! And it can be strange since it’s dark urban fantasy but either i get used it or it was less dark this time because i didn’t cry this time. Oki i felt bad sometimes for a character or another but i was so engrossed in the story that i couldn’t stop reading. Also  in a sense the plot fits me better this time, it wasn’t about treachery but a real investigation where even the fey suffered so Toby had to fight for everyone… i enjoyed that.

The romance part though is less shown though, Tybalt is still there and i love him still but he was calmer and more cryptic than in previous books, he didn’t banter with Toby as usual in fact he was more smitten and i’m not used to see him act like that (Toby isn’t either but she also had more things on her mind at that time)

Toby is starting to accept herself more and more with her difference included. When her best friend’s children go missing she doesn’t hesitate to do what she can to get them back… even if her fetch ( kind of a reaper servant) has appeared on her doorstep signifying her imminent death. However, more children’s life are on the line since the one who took them is a firstborn, a very old fey that enjoy to change them, transform them to create his hunt, a bunch of hunter that prey on other children. It has been the same for centuries and only a few attempts to stop him has been done, he is a nightmare terror for the children but if Toby wants to enter his lands she must find her think as a child  once again because children games have the answers she is looking for and she must remember them.

Tybalt has come asking for her help, putting himself in her debt something that is not done lightly, because some of his court have also be missing like his nephew, his heir. What Toby didn’t think was that human children were taken too and she will have choices to make when instead of 8children she find several dozen needing rescue.  Quentin is with her to try to save his human girlfriend Katy but even in a child world, nothing is a simple as it seems when fey are concerned and Toby will need the help of all her loved ones to make it when they have lost hope she will survive.

I was really immersed in story and i read it quickly, the action, the plot everything was perfect and i must said that i want answer to what Tybalt said too, i was so sad for Quentin while in the same time part of me thought it was better, hard to explain but he is growing on me.I was also surprised to see how the fey were expecting Toby to fail and didn’t seem to be affected by it… only the Luiadeg was really not happy about that and went far to help Toby, she needs her more that she is willing to accept. I also appreciated to learn more about Luna but i still can’t stand her daughter.
This is really an excellent book in a excellent series so far so i recommend it without a doubt if you love fey, shifters ( my tybalt!!) but i prefer to remind you that is dark urban fantasy so you also need a strong heart because often tears are leaking.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


5 commentaires:

  1. yay tome 3! cette série est juste sublime et chaque tome est meilleur que le précédent! Je suis vraiment contente que ça te plaise aussi !

    1. oui je comptes les jours en attendant d'avoir les suivant ( mais j'ai l'histoire de tybalt pour patienter^^

  2. Sounds really good Miki. I used to read urban fantasy all the time but it's been ages since I've picked one up. I'll have to check this one out :)

    1. Oh ann ^^ you need to read these in order absolutely! but this is an excellent series

  3. You already sold me this series when we were talking earlier, but I want to read it even more now. I dont mind the darker stuff as you know but I know if you liked it then I'll like it too! :)