For my reading of this beginning of the year i decided to alternate between new authors to me that i had on my TBR pile waiting for me and some series i really loved but somewhat fell behind.
This time i go back to a series that i tend to enjoy more and more after each installment : The October Daye seeries... i'm missing some books in it and it's the reason i stopped reading it for a time and slowly i got even more behind. Now i'm trying to get back on track ( to be at least up to date at the end of the year^^;;)
Genre: urban fantasy, fae
It has been a moment since I’ve read Toby’s adventures but it was really easy to join them once again. The story works wonderfully well as a whole with enough info from precedent books to remind you or teach you important elements so you are not lost and at the same time you can understand the story really easily without having read the other books. It’s really well done.
Now I would still recommend you to start at the beginning but only for the relationship (kind of) between Toby and Tybalt. Really it’s a pleasure to see them banter, have their kind of hate relationship but still be there when the other needs it and in Ashes of Honor finally you have more ^^ ( chutt I won’t tell you more)
Tybalt is sure one of the elements which made me love this series so much, he is really a cat with its way to annoy you to the fullest but still manage to have you around his finger with a simple look ( all those whit a cat understand that I’m sure^^;;). This time we get a deeper inside of his relation with his nephew Raj and the mechanic of the Cait Sidhe court which is quite special.
We do have a huge dosis of Fae politic as well but the adventure focus on Toby and Tybalt while they try to save a young changeling Chelsea…
As often it’s not an easy series to explain as a lot of little elements seemingly insignificant gets really important either in this book or for the future ones. However I can tell you that Toby went a long way in maturing in this book especially after all that happened before and…what could be strange for those who follow the series… this is the first book with a real HEA! Yes really for once the book close on happy element not on something dreading letting us know it will get worse….
Now I even want to read the next book more as strange as it sound but I know it can wait as no cliffhanger or something of the sort has me on edge.
Seanan McGuire really surprises me this time and it’s one of the best additions in the series!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review