mardi 8 octobre 2013

Late Eclipses (October Daye 4) by Seanan McGuire

Hello to all,

                  I wanted to post this yesterday buit i've come down with a new infection so yesterday i was mostly off but then i will try to post more  often at least this month ( and that's an advantage of the infection... after sleeping i do have time to read^^)

I decided to stay with things i love or i will probably love and jumped on the next book by Seanan McGuire i had in my pile and now it's definitive, i'm really addicted to this series!!

Happy reading!
Publisher: DAW
Publication: 2011
ISBN:  0756406668
Genre: dark urban fantasy
Violence: strong

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

Short description from goodreads :

 October "Toby" Daye is half-human, half-fae-the only changeling who's earned knighthood. But when someone begins targeting her nearest and dearest, it becomes clear that Toby is being set up to take the fall for everything that's happening.

My opinion:
          This series is really one I’ve come to love more after each book; the author manages each time to create a wonderful story with a great investigation that even if you guess the culprit you can’t put down since there are many twists and such to keep you completely immersed in the story and on edge. Each time we discover something about Toby too and at the same time we wonder even more. I love this!

However it’s still dark urban fantasy so sadly it also means that each time we loose characters we have come to love and this book doesn’t make an exception.  Some part are really emotional like when Tybalt cradling the little kitten ( a cait sidhe) and it wasn’t easy not to shed a tear from time to time. I was also terribly angered by the Queen of Mist  such a conniving little b**** we finally learn why she is so furious about October, Toby, and that’s so futile, so petty…she can hold the title of queen , a secondary one too, in the faeries kingdom but she doesn’t care a little bit about her subjects, not once!  She does grant  Toby a county but it’s not a favour at all fortunately our dear hero will have a use for it even if she isn’t countess stuff even less when someone is killing all she hold dear.

Lily has been targeted and ask Toby to take care of her subjects (see the difference with the stupid queen?!), then is Luna and finally Tybalt is seeing his owns dying one by one… but even if his has a lot on his plate right now he still jump at Toby ‘s rescue when she needs it and he does show her he cares even if he won’t say the words (that kiss^^ and how affected he can be  when she is suffering I’m definitively a fan of his) I was happy to see Raj again even if it was only for a short time.

The one who surprised me the most was Connor, the seal, normally he look so mild and a little coward because he can’t fight and is quite not at ease on ground but this time. What a change ^^ he became one of Toby Knight in  shining armor and did a lot to help. He is growing on me even if my preference stays for Tybalt ^^. Luidaeg does appears, still as irate as ever, but only for a short time and a role this time is really reduced but her behaviour does let think about possible problem to come in future books.

I can’t said a lot about the investigation itself or the info we get  since it could constitute huge spoiler but what I can say is that the romance is building up; the action just what I hoped it would be and the info about Toby just gives me more questions ( really what role has Sylvester? If Toby’s status changes what of her girl, part human?) Amandine makes an intervention but I still can decide if I like her or not in fact I have even more questions about her than before ^^;;

The ending was simply perfect except for 2 details: 1 °normally something should have happened to Sylvester but we get no word about it and then I would have wanted more Tybalt!!! What he is thinking now about Toby, what are the rules now ( at least what are the faery’s laws that apply  to this case?).  But rest assured the investigation comes to a conclusion and at least a temporary happy end. Seanan does make us want more of this fabulous horde of characters though. So I would recommend this series if you love dark urban fantasy and are looking for a great on going series.

Score:  4,5/5

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


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2 commentaires:

  1. yay! j'ai lu le 7 et c'est juste génial!!! je veux la suite!

    1. j'ai encore de la marge heureusement car c'est vraiment addictive mais ce n'est pas un auteur qui bacle son travail donc au moins un an d'attente pour toi^^