Review: A Local Habitation – Seanan McGuire

October “Toby” Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood. 
Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, most changelings are second-class children of Faerie spending their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re-earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.
Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O’Leary, whom he has not been able to contact.  For Tamed Lightning has somehow been cut off from the other domains, and now someone has begun to murder January’s key people. If Toby can’t find and stop the killer soon, she may well become the next victim….

Series: October Daye #2, Genre: Urban Fantasy, Pages: 377, Published: 2010, Publisher: DAW, Source: Bought

My thoughts:
It’s Friday and I will try to make it short, you know I always say this but never quite managing making it really short ;=)
Anyway, yay, one more October Daye book for me to read. I really liked book 1 and wanted to read more. The series is just so dark and she doesn’t always save the day at the first try. People die, as seen in book 1. I also like the world, the fairies are all around us, in our world, in the Summerlands, always hiding. A great world, and a great heroine. Poor Toby, will she talk to her mum again? What about that which she left behind 14 years ago? That breaks my heart and makes me wonder.
Back to this book. She is sent to find out why Duke Sylvester’s niece is not answering his calls. A mystery she has to solve if she wants to live. This would be the only negative things about the book, 95% of the book takes place at an office building over a few days. I do like a good change of scenario, so that does not make this book as good as book 1.
As for romance, Connor..but I do not like him, he should know better. He belongs to someone else, someone who would kill poor Toby. Therefore I love Tybalt. One: He is a cat! I love cats. Two: Well he is a cat, duh, I love them. So that pretty much brought me over to this team. And he is all mysterious and weird.
And look, this is not short… Ok I can’t make it truly short, oh well.
Thanks to a contest win I got book 3, since, well I need to read more. A recommended serie. 

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34 thoughts on “Review: A Local Habitation – Seanan McGuire

  1. Blodeuedd says:

    DanaNot sure how you feel about interesting?KristiWe do have excellent taste in books ;)Oh he was? Well that makes sense, lolCarolShe is, she always has beenAnaEh…you are asking too much!*runs too Goodreads*5 books so far, at least 2 more

  2. Mel says:

    Yep – one more UF series I need to start. I even have the first two books already…if only there was more time in the day for reading…

  3. Melissa (Books and Things) says:

    Okay, I have book one on the tbr and have been wanting to read this series. Looks like I need book 2 now as well. Oh and now you know why I love Grim in the Iron Fae series. I am hoping he also has a human side to him we haven't seen. YaY for kitties! ;D

  4. Ailsa says:

    Ah, I love this series! Have to wait until September for the next one, though. From your comments here I can't wait to see what you think about the others as you read them. I think you'll like it, but one or two things… wait and see! *cackles*

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    MelREAD! Lol, I know how you feelMissieI just wanted to try it, you know, make it faster for lazy me so that I could relax and put my feet up 😉 And then, do nothingMelissaOhh, now that would be fun. YAAAAY for kitties 😀 They deserve all the love they can get.I hope you read it soon

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisLol, I think so tooNaidaWell, yes sure they count :)AurianHihi, I was just lazyDarleneI hope you do try itKarenyes yes, read it 😀 That is all I am saying

  7. samantha.1020 says:

    I'm super excited to hear that you are enjoying this series as I have the first two books waiting patiently on my shelves. And they are dark??? I MUST read these! I love dark books 🙂

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