Saturday, September 8, 2018

Week 36 Reviews, Night and Silence, Suffer a Sea-Change

From Goodreads:
The twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series!

Things are not okay.

In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of coming apart at the seams. Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction. Toby is floundering, unable to help the people she loves most heal. She needs a distraction. She needs a quest.

What she doesn't need is the abduction of her estranged human daughter, Gillian. What she doesn't need is to be accused of kidnapping her own child by her ex-boyfriend and his new wife, who seems to be harboring secrets of her own. There's no question of whether she'll take the case. The only question is whether she's emotionally prepared to survive it.

Signs of Faerie's involvement are everywhere, and it's going to take all Toby's nerve and all her allies to get her through this web of old secrets, older hatreds, and new deceits. If she can't find Gillian before time runs out, her own child will pay the price. One question remains:

Who in Faerie remembered Gillian existed? And what do they stand to gain? No matter how this ends, Toby's life will never be the same. 

From Goodreads:
Follows Gillian's POV through some of the events of Night and Silence, and afterwards.

My Review:
Oh man, oh man, these books were so spectacular! I loved reading them, they was so amazing, and yeah, so much happened, and the world has changed. Yeah, both the world has changed and our perception of it, because Toby learned a very important piece of information. She learned who her grandmother was, and that was a big deal!

Night and Silence was hard to read. Both Tybalt and Jazz have a lot of recovery to go though after the events of The Brightest Fell. And then for Gillian to be kidnapped, it's like, they can't catch a break. I really enjoyed the investigation, it didn't directly tie to previous stories like The Brightest Fell, or as directly, but it did have call backs, which was awesome!

My question is, are they going to bring Clay in the know? Because of the whole family, he's the one one who doesn't know. And given the importance of both Toby and her grandmother, yeah, it's likely that the world will intrude on his life.

I really enjoyed being in Gillian's head, because yeah, she's really important to Toby, and she's only now starting to learn about it, given the events of One Salt Sea. And I think that's it's going to be a part of the whole, Selkie thing with the cost coming due. I can't wait! (Having read this after reading the synopsis of The Unkindest Tide which is going to be about that, yeah! )

Loved reading these so much, they were so freaking great, and I can't wait for more!

Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye #12, 12.1
Read: September 5th, 5th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and they're a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books! And Night and Silence is a WoW Book!
Publisher: DAW Books
Published: September 4th 2018, September 4th 2018

Night and Silence:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Suffer a Sea-Change:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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