Friday, July 31, 2020

Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire #Book #Review


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 Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction.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.

 
My Review:
Toby thought although her life was still in shambles, at least her daughter was safe in the human world with her father and stepmother. At least, she had believed so, until her ex-husband's frantic call that Gillian was missing. He asks her to find Gillian and to also search Faerie. Unfortunately, her search uncovers more than she’s bargained for.

Because of being quarantined, and living through a pandemic that has lasted this long, I’ve been really into epic fantasy novels. This one certainly did not disappoint! Even when you think the mystery is solved, there is yet another twist. I love this series and I suggest you begin with book 1.


About the Author:

Hi! I'm Seanan McGuire, author of the Toby Daye series (Rosemary and RueA Local HabitationAn Artificial NightLate Eclipses), as well as a lot of other things. I'm also Mira Grant (www.miragrant.com), author of Feed and Deadline.

Born and raised in Northern California, I fear weather and am remarkably laid-back about rattlesnakes. I watch too many horror movies, read too many comic books, and share my house with two monsters in feline form, Lilly and Alice (Siamese and Maine Coon).


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