It’s hard growing up as a changeling, half human and half fae, and being an outsider from birth. Living between two unwelcoming worlds has been even harder for October “Toby” Daye due to lack of family ties and blood alliances. Through 10 novels, readers have watched award winning author Seanan McGuire craft a magical world filled with fairies, pixies, trolls, selkies and a host of otherworldly creatures in which Toby has had to learn to survive. Now, just when her life seems to be running on an even keel she faces the greatest challenge of her life, the return of her mother.
Okay, that sounds like the punch line from a bad joke, but Toby’s Mom, Amandine the Liar, as you may have guessed from her title, is not a warm and fuzzy kind of Mom. She’s not there to help with bachelorette parties or wedding preparations; she’s there to command Toby to find her older sister, and Amandine’s favorite daughter, August. And Amandine’s not taking no for an answer.
Toby must hunt for her long lost sister through a treacherous landscape with little assistance, all the while being careful of promises she makes. In the world of the fae, breaking a promise can be deadly.
My Rating: Four out of Five stars.
I received this ARC copy of The Brightest Fell from Berkley Publishing Group – DAW. The Brightest Fell is set for publication September 5, 2017.
Written by: Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye
Sequence in Series: Book 11
Hardcover: 368 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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