5!bat Review: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire

September 4, 2014 Review 1

5!bat Review: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuireThe Winter Long by Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye
Published by DAW on September 2, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Pages: 358
Source: Publisher
Sexual Content: References to sex.
Reviewed by: Julia
5 Stars

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.

She was wrong.

It's time to learn the truth.

Just when I thought the October Daye series couldn't get any better, along comes THE WINTER LONG. Gathering so many hints and threads and portents, this book is one delicious secret after another coming undone.

From the circumstances leading up to Toby's fish years, to the true line between friend or for, so much becomes clear. Perhaps most emotional were the family moments. Most Changelings are used to be surrounded by lies, but now Toby herself gets a taste of this bitter pill. As new allies are gained, old friends are lost, creating a poignant balance of emotions.  The characters that McGuire has lovingly crafted are wonderful sparking and playing off each other, dark and light.

So much from the series comes together in THE WINTER LONG, it's difficult to write a review without spoilers.  What I can say, however, is that new readers should start at the beginning and returning fans should prepare to be dazzled.  And even with so much coming to light, this book by no means wraps everything up in a neat bow.  Like the best of urban fantasy, with each reveal and mystery solved Toby's world grows ever more enticing .  As seductive as faerie itself, this is one series I could never give up.

Series Titles:
  1. Rosemary and Rue - 4/5
  2. A Local Habitation
  3. An Artificial Night
  4. Late Eclipses
  5. One Salt Sea
  6. Ashes of Honor - 5/5
  7. Chimes at Midnight
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One Response to “5!bat Review: The Winter Long (October Daye #8) by Seanan McGuire”

  1. Mina

    Oh thanks so much for the review – I love the series [actually, on my planet only Kate beats October in general awesomeness] and just yesterday downloaded it on my kindle. I’m sooo incredibly excited!!!