Monday, September 5, 2016

Early Review: Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire

Once Broken Faith
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: DAW
October Daye Book #10
ISBN:   0756408105
ISBN13 9780756408107
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.

Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.

Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.

As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save.

Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.

Another great installment of the October Daye series. ONCE BROKEN FAITH starts out slow, but quickly pics up. There is a lot of politics involved in ONCE BROKEN FAITH, but there's also a lot of action, a lot of danger and a lot of mystery to keep you interested and in the story. 

All of my favorite characters were present in ONCE BROKEN FAITH and they all had a part in helping Toby solve the latest mystery that has her and her loved ones in danger. I really loved getting to know Quentin's parents—as leaders and as parents.  I continue to love the relationship Toby and The Luidaeg. I have always felt that something big will come out of their relationship and I am more convinced of that with each book.

There isn't a lot of romance in book ten, but Toby and Tybalt are still very much in love and a team like no other. I can't wait for their wedding. I know it will be anything but smooth, but I also know that I'm going to enjoy every moment of it. I'm not sure if it will come with the next book or one down the road, but finger's crossed it comes soon.

If you have been following October since book one, you wont want to miss ONCE BROKEN FAITH. If you haven't started this series yet start at the beginning and start now, you won't regret it.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.