Friday, September 1, 2017

Early Review: The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire

The Brightest Fell
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: DAW
October Daye Book #11
ISBN:  0756413311
ISBN13: 9780756413316
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

For once, everything in October “Toby” Daye’s life seems to be going right. There have been no murders or declarations of war for her to deal with, and apart from the looming specter of her Fetch planning her bachelorette party, she’s had no real problems for days. Maybe things are getting better.

Maybe not.

Because suddenly Toby’s mother, Amandine the Liar, appears on her doorstep and demands that Toby find her missing sister, August. But August has been missing for over a hundred years and there are no leads to follow. And Toby really doesn’t owe her mother any favors.

Then Amandine starts taking hostages, and refusal ceases to be an option.

The October Daye series has always been a must read series for me and THE BRIGHTEST FELL reminded me why.

I can't really go too much into the plot for book eleven but I can say that just because you share blood, family isn't always on your side. We learn SO much about the relationship between Toby and her mother Amandine as well as what happened to her sister August. FINALLY! What a crazy ride THE BRIGHTEST FELL turned out to be. I now despise Amandine even more than I already did and August didn't fall far from the tree. She's going to be major trouble in the future.

**SLIGHT SPOILER ALERT**Surprisingly, Toby has to team up with an enemy to save those she loves and that enemy becomes a needed ally at the end of the day. I was shocked to learn all we did about Simon. I really missed Tybalt and Quentin in this installment though.**END SPOILER**

I have just one thing left to say, "Bring on the wedding, I'm ready!!"

I gave it 4/5 stars

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