Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review: Night and Silence by Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire, @dawbooks)

Night of Silence
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: DAW
October Daye Book #12
ISBN:   0698183533
ISBN13: 9780698183537
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: NetGalley

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 Jazz can't sleep, Sylvester doesn't want to see her, and worst of all, Tybalt has withdrawn from her entirely, retreating into the Court of Cats as he tries to recover from his abduction.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

As with any October Daye novel, there is plenty of adventure and investigating happening in NIGHT AND SILENCE. With her allies by her side, Toby kicks butt and continues to show me why I continue reading after so many novels. 

The relationship between Toby and her daughter Gillian is heavily explored in NIGHT AND SILENCE. We learn A LOT about Gillian as well as her father and step mom. We dive deep into feelings all around and I was left so sad and hopeful for their future as mother and daughter at the end of the book.

I'm only going to talk briefly about romantic relationship stuff. I was so scared that the rift between October and Tybalt would ruin NIGHT AND SILENCE for me, but it didn't. It was really sad, but it added some nice emotion to the storyline at multiple points throughout the book.

I love everything about the October Daye series and can still see if continuing for years to come.

I gave it 4/5 stars

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