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October Daye series by Seanan McGuire

I've been on a bit of a fae kick lately and this series has totally filled that need.

My rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars. While I may like some of the books better than others, I think the entire series is strong.

"October Daye knows too well how cruel Faerie can be to its changeling children. Born in San Francisco and carried to the Summerlands by her pureblood mother when she was just a child, she was raised in a world that never seemed capable of understanding her. She ran away the moment the opportunity presented itself, only to find that the human world wasn't any better."

The series does not start out quietly, when you first meet our Changling - she's been a fish for some years (evil befalls her). She meets opposition at every turn but still does what she feels is the right thing to do. She does her best to not endanger anyone as she has a little bit of a suicidal tendency with everything she does.


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Mar. 3rd, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
I love this series. Started slow for me, but by the time I'd gotten through the second book, books three and four were practically inhaled and I wanted book five so soon after that I praised the Kindle gods for providing me with ebooks after the bookstores were closed for the day.

I'm a huge huge fan of the Luidhaeg. Heart her to pieces. And Tybalt! Also love her wee apprentice <3
Mar. 3rd, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Changeling you can believe in!

October is probably my favorite protagonist of the 21st century so far. Katniss from the Hunger Games is the other contender.
Mar. 3rd, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ha! That is awesome. :)
Mar. 3rd, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
I, too, am a fan, but I've had a hard time winning over converts. Lots of people have a hard time with the first book, which I don't understand. I read it while waiting in line for Charlaine Harris's autograph at Dragon*Con, in arguably the loudest part of the convention. I got a lot of remarks about how it had to be a good book, to which I just grinned at them.
Mar. 3rd, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
I loved the series right from the start. In a world of teenagers and vampires it's nice to find a story that still draws ya in but doesn't seem overdone.

I love the fae lore. Blind Michael to the Luidhaeg, every character seems perfect. And I really love the mix of modern and old. McGuire blends everything together.

It's hard to find good books in this genre that haven't devolved into just a basic romance with a sheen of supernatural. Each book is an adventure and I can't wait for the next one!
Mar. 4th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed all of the books too. Cant wait for the next one.
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