The Winter Long by Seanan McQuire

9111xDvaSEL._SL1500_Title:  The Winter Long

Series:  October Daye Series Book #8

Author:  Seanan McQuire

Genre:  Fantasy

Blurb:  Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score.  She was wrong.  It’s time to learn the truth.

Thoughts:  If ever there was a series that you just can’t put down – well, this one is it.  The October Daye series is one of my absolute favorites, and when it comes to imagination and creative storylines, it doesn’t get any better than Seanan McQuire.  I have loved every book in this series, but with this one McQuire really knocked it out of the park!  Nothing much in this book would be labeled predictable by any means, and there are so many things that happen in this book.  You might as well strap yourself in (and have a nice quiet place to sit uninterrupted for a few hours), because this roller coaster ride of adventure will have you flipping through those pages like your life depends on it!

With this book October and her comrades face an unknown foe who has been working against them for longer than they know – and things are much more complicated than they seem.  Friends become foes, foes turn out to be friends, and people come back from the grave.  October once again has to save and protect those she loves – and not without her usual bloodshed and near death experiences.  Her world is turned topsy-turvy again, and when even the Sea Witch is scared?  Well, bad s*#& is going down, and who better to save the world than the changeling heroine that we all know and love?  (and if you don’t already know her, you definitely want to!)

Rate:  A+

Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses, One Salt Sea, Ashes of Honor, and Chimes at Midnight are the previous book sin this series, with the next in the series, A Red-Rose Chain, due out in 2015.



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