[book review] knight of lost words

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d started on Seanan McGuire‘s October Daye series. On Saturday I finished book ten in the series, which is the most recent novel. Book three was both creepy and action-filled and got me hooked by kicking the fantasy up a notch. In the rest of the series, Toby continued to face bigger and badder situations, get the crap kicked out of her, and still come out -mostly- on top. I appreciated that there was some romance without making it the focus and that her two love interests didn’t turn into a triangle. I can’t stand the whole “I don’t know who to choose so I’ll string you both along” shtick. I’m hoping there’s eventually a story with a pixie mystery. I’d like to see McGuire’s world from their point of view.

Book eleven doesn’t come out until September, so now I’m adrift with no Toby to keep me going. Once I got to book seven, I was reading around one per day (and yes, my work was suffering). I’m considering starting one of McGuire’s other series, although the InCryptid series doesn’t sound like my thing. I’m not really a bigfoot-type conspiracy person. That’s more my husband’s domain. Still, I will probably give the first one a try just because I enjoy the author.

Down Among the Sticks and Bones from the Wayward Children series comes out tomorrow. (!!!) I already have it pre-ordered. Really looking forward to that one. Hmm. I wonder if I should save the InCryptid series for when I’m stuck in bed after my July surgery.

Who am I kidding? I have no ability to delay gratification when it comes to books.

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