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An Artificial Night
An Artificial Night: Book Three of Toby Daye | Seanan McGuire
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"McGuire hits her stride with this fast-paced, sharply plotted, tense urban fantasy, the third featuring half-fae detective Toby Daye." Publisher's WeeklyChangeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October "Toby" Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now Toby must take on a nightmarish new assignment. Someone is stealing both fae and mortal childrenand all signs point to Blind Michael. When the young son of Toby's closest friends is snatched from their Northern California home, Toby has no choice but to track the villains down, even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael's realmhome of the legendary Wild Huntand no road may be taken more than once. If she cannot escape with all the children before the candle that guides and protects her burns away, Toby herself will fall prey to Blind Michael's inescapable power.And it doesn't bode well for the success of her mission that her own personal Fetch, May Dayethe harbinger of Toby's own deathhas suddenly turned up on her doorstep...An Artificial Night is the third installment of the highly praised Toby Daye series.
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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How many miles to Babylon?
Three score miles and ten.
Can I get there by candle-light?
Yes, and back again..

As an adult, I'm discovering more and more the power of the old nursery rhymes, but the older I get, the less I remember.

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shanaqui
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Finishing this up today after stalling on my reread for way too long. I find this series a little daunting somehow -- there's so many books, so much lore to remember!

First though, some more work on my #bookblanket. It now makes a good lap blanket... Or a poncho for Norman the Situponus. (That's that my dad calls these inflatable hedgehogs -- species name E. situponus.)

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ScientistSam
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My favorite Toby Daye urban fantasy so far! Toby is called in to help her friend Stacy recover her missing children. At the same time, Tybalt asks Toby to help find some missing children from his court. Who - or what - stole all these children away, and how can Toby save them?

RiverKScottWrites Love her! 6mo
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toofondofbooks
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ElaineHowlin
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Loved this installment in the October Daye series 😍 😍 So creepy but still fun to read.
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KarmonR Her books have some of the most story-accurate covers. Love this series. 1y
ElaineHowlin @KarmonR me too!! Her YA series Wayward Children is good too. 1y
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Rudis
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What a novel. The third book in the series, and you really get a sense of how much Toby has grown, how‘s she changed. By the end of story, she‘s acknowledged some of her own problems, and even seems...not hopeful, but not as downtrodden. Some of McGuire‘s turns of phrases were gorgeously poignant, as well.

bunny An Artificial Night is my fave of the October Daye books that I‘ve read. (Although the next one is also very good.) So glad you enjoyed it too! 2y
Rudis @bunny I‘m 20% into the next one, and loving it too! 😄 2y
lyradora I have to admit: I was so bored by the second book that I gave up on the series. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed her Incryptid books. 😊 2y
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earlgreyediting
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2018 got off to a slow start for me, reading-wise. We were a week into the year before I managed to finish my first book.

Yet, despite the slow start, I still managed to read an average number of books for the month. And, better still, I broke even with my acquisitions, as was my goal for the year. Hopefully, I can continue the trend.

Check out my full report at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2018/02/02/mt-tbr-report-january-2018/

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Sjsherwood
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Yay! Excited to start this one.

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kwmg40
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The 2017 Hugo Voter Packet is both awesome and overwhelming. All but one of the Best Novel nominees are there, as well as the entire October Daye and Craft series! That's a lot of reading ahead! #HugoAwards #HugoAwards2017

rwmg When do you have to read them by? 2y
kwmg40 @rwmg The deadline to vote is July 15. We don't have to read everything to vote, but I do like to finish (or at least sample) as much as I can. 2y
YouBookMe I love the Toby Daye series! 2y
kwmg40 @YouBookMe I've only read the first two so far but I'm eager to read more! 2y
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shanaqui
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I was already hooked on Toby, but the creep factor in this one got me hard. And FYI, friends who love Tam Lin, that ballad is heavily referenced here.

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shanaqui
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Currently reading: some Toby Daye. As soon as I'm reading one, I want to rip through the whole series, but then I procrastinate once I have one finished. Why? Contrariness, I guess. I accidentally read 100 pages of this one without stopping.