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One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire: Review and Giveaway!

Friday, August 26, 2016

October "Toby" Daye is finally doing all right—and that inevitably means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. She'll need all her tricks and the help of her allies if she wants to make it through this in one piece.

Toby's search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves. But someone is determined to stop her—and whoever it is isn't playing by Oberon's Laws. As the battle grows more and more personal, one thing is chillingly clear. When Faerie goes to war, not everyone will walk away.

Goodreads Summary

October aka Toby was a wonderful character. I loved the author's creativity with her name. She is still dealing with the ramifications of becoming more "fae" than human (from when her mother saved her). When Toby is called upon to help find the children of the regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist she knows that she is due for a wild adventure...and one that will likely end up with her getting hurt. She takes on the task and sets out for a story filled with drama, thrills, and twists.  

I liked Toby's character. She was a realist and knew her limitations. Her smarts and bravery tended to pull her through what seemed to be insurmountable events. I liked how the author removed the love triangle from the plot in this book (boo to love triangles!). When Toby's own daughter is also taken by whoever took the other children another level was added to the plot and Toby was forced to confront the hard fact that her and Gillian's relationship is strained due to Toby's life choices. This book was filled with great supporting characters and an action-packed plot. There were a few heart-breaking moments surrounding a death and Toby's realization that she has a horrible choice to make concerning her daughter. A fan of this series will likely enjoy this book the most! 

4 Stars

Summary for Once Broken Faith:
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches. 

Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves. 

Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe. 

As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save. 

Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.


2 Copies of One Salt Sea
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Pack includes:
All 10 October Daye novels signed by Seanan McGuire
A Seanan McGuire tote bag

A map of the Kingdom of the Westlands signed by Seanan McGuire and artist Priscilla Spencer.

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