The Winter Long

An October Daye novel: #8 October Daye has come a long way since Simon Torquill transformed her into a fish. She’s uncovered a lot about who she is, who her real friends are, and the secrets her mother kept from her. Unfortunately her mother wasn’t alone in hiding the truth from Toby, and what you […]

Chimes at Midnight

An October Daye novel ; # 7 Part of my RIP IX reading. Goblin fruit is a pleasant drug for the fae, if they are pureblood that is. Changelings only need to taste it once and they are addicted. It always kills them in the end. And for humans it is pretty much instantly fatal. […]

One Salt Sea

An October Daye Novel ; 5. Generalised spoiler warning in effect for the first four books, because, well obviously. Toby has come along way since we met her back in Rosemary and Rue. Back then she was keeping her head down, avoiding her past, not thinking about her future. She wasn’t really doing much past […]

An artificial night

An October Daye novel #3 Originally read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge, 18th May 2012 reread for OUaT 8, 22 June 2014 And on my reread I enjoyed a huge amount more than I did first time around. I’m bumping it up to 8 Stars October Daye, she’d much prefer you call […]

Rosemary and Rue

An October Daye novel #1 Reread in May 2014, also for this year’s Once Upon a Time Challenge. And it was just as enjoyable the second time round. Toby has a wonderful voice and character. Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge In 1995 October Daye made a mistake. Trailing a “bad guy” […]

Some kind of fairy tale

Twenty years ago Tara Martin went missing. She simply went out one day and never came home. Her boyfriend at the time was an obvious suspect. They had rowed before she disappeared. Her brother and parents have never gotten over it. They’ve moved on as best they can, Peter has a family of his own […]

The Wee Free Men

ISBN: 9780552549059 ; Annotations on L-Space

Some things start before other things.

Tiffany Aching lives up on The Chalk of Discworld, in a rural shepherding community. She was the youngest of her family, until the baby brother was born, now she spends much of her time minding him. She is looking after him when something decidedly odd occurs, a strange monster leers out of the stream. Puzzled, she uses her brother as bait, before smacking Jenny Green-teeth back to wherever it was she came from. Not that she intended her brother to be harmed, but she did her research and knew what has to be done. But this is merely the beginning, and soon Tiffany is mixed up in a whole heap of more trouble as she sets off to rescue her brother from the clutches of the Queen of Fairyland.

Crivens!

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Tender Morsels

ISBN: 9780385613231

Liga’s father fiddled with the fire, fiddled and fiddled. Then he stood up, very suddenly.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. It’s been stirring up quite a bit of controversy, what with its storyline involving rape, abortion, and incest, although none of that is the reason why I wanted to read it. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read by Lanagan up til now so I knew I’d get around to this one sooner or later. And I’m glad I did, as I did enjoy this one too. Not all of it, but it isn’t all meant to be enjoyed.

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Tithe

Image of TitheA Modern Tale of Faerie
ISBN: 0689860420
Read for the Once Upon A Time challenge.
See also: About Holly Black ; Stainless Steel Droppings ; Book~Adorer ; The page wanderer
Other OUAT challangees: bottle of shine ; Stephanie’s books ; Cafe Shree

Kaye took another drag on her cigarette and dropped it into her mother’s beer bottle

Our hero, Kaye, has always seen faeries and their ilk. Her mother dismisses these characters as imaginary friends and Kaye has always accepted her weirdness makes her difference from other people her own age. But when she moves back home and meets up with her old friends she realises just how different she is from her few friends.

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