I’ve become rather addicted to the Toby Daye series, so it’s been super frustrating to me that the UK Kindle release dates seem to be so behind which inevitably leads to me giving in before the time is up and breaking the promise I may not to bring more physical books into the house. But it’s been worth it – Toby always helps to bring back my reading mojo when I need it most.
Night & Silence is the twelfth outing for Toby, and we meet back up with her when she’s struggling. Tybalt has withdrawn from her as he deals with the aftermath of his treatment at the hands of Toby’s mum and everything feels on shaky ground. The last thing that Toby needs is for her now-entirely-human daughter Gillian to have gone missing (again), especially when it brings her into frequent contact with Gillian’s stepmother who’s at great pains to show Toby how little she matters in Gillian’s life. Worse still, Gillian’s disappearance seems to have faerie written all over it.
I think it’s fair to say at this point in the series that I really enjoy Toby’s world and I love how McGuire weaves the various figures of folklore into the stories – the Luidaeg has since overcome Tybalt as my favourite character and it’s always great (as the reader) to have her appear, and I hope the ending to this outing sees us get to enjoy even more of her.
Now, how long can I last until breaking my promise again for the next book?