Heroes come in many forms, sometimes even in the form of a snarky changeling. The October Daye novels are rich with Celtic myth and folklore and filled with danger, suspense, and Toby's dry wit. I loved Rosemary and Rue and A Local Habitation, the first two books in this series, and had high expectations for An Artificial Night. Seanan McGuire did not disappoint. Changeling October "Toby" Daye, half human and half Daoine Sidhe, lives on the knife's edge between modern day California and a world of darkness, magic, and monsters. She has tried to live solely in the human world, casting aside her fey heritage for a normal peaceful existence, but that didn't go so well. Even living on a diurnal human schedule is difficult for Toby, but she perseveres because she has a good heart...the heart of a hero.
I highly recommend An Artificial Night (October Daye, book 3) to readers of urban fantasy, paranormal suspense, fantasy, and especially to fans of the Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison and The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher.
** This review originally posted on my blog: www.FromTheShadows.info **