October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…
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The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival -- but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival -- but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. In the case of October "Toby" Gaye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas.
The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery... before the curse catches up with her.
“Human logic has never been able to stand up to fae insanity, and I'd been thinking like a human for too long, because the longer I looked at things, the less sense they seemed to make.”October Daye
“Luna gave me a bunch for my birthday -- this huge vase filled with love-lies-bleeding and love-lies-dying and six kinds of love-in-idleness. If she wasn't my mother-in-law, I'd think it was a hint, but since she IS my mother-in-law, I know it's a hint.”Connor
“You are my favorite type of puzzle, child -- the sort that makes no sense at all.”Lily
“You should have screamed by now. It doesn't taste as good when you don't scream. Why won't you scream for me?" "Sorry, but we only serve diet agony here.”October Daye
“Are you feeling okay, Ms. Daye?" "Of course," I said putting my head back down. "I always snuggle up with bathroom fixtures.”October Daye
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If there was ever a Cinderella, her glass slippers shattered under her weight and she limped home bleeding from the ball.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
It was only natural that we’d form an alliance where both sides said, “I don’t need you,” and both answered, “You’ll still stay.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
The way I retreat into trivial concerns when I’m scared amazes me. All I have to do is get to the point where I’m so panicked I can’t see straight, and suddenly the expiration date on the milk is all that matters. I guess that’s how my mind protects itself.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Great. A week of death, iron, and demons, and now my house was being guarded by a mobile rosebush.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
Ever have one of those epiphanies that just screams you’re a complete moron? I’d been having one since I got out of the car.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
Most of our legends say there are three roads to any destination: the hard way, the easy way, and the long way.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
If anything attacked us, we could just panic at it until it went away.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
I asked her about it once. “I prefer San Francisco,” she said. “The lies are different here. When you’ve lived as long as I have, you start appreciating new approaches to dishonesty.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
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