Thursday, September 17, 2020

Review: A Killing Frost (October Daye #14) by Seanan McGuire

About the Book

When October is informed that Simon Torquill—legally her father, due to Faerie's archaic marriage traditions—must be invited to her wedding or risk the ceremony throwing the Kingdom in the Mists into political turmoil, she finds herself setting out on a quest she was not yet prepared to undertake for the sake of her future.... and the man who represents her family's past.

My Thoughts

Fourteen books in and this series just keeps getting better. There's not much I enjoy more than visiting this world of Faerie. You never know what's gonna happen. Good, bad, ugly – it's always an interesting, entertaining, and enlightening experience. And I love every second of the journey with these characters I've come to love.

This time around, Toby has to find Simon Torquill, her mother's husband and, according to Faerie law, her legal father. For her wedding with Tybalt to happen, Toby has to invite Simon to the event or else break one of the unspoken rules of Faerie, which could have dire consequences.

This was one of the more slower paced books in this series, but that didn't negate how good it was or how much I enjoyed it. We got some answers to some long held questions. Man, did we get answers! Some new questions too, but, gosh, I can't wait to see what comes next as a result of these answers. Gah, I'm so excited!

NOTE: This book does contain some strong language.

Favorite Quotes:
Tybalt describing Toby: “I trust her to be wild and impulsive and bold and self-destructive when it means someone else might be saved. I trust her to be the month she was named for, cold and kind by turns, endlessly storming, so that nothing can stand in her path but risk being blown away. I trust her to be October, and what I’ve learned, what’s done nothing to stop my heart being given to her care, is that to be October is to be constantly in the path of destruction and not always to have the sense to step aside. I’m uncomfortable not because I don’t trust her, but because I trust her too well.”

Sometimes family means being willing to be the one who buries the hatchet and takes the first step. Sometimes family means they’ve already buried the hatchet, in your back.

We carry ourselves forward through time, with no possible way of knowing what’s on the other end. We have to keep going, because standing still isn’t an option. It never has been.

Five Stars


  1. I like the quotes, but think I would need to start with the first book!

    1. Yeah, this is a series that definitely need to be read in order. :)

  2. Fourteen books in and still going strong. That really speaks to how well this author writes! :)