Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Chimes at Midnight

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Chimes at Midnight (2013) Seanan McGuire

I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed it. And I tore through it pretty much in a single sitting. But it still felt off for some reason.

First, the good things. I love Tybalt, and there was lots of Tybalt in this story, so that was great. And Toby remains strong and independent, which is good. And as I said, the story pulled me in and didn’t let me go, which is always nice.

But I had two issues with the story. First, is pretty much summed up with this quote:

“When you decide it’s time to up the ante on getting into deep shit, you don’t mess around, do you? You’re just like, hey, what’s the worst that can happen? That’s the worst that can happen? Great. Let’s do that.”

It is starting to feel a little ridiculous, the amount of trouble Toby gets herself into. Don’t get me wrong. She is NOT TSTL (too stupid to live) but the amount of shit that happens to her seems disproportionate.

Second, involved a character introduced in this story, so I’ll rot 13 it.

SPOILER (rot13)

Neqra unq fcrag zbfg bs ure yvsr uvqvat sebz gur Dhrra. Fur ershfrq gb fgnaq hc gb gur dhrra rira ng gur erdhrfg bs ure oebgure. Fur gryyf Gbol ab ubj, ab jnl, naq gura… fur whfg punatrf ure zvaq. V fnj ab ernfba gung jbhyq unir pnhfrq ure gb punatr ure zvaq, V fnj abguvat yrnqvat gb ure punatr bs urneg, fur whfg… punatrf ure zvaq. Vg whfg sryg rkgerzryl hapbaivapvat. V zvtug unir oryvrirq vs gur punatr unq gnxra cynpr bire jrrxf be zbaguf be nsgre n ybat obhg bs fbhy frnepuvat naq qvfphffvba, ohg vafgrnq vg whfg unccraf, naq V whfg pbhyqa’g npprcg vg unccravat ng gur fanc bs n svatre (abg yvgrenyyl).


So it was enjoyable, but I had some serious problems with how things worked out because it felt too easy and untrue to the character.

But I think if you were aware there were issues going on, you can still enjoy the story. And this definitely contains important events if the series will go forward.
Rating: 6/10

Published by Daw


Categories: Fantasy, Female, Mystery, Paper, Supernatural

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