A Local Habitation
Seanan McGuire
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October Toby Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of theOctober Toby Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning otherwise known as Fremont, CA to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O Leary, whom he has not been able to contact It seems like a simple enough assignment but when dealing with the realm of Faerie nothing is ever as simple as it seems Toby soon discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, whose domain is a buffer between Sylvester s realm and a scheming rival duchy If Toby can t find the killer soon, she may well become the next victim.
  • Title: A Local Habitation
  • Author: Seanan McGuire
  • ISBN: 9780756405960
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads3.5 starsWhen we left October at the end of ROSEMARY AND RUE, she had resumed her life as a changeling, existing to varying degrees in both the human and fae worlds. She'd gotten her PI license renewed, and things were altogether looking up for her, b/c she'd finally stopped ostriching. A LOCAL HABITATION begins with a somewhat drunken October and a couple of her changeling friends wrapping up a girls night out. It's an October we haven't seen before, I bloody love it:“ [...]
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Robin (Bridge Four) Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
3.5 You Are Growing on Me StarsBuddy Read with the UF cravers at Buddies Books and BaublesI didn’t initially fall head over heels in love with this series. And I’m still not totally in love….but I feel like the first book was our first date and while it wasn’t the best first date I’ve ever been on it also wasn’t the worst. On our first date Toby was dark and moody and most everything in the book seemed to take on a shade of that.But Toby also didn’t break any of my huge no, no rule [...]
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Anne Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
If it weren't for trusted friends telling me this gets better, I think I'd dump this series.Why?Well, for starters, dumbassery abounds in book 2. If there's a cliche about what not to do when a serial killer is on the loose, then these idiots can't WAIT to do it!Toby is called on by Sylvester to investigate why his niece isn't returning his phone calls. He can't go himself, because of Fairy politics (that I still don't entirely understand), which means she's basically on her own. Well, he sends [...]
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Shannon Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
I really wanted to like this one. I did. But it was bloated and Toby was a terrible detective. Let me explainToby gets a visit from Sylvester, her liege, just as she's starting to pick up the pieces of her life from the last book. He wants her to check on his niece, January, over in another kingdom because she hasn't check in for a few weeks. January's county is situated in between his and another Duchess's lands so if he goes to help her there would be political conflict. So he asks Toby to go [...]
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Denisa Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
A lot of people didn't really like this one but I kind of loved it.Finally, I find another series that keeps me glued to the story! Not just a book or a character or the plot but everything in it!This one felt a bit like a filler, nothing extremely important happened in the MC's life, but I really enjoyed it. Even more than the first one, so yay! All the characters are really fun and interesting and crazy and you can't help but fall in love with them one word at a time. I can't wait to see what' [...]
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Alp Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
The first half : 4 starsThe second half : 2 starsI enjoyed the first 50% of the book a lot and I thought it was really better than the first installment in this series. But then the rest of the book proved me otherwise. It didn't impress me as much as I expected. Toby still made numerous bad decisions, which totally ticked me off. I have to admit, I haven’t quite warmed up to her yet, but I trust my GR friends that she will gradually get better. Hopefully, it will happen real soon!In this book [...]
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R. Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Holy crap, this book was SO FRUSTRATING.Okay, so Toby is clearly the worst detective in the entire world. Every single mystery was easily solved a quarter of the way through the book, but she spends the entire book meandering around, refusing to suspect THE MOST OBVIOUS SUSPECT, and ultimately triumphing through the process of elimination after almost everyone she came there to save has been murdered.Uhgood job?!?!But the thing that I find most frustrating is that Toby is supposed to be so cynic [...]
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Choko Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
*** 3.65 ***A buddy read with the UF addicts at BB&B! The second of an Urban Fantasy series about a half Fae, Half human PI who solves mysteries for a Fae ruler. Since it is the second in a running series, it was easier to get into, because we already had October's background, knew some parts of the world, and most of all, got to love some of the characters. Toby was much more comfortable in her skin and the whole story felt much more three dimensional than the previous one, which cemented m [...]
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The Flooze Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
ETA: I've continued reading this series and want to point out I gave books four and five considerably higher ratings. Four stars each. _________________________** Almost a 3 **Seanan McGuire is talented. She’s just useless at crafting mysteries.Unlike the first book, A Local Habitation resulted in me liking Toby. She is strong-minded and determined. She’s also quite amusing in her interactions, particularly when conversing with Quentin or Tybalt. She’s fiercely loyal, holds duty in high re [...]
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Emma Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Enjoyed this more than the first. I think it can take a while to get familiar with a new world of faerie, it's politics and machinations. The author realises this very well and I love the different types of faerie and their 'skill sets'. I like this MC Toby Daye because she is vulnerable yet feisty. I enjoyed the dynamic that seems to be unfolding very slowly between her and Tybalt.There's no question about me continuing the series. (Yet another one!)
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Maria Dimitrova Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Buddy read with the UF lovers from BB&B The second instalment of the October Daye series takes us deeper into the Fae world when Toby is sent to investigate the sudden lack of communication from the neighbouring County - Tamed Lightning under the regency of Sylvester's niece - January. So with this book we got two more month named characters - January (Jan) and April. We've got 9 more free names for new characters ;p Seriously the Fae seem obsessed with months :D Back to the plot, Toby is se [...]
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Jo Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
16/03/2016 Buddy read with my fellow UF addicts over at BB&B, because this series is really good! "My mother was so strong she could taste the death of plants. She could never stomach maple syrup; she said it tasted like trees screaming.”Toby is half-human, half-Daoine Sidhe. The Daoine Sidhe is known as the blood-workers of the Fae. Because she is the daughter of the greatest blood-worker alive, Amandine, she’s now slouch when it comes to blood magic. She’s able to ride the blood, gai [...]
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Carol. Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
The second installment of the urban fantasy October Daye series, A Local Habitation was initially an improvement on Rosemary and Rue, especially due to the integration of unusual beings from folklore–the Bannick cleaning scene was a fun interpretation of cleaning fairies, and the hippocampi fish tank was clever. (Aside-I would dearly love a little Spike of my own). The opening scene with an inebriated October escorting her almost equally inebriated friends to the train was fun, and dialogue wi [...]
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Sarah Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Two books in and I'm already totally hooked on the October Daye series! Toby seemed a lot more settled in this book, she's still dealing with the emotional fallout of events from the first book but she's got past the stay in bed all day wallowing part and now she's more ready to face the world and her friends again. She's back doing what she does best, working as a PI taking on cases for both humans and the fae and she's starting to get her life back on track.A Local Habitation kicks off with he [...]
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Bunnycore Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
I was not a fan of the first book, I didn't hate it I just didn't love it but after being told that it gets better I picked this one up. I wasn't Disappointed. After being asked by her liege, Toby was set on to The Tamed Lightning a.k.a Fremont, CA with her charge and friend Quentin. Sylvester asked her to check on his niece January. What she finds are mystery and mayhem. A lot of wit from herself and Quentin and yes some cats. a lot of cats She sticks around to help January and her crew. She st [...]
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Heidi Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Friends! I’ve finally done it, I’ve found another Urban Fantasy series I think I’m going to love. There were concerns as I ventured past the world of Ilona Andrews. I tried a couple of new starts, and came away disappointed and worried that all other UF had a lackluster sheen to it. Toby Daye and I got off to an okay start, enough to make me interested in checking out A Local Habitation, and I’m so glad I did. In book two of the October Daye series Seanan McGuire really finds her stride, [...]
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Aristea Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
It really is a 3.5 stars.I just love Toby and the world building. It is good entertainment to buffer other reads! The story this time was a bit more obvious - although it is presented with a fairly modern twist.
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Kristen Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Well, that was terrible.Firstly, the pacing. McGuire could have had a book a quarter the size of this novel if she had cut out the repetitions. I cannot believe how many times the characters explained to themselves, explained to each other, or explained to us what was going on. Honestly, this was a novel written for adults, not chimps.Secondly, the characters. Initially, in Rosemary and Rue, I didn't fully enjoy October as the main character. She doesn't really have much going for her; she isn't [...]
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Ina Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Re-read: 20/11/20174 starsSeeing my original review is a little bit funny, because first time I read this series, I enjoyed the first book much more than this one, while now it's the other way around. When I started re-reading this series, I wasn’t sure why I gave it such good rating the first time I read it. Luckily, I’m starting to remember now. Even though there is a plenty of deaths (seriously, a lot of deaths) in this one, it’s still much lighter than the first installment. We get mor [...]
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Chris Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
Took me long enough, but that was because of other commitments in life. This book was a pleasant surprise, in that I enjoyed it quite a bit more than I had #1 in the series. This has me wanting to continue the series at some point, and I'm quite a bit more intrigued with the world McGuire has created here.
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Robyn Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
This was a big improvement from the first for me. While I found some aspects of the mystery pretty obvious, I quite enjoyed it and the tension that Maguire built.
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Rachael (RedRchlReads) Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
3.5 Stars!After the amazing story and introduction to this series that was Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation was quite a letdown and disappointment. If it wasn't for assurances that this is widely regarded as the worst book in the series, I would probably have stopped here. However, I've already read the next book, An Artificial Night, and it is right back to being fantastic!Since I didn't super love this book, I'll just do a quick overview of main thoughts instead of a full review.Things I l [...]
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Lauren Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
A Local Habitation3.5 StarsHalf-fae private investigator, October “Toby” Daye, is sent by her liege lord, Sylvester Duke of Shadowed Hills, to look into why his niece, January O’Leary, the countess of Tamed Lightening, has suddenly stopped communicating with him. Upon her arrival, Toby learns that several of January’s subjects have been murdered and all evidence points to someone on the inside. Can Toby uncover the truth before she becomes the next victim?Intriguing world building, an ap [...]
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Isa Lavinia Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
The real mystery here is: why do I want to keep reading when this is so bad?The answer is that McGuire has some real writing talent, even if this book failed spectacularly.For instance: Toby should not be a detective. She's not just bad at interpreting clues to solve crimes. She's bad at using the simplest common sense in day to day life , every second of every day.This woman was sent by her liege to check on his niece who hadn't been picking up the phone/calling back. She gets there and the nie [...]
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Kira Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
2011: 5 stars2014: 4 stars2016: 3.5 starsI can definitely say this is my least favorite book in the series. I get a little more annoyed with it each time I read it. Toby was sent to Fremont to check on Sylvester’s niece since he couldn’t reach her. When Toby arrived January claimed it was Sylvester who wasn’t responding to her calls, so Toby knew something weird was going on. Then it wasn’t long before people started dying. The characters in Fremont weren’t interesting. Gordon was a bi [...]
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Veronica Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
I reread this in a day, in anticipation of the release of A Red-Rose Chain next month. I'm leaving my original three star rating as is. Toby took a few too many missteps, there was not enough Tybalt, and Connor's inclusion felt wholly contrived. If it was too politically sensitive to send the Duke of Shadowed Hills, then sending his heir's husband (basically the Crown Duke) should've also been off the table. Plus, he's a moron.
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alicat ♡➹♡ Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
3.5 stars.I was pleasantly surprised by this book and enjoyed the mystery and most of the characters. I went into it with low expectations so I think that helped. For the first few chapters I getting sick of all the weird posturing, etc. by the characters Toby had gone to see. And then the murder happened at things got more interesting. Of course all the characters Toby is trying to save keep trying to get themselves killed by being stupid. The Alex thing (view spoiler)[I figured that out pretty [...]
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Jen Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
I really loved this story. I read almost the entire book in one very-long sitting. After ridding myself of distractions and settling down to read it, I figured I'd read until the halfway point (or thereabouts) and then pause for some sleep. Instead, I stayed up all night and into the morning to finish it. (I finished it at about 6:30 in the morning; just an hour and change past dawn.) :-)I suspected who was doing the killing, but I wasn't wholly right. I figured (view spoiler)[April was responsi [...]
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Nikki Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
When I started this, I found myself wishing I’d read it straight after Rosemary and Rue, even though it hasn’t really been that long since I read that. The world is just complex enough that I felt at sea coming back in — and I was a little surprised by Toby having friends, who I didn’t remember being mentioned before, who she’d actually go out clubbing with. It doesn’t fit the image of Toby I’d formed, somehow. So I’m now determined to chew through this series at speed, because i [...]
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D.G. Dec 11, 2018 - 18:26 PM
**2.5 stars**After reading the second book in the series, I figured my problem with these books: I really like the world but the mystery part sucks. You see, I'm a mystery reader so I'm used to main characters that accomplish something. Not Toby. By the time she figures out what's going on, it's too late. It would have been better if she hadn't gone because all she did was getting her and her friends hurt - I cannot even say that she took care of the villain because when push came to shove, some [...]
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A Local Habitation By Seanan McGuire October Toby Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of theOctober Toby Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has happened to a person through a mere taste of blood Toby is the only changeling who has earned knighthood, and she re earns that position every day, undertaking assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.Now Sylvester has asked her to go to the County of Tamed Lightning otherwise known as Fremont, CA to make sure that all is well with his niece, Countess January O Leary, whom he has not been able to contact It seems like a simple enough assignment but when dealing with the realm of Faerie nothing is ever as simple as it seems Toby soon discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, whose domain is a buffer between Sylvester s realm and a scheming rival duchy If Toby can t find the killer soon, she may well become the next victim.

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