Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire
What I drank: Welcome to book 1p in a series! I drank some black cherrh white claw and then some white wine while hanging out with Sam while we watched the Incredibles. That movie continues to hit me right on the feels.
Politics have never been October “Toby” Daye’s strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists, she wasn’t expecting to return with a cure for elf-shot and a whole new set of political headaches.
Now the events she unwittingly set in motion could change the balance of modern Faerie forever, and she has been ordered to appear before a historic convocation of monarchs, hosted by Queen Windermere in the Mists and overseen by the High King and Queen themselves.
Naturally, things have barely gotten underway when the first dead body shows up. As the only changeling in attendance, Toby is already the target of suspicion and hostility. Now she needs to find a killer before they can strike again—and with the doors locked to keep the guilty from escaping, no one is safe.
As danger draws ever closer to her allies and the people she loves best, Toby will have to race against time to prevent the total political destabilization of the West Coast and to get the convocation back on track…and if she fails, the cure for elf-shot may be buried forever, along with the victims she was too slow to save.
Because there are worse fates than sleeping for a hundred years.
Drunk Overview: Theres no way tondo this without spoiling previous books so if youre interested in this series dont read this. But do read Rosemary and Rue (and I promise, its worth it to get through the first two books to get to a point whete Toby isn’t severely depressed). So there’s a cure for elf shot and there’s going to be conclave to discuss what to do about it. And then there’s a murder, and because Toby is 1) there, and 2) the only functional PI in faerie, she has to solve it. But the murdefer is in tve building…
Drunk Thoughts: man this book was so good! It broight bavk a number of my favorite minor characters while having major character growth for all ths people you wanted to see grow. Tybalt is his normal charming self, Toby learns more about her limits, knowlexge of Faerie is increased, and you get to meet Quentins parents!
- I was absolutely taken in by the plot. There were some fun twists and turns espec8ally considering this was a straight up muder mystery.
- The sleepover at the beginnimg of the book was the cutest thing and I would love to see fanart of these teens who are half royalty but still teens just being dorks.
- The foreshadowing in this book gets serious. Some shit is gonna go down in future books (having at least somethjng to do eitb the Luidaeg (Im probably soelling thay wrong. Im sorry, i dont speak gaellic and I am also quite drunk))
- I loved the pictures into the additional realms. Learning about Faeries farmland was *chefs kiss*
- Basically, the world building in this qhole series is top notch. Not only does this fit in the human world, but there’s anf entirely secondary world.
- The qriting style does this beautiful blending of what you need to know and what is secretly foreshadowing and I am here for it.
- Seanan McGuire has a way with wirds that I am so jealous of
- So the plot, like I said, this isnpretty straight up murder mystery where devices are explained as you go along and the list of suspects never seems to get shorter.
- Still, it was a lot of fun!
- Also this book definitely made me cry and then I had to go to class, so be forewarned this book will make emotions happen.
Drink Pairing: whiskey on the rocks. Of youre a person who likes whiskey it seems like you can find another flavor. And thags what this is.