Without a doubt in my mind, Seanan McGuire is one of the best storytellers of this generation. DUSK OR DARK OR DAWN OR DAY is a ghosty little thing filled with lore, magic, but most of all heart.
When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline.
But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.
While I’m sure you’ve all heard me say it before, this time I mean something different: the book needed to be longer. I always want them to be longer, but this book felt like it needed to be longer. This needed to be a full-length book where I could fall in love with Jenna and maybe even Patty. My only critique.