Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire

August 18th, 2011 Kimberly Review 0 Comments

18th Aug
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire
Rosemary And Rue
by Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye, #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

October "Toby" Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas... The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. As she steps back into fae society, dealing with a cast of characters not entirely good or evil, she realizes that more than her own life will be forfeited if she cannot find Evening's killer.

October Daye (Toby) is a changling- half Fae and half human. Fourteen years ago she was a PI, with a human boyfriend and a child. Tasked to search for a missing mother and daughter, she is trapped as the job goes horrible wrong. When she returns she is rejected by her boyfriend and child. Angered she turns from the Fae and tries to live among the humans. When a phone call binds her to solve a murder she must return to the Fae and thus the story begins. This is beautifully written. I loved the world McGuire created, where the Fae live in areas of our world with spells that prevent us from seeing them. The protagonist, October Daye is very believable. She is strong, yet fragile, flawed but good. I felt compassion for her, got angry for her and cheered her on. She was very genuine and there were several other notable characters. The storyline was entertaining and kept me turning the pages, late into the night. I am looking forward to reading all the books in this series. McGuire is a truly talented writer, be sure and check out her other books written under her pen name Mira Grant(Feed, Deadline)

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About Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire

Seanan McGuire is a native Californian, which has resulted in her being exceedingly laid-back about venomous wildlife, and terrified of weather. When not writing urban fantasy (as herself) and science fiction thrillers (as Mira Grant), she likes to watch way too many horror movies, wander around in swamps, record albums of original music, and harass her cats. Seanan is the author of the October Daye, InCryptid, and Indexing series of urban fantasies; the Newsflesh trilogy; the Parasitology duology; and the “Velveteen vs.” superhero shorts. Her cats, Lilly, Alice, and Thomas, are plotting world domination even as we speak, but are easily distracted by feathers on sticks, so mankind is probably safe. For now.

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