Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Rosemary & Rue- Seanan McGuire


Description from Goodreads- 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.

Mass Market Paperback, 346 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by DAW BOOKS Inc

original title
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)
0756405718 (ISBN13: 9780756405717)

This one had me instantly hooked. I loved Toby's(October) inner dialogue from the start. She was such a quirky fun and sarcastic character. For all the bad stuff that happened to her she could still pick herself up and try and live. It tends toward the darker, grittier spectrum of Urban Fantasy but I don't mind  the darker stuff too much. The only thing I found semi confusing was in this was all the different kinds of Fae. There are so many types that it got hard to keep them straight and what kind is what. It doesn't draw away from the story at all but its just confusing to remember who's who. So I'm definitely going to continue with this series, I can see it being a lot of fun.


  1. oki before i go to sleep i couldn't miss to comment on your first "review" post here ^^

    i'm really glad you loved this book and i can confirm that for at least the 2 next books it will only get better^^

    1. Thanks hun! Its just a real quickie review but I wanted to post something. :)