Saturday, November 28, 2009
Review: Rosemary and Rue
This is the first book in the October Daye series by Seanan McGuire.
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.
I loved this book! :)
I have never been so blown away by a books prologue as I was with Rosemary and Rue. I was shaking my head and saying 'what'? - that can't be right. LOL
I love Toby - she has been through so much, tried so hard to maintain a semblance of a normal life - only to be pulled back into the world she so desperately wanted to leave behind.
I am fascinated with all of the characters that populate this world Ms. McGuire has created - especially Tybalt, the King at the Court of Cats. He is pureblood Cait Sidhe and I can't figure out just what his feelings are for Toby - she seems to think he hates her - I'm not convinced. :)
I give Rosemary and Rue 5 out of 5 stars and I can't wait for the next installment.
And don't miss the next installment - A Local Habitation - due out March 2, 2010.
Now comes the second in the series-from a dynamic new fantasy talent!
Toby Daye-a half-human, half-fae changeling-has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating to a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world had other ideas...
Now her liege, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills, has asked Toby to go to the Country of Tamed Lightening to make sure all is well with his niece, Countess January O'Leary. It seems like a simple enough assignment-until Toby discovers that someone has begun murdering people close to January, and that if the killer isn't stopped, January may be the next victim.