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Thursday, 25 February 2010

ROSEMARY & RUE


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've been wanting to read this book for ages. Between my own writing, reviewing, and everything else going on, it had been sitting on my bookshelf for a few months. Since the second one's coming out next month--and I have a new rule of not buying multiple series books until I've read/liked the first one--I decided to pick it up several days ago.

I decided to take my time with it. Mainly because I was enjoying it so much that I didn't want to rush the ride. Because honestly, this book's one hell of a ride. I loved every minute of it. Actually, after I finished chapter two, I logged onto TBD and ordered the second one. Yep, it's THAT good.

Seanan McGuire has created a wonderful and often scary world that exists alongside ours but is very different. It's filled with an array of races and characters that'll keep you turning the pages. And Toby's an awesome vulnerable, yet very strong character. Being a mother, I found what happened between her human husband and child totally heartbreaking. :( And when you find out just who is behind all of the chaos in this book, you'll be pretty angry. Well, I was.

I can't wait to return to this world, and look forward to receiving the next book. Soon, I hope.

Man, I love urban fantasy. ;)

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