Rosemary and 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... show more
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. Watch a Video Read Seanan McGuire's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: DAW Books Inc
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
Series: October Daye (#1)
Series: October Daye #1 This is what happens when I try to push myself to read at least 50 pages of a book I’m not finding interesting. My rating starts out at a mediocre 2.5 stars, and as I keep going, it falls steadily till it self-destructs around one star. I can’t really explain why I kept goi...
I read this book on the strength of the opening pages, which are quite strong. While I’m not a huge urban fantasy reader, I do enjoy them occasionally; compared to the genre at large, this one is lighter on the romance, heavier on the exposition and average on the snark. Unfortunately, it also has a...
This reader's personal opinion, ©2016, all rights reserved, not to be quoted, clipped or used in any way by Google Play, Penumbra Publishing, amazon.com or other commercial booksellers* I enjoyed feisty Toby and her world; urban fantasy with hidden Fae and halfbreed changelings. No cliffhanger en...
I didn’t like it. The world The world McGuire introduces in this novel is interesting. Fae live alongside humans, and according to the author, are a decided minority. They hide in the Underhill. They appear on the streets only under glamor, disguised as humans, but the humans themselves are all bu...
Perfectly okay urban fantasy, which I mostly read because I’ve heard that the series as a whole is amazing. I wasn’t super invested in this first book, but I will keep reading at least a few more.