Rosemary and Rue

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“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 truly loved this character. My father read this book after me and utterly hated it but I was drawn to the main character. I have spoken with others and this seems to be a book you either love or loathe right off. There is a lot of back story and world building in this first book so I can see where it might turn people off but it was the characters that got me interested. I love the broken moodiness of October. Her life had been stolen from her, sure it was a life that had problems, but it was hers. After being turned into a fish for 13 years, she awakes to find the world moved on without her, her daughter hates her guts thinking she left them with no warning, and she has lost her home and all her possessions along the way. The main thrust of the book is October working through her demons and rebuilding a small part of her life.

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