Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

October Daye, Toby for short, lives an uncomfortable life between two worlds, the mundane everyday life in San Francisco, and the unseen magic world of the Fae. Toby is a half-blood that belongs to both worlds, and her last run-in with the fairy world cost her fourteen years and her human family. 

Living on the fringes of human society, doing her best to avoid the Fae, she hopes that someday her daughter will forgive her for the abandonment that Toby can’t explain.

It’s the murder of the ruler of the fairy kingdom, Countess Evening, that drags Toby back into the world of Faerie to find the Countess’s killer or die trying. Toby’s return to the world she abandoned is painful and dangerous, and she must use talents she can barely control, and rely on allies she can’t fully trust.

Rosemary and Rue is a wonderful piece of urban fantasy, where the world of faeries, pixies, and shape shifters, intersects with the modern world of metal and technology. Not only is it an intricate and well-realized fantasy world, it’s a good solid mystery as well.

Toby is a believable and interesting character and the reviewer recommends this as a great read. Anyone who reads this book will highly anticipate the next in the series.

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