Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuireRosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye #1
Published by DAW Books (9.1.2009)
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 346 pages
Source: Library
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2 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.

My thoughts

Not gonna lie, this book was pretty boring. It was extremely slow and didn’t seem to have much of a plot. It was a lot of Toby running around and getting hurt. She was constantly almost dying, it was a little annoying really. It’s been a month or two since I read it and I already forget most of the book. I did enjoy several of the characters, one was a young, headstrong girl (I don’t even remember her name…sad, I know). The other was my favorite character…Tybalt. A cait sidhe. So of course he was my favorite ;)
Altogether not too impressed with this one…although I do admit there was an interesting twist at the end. But mostly I’m just disappointed because I was looking forward to reading this entire series and after reading the first book, I’m turned off to reading any more of it.
Plot: 3/5
Writing Style: 2/5
Characters: 3/5
World-building: 2/5
Pace: 2/5
Cover: 3/5
Overall rating: 2/5 starfish
Jessi (Geo)

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