Rosemary and Rue

Rosemary and Rue

An October Daye Novel

Book - 2009
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October Toby' Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After being rejected 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.'
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780756405717
Characteristics: x, 358 p. ;,18 cm.


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Heidily Apr 20, 2019

Fans of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series will enjoy this urban fantasy series featuring half-faerie, half-human private detective October Daye.

Aug 30, 2016

It's the very first book in the October Daye series. Here we meet Toby a private detective/ Fairy/ badass as she is forced to return to the world she gave up after her last case turned her into a fish and she lost the reality that she had worked to create.

Feb 07, 2016

Excellent urban fantasy. Really great depictions of faery, not Disneyesque or anything. My only reservation is that they have too many people being let down and dying. I think having some of that is a great plot device but the author kind of overkilled on that.

Nov 23, 2013

Great characters, great lore, and a great story! The world was engaging, the magic system thorough and balanced, and the narrator skilled.

Jun 12, 2013

I loved this book. The way the author has portrayed the fae community is simply amazing. I recommend this book for anyone who has enjoyed Laurell K. Hamilton's Merry Gentry series

Incinerated_Newt Oct 10, 2012

I really enjoyed this one. It was nice to see a female lead whose story doesn't devolve into erotica after the first chanpter. I did find it a bit hard to get into, but once the story gets going, I finished it off in one night.

Jul 07, 2012

This book sucked me in from the beginning, and I now recommend it to any friends who enjoy urban fantasy. Seanan McGuire has become one of my favorite authors!

Jun 27, 2011

I heard great reviews of the series and really enjoyed reading 'Feed' a zombie novel by Seanan McGuire's pen name Mira Grant (or is it the other way 'round?).
I found the plotting wasn't was strong as I expected compared to her other books. I also wasn't fond of the outline of the types of fae at the beginning of the novel, it was too lengthy and should have been somehow incorporated into the text.
That said, I found myself enjoying the book close to the end but it took me a long time to get to that point. I'll probably pick up the 2nd in the series to give it a try if only to see what's going on with Tybalt (really the only character that grabbed my attention and held it).

May 24, 2011

I enjoyed this book & it's originality. It's a clever mix of faery tail fiction and mystery crime solvers.

Samantha TENNANT Apr 20, 2011

I really liked this book, it's well written, and an interesting idea. It's a contemporary faerie tale with a mix of crime solving.

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Jul 15, 2016

“She laughed like she'd just invented laughter.​”

Jul 15, 2016

“Rose goblins are built like porcupines - if you rub them the right way, you don't have to worry about the spines. They're sort of like people in that regard, too.​”

Jul 15, 2016

“When Rome burned, the emperor's cats still expected to be fed on time.”

Jul 15, 2016

“If anything attacked us, we could just panic at it until it went away.”

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Jul 15, 2016

Here we meet October "Toby" Daye. A Private Investigator, a mother, and a knight of faerie. Though her life is pretty boring since she got turned into a fish for 14 years and decided maybe avoiding faerie for awhile as a Safeway night clerk. Too bad for Toby there ain't no rest for the wicked.

When her friend Evening Winterrose is murdered, Toby is thrust back into the world of the fae. Will she survive long enough to find Evening's Murdered or join her as one of the fallen.


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