Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
Narrator: Mary Robinette Kowal
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
Date Read: March 2014
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, DAW
Series: October Daye #1
Also by this author: CarniePunk, Indexing, Sparrow Hill Road br> br>
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Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 2.50
Story Rating: 2.00
Character Rating: 3.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire had interesting characters but it took 70% of the book before anything happened. I am guessing the rest of the series is probably faster at getting to the point.
Read It File It: Ever had a book that overall didn’t do much for you but you know that the rest of the series is probably right up your alley? That is me with Rosemary and Rue. While I spent most of the book just waiting for something to happen, once it did I was hooked. I am going to give book 2 a whirl. I have a feeling it will be a different experience.
Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal /Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
Mary did an excellent job with Rosemary and Rue. She was great with October. I felt like she was her. I will be continuing this series in audio.
Final Thoughts: Rosemary and Rue was a great world builder for this series!
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