Author: Seanan McGuire
Series: October Daye #1
Release Date: September 1st, 2009
Length: Novel (346 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Melissa's Review:Rosemary and Rue is book one in the October Daye series. This is a series I've been wanting to try for awhile now and I'm glad to finally get around to it. It's an Urban Fantasy with one of my favorite paranormal beings, the fae! I could always use more fae characters in my life.
We start off Rosemary and Rue with our leading lady, October "Toby" Daye, a changeling that does PI work. She's on a case when things go sideways and she's turned into a koi fish for years. After someone finally figures it out and she's back in her half human half fae body, she's trying to get on with her life but everything is not going so smoothly. Her fiance and daughter before the fish incident think she ran off and ditched them so they want nothing to do with her. She's not wanting to get involved in all the fae drama, so she's working at a grocery store during the night shift and barely making ends meet. After everything that has happened to her and what it's cost her, I don't blame Toby for wanting nothing to do with the fae. But things don't work out and she winds up getting lassoed into doing some PI work on who killed a pureblooded fae that was one of her friends. She has to find out who is behind the murder before she winds up getting killed too.
With danger and intrigue, Rosemary and Rue kept me guessing whodunit. I'm always glad when I'm not able to guess outright who the villain is, and it's not out of left field. Toby mainly does everything by herself, but she does occasionally have to get back up when things get a bit rough. Even with her back up though, she's constantly getting shot or hurt or mortally injured. I'm hoping that's toned down a bit in the next book, which I would read in a heartbeat. All in all the series intrigues me, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a new FAEvorite Urban Fantasy.