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Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
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Jun 10, 12

bookshelves: better-borrowed
Read in June, 2012

This was probably more of a 2.5 than just a 2. I was interested in the world-building, but the lackluster character development was frustrating. Plus, the main character who gets hurt to the point of nearly dying about half a dozen times while supposed to be a pretty awesome investigator and ass-kicker herself... but you never see it. Mostly, she calls on favors and spends a lot of time being healed. The finale was pretty blah and was basically a finally-you-asked-the-right-person kind of ending. She didn't have to use any deductive reasoning, just talk to another creature who uses blood magic to "see". So, as far as being a mystery goes, I'm unimpressed. The writing itself was decent enough to warrant the stars, but otherwise it felt like a novice effort.
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