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Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
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Aug 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, urban-fantasy, faeries, amazon-vine, own
Read in August, 2009

Wow. That's about all I can think of to sum up my thoughts. Rosemary and Rue is a knock-out debut of what looks to be a fantastic series. The protagonist, October (Toby), is interesting, tough yet still fragile, sympathetic, and her character as a whole seems so realistic. The plot and mystery held my interest and I never fully grasped the truth, I pretty much found out when Toby did, and I respect an author who can do that without everything coming out of left field. The ending was melancholy, but perfectly done. The more I think about this book, the more impressed I am; there isn't one thing I would change (although I would like to know where I could get a rose goblin ;P). This secret world of faeries is well-developed, completely fascinating, and very different from other urban fantasy series, I can barely wait to see what the next book brings.

An aside: I appreciate the pronunciation guide at the front, it came in handy whenever I forgot how Cait or Luidgaeg were pronounced.
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Lolly's Library Just so you know, I requested this book from the library because your review piqued my interest. :)

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst) Oh dear. Now I'm all a'twitter! *bites nails*

Lolly's Library I would be too, if I were in your position! LOL j/k And don't bite your nails, you'll put someone's eye out! Wait, that's not right. Oh dear, I've gotten my motherly admonitions all mixed up! 8/

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst) Hmm, interesting. I didn't know I could poke someone's eye out by biting my nails. LOL :D I don't think you've read a book that I've recommended before, have you? So it's a new and scary feeling. 8O

Lolly's Library Well, if you bite particularly hard, your nail could fly off, take an unexpected trajectory and hit someone's eye, so, in a way, I could be partially correct. LOL ;D Umm, let me think... Yes, I do believe this is the first book I've read that you recommended. You've recommended a couple of others, Magyk being the one I remember, but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. It's always scary when somebody reads a book you've highly recommended. 8O

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst) I don't think I actually recommended Magyk, I was going to send it to you. Don't worry, I still am, just haven't gotten around to it yet. :) Maybe I should just wait until Christmas at this rate. ;P

Lolly's Library Well, by offering to send the book, in a way you are recommending it. Yeah, I'd noticed the lack of action from your end of things. Just remember, Christmas tends to creep up on you when you're least prepared for it! :D

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst) Actually, Christmas doesn't creep up, it shines, blinks, and carols itself into the limelight, usually during the first week of November. I then try to ignore it until Thanksgiving, when it should start to show its sparkly red and green head. ;)

Lolly's Library Anymore, it's getting harder to ignore. I swear, one of these years, we'll just skip Hallowe'en altogether and start Christmas in October. I mean, the stores started stocking Christmas ornaments and geegaws in August, for crying out loud! The whole thing is just ridiculous.

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst) I concur. I love that word, geegaw. Classic. ;P

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