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In Sea-Salt Tears by Seanan McGuire
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, folklore-fairytales, favorites

EDIT 12-26-12: Hmm. The more I think about it, the less I understand how things ended up with Annie and Liz. I'm beginning to think this is one of those stories in which the major conflict stems from a willful lack of communication. Which makes the (view spoiler) feel kind of contrived.

Here's the thing. I really do understand why (view spoiler)

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Initial review, Oct. 2012:

This is definitely one of those haunt-me-for-a-good-while-afterward stories. I keep thinking about Liz and Annie, and how lovely their relationship is. I love how McGuire describes their developing feelings -- the walk on the beach, the bistro, that first night at the Mill Rose… And I love the repetition in the final section, and the small hint of defiant happiness in all the bittersweet.

It's a brilliant, dark and haunting (I know I seem to love that word, but it feels right) interpretation of the selkie mythos, and it makes me want to explore McGuire's Fae-verse a bit more -- at least her Water-Fae-verse, in One Salt Sea.

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My reviews of the other Toby books:

Rosemary and Rue
A Local Habitation
An Artificial Night
Late Eclipses
One Salt Sea
Ashes of Honor
Chimes at Midnight
The Winter Long
A Red-Rose Chain
Once Broken Faith
The Brightest Fell

Novellas/short stories:
Rat-Catcher
Forbid the Sea
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Finished Reading
October 14, 2012 – Shelved
October 14, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 14, 2012 – Shelved as: folklore-fairytales
October 14, 2012 – Shelved as: favorites

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