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UF, UF, UF. PNR, HR, Sci-Fi, finding a bit more YA that I enjoy. Mystery, crime, detective shit. Have recently figured out I'm not really a contemporary romance gal. I like smut but am not really into erotica. Oh, did I mention UF?

Currently reading

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Anne Rice, A.N. Roquelaure
Fate's Edge
Ilona Andrews
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling
The Iron Queen
Julie Kagawa
Red Seas Under Red Skies
Scott Lynch

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1)

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) - Seanan McGuire

I liked this book. I really liked it!

 

As any good UF first-in-a-series book is prone to do, there's a lot, and I mean A LOT, of world-building, of back-story, of side and side-side and side-side-side characters introduced. This can get in the way of the enjoyment of the base story for some. I enjoy the world-building. I enjoy being introduced to the histories of the main characters, and I really enjoy being introduced to all the bit players that, hopefully, become more prominent actors in future books. All of that was interesting enough for me to queue up the 2nd book.

 

I like October, a lot. I like her grit, her refusal to back down, even if it seems she's inviting inevitable grim consequences. I'm seriously curious about her mother. It did bother me that, as many times as she was compared to her mother, she never really probed that issue. She doesn't know that much about her mom, I'd think she'd delve into that more. I HOPE that's explored more soon.

 

One other not-really-negative but kind-of-negative point, I am confused about her age. She seems like a 20-something, even though that can't be accurate. There's the 'we half-fae live longer than mortals' thing that could excuse her behaviors and attitudes, but her actions and maturity level felt way off.

 

So, in the end, I really like October. I'm very interested in Tybalt and the Luidaeg (or however you spell it), I hope Manuel continues to factor in to these stories and Lilly, Luna, Sylvester and the rest I'm anxious to hear from again.