Saturday, June 30, 2012
Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, Book 1) by Seanan McGuire
Toby is a PI. She is also not completely human, she is part Fae. She left the fae world, met a human-Cliff, got engaged, had a daughter. But, everything changes in the blink of an eye.
She is trying to help her friend and liege Sylvester Torquill and is following a lead in the kidnapping of his wife Duchess Luna and their daughter Raysel. She is discovered by the fae couple she is following (Simon- twin brother to Sylvester and Oleander de Merelands) Simon turns her into a fish for fourteen years.
When the spell is broken she finds out her human family doesn't want her anymore.
Later on, her friend the Countess Evening Winterrose, is murdered and she is cursed by Evening to investigate her murder or die trying.
She immerses herself back into the Fae world, where she finds her old flame Connor O'Dell, who has married Raysel. We also meet Tybalt, the King of Cats and pureblooded Cait Sidhe and Devin who has a kind of safe house for runaway teenagers. Toby used to be one of those kids.
With some of their help she is able to track the item for which Evening was killed.
The world building is excellent. I truly enjoyed this book.
The most intriguing character to me was Tybalt. I don't know where the romance is going, but I sure hope the King of Cats is part of it.