Teaser Tuesday – 23rd February 2016

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3-300x203
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:
EBOOK Rosemary and Rue – Book 1 of the Toby Daye series by Seanan McGuire
34% Considering my stained and increasingly grimy gown, no one was going to believe I had a good reason to be entering an upscale office building in the middle of the night. There’s pushing the bounds of credibility, and then there’s just getting silly.

BLURB
rosemaryandrueOctober “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening’s dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby must resume her former position as knight errant and renew old alliances. As she steps back into fae society, dealing with a cast of characters not entirely good or evil, she realizes that more than her own life will be forfeited if she cannot find Evening’s killer.

So far, I’ve really been enjoying this fae-based whodunit. Toby is an enjoyable protagonist and the world is satisfyingly threatfilled and quirky.

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18 responses »

  1. The teaser sounds really good and I like the sound of a whodunit story mixed with a fantasy element… Fae are definitely a bit neglected when it comes to fantasy characters.

    • Yes… I’ve finished the book now and it was a really enjoyable whodunit:). The fae character and arcane rules that made it all rather dangerous worked well and I’ll definitely be tracking down the second book in the series.

    • Ah… I hadn’t realised it was the same person! I haven’t read the Mira Grant books, but have heard a lot about them – I THOUGHT she seemed a very accomplished writer! Thank you for the information:)

    • If you enjoy Fae books, then you’re in for a treat:) The world is beautifully described – and by a HUGE coincidence, Proxybooks above has today posted a review of it… I shall, of course, be reviewing in the next few days.

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