Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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.
October “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.
Wait. There are Fae in this book? 😀
Oh yes… A highly organised, well defined fae world – very dangerous and vividly depicted:). I’m loving it!
Well, then I’ll have to add it to my market research project on fairy novels! 🙂
It’s very readable:)
I absolutely loved this book! I read it as a read along in January and just found it so fun! There is a read along in March of the second book if you’re interested! https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17992479-a-local-habitation-october-daye-2
Oh that would be fab! Thank you for letting me know:)). I’m thoroughly enjoying it at the moment.
Yes! This has been on my TBR pile for a while! It sounds so good! I need to get to this one ASAP.
I’ve had a hard time getting into books that feature “fae” and “changlings,” but they are very popular. Maybe I should give the fantasy genre another try.
My Tuesday post features ROUND THE BEND.
Thank you for swinging by – I’ve visited your site and taken a look at ROUND THE BEND – it looks a really engrossing historical read.
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.
Another Fae book! It seems like they are popping up all over the place right now. I just read The Halfling by H.D. Gordon and loved it. It’s similar in that it takes place in the human world but has small elements of fae in it.
My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/23/teaser-tuesdays-147-chasers-of-the-light-poems-from-the-typewriter-series/
I haven’t heard of this book before, but it sounds fun! The teaser opens up a lot of questions, great choice! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog 🙂
You’re welcome:) That’s why I love TT – it’s a great chance to meet up with other book bloggers…
Haven’t read this one, but I really like her, including what she published as Mira Grant and her Newsflesh Trilogy. That’s zombies, yes, but she’s great nonetheless.
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:)
This one sounds so interesting! I really enjoy reading Fae books and the fact that it is also a mystery has got me really excited for it! ❤
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.