Thursday, August 5, 2010

Book Review Thursday- Tithe

By Holly Black

Blurb from Goodreads: "Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms -- a struggle that could very well mean her death."

When I first picked this book up, I really wasn't sure I'd like it. The blurb didn't speak to me.

Boy was I wrong.

It's fast-paced with plenty of action, but also moments that made me laugh. I really like that Holly puts a fresh twist on old tales of faeries. I'm a big faerie fan -- the Irish type, not Tinkerbell -- so seeing the tables turned between the Seelie and Unseelie courts was fun.

There were a few head-scratching moments where, if this had been something I was critting, I'd have whipped out my handy dandy hot pink pen to make notes, but alas, it wasn't. lol

Definitely a good read.


Nomes said...

whoah - that cover is so weird! LOL :) well, just different to the one in Australia

My library has this, but I never got past the first 50 pages. not sure why. I probably wasnt in the right mood. I do mean to read it - I read Valiant first when I didnt realise it was a sequel...

Alicia Gregoire said...

I have this in the big crate of TBR books. The cover (different from yours) intrigued me not to mention it was a buck. Thanks for the review!

Erinn said...

I find myself critting at time when I"m reading. Sounds interesting. This summer people have reviewed so many books my list keeps getting longer and longer.