Friday, May 15, 2009

Tithe by Holly Black

****Tithe by Holly Black****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 7/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 17/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 83/100
Grade- B

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 Kaye 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.

So...I wasn't impressed. I really liked the whole faerie thing. It's not super original but what really is now? Anyway, I was confused a lot. Things are going fine and then all of a sudden we are hit with all of these details about the fairie world. I can't remember and keep all of these things straight. But eventually I do sort them out. Kaye was a decent character, maybe a little crazy though. I didn't understand her motives behind some of her decisions. I really liked Corny, he was funny and was always able to bring Kaye back into reality. Corny was what made me laugh and added a lot of entertainment value to Tithe. Don't get me wrong. The book was really good. I even read the sequel. Sometimes I even felt entranced by the fantastic descriptions of the creatures. But it WAS confusing and boring at times.



Ashley said...

I just got this from the library. Thanks for the review.

Lenore said...

I haven't read any faerie books except for Artemis Fowl. But I do have this on my shelf.

Jo said...

Great review! I've reviewed this book too, and will link to your review from mine. :)

Anonymous said...

Guess I will skip this one. Good honest review! ;)

Bookgeek said...

have to say that I really enjoyed this series of books - grittier than many but very well done. I think I liked Valiant the best.

Jack said...

A Church's Footprint in the Community

(An article about a church tithing to its community and making a "footprint" in its community.)