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The novel begins in a bar in Philly, where Kaye's alcoholic rock-singer mother's boyfriend tries to kill her. For their own safety, mother and daughter quickly move back to grandma's on the New Jersey shore where Kaye grew up. This ugly turn of events was all rigged by the Faerie world, as it turns out, a world Black describes in deliciously vivid, if rather overblown, detail. Kaye, a drinking, smoking, foul-mouthed high school dropout in the land of mortals, soon finds herself embroiled--as a human sacrifice, no less--in a battle between Faerieland's Seelie and more malevolent Unseelie courts. The beautiful, mysterious knight Roiben, torn between worlds himself, falls in love with Kaye--the brave, clever changeling--against his better judgment. Throughout the electrifying journey to the horrific underworld of this modern faerie fantasy, teen readers will relate to a hard-luck tough girl who feels alienated, discovers her best qualities in the worst of circumstances, and finally finds a place between worlds where she can feel at home. (Ages 13 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I would describe this as a YA version of Laurel K Hamilton's Merry Gentry series (without the gratuitous sex of course). It's gritty & dark & pretty delightful.Published 2 months ago by CDB
This was an interesting read for me. My only criticism is that the book has the main character smoking cigarettes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katt978
Holly Black is amazing! Theses dark tales are absolutely perfect.Published 5 months ago by Michelle Carrell
Tithe is a story about a sixteen year old girl named Kaye who like so many sixteen year olds is often at odds with her family, her friends, her surrroundings and herself. Read morePublished 7 months ago by bb.star
If you follow me on twitter you may have seen me spreading the love for this book over there. This was Holly Black's earliest foray into YA way back in the day and I think more... Read morePublished 7 months ago by SMM
I read this book a few years ago and decided to download it the other day... I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Janet Gracie