Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Ironside - Holly Black

Tithe is a book about faeries, but not the soft sweet sort that sing you to sleep, these are the cruel, human hating kind who are much more mischievous! It is about a girl who is disguised as a girl living in someone's else's family, but under all her glamour, she is one of the faeries as well. She makes a reckless declaration to the fairy king, and is sent on an impossible quest to do something that has never even been heard of - find a fairy that can tell a lie.
And faeries never tell lies. Not just won't, but can't.
So she is thrown into a desperate struggle to find something that doesn't even exist, but she also finds herself forced into a war. A war where her friends risk their lives and that their seems no way to win...
This is a sequel to "Tithe" which I have not read, but I think it works well as a book on it's own, and doesn't rely too much on you knowing the plot from the first book. Can't wait to read Tithe and to find out more about these characters! It is very good and Holly Black paints an excellent picture of each scene in your head. I really felt like I was in the book! 9/10!!!

1 comment:

  1. I read both and I loved them. Holly Black is a fantastic writer and you really live the grit, cruelty and hedonism of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts.

    It's worth warning that this is for a much older readership than The Spiderwick Chronicles - these are definitely Young Adult.