Monday, April 26, 2010

Book Review: Tithe

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.

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
The wings on this cover are absolutely gorgeous!

First Thoughts:
Kaye is my kind of girl.


My Review:

Tithe is a very well put together story. From the first page you are immersed in Kaye's life, and it is truly entertaining. Kaye is a wonderful protagonist! She is unique, sarcastic, tenacious, all the things that I as a reader love about a good character. Each time she stumbles into a problem and emerges unscathed, you can truly believe it. After all, Kaye is written to be totally self-sufficient.

I really enjoyed the other main characters as well. Corny was a great yin to Kaye's yang. One strong, the other wanting to be strong but therein weak. The two of them mesh together beautifully in this story. Roiben was also a fabulous read, and might I say a bit of a literary hunk! You know, the type of character whose description makes you daydream? Ah yes.

My only qualm with this story while reading it, was that it didn't seem to peak at any point. There was no clear climax. I kept waiting for something epic to happen. Waiting for something that sucked me in and made me really want to keep reading. Was the story boring? No! Not at all. However, the lack of a climax made the story kind of flow into itself and, even when the ending was great, I still felt unfulfilled.

Overall though I'd say that Tithe is a great book! The characters are well written, you can relate with them, and the faerie tale itself was wonderful. I recommend Tithe to lovers of all things romance, as well as lovers of modern faerie tales.

If you've read this, feel free to let me know what you thought!

Book Details
Title: Tithe
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: Paperback; 331
Source: Borrowed from library

Final Rating: 3 Keys to My Heart
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1 comment:

  1. So I am wondering what the difference is between this adult faerie tale and a YA one? or could this possibly be a cross over? Enjoyed your review and think I might really like this book.



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