Tithe by Holly Black

Synopsis: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 them back to her childhood home.

To the place where she used to see Faeries.

They’re still there. But Kaye’s not a child any more. This time she’s dragged into the thick of their dangerous, frightening world. A realm where black horses dwell beneath the sea, desperate to drown you…where the sinister Thistlewitch divines dark futures…and where dashing knights are driven to perform acts of brutal depravity for the love of their uncaring queens.

Once there, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival Faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could end in her death..
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: @@@@
Pages: 310
BCID: xxx-5684047
ISBN: 0-689-86042-0
Year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Comments: A modern faerie tale marketed at young adults but just as riveting for adults. Enter the dangerous world of the faerie courts and experience a world of magic, power and strange desires. Tithe takes the traditional faerie tale plot (involving evil queens, reluctant heroes and an unlikely love) and twists it into a thrilling story I simply couldn’t put down. This book is an easy read, but the characters are well written, reacting in believable ways to unbelievable situations. Definitely worth the read!

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