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Tithe

A Modern Faerie Tale
Black, Holly (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Tithe


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Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
Authors: Black, Holly
Title: Tithe
a modern faerie tale
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2004.
Edition: 1st Simon Pulse ed.
Characteristics: 331 p. ;,18 cm.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
Local Note: 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 14 15
ISBN: 0689867042
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Report This Mar 29, 2014
  • Sarah1984 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

12/12 - I have been looking forward to reading my first Holly Black book for ages, more keenly since I saw it coming up in the queue of suspended holds at my local library. You see I have a system (I like systems, plans, self-imposed missions, that kind of thing) where I always have a library book ready to be picked up. I always have 10 books on hold (the library's limit), and I suspend them so that they don't arrive all at once meaning I wouldn't have time to read them all in my allotted three weeks. I stagger the suspension end dates so that I have about two weeks to read each book as it comes in (plus any others that catch my constantly roving eye). So, I could see the suspension end date for Tithe was coming up over the last few weeks (I'm at the library website, or the actual building as often as I am here) and I was getting excited, which lead to excited speed-reading (and a spontaneous, but not unexpected dumping) of all the books I had out leading up to today, when I borrowed Tithe. Just out of curiosity I had a quick peek at a few of the reviews for the book here and over at GR. They might be the anti-christ, but there are a few things they still do better (like collating ratings and reviews), so I will use them until their betrayal outweighs their usefulness (or I have no friends left there). From the top-listed reviews I see that Black is a contentious author and I'm either going to absolutely love Tithe, or throw it in the fire in disgust. I hope that I'm in the former camp, because I don't like to read books I don't think I'll like (or even think I'll hate). The only time I've done that was reading FSoG and the sequels (because I had to know what happened and I hated being the only person on GR, seemingly, who hadn't read them). Anyway, after staying up an hour past my self-imposed bedtime (which isn't strictly enforced) to get a head start on this review, I'm finally going to go to bed and get started on the actual book I've just written a long paragraph about, without having read a word. Night, night. To be continued...

Report This Jan 21, 2014
  • gr8_reader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

liked it enough to take out the next one...

Report This Nov 21, 2013
  • LaPhenixa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Though it started out a little bit gritty, I really enjoyed this book! If felt very similar to "Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr in the way that it pulls you into the fantasy world. I can't wait to read the sequels.

Report This Jun 04, 2013
  • Kewashere rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was magnificently created and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I was suprised by the outcome and cannot wait to read the next one in the series (if there is a next one of course).

Report This Aug 11, 2012
  • Violet_Butterfly_31 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A very good read! Holly Black does an extremely good job of describing a very dark,twisted world of faery.

Report This Jul 27, 2012
  • Einmyria rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I have to admit this book takes a little while to get to the good stuff. But when it gets good, it really gets good, so stick with it! I liked Kaye as a heroine though her nasty habit of sucking on a cancer stick in nearly every scene at the beginning of the book got a little old. Her romance with the faerie Roiben (pronounced Robin), was very sweet and Roiben himself was a dutiful, brave and sexy hero; one of my favourites in teen literature. The writing style itself was unique and very rich in detail and descriptions which really enhanced the wonderful dark faerie world that Ms. Black has created.

Report This Jul 21, 2012
  • ginger_bug rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really, really enjoyed the Curse Workers so picked this up. I didn't like it as well, but still found it a great take on the urban fantasy + faeries theme.

Report This Jul 07, 2012
  • tanase rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i really really loved this book!!!!its so creepy, twisted,gritty book!!! you must at least try it,its sooooooo good!!! if you do read it and you like it you should also read some books by dona jo napoli.she writes twisted fairy tales.

please read this book!!!!! IT IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!! I RECOMEND THIS TO MATURE 12/13 YEAR OLDS OR 14 AND UP. A MUST READ!!!!!!!!

Report This Nov 22, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Tithe is that one kid in the back of the class-room that tries way too hard to be edgy. Throwing out curse words for no other reason then to seem like a bad girl/boy. I wasn't impressed.

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Report This Jul 07, 2012
  • tanase rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: a few swear words

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  • SHolmes_Lover rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Report This Oct 09, 2008
  • Sakuramelody rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: use of swear words

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