Friday, July 27, 2007

#47 Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

I didn't like this one quite as much as Tithe. Though it seems more of a standalone, there are a few characters from Faery from the first one that are mentioned later on here. Apparently, Ironside, the third book in the series, is more of a direct sequel to Tithe.

When seventeen-year-old Val finds her mom and her boyfriend making out, she runs away from her home in New Jersey to the streets of New York City. She befriends a group of kids who live in the subway tunnels where she encounters some strange substances, and meets some even stranger people, including Ravus the Troll. She agrees to help him with deliveries since he cannot go out in the sun, while he teaches her sword fighting in return. She grows to admire him and when he's accused of poisoning the other exiled faeries, she vows to help him in any way she can and everything ends happily ever after (sorta). Just like a true fairy tale. LOL

BookCrossing journal page for this book


ErinPaperbackstash said...

This is off topic, but just noticed you like bunnies in your profile. House bunnies are my favorite animals, I feel like I met a kindred spirit :)

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Yeah, I didn't like it quite as much as Tithe, either. But I'm definitely looking forward to Ironside.

Unknown said...

I read Tithe a week or so ago...and ordered Ironside the other I am interested to see what the 2nd book is like.

Tithe was ok...but it didn't make me feel like I needed to shout out about it...if you know what I mean ;)