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10 thoughts on “Tithe

  1. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. This is one of those rare few books that really shows me why we need a 3 1 2 star rating, and I don t like to give 1 2 stars This was so fun, and a four star book for me, and also it bugged the shit out of me to the point where I texted someone to bitch about it But I honestly did have so much fun.Let s get the complaining out of the way god, I fucking hate 2004 YA I mean, this text has a bunch of homopho If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. This is one of those rare few books that really shows me why we need a 3 1 2 star rating, and I don t like to give 1 2 stars This was so fun, and a four star book for me, and also it bugged the shit out of me to the point where I texted someone to bitch about it But I honestly did have so much fun.Let s get the complaining out of the way god, I fucking hate 2004 YA I mean, this text has a bunch of homophobia and racism in there for realism, and yet somehow it still managed to sound like How No Teen Talks Ever Everything that happens with Corny kind of pisses me off a lot And some of how Kaye s being biracial is introduced rubbed me the wrong way I can t really figure out why It just felt weird.BUT.So first of all, on the good side the fairies The way Holly Black draws her fairy worlds and fairy characters is genuinely so imaginative, gorgeous, and creepy Every time I dive into one of her books, I find myself both terrified and enad with her fairy world, and I am so okay with that.Andimportantly, this is a very thematically strong book There s the fantastic meta narrative about growing up, and learning to live with how others perceive you There is no easy fix for Kaye s life no box to easily fit into She is a member of the fairy world of the human world and she can t figure out which one is which Kaye, though, is a really unlikable lead I don t mean that she s flawed though she is I mean, I actively didn t like her at all, and I love unlikable lady leads I found that she was one of those early YA protagonists who s written just generic enough that she s easy to make into a self insert She s not awful But she s very selfish And not in a delicious way in a way that s really annoying because she keeps fucking up and the narrative doesn t notice or criticize it Oh, but I will admit I fucking love Roiben I really hate reading YA sometimes because inevitably, if there s some male love interest that everyone fangirls over, the female lead will be unquestionably the best character in the narrative I mean, to mention another Holly Black book, The Cruel Prince some of you just don t appreciate Jude like you should But no, Roiben is so incredibly likable and compelling It s a cliche trope, but I adore it when characters who keep up walls fall for characters who encourage them not to do so I absolutely loved him.The main thing I want to say is that this is just a really fun book It s so short that I basically bingeread it and oh, loved it And do you guys even understand how fucking short this book is it s 320 pages but every page is like, in sixteen point font, and also half the size of a normal book page, and I m honestly just confused as to how this is a full novel This would be great for fans of any of Holly Black s current books or anyone who just wants to read a really fun, trashy YA book with a gorgeous fairy world and a really good love interest Hey, I liked it.Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube Look out for my review of book two and my review of book three


  2. Regan Regan says:

    DNF just not for me lol


  3. Melanie Melanie says:

    RTC


  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    Read 4 probablyStarted on June 4, 2019Finished on June 5, 2019If you would help me, draw this arrow His eyes narrowed, and he shook his head If not, then push it in as deep as you can and hope it kills meStill a hoe for Kaye and Roiben and I m not sorry about it This masterpiece made me do a re read My eyes will never be the same Petition forKaye Roiben fanart OG REVIEW THAT I M STILL AMAZED SO PEOPLE HAVE LIKED SO THANK YOU IF YOU RE ONE OF THEM I m going to be up Read 4 probablyStarted on June 4, 2019Finished on June 5, 2019If you would help me, draw this arrow His eyes narrowed, and he shook his head If not, then push it in as deep as you can and hope it kills meStill a hoe for Kaye and Roiben and I m not sorry about it This masterpiece made me do a re read My eyes will never be the same Petition forKaye Roiben fanart OG REVIEW THAT I M STILL AMAZED SO PEOPLE HAVE LIKED SO THANK YOU IF YOU RE ONE OF THEM I m going to be up front this series You will either love it or hate it Personally, I absolutely love gritty real life fantasy stories when they re written well, and I think Holly Black does the combination so much freaking justice It doesn t try too hard to be overly badass Kaye is such a great lead although I don t always see myself in her actions throughout the book, I still liked her because she was real I never got the sense that Holly Black was trying to impress me she was just writing about a real girl And honestly, when I compare female leads in other books, I always think about Kaye and if they live up to her standards which is not often enough for me.So many people cut down Tithe for its objectionable content, but I was actually able to find a lot of realism in the way most of the characters behaved As I was growing up, the teenagers I knew cursed like sailors and were always trading stories about sex Unfortunately or not, it s a way of life nowadays teenagers are naturally curious I think in this case, Holly Black s choice to include these situations and words make her characters come alive However, that s not all Tithe is about people want to focus on that, but it s only a small portion of the entire book Tithe is different, and some people just don t enjoy or understand how YA can fit that profile But that s the one thing I appreciate about Holly Black her ability to take YA to another level She proves that the genre doesn t have to be a complete trope fest with beginnings and ends that fit together perfectly.For me, Holly Black s writing in Tithe is really hard to pin down It s like a combination of trippy and poetic The way she describes things, you feel like you re reading poetry I love the detail she pours into Tithe I think my favorite sections have to be when she describes the faeries and where they live she makes it all gothic y and enchanting and it just makes me feel like I have a spell cast over me that forces me to be in this complete daze I can t get out of it if I wanted to I just keep reading every sentence she writes and loving them


  5. Julie Kagawa Julie Kagawa says:

    Tithe is a very raw, very dark faerie tale While not suitable for younger readers lots of swearing, random torture and violence, and mature themes , I loved its take on the darker side of faerie It deals with faerie themes like Changelings and the knowing of one s True Name very well, and Roiben is probably my favorite faery hero of all time Kind of like Sephiroth If you know who Sephiroth is, you ll understand The writing was a teensy bit sporadic and hard to follow at first I found my Tithe is a very raw, very dark faerie tale While not suitable for younger readers lots of swearing, random torture and violence, and mature themes , I loved its take on the darker side of faerie It deals with faerie themes like Changelings and the knowing of one s True Name very well, and Roiben is probably my favorite faery hero of all time Kind of like Sephiroth If you know who Sephiroth is, you ll understand The writing was a teensy bit sporadic and hard to follow at first I found myself going back and re reading passages to understand them All in all, though, a great story for older,mature audiences By the time I got to its sequel, Ironside, I was hooked on Holly Black


  6. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    I was not expecting to be blown away by this and gosh am I so glad I kept my expectations low The main reason I read these books is because I absolutely loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King And since I don t know what to do with myself while I wait for The Queen of Nothing I decided to get to knowabout the other faerie courts which is set in the same world as TCP Kaye thought that she was just an ordinary girl When one day her friend mistakenly enters a faerie realm, things chang I was not expecting to be blown away by this and gosh am I so glad I kept my expectations low The main reason I read these books is because I absolutely loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King And since I don t know what to do with myself while I wait for The Queen of Nothing I decided to get to knowabout the other faerie courts which is set in the same world as TCP Kaye thought that she was just an ordinary girl When one day her friend mistakenly enters a faerie realm, things change for her She discovers that she is not an ordinary, but one of the lesser faeries A pixie to be exact Her whole life has been a lie And Kaye wants to know exactly how she came to live in the human realm disguised as a human without knowing her true nature The first half of Tithe was not very interesting It was absolutely boring to be honest But when gorgeous Roiben came into the picture I becameinvested wink If it wasn t for Roiben I might have DNF ed this, he made it worthwhile ____ Pre ReadIf you think the only reason I m reading this book is because it s set in the same world as The Cruel Prince then you are absolutely CORRECT ding ding ding


  7. Tomoe Hotaru Tomoe Hotaru says:

    Ugh I don t know where to start with this one so I m gonna jump right in I didn t like it It was all just a raging bunch of WTF for me I mean, it was random My brain hurts so this isn t going to be a very coherent review.Before I go to my detailed ravings, it s best if I gave a brief overview of what this book was about It s the story of Kaye, a changeling, who was put under a glamour to hide her true green skinned self and lives with her rockstar wannabe mother , Ellen Her life ultima Ugh I don t know where to start with this one so I m gonna jump right in I didn t like it It was all just a raging bunch of WTF for me I mean, it was random My brain hurts so this isn t going to be a very coherent review.Before I go to my detailed ravings, it s best if I gave a brief overview of what this book was about It s the story of Kaye, a changeling, who was put under a glamour to hide her true green skinned self and lives with her rockstar wannabe mother , Ellen Her life ultimately changes when her mother was almost murdered in a pathetic, lame excuse of an attempted stabbing, and having nowhere else to go, they return to their home town.Here, Kaye suddenly finds herself reunited with her childhood imaginary friends, who needs her to help them plot against the unseelie court and win the freedom of the faeries Narrative It was painful It s like listening to a child with ADHD jumping from one thing to the next Everything seemed so rushed that you don t get a single connection to the story.First example of it popped up right there in the freaking prologue.Frank, Stepping Razor s drummer, grabbed Lloyd s arm Lloyd had just enough time to punch Frank in the face before other patrons tackled him and somebody called the police.By the time the cops got there, Lloyd couldn t remember anything He was mad as hell, though, cursing Ellen at the top of his lungs The police drove Kaye and her mother to Lloyd s apartment and waited while Kaye packed their clothes and stuff into plastic garbage bags Ellen was on the phone, trying to find a place for them to crash Honey, Ellen said finally, we re going to have to go to Grandma s So a bit of background info, that s the scene where Lloyd, the dude Kaye s mum is dating, the dude they live with tried to kill Kaye s mum And that is literally the single paragraph where it is mentioned I don t know about you, but if my boyfriend suddenly lost his marbles and tried to kill me, I d be in a state of hysteria I d be wondering what the flying fook was that all about I d be dedicating at least an extra paragraph or two to explore the psychological damage that s done me, and probably wrap things up a little smoothly.But nope not this Apparently they re happy with We re going to have to go to grandma s and the next scene, they re living with Nana and Kaye s off to some rave like some whacko never tried to gut her mama Like wtf is wrong with you people And this sort of thing continues persistently throughout the rest of the book I guess what I m trying to say is the narrative came out as choppy and rushed it was emotionally detached from the readers, like an exposition of events This was happening, and then this, this followed by a whopping amount of this Characters And this is the second reason why I simply couldn t like Tithe I just couldn t relate or even respect any of them.I m sorry, Black, was I supposed to root for Kaye and her friends Was I supposed to care view spoiler when Janet died hide spoiler So here s the thing Black was trying to make it seem like Grandma was the annoying, self righteous, imposing old woman butting into her daughter grand daughter s business and we were supposed to hate her For shame, Granny, you should know that school is for wussies and you don t need an education for a decent future Look at your own daughter Ellen You tried to bring her up with your strict rules and educayshen but she turned out some groupie whore rockstar wannabe better let HER make the decisions for Kaye she is, after all, her mother And mother knows best, right Right Also, the depiction of these urban teens really frustrated me It seems that all they do is get stoned, drink, rave, oh and shoplift And yes I am aware that some people do do this nonstop and burn their pretty little brain cells away, but if you want to make characters with these traits and no redeeming qualities whatsoever, please don t expect me to care about them.Oh and what s with the lack of parental figures in YA Alright, in this case, what s with the lack of significant parental figure It s like the author wrote Ellen that way just so she conveniently butts out of her daughter s business and doesn t get in the way of her adventure.Kaye shook her head It was kind of stupid to think that her mother would just give up on going back to the city, but she couldn t help hoping Tell Grandma I won t be home late You come home when you want I m your motheryes, yes you are.So she comes home at like, three in the morning and all s dandy at breakfast the next day Man am I glad my parents weren t that lenient and actually cared if I came home raped or not sidenote I don t understand why Kaye was made half Japanese Is this somehow relevant in the next installments cuz it dang well wasn t in this one or is it just some odd otaku homage image error Romance This is the problem with most YAs I just don t see how these two characters could fall for each other especially in such short amount of time Kaye saw Roiben once and fell instantaneously in love with his hair I have no idea By the way, she met him, bleeding in the woods and her first sentence was You re a fairie, aren t you and what if I am I also don t know what Roiben sees in Kaye Apparently she s Kind, lovely and terribly, terribly brave I m not sure about the kind part, just read over the times she lets her best friend s boyfriend feel her up twice , get caught, and just run away both times without bothering to see if her bff was fine or not image error I m going to go now because everything s a jumble in my head and I have no idea how to put it in a coherent structure Final word is, I will not be reading the sequels you can also find reviews at my blog


  8. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    Holly Black s writing was my first introduction to fae fiction as a kid, I was obsessed with all sorts of fae mythology, but typically was limited to nonfiction until the first time I saw Tithe on the new shelf at my library I must have checked this book out and reread it four or five times within the first couple of years, but this was my first reread since I was a preteen, and I had no idea what to expect If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. I had forgo Holly Black s writing was my first introduction to fae fiction as a kid, I was obsessed with all sorts of fae mythology, but typically was limited to nonfiction until the first time I saw Tithe on the new shelf at my library I must have checked this book out and reread it four or five times within the first couple of years, but this was my first reread since I was a preteen, and I had no idea what to expect If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. I had forgotten so much of the plot in this book, and the first thing that surprised me upon rereading it was actually how problematic some of the writing is If you re a newer fan of Holly s and haven t read her old work, here s your warning this book involves racist remarks, homophobic slurs, attempted sexual assault, and some potentially sleazy romance dynamics, most of this going entirely unchallenged as the story unfolds After one character tries to assault the protagonist, there are even one or two instances in which she talks about feeling flattered by his refusal to take no for an answerAnd if I said nothing at all Then I would point out that sometimes, if you look at something out of the corner of your eye, you can see right through glamourOn apositive note, I had also forgotten how totally addicting the storyline is, how fun and gothic the aesthetic feels, and how lovable Roiben is While I stand by the fact that the blossoming romance has potential to be problematic, it genuinely doesn t feel as though Kaye is taking advantage of him with her power over his name Everything comes across as fully consensual, albeit quite a bit rushed and insta loveyI am your servant, the King of the Unseelie Court said, his lips a moment from her own Consider it doneMore than anything, though, I just love the way Holly crafts her fae worlds Unlike most of today s popular fae writers, she stays true to the old folklore in many prominent fashions, and my favorite aspect of that is the way she weaves in different types of feyfolk like sprites, pixies, kelpies, etc I have always said that I think Holly is almost singlehandedly responsible for the world of fae YA fiction that so many of us now know and love, and after reading Tithe, despite its imperfections, I adamantly stand by that belief


  9. K. Elizabeth K. Elizabeth says:

    1 5 There s no way I m going to write an entire review for this Nope I m just proud I managed to skim and not give up entirely that s an achievement on its own.Let me sum this book up for you Imagine a story filled with only unlikeable trashy characters there wasn t a single person or thing I liked I swear, everything was terrible , a nonexistent poor plot, cliche male jerks that are accepted because they re of course extremely attractive, etc., and all of that tied in with choppy 1 5 There s no way I m going to write an entire review for this Nope I m just proud I managed to skim and not give up entirely that s an achievement on its own.Let me sum this book up for you Imagine a story filled with only unlikeable trashy characters there wasn t a single person or thing I liked I swear, everything was terrible , a nonexistent poor plot, cliche male jerks that are accepted because they re of course extremely attractive, etc., and all of that tied in with choppy childish writing Sounds wonderful, doesn t it yeah, no.Honestly, save your time and read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black it s infinitely better than this I m still shocked the two books are written by the same person but I guess that s proof that writing is a craft that can be improved over time


  10. Mary-Beth Mary-Beth says:

    Kaye is obviously incredibly lovely and then it turns out she s a magical fairy Sure her life is hard, but it s the fairies making it that way because she s so important that they re all out to get her Look, what I m saying is, it s like the author tried to think of all the coolest latest trends among teenagers and tried to mash them into a fairy story Kaye is also not anyone s typical teenager She has super special protagonist syndrome.I found the Faerie described by the author quite intere Kaye is obviously incredibly lovely and then it turns out she s a magical fairy Sure her life is hard, but it s the fairies making it that way because she s so important that they re all out to get her Look, what I m saying is, it s like the author tried to think of all the coolest latest trends among teenagers and tried to mash them into a fairy story Kaye is also not anyone s typical teenager She has super special protagonist syndrome.I found the Faerie described by the author quite interesting and the details of that land were the one bright spot in the novel and along with my boredom probably the only thing that kept me reading.You name and it and it s not been done very well the writing is messy, the characters are contrived and the romance has all of the warmth of a burned out match


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Tithe ☁ Tithe PDF / Epub ✎ Author Holly Black – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries 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 Kaye Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries 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 Kaye 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.

10 thoughts on “Tithe

  1. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. This is one of those rare few books that really shows me why we need a 3 1 2 star rating, and I don t like to give 1 2 stars This was so fun, and a four star book for me, and also it bugged the shit out of me to the point where I texted someone to bitch about it But I honestly did have so much fun.Let s get the complaining out of the way god, I fucking hate 2004 YA I mean, this text has a bunch of homopho If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. This is one of those rare few books that really shows me why we need a 3 1 2 star rating, and I don t like to give 1 2 stars This was so fun, and a four star book for me, and also it bugged the shit out of me to the point where I texted someone to bitch about it But I honestly did have so much fun.Let s get the complaining out of the way god, I fucking hate 2004 YA I mean, this text has a bunch of homophobia and racism in there for realism, and yet somehow it still managed to sound like How No Teen Talks Ever Everything that happens with Corny kind of pisses me off a lot And some of how Kaye s being biracial is introduced rubbed me the wrong way I can t really figure out why It just felt weird.BUT.So first of all, on the good side the fairies The way Holly Black draws her fairy worlds and fairy characters is genuinely so imaginative, gorgeous, and creepy Every time I dive into one of her books, I find myself both terrified and enad with her fairy world, and I am so okay with that.Andimportantly, this is a very thematically strong book There s the fantastic meta narrative about growing up, and learning to live with how others perceive you There is no easy fix for Kaye s life no box to easily fit into She is a member of the fairy world of the human world and she can t figure out which one is which Kaye, though, is a really unlikable lead I don t mean that she s flawed though she is I mean, I actively didn t like her at all, and I love unlikable lady leads I found that she was one of those early YA protagonists who s written just generic enough that she s easy to make into a self insert She s not awful But she s very selfish And not in a delicious way in a way that s really annoying because she keeps fucking up and the narrative doesn t notice or criticize it Oh, but I will admit I fucking love Roiben I really hate reading YA sometimes because inevitably, if there s some male love interest that everyone fangirls over, the female lead will be unquestionably the best character in the narrative I mean, to mention another Holly Black book, The Cruel Prince some of you just don t appreciate Jude like you should But no, Roiben is so incredibly likable and compelling It s a cliche trope, but I adore it when characters who keep up walls fall for characters who encourage them not to do so I absolutely loved him.The main thing I want to say is that this is just a really fun book It s so short that I basically bingeread it and oh, loved it And do you guys even understand how fucking short this book is it s 320 pages but every page is like, in sixteen point font, and also half the size of a normal book page, and I m honestly just confused as to how this is a full novel This would be great for fans of any of Holly Black s current books or anyone who just wants to read a really fun, trashy YA book with a gorgeous fairy world and a really good love interest Hey, I liked it.Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube Look out for my review of book two and my review of book three

  2. Regan Regan says:

    DNF just not for me lol

  3. Melanie Melanie says:

    RTC

  4. Shannon Shannon says:

    Read 4 probablyStarted on June 4, 2019Finished on June 5, 2019If you would help me, draw this arrow His eyes narrowed, and he shook his head If not, then push it in as deep as you can and hope it kills meStill a hoe for Kaye and Roiben and I m not sorry about it This masterpiece made me do a re read My eyes will never be the same Petition forKaye Roiben fanart OG REVIEW THAT I M STILL AMAZED SO PEOPLE HAVE LIKED SO THANK YOU IF YOU RE ONE OF THEM I m going to be up Read 4 probablyStarted on June 4, 2019Finished on June 5, 2019If you would help me, draw this arrow His eyes narrowed, and he shook his head If not, then push it in as deep as you can and hope it kills meStill a hoe for Kaye and Roiben and I m not sorry about it This masterpiece made me do a re read My eyes will never be the same Petition forKaye Roiben fanart OG REVIEW THAT I M STILL AMAZED SO PEOPLE HAVE LIKED SO THANK YOU IF YOU RE ONE OF THEM I m going to be up front this series You will either love it or hate it Personally, I absolutely love gritty real life fantasy stories when they re written well, and I think Holly Black does the combination so much freaking justice It doesn t try too hard to be overly badass Kaye is such a great lead although I don t always see myself in her actions throughout the book, I still liked her because she was real I never got the sense that Holly Black was trying to impress me she was just writing about a real girl And honestly, when I compare female leads in other books, I always think about Kaye and if they live up to her standards which is not often enough for me.So many people cut down Tithe for its objectionable content, but I was actually able to find a lot of realism in the way most of the characters behaved As I was growing up, the teenagers I knew cursed like sailors and were always trading stories about sex Unfortunately or not, it s a way of life nowadays teenagers are naturally curious I think in this case, Holly Black s choice to include these situations and words make her characters come alive However, that s not all Tithe is about people want to focus on that, but it s only a small portion of the entire book Tithe is different, and some people just don t enjoy or understand how YA can fit that profile But that s the one thing I appreciate about Holly Black her ability to take YA to another level She proves that the genre doesn t have to be a complete trope fest with beginnings and ends that fit together perfectly.For me, Holly Black s writing in Tithe is really hard to pin down It s like a combination of trippy and poetic The way she describes things, you feel like you re reading poetry I love the detail she pours into Tithe I think my favorite sections have to be when she describes the faeries and where they live she makes it all gothic y and enchanting and it just makes me feel like I have a spell cast over me that forces me to be in this complete daze I can t get out of it if I wanted to I just keep reading every sentence she writes and loving them

  5. Julie Kagawa Julie Kagawa says:

    Tithe is a very raw, very dark faerie tale While not suitable for younger readers lots of swearing, random torture and violence, and mature themes , I loved its take on the darker side of faerie It deals with faerie themes like Changelings and the knowing of one s True Name very well, and Roiben is probably my favorite faery hero of all time Kind of like Sephiroth If you know who Sephiroth is, you ll understand The writing was a teensy bit sporadic and hard to follow at first I found my Tithe is a very raw, very dark faerie tale While not suitable for younger readers lots of swearing, random torture and violence, and mature themes , I loved its take on the darker side of faerie It deals with faerie themes like Changelings and the knowing of one s True Name very well, and Roiben is probably my favorite faery hero of all time Kind of like Sephiroth If you know who Sephiroth is, you ll understand The writing was a teensy bit sporadic and hard to follow at first I found myself going back and re reading passages to understand them All in all, though, a great story for older,mature audiences By the time I got to its sequel, Ironside, I was hooked on Holly Black

  6. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    I was not expecting to be blown away by this and gosh am I so glad I kept my expectations low The main reason I read these books is because I absolutely loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King And since I don t know what to do with myself while I wait for The Queen of Nothing I decided to get to knowabout the other faerie courts which is set in the same world as TCP Kaye thought that she was just an ordinary girl When one day her friend mistakenly enters a faerie realm, things chang I was not expecting to be blown away by this and gosh am I so glad I kept my expectations low The main reason I read these books is because I absolutely loved The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King And since I don t know what to do with myself while I wait for The Queen of Nothing I decided to get to knowabout the other faerie courts which is set in the same world as TCP Kaye thought that she was just an ordinary girl When one day her friend mistakenly enters a faerie realm, things change for her She discovers that she is not an ordinary, but one of the lesser faeries A pixie to be exact Her whole life has been a lie And Kaye wants to know exactly how she came to live in the human realm disguised as a human without knowing her true nature The first half of Tithe was not very interesting It was absolutely boring to be honest But when gorgeous Roiben came into the picture I becameinvested wink If it wasn t for Roiben I might have DNF ed this, he made it worthwhile ____ Pre ReadIf you think the only reason I m reading this book is because it s set in the same world as The Cruel Prince then you are absolutely CORRECT ding ding ding

  7. Tomoe Hotaru Tomoe Hotaru says:

    Ugh I don t know where to start with this one so I m gonna jump right in I didn t like it It was all just a raging bunch of WTF for me I mean, it was random My brain hurts so this isn t going to be a very coherent review.Before I go to my detailed ravings, it s best if I gave a brief overview of what this book was about It s the story of Kaye, a changeling, who was put under a glamour to hide her true green skinned self and lives with her rockstar wannabe mother , Ellen Her life ultima Ugh I don t know where to start with this one so I m gonna jump right in I didn t like it It was all just a raging bunch of WTF for me I mean, it was random My brain hurts so this isn t going to be a very coherent review.Before I go to my detailed ravings, it s best if I gave a brief overview of what this book was about It s the story of Kaye, a changeling, who was put under a glamour to hide her true green skinned self and lives with her rockstar wannabe mother , Ellen Her life ultimately changes when her mother was almost murdered in a pathetic, lame excuse of an attempted stabbing, and having nowhere else to go, they return to their home town.Here, Kaye suddenly finds herself reunited with her childhood imaginary friends, who needs her to help them plot against the unseelie court and win the freedom of the faeries Narrative It was painful It s like listening to a child with ADHD jumping from one thing to the next Everything seemed so rushed that you don t get a single connection to the story.First example of it popped up right there in the freaking prologue.Frank, Stepping Razor s drummer, grabbed Lloyd s arm Lloyd had just enough time to punch Frank in the face before other patrons tackled him and somebody called the police.By the time the cops got there, Lloyd couldn t remember anything He was mad as hell, though, cursing Ellen at the top of his lungs The police drove Kaye and her mother to Lloyd s apartment and waited while Kaye packed their clothes and stuff into plastic garbage bags Ellen was on the phone, trying to find a place for them to crash Honey, Ellen said finally, we re going to have to go to Grandma s So a bit of background info, that s the scene where Lloyd, the dude Kaye s mum is dating, the dude they live with tried to kill Kaye s mum And that is literally the single paragraph where it is mentioned I don t know about you, but if my boyfriend suddenly lost his marbles and tried to kill me, I d be in a state of hysteria I d be wondering what the flying fook was that all about I d be dedicating at least an extra paragraph or two to explore the psychological damage that s done me, and probably wrap things up a little smoothly.But nope not this Apparently they re happy with We re going to have to go to grandma s and the next scene, they re living with Nana and Kaye s off to some rave like some whacko never tried to gut her mama Like wtf is wrong with you people And this sort of thing continues persistently throughout the rest of the book I guess what I m trying to say is the narrative came out as choppy and rushed it was emotionally detached from the readers, like an exposition of events This was happening, and then this, this followed by a whopping amount of this Characters And this is the second reason why I simply couldn t like Tithe I just couldn t relate or even respect any of them.I m sorry, Black, was I supposed to root for Kaye and her friends Was I supposed to care view spoiler when Janet died hide spoiler So here s the thing Black was trying to make it seem like Grandma was the annoying, self righteous, imposing old woman butting into her daughter grand daughter s business and we were supposed to hate her For shame, Granny, you should know that school is for wussies and you don t need an education for a decent future Look at your own daughter Ellen You tried to bring her up with your strict rules and educayshen but she turned out some groupie whore rockstar wannabe better let HER make the decisions for Kaye she is, after all, her mother And mother knows best, right Right Also, the depiction of these urban teens really frustrated me It seems that all they do is get stoned, drink, rave, oh and shoplift And yes I am aware that some people do do this nonstop and burn their pretty little brain cells away, but if you want to make characters with these traits and no redeeming qualities whatsoever, please don t expect me to care about them.Oh and what s with the lack of parental figures in YA Alright, in this case, what s with the lack of significant parental figure It s like the author wrote Ellen that way just so she conveniently butts out of her daughter s business and doesn t get in the way of her adventure.Kaye shook her head It was kind of stupid to think that her mother would just give up on going back to the city, but she couldn t help hoping Tell Grandma I won t be home late You come home when you want I m your motheryes, yes you are.So she comes home at like, three in the morning and all s dandy at breakfast the next day Man am I glad my parents weren t that lenient and actually cared if I came home raped or not sidenote I don t understand why Kaye was made half Japanese Is this somehow relevant in the next installments cuz it dang well wasn t in this one or is it just some odd otaku homage image error Romance This is the problem with most YAs I just don t see how these two characters could fall for each other especially in such short amount of time Kaye saw Roiben once and fell instantaneously in love with his hair I have no idea By the way, she met him, bleeding in the woods and her first sentence was You re a fairie, aren t you and what if I am I also don t know what Roiben sees in Kaye Apparently she s Kind, lovely and terribly, terribly brave I m not sure about the kind part, just read over the times she lets her best friend s boyfriend feel her up twice , get caught, and just run away both times without bothering to see if her bff was fine or not image error I m going to go now because everything s a jumble in my head and I have no idea how to put it in a coherent structure Final word is, I will not be reading the sequels you can also find reviews at my blog

  8. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    Holly Black s writing was my first introduction to fae fiction as a kid, I was obsessed with all sorts of fae mythology, but typically was limited to nonfiction until the first time I saw Tithe on the new shelf at my library I must have checked this book out and reread it four or five times within the first couple of years, but this was my first reread since I was a preteen, and I had no idea what to expect If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. I had forgo Holly Black s writing was my first introduction to fae fiction as a kid, I was obsessed with all sorts of fae mythology, but typically was limited to nonfiction until the first time I saw Tithe on the new shelf at my library I must have checked this book out and reread it four or five times within the first couple of years, but this was my first reread since I was a preteen, and I had no idea what to expect If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back. I had forgotten so much of the plot in this book, and the first thing that surprised me upon rereading it was actually how problematic some of the writing is If you re a newer fan of Holly s and haven t read her old work, here s your warning this book involves racist remarks, homophobic slurs, attempted sexual assault, and some potentially sleazy romance dynamics, most of this going entirely unchallenged as the story unfolds After one character tries to assault the protagonist, there are even one or two instances in which she talks about feeling flattered by his refusal to take no for an answerAnd if I said nothing at all Then I would point out that sometimes, if you look at something out of the corner of your eye, you can see right through glamourOn apositive note, I had also forgotten how totally addicting the storyline is, how fun and gothic the aesthetic feels, and how lovable Roiben is While I stand by the fact that the blossoming romance has potential to be problematic, it genuinely doesn t feel as though Kaye is taking advantage of him with her power over his name Everything comes across as fully consensual, albeit quite a bit rushed and insta loveyI am your servant, the King of the Unseelie Court said, his lips a moment from her own Consider it doneMore than anything, though, I just love the way Holly crafts her fae worlds Unlike most of today s popular fae writers, she stays true to the old folklore in many prominent fashions, and my favorite aspect of that is the way she weaves in different types of feyfolk like sprites, pixies, kelpies, etc I have always said that I think Holly is almost singlehandedly responsible for the world of fae YA fiction that so many of us now know and love, and after reading Tithe, despite its imperfections, I adamantly stand by that belief

  9. K. Elizabeth K. Elizabeth says:

    1 5 There s no way I m going to write an entire review for this Nope I m just proud I managed to skim and not give up entirely that s an achievement on its own.Let me sum this book up for you Imagine a story filled with only unlikeable trashy characters there wasn t a single person or thing I liked I swear, everything was terrible , a nonexistent poor plot, cliche male jerks that are accepted because they re of course extremely attractive, etc., and all of that tied in with choppy 1 5 There s no way I m going to write an entire review for this Nope I m just proud I managed to skim and not give up entirely that s an achievement on its own.Let me sum this book up for you Imagine a story filled with only unlikeable trashy characters there wasn t a single person or thing I liked I swear, everything was terrible , a nonexistent poor plot, cliche male jerks that are accepted because they re of course extremely attractive, etc., and all of that tied in with choppy childish writing Sounds wonderful, doesn t it yeah, no.Honestly, save your time and read The Cruel Prince by Holly Black it s infinitely better than this I m still shocked the two books are written by the same person but I guess that s proof that writing is a craft that can be improved over time

  10. Mary-Beth Mary-Beth says:

    Kaye is obviously incredibly lovely and then it turns out she s a magical fairy Sure her life is hard, but it s the fairies making it that way because she s so important that they re all out to get her Look, what I m saying is, it s like the author tried to think of all the coolest latest trends among teenagers and tried to mash them into a fairy story Kaye is also not anyone s typical teenager She has super special protagonist syndrome.I found the Faerie described by the author quite intere Kaye is obviously incredibly lovely and then it turns out she s a magical fairy Sure her life is hard, but it s the fairies making it that way because she s so important that they re all out to get her Look, what I m saying is, it s like the author tried to think of all the coolest latest trends among teenagers and tried to mash them into a fairy story Kaye is also not anyone s typical teenager She has super special protagonist syndrome.I found the Faerie described by the author quite interesting and the details of that land were the one bright spot in the novel and along with my boredom probably the only thing that kept me reading.You name and it and it s not been done very well the writing is messy, the characters are contrived and the romance has all of the warmth of a burned out match

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