**spoiler alert** I did like this book, but could not give it more then 3 stars due to the love interest between Clary and Jace. It is kinda weird sin...more**spoiler alert** I did like this book, but could not give it more then 3 stars due to the love interest between Clary and Jace. It is kinda weird since it is brother and sister. If they weren't brother and sister I would have given this book a 4 out of 5 stars. If you don't mind reading about two people who fall in love just to find out they are brother and sister then this book is for you. (less)
Have you ever read a book that felt like a fairy tale? You know the kind I am talking about. A Princess is u...moreOriginally posted @ Amanda the Book Slayer
Have you ever read a book that felt like a fairy tale? You know the kind I am talking about. A Princess is usually involved with some sort of Evil Villain and let’s not forget about Prince Charming. The damsel in distress is rescued by her Prince. I know it is a tale as old as time, but it’s a favorite.
Every time I read Tithe it takes me back to those movies/books. Now don’t worry, this book throws a modern wrench in the plot.
If you want to read about a misfit girl who gets the chance to glimpse another world and live to tell about it than give this book a try. Add to that, that our white knight in shinning armor isn’t actually so white at all. The Evil Villain is one that I wouldn’t ever want to tangle with.
I give you Tithe!
Kaye has never had a normal life. Her mom wanders from boyfriend to playing in a band at a whim. This has left Kaye with a very unstable home and less friends or any connections to ground her. The only time she seemed to have this was the time spent living at her Grandmother’s house when she was a small girl.
Kaye had a secret. She would go down by the stream and talk to Fairy’s when she was a little girl. They would dance, sing and do all sorts of fun things. Her mother and Grandmother thought she was like every other little girl and so did Kaye until that fateful day.
Years later Kaye and her mother have to move back in with her Grandmother. Kaye, now sixteen years old, is trying to get to know old friends that she has kept in contact with. Janet, the one friend she is excited and nervous to see, asks for her to come out to play with the gang.
While out with them Kaye has some weird things start to happen. A moving Carousel Horse that is broken, guys strongly coming on to her and more. Kaye knows weird things happen around her but she really wants to have some friends and fit in some where.
This is why Kaye takes off after the disaster with Janet and Janet’s boyfriend. Yup, there is drama, drama for Kaye right off the bat. Since Kaye runs out on them she finds herself walking home along the road side when she hears something in the woods.
I know the first rule when you are alone by woods is ignore all strange noises. Stay close to civilization. But where would the book go if we didn’t get to have a little fun. Anyway, Kaye goes to investigate and finds …. an injured man.
She can tell something isn’t right due to his outfit and the fact he is carrying a sword. She makes the connection with Fae, which for her isn’t too hard since they were practically her best friends growing up, and decides to help him. This mysterious stranger offers to answer three questions for her troubles. Well Kaye knows that he would have to be truthful and figures it isn’t such a bad idea. So the pact is made and Kaye has yet to find out that the stranger she just met actually murdered a friend.
Roiben, the stranger, turns out to be the knight for the Unseelie Court. He has murdered in the name of the Queen many times. All Fae are scared of him. He is shunned by his side and the Seelie, especially the Seelie.
“You’re not the way everyone says you are,” Kaye said, looking at him so fiercely that he couldn’t meet her gaze. “I know you’re not.”
Ironically we find out that he was not always from the Unseelie Court. But I don’t want to give too much away.
Kaye also becomes friends with Janet’s brother Corny. He grew on me over the course of the book with his fantasy addiction and flamboyant personality.
“Yeah, the whole family knows. It’s no big deal. One night at dinner I said, ‘Mom, you know the forbidden love that Spock has for Kirk? Well, me too.’ It was easier for her to understand that way.”
Yes, Corny is gay and I found him to be endearing because he can relate with Kaye and how she is shunned from society.
Since it is a Faerie Tale we all know that the guy gets the girl but really this ride is worth taking. I have found that this is a great short read if you are looking for dark and twisted. This book has profanity, alcohol and drugs in it. If you want a book about a girl with the perfect house and white picket fence don’t look here.
Overall, I would say that if you are looking for a book about the Fae give this a try. You might be surprised how much you will enjoy it.
“If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.”
If you find you like this book you can skip Valiant and go straight to Ironside. ;o) I always do.(less)
I did not like this book. When a Mom sleeps with her daughter's boyfriend that kind of does it in for me. Plus the daughter runs away and is homeless....moreI did not like this book. When a Mom sleeps with her daughter's boyfriend that kind of does it in for me. Plus the daughter runs away and is homeless. Had to skim most of it. (less)
This picks up where Tithe left off. Kaye ends up having to go on a quest to become in my words "second in command" and partner to her love Roiben. The...moreThis picks up where Tithe left off. Kaye ends up having to go on a quest to become in my words "second in command" and partner to her love Roiben. The books takes a few twists and turns, but has a great/humorous ending. (less)
This is an easy read. I enjoyed that she based it off of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Tale. I thought that is was well thought out and original. Th...moreThis is an easy read. I enjoyed that she based it off of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Tale. I thought that is was well thought out and original. The only reason I gave it a 4 out of 5 was that I felt the book droned on and on over little things. I liked it enough to continue on with the series. It is about a girl who finds out that she was stolen at birth. She is not who or what she thought she was. It gets more complicated when a Handsome Stranger enters her life and helps reveal who she really is. The question she has to face is does she want to accept who she is or run?(less)
Recommend: Those who loved the Mortal Instruments Series. Those who wanted to read more about Jace and Clary, now that they are together! YEA!
Highlights: *Jace and Clary are together! I will say that tension runs high between them. Jace still needs to learn that Clary is a big girl and needs to trust her. *Simon is playing the field. Yes, he is dating two girls, Maia and Isabel at the same time. It is funny watching him try to correct the mistake. I have to say I was rooting for Isabel. She may seem cold, but I think it hides the real her. *Everyone has secrets in this book. It tears some apart, but some stay strong and together. *Demon hunting abounds and shadowhunters end up dead. *Babies are being abandoned. *Luke and Jocelyn get married. *Someone comes back from the dead!
Things that bothered me: *Switched views a little much for me. It was hard to follow sometimes. *Thought Clary and Jace learned to communicate before, however I was wrong. This caused frustration and heartburn. Well maybe not the heartburn.
Quotes: "No. That's Clary; shes's my best friend." Simon pocketed his phone. "And she has a boyfriend. Like, really, really, really has a boyfriend. The nuclear bomb of boyfriends. Trust me on this one."
"You're just worried they'll hire a male instructor and he'll be hotter than you." Jace's eyebrows went up. "Hotter than me?" "It could happen," Clary said, "You know, theoretically." "Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other, forever and tragically parted, but I'm not worried about that either. Some things," Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, "are just too unlikely to dwell upon."
"So what was that all about?" "I think," Jace said, "that she asked if she could touch my mango." "She said that?" Jace shrugged. "Yeah, then she gave me her number."
"You know, some people think Shadowhunters are just myths. Like mummies and genies." Kyle grinned at Jace. "Can you grant wishes?" "That depends," he (Jace) said. "Do you wish to be punched in the face?"
"But I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, Don’t you know? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before."
Another great book in the Shifter Unbound series. This book is about Sean Morrissey the Guardian. He claims Andrea Gray sight unseen to save her from...moreAnother great book in the Shifter Unbound series. This book is about Sean Morrissey the Guardian. He claims Andrea Gray sight unseen to save her from a terrible mate-claim. Sean wants her from the beginning but is willing to wait for her to make the first move.
Andrea is trying to figure out who she really is. She is part were and part fae. The fae part is called by the Guardian's sword and therefore create an extra bond between them.
Andrea's dad shows up and life gets more complicated. The shifters start revolting and the next thing you know a fight is on it's way.
Romance and action all rolled up in one in a paranormal book. Must read!!!!
Quote: "My dad is shagging your aunt, probably right now. That makes us almost family." (less)
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat!! I could not put this book down.
*Rose Drayton is the strong female character who has a ho...moreThis book will keep you on the edge of your seat!! I could not put this book down.
*Rose Drayton is the strong female character who has a horrible past of men leaving, such as grandfathers, father, and boys. Yet she has risen above all of this and become a caring/compassionate women who looks after her brothers. *Declan is the mysterious guy that Rose thinks she has all figured out till she comes to rely on him to help her and her brothers. *Great mystery with romance on the side.
*Ending was good, but want more of the future of Rose and Declan.
"Yes, I'm too mad to punish you right now. We'll talk about it when we get home. Go brush your teeth,comb your hair, put on dry clothes, and get the guns. We're going to Wal-Mart."
"I've never created a riot before. I did cause a brawl at the last formal. A large number of young women there actually arrived with the expectation of seducing me into matrimony, and a couple of their mothers came to blows. It was hilari - I mean, dreadful. Simply dreadful."
"Georgie, stop trying to resurrect the shoes. They were never alive in the first place." (less)