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Tithe by Holly Black
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it was amazing
bookshelves: faeries, fantasy, folklore, young-adult-fantasy, dark-fantasy

Kaye meets an injured white-haired young man in the woods. She saves him. And her life changes forever.

Without giving away spoilers, I have to admit that I saw the fae – especially the green pixie – a lot better than I saw the humans, even Kaye. The magical world she is pulled into is dark, scary and wonderful.

I liked how folklore was used in this story. The various fae, their politics and agendas, the brutality and beauty – very well depicted.

Roiben – the white-haired fae Kaye saves in the woods – is an intriguing character.

The language used to describe the scenery is evocative and creates the mood well. I especially liked the scene where the “moon watches the sun commit suicide” at sunset. Brilliant!

It took me a while to get used to Kaye and her (normal) world. It was much easier to get lost in the magical world she enters within her normal world.

This is a thrilling read. I’ve reread it several times since its publication and always find something new to enjoy.
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Reading Progress

May 25, 2018 – Started Reading
May 25, 2018 – Shelved
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: faeries
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: folklore
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult-fantasy
June 1, 2018 – Shelved as: dark-fantasy
June 1, 2018 – Finished Reading

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