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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

12 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Holly Black

Sixteen-year-old Kaye Fierch is not human, but she doesn't know it. Sure, she knows she's interacted with faeries since she was little--but she never imagined she was one of them, her blond Asian human appearance only a magically crafted cover-up … see full wiki

Author: Holly Black
Publisher: McElderry
4 reviews about Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Easy read.
review by . August 24, 2009
I have developed a recent faerie addiction, reading everything I can find relating to it! Tithe is my new favorite; it's dark, full of faeries and other supernatural beings, and addicting. I loved the plot and the characters. Holly Black has become a new favorite and I will be devouring more of her work asap.     Basically the story revolves around Kaye, who has always had faery friends but no one has ever believed her. After moving away (from her childhood home and the faeries), …
review by . June 10, 2008
Kaye has always been different. She's Japanese and a natural blond. She stopped going to school when she was fourteen because her musician mother kept them moving around. But what made the other kids really back away were the stories about her friends Gristle, Spike, and Lutie-loo. Everyone thought they were imaginary because no one besides Kaye could see these creatures. That's because Kaye's friends were part of the world of Faery.    Kaye is dragged farther into this dangerous …
review by . January 27, 2003
Tithe is an exciting book, particularly from a new author, and I was so absorbed in the plot I finished it in under a day. Black has a highly detailed touch when it comes to description, particularly when describing the differences in human and faery senses. Her dialogue sounds real, and the actions and reactions of her characters ring true. I eagerly await her next book.
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