Starting off, I will say I was disappointed this did not pick up where Tithe left off. We got all new characters within the same world and Kaye and Roiben weren't reintroduced until late in the book, and dismissed just as quickly. That said, I did love this new story in that world.
While I did enjoy some of the new characters, most of the misfits were just scummy. I didn't understand why they would choose to live in an abandoned train station if taking Never made it so easy to get what they wanted; why not get an apartment? But at the base, they were just "drug" addicts, so I can almost understand the need for the fix and not really caring, but still.
The plot was new and enjoyable; the characters deliver packages (Never) to faeries that are outcast. Never helps these Faeries live in the city keep from getting too sick from the iron they are exposed to. When humans take Never though, they are able to, for a time, develop faerie powers such as illusions and glamour. It made for a vey interesting read, and also a sad, hard lesson in drug abuse.
The end was satsifying and I could hardly wait to start reading Ironside after that!
One of my reactions to this book was that i connected so well to the main character. She was so normal to me and yet had an epic adventure. I would recommend this book to all of my girlfriends because this is such a romantic and fantastical book. The setting in the city is very appropriate to what's going on with the main character. The story itself is awesome. There are so many twists and turns that happen to … more
Once upon a time, though not so long ago, there lived a teenager named Valerie. Valerie lived with her mother in a single parent family relationship, played lacrosse in school, and was best friends with a girl who preferred girls as friends. Valerie had a foul mouth and a temper to match, and had a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate both of these when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Being in possession of tickets to a hockey game at Madison Square Garden, Valerie … more