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  • Title: Tithe
  • Author: Holly Black
  • ISBN: 9780689860423
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

Unlimited Tithe - by Holly Black Unlimited Tithe - by Holly Black - Tithe, Tithe 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

  • Unlimited Tithe - by Holly Black
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About "Holly Black"

  1. Holly Black

    Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles with Tony DiTerlizzi , The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare , The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in January 2018.She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

788 thoughts on “Tithe”

  1. 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 abo [...]


  2. 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 goin [...]


  3. 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 chang [...]


  4. 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 interestin [...]


  5. I was warned Tithe was going to be dark To which I thought, Ooh, yes likee me please DARK BOOKS ARE GREAT Buuuut I have to admit, it wasn t THAT dark After one reads books like Red Rising and An Ember in the Ashes.ha It takes a lot to chill me BUT ANYWAY I did like Tithe even though I thought it was going to be evilly darker Obviously there are plenty of creeptastic faeries and death everywhere and blood splatters and YEAH IT WAS QUITE GOOD AND I LIKED IT I confess I didn t love it though This [...]


  6. If I could have given it 0 stars I would have To publish this as a young adult novel is horrifying I wouldn t read past 30 pages it was too offensive and to think it was published as content for young adults is terrible It would be R rated as a movie Not only was the f word used liberally throughout the few pages I read, teens were drinking, smoking and hinting at being sexually active NOT something I would want my kids to read, or myself I normally wouldn t dream of rating a book without readin [...]


  7. As a child, Kaye had faery friends throughout her life, she has always been unusual Now, following an barfight, Kaye and her would be rock star mother return to Kaye s childhood home There, Kaye meets another faery, and discovers that her childhood friends really do exist and that she is far unusual than she ever suspected She soon falls into the middle of the power struggle between two rival faery courts, a struggle which could easily spill into the human world Tithe is a mix of wonderful and [...]


  8. Tithe A Modern Faerie Tale is about sixteen year old Kaye Fierch, a girl who has been moving around with her single mother for her entire life At a young age she has been able to see and interact with these things called faeries, although no one believed her Then one day, she enchants a boy into falling in love with her and makes a broken, splintered horse move Soon after that event she meets a young faerie night named Roiben, and that is just the start of her faerie adventure.Hm okay, the reaso [...]


  9. I ended up reading this book by accident It was recommended to my 14 year old, Gini She began the book and then brought it to me saying that she didn t feel it was appropriate for kids and that she, personally, had no interest in a heroine who consistently made such poor life choices Well I decided to read it to see what the deal was This book was recommended for kids 14 and up and Gini has read books that were definitely adult reading level and she LOVES faery The problem with this book for Gin [...]


  10. Reto 29 PopSugar 2018 Un libro acerca de o ambientado en HalloweenLa verdad ten a altas expectativas con este libro, las que s lo se vieron cumplidas en el ltimo tercio, en que la acci n y el argumento van in crescendo hasta un final que, para m , fue absolutamente satisfactorio En retrospectiva, lo que se narra en las dos primeras partes era necesario para el desenlace, pero con un estilo que no atrapa, incluso un poco aburrido Afortunadamente la lectura es simple y r pida, por lo que tampoco a [...]


  11. 3.25 starsHalf the fun s in lies we tell ourselves.My favorite thing about faerie books is always their eerie atmosphere I don t mind gory horror, but what I truly love is that creepy feeling I get with mysterious and intriguing books like this one And while Tithe did not leave me in awe, it was still very well written, and it kept me hooked from beginning to end Holly Black is one of my favorite fantasy authors She wrote The Curse Workers trilogy, my favorite urban fantasy series of all time, b [...]


  12. He slid out of bed, scratching his balls through once white briefs, and sat down in front of the computer.Ok, now I remember WHY I hated Holly Black s writing before finally enjoying White Cat Too much grossness That s why Everything is in Tithe is disgusting and grimy except for the love interest, thank goodness for that if it s nail polish it s chipped, if it s bed linen it s dirty, if it s hair it s greasy Yuck Apparently I am used to the gross now, because this time I liked Tithe If not for [...]


  13. This was so much fun I started out very unsure about it, since it was recommended to me by a The Iron Fey fan, I was expecting something else But Tithe is far darker than The Iron King It was very thematic and I was thrown off by the heroine s heavy drinking, smoking, swearing, and shoplifting, a girl of 16 But once I got acquainted with its world different is not necessarily bad.Kaye attracts the attention of a gorgeous fey of the Unseelie Court, a knight Roiben has the whole victim of circumst [...]


  14. Summary comfortably predictable storyline with some huge plot holes, but than fun enough to read Just make sure it doesn t put off Weetzie Bat or other masterpieces of the YA genre This book is marred by one major flaw that doesn t affect most of the YA set bad things happen both on and off stage to sympathetic characters around our protagonist and no one cares Several best friend character die, the two mothers are left bereft of their children, a small child is abandoned to the faeries, and th [...]


  15. Hidden Gem buddy re read with the YA Beyond crew I find it highly intriguing how John Milton Paradise Lost show up in this book right when I m starting Traitor Angels Just a thought.It went fast, but I m glad I decided to reread this I blew through nearly half of it in two hours last night and wrapped up the rest this afternoon I think it s a testament to Holly Black s skill that even though I flew through this book I was never bored and skimmed minimally I liked how the world of Faery wasn t ne [...]


  16. i couldn t finish this book and i WON T finish it it is horribly stupid and swears like 10 times a page it is all about cigarettes, drinking, and freakky people in dark alleys WHAT THE HECK i couldn t believe what was happening in the book it was disgusting ew ew i learned a lesson from this book DON T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER


  17. 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 world when she saves a d [...]


  18. I find it rather hard to choose what type of review I would like to write, positive or negative I suppose mine will be a bit of both One the one hand, I have to give Holly Black credit for attempting to write characters that do not fall within the norm Not everyone is of a certain race, hair color, eye color, personality type, etc and it is refreshing to read something other than a Mary Jane I can also appreciate any author who is daring enough to include sex, cussing, and drugs into their story [...]


  19. Romantic without being too soft and edgy without being too harsh, Holly Black s first entry effortlessly draws you into the alluring and alternately horrifying world of the fey.When I first began reading Tithe, I was afraid that Kaye s background lifestyle would be too gimmicky, but Black gives her just enough depth to be likable though I personally never felt intimately connected to her Corny, on the other hand, is such an odd combination of qualities that I found him very believable and sympa [...]


  20. I knew nothing about this book before I started to read it I mean, I pretty much just picked up this book because it helped fit a category in a reading challenge, cool title, I like butterflies, and a new author all wrapped in one Heck yeah, get in my hands and come home with me book I love any kind of fairytale or retelling book so I was super excited for a modern faerie tale However, Tithe has kind of left me torn I have no idea how to write out this book review WHY Well because I assumed it w [...]


  21. Bad execution of a good idea, 1.5 stars, December 9, 2009 Tithe A Modern Faerie Tale, the first book in Holly Black s faery trilogy, introduces readers to a dark and twisted world of Faerie Sixteen year old Kaye is the daughter of a rocker mom who moves from town to town before an act of violence pushes them back to New Jersey Kaye thinks the faeries of her youth are a thing of the past, but soon, her world starts changing as she learns that she has been chosen as a sacrifice between faery court [...]


  22. Call me conservative, but I just can t believe this was a young adult book There was so much swearing in it than most adult books that just wasn t needed that it distracted from the plot of the book That doesn t generally bother mebut it did with this book.


  23. 4 1 2 stars Tithe s inner blurb states that it is a young adult fantasy tale written by a brand new author with an exciting and imaginative voice and, for a change, the raves are true If you re into darker edged fantasy, where the faeries are likely to wound tender flesh than sprinkle one with faery dust, where sex, violence and various debaucheries are all part of a typical day in the faery kingdom, then do yourself a favor and buy a copy of Tithe It s the perfect book to chase away the mid wi [...]


  24. I was really looking forward to this book, despite the mixed reviews, and I wasn t disappointed Black created a wonderful and gritty world I know some reviewers have complained that Kaye and her life were unrelatable but that s okay Not everyone s life is perfect, and some teens do cuss and drink and dabble in drugs It s got the same dark quality as Melissa Marr s books favorites of mine I actually think that made her interesting and realistic.Kaye s transformation into the world of faery was [...]


  25. I used to be ridiculously anti social at family parties and hide out with this book TITHE was so formative for me as a writer Unapologetic and gorgeous TITHE tore off the wings of fairytales and gave them fangs, claws and thorns I wanted to be Kaye so badly I d sometimes wander around in my backyard looking for a wounded elf prince Sadly, no paranormal paramour for me Although I did date a boy with werewolf sideburns I still am, but his sideburns have lost their lycanthropic enthusiasm.


  26. This modern YA fantasy novel brings in all kinds of themes, and the urban New Jersey setting made it all the intriguing.


  27. Series ReviewTithe 3 starsValiant 2 stars barely Ironside 3 1 2 starsI am a huge fan of Holly Black, specifically her writing style Both The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown were five star books for me, and this is coming from someone who typically gets bored by fantasy after a chapter or two.There s something about Holly Black s writing style that is so lovely and dark and perfectly fitting for the stories she tells.With the release of The Cruel Prince, which is getti [...]


  28. Perhaps I m not really into the whole modern faerie concept Or maybe this book was just bad.It s a shame because Kaye was a good character I liked her because she obviously wasn t a Mary Sue, but she wasn t the stereotypical bad girl either she definitely had a lot of good in her She was quite interesting, as were the other human characters And for anyone that says they were unrealistic, you must have had a very privileged upbringing indeed I went to high school with kids like Kaye and her frien [...]


  29. I really did not expect to enjoy this book I thought it was going to be really lame, but I was pleasantly surprised I checked it out from the library one afternoon and finished it that day I found myself feeling like Kaye s friend, sympathizing with her while she lusted after Roiben a trait I normally cannot stand in a female protagonist, but because she had a personality and Roiben was, well, very attractive, I found it really compelling.My favorite part was when she mentioned shounen ai I laug [...]


  30. Kaye es una jovencita de 16 a os con una vida poco com n No asiste a la secundaria, trabaja repartiendo comida china y cuidando de su madre quien, en su intento de ser una estrella de rock, la arrastra de bar en bar.Todo comienza a cambiar cuando deben volver a su ciudad natal a vivir con su abuela, mientras su madre busca nuevamente trabajo como cantante en alguna banda y un lugar independiente donde alojarse Entonces Kaye volver a reencontrar a viejos amigos, quienes no s lo son humanos si no [...]


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