Book Review: Tithe

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Title: Tithe
Author:
 Holly Black
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Version: Paperback
Page Count: 331
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis: GoodReads
Notable Notables: POC Character, LGBTQ+ Character
Recommended Readers: Ages 14+, Lovers of Dark Themes
Rating: ★★★★☆

 

What a strange but enjoyable book this was. I borrowed Tithe from my roommate because I’ve been dying for a good Fae story, one where the Fae are all unbridled passions and cruel whims and outside the realms of human morality. Because that’s what Fae are supposed to be. I’ve heard Holly Black is dubbed by fans as the Faerie Queen, so I was hoping she wouldn’t disappoint me.

I’m happy to say that, by and large, she didn’t. She gave me the Seelie and Unseelie Courts in all their ethereal beauty, perverse horrors, and glorious madness. She gave me faeries that largely regard mortals as playthings to trick and lead to ruin.

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