Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 7, 09 Ironside by Holly Black

I haven't blogged in a while, sorry about that! That changes NOW.

Ironside by Holly Black is the sequel to Tithe. Ironside is about a faerie named Kaye who is in love with the new Unseelie king named Roiben. She shows her love by asking for a quest, but Roiben, knowing how horrible quests are, gives her an impossible one. She is told to find a faerie who can lie. While this is going on, there are also extreme faerie politics going on, and it's up to Kaye to help Roiben.



This book was my favorite in the three in this series: Tithe, Valiant and Ironside. I loved how clever and quick thinking Kaye was, and I really liked the Corny and Luis romance. Black's writing is amazingly descriptive, and the courts she create are dark, terrifying and intriguing. I also adored how Kaye finished her quest. The book felt like it went really fast though, and that's my one complaint. Four and a half out of five.

Emma

6 comments:

  1. Most of Holly Black's book feel that way to me, not that it's necessarily a bad thing that the feel like they go by quickly. I really liked Tithe, I guess I'll have to pick this one up.

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  2. I'd recommend reading Valiant first. I agree. :)

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  3. I read Tithe, and then tried listening to Valiant, but the narrator's voice grated on my nerves.. I really need to find a book copy of it so I can continue on with the series.

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  4. I haven't read any but they look great!

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  5. O I'm hoping to read Tithe soon.

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  6. Tithe is excellent. I did feel a bit detached to what was going on, but Holly Black's writing is to DIE for. Like really rich dessert. :)

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