Tithe - Holly Black Review


Sixteen-year-old Kaye finds a white-haired young man bleeding to death in a rain-drenched New Jersey wood and saves his life. From that moment nothing in her life will ever be the same. Soon she is plunged into an inhuman world of conflict and betrayal, that demands a terrible sacrifice to win the kingdom. Cleverly combining romance with the resonance of myth, Holly Black masterfully evokes the dark heart of her conjured realm where Kaye must fight for her lover and her survival - a place of wonder, to be sure, but also of trickery, decadence, brutality and blood.

I was really looking forward to this book. I have been in love with the Elfhame series by Holly Black, so I was really excited for the new series she has written. I must admit that I'm in love with the Dutch Limited edition of this one. And I'm not talking about the dustjacket. The original book is pink sprayed with glitters and has glittery blue letters and artwork. It's such a pretty view. 

Wow! I must say that this one blew me away. I was kinda nervous to start this one, because I was afraid that i wouldn't like it as much as I loved her other series. But it is great, I must admit. It's so different and similar at the same time. It is a whole new setting with different characters, but they are not strangers to us. 

I really loved the characters in this book and I liked the fact that they had their enterance in the Elfhame series. They have something very intruiging surrounding them that makes you addicted to their story. 

The story's really tense and has a great ammount of plottwists. You just can't seem to put it down anymore. The tension between the characters is so vividly written that it feels like you really know them. I could not get enough of their story, I had it finished in no time. I really recommend this one to all the faerie lovers! 

About the book: 

  • Author: Holly Black 
  • Genre: Young Adult 
  • Themes: Faeries, love, Quest, ... 
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Published: june 20,2008
  • ISBN-Code: 978-1534484504
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Series: Elhame series - 1
  • Price: $19.99
  • Rating: * * * *