Thursday, May 3, 2018
#tbt: Tithe by Holly Black
Tithe by Holly Black. A Modern Faerie Tale #1. 320 p. Margaret K. MeElderry Books/ Simon & Schuster, October, 2002. 9780689849244. (own)
#tbt features Tithe by Holly Black. This is book one of a trilogy called A Modern Tale of Faerie. It was also Ms. Black's debut and was published in 2002. A year later, her collaboration with Tony DiTirrlizzi, The Field Guide, which is the first book in The Spiderwick Chronicles was published. Tithe is the story of sixteen-year-old Kaye, who enjoys her nomadic life touring with her mom, who fronts a band. She's sent to live at her grandmother's home near the Jersey shore after a band member is attacked. Danger follows her there. She thought she once had three imaginary friends, but then two of the three show up to warn her of imminent danger. This dark story of the seely and unseely courts of faerie is rich and suspenseful.