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  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube TwitchI read this for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Jane, Kristin, Alexa Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube TwitchI read this for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Jane, Kristin, Alexa


  2. Elise (TheBookishActress) Elise (TheBookishActress) says:

    Ravus nodded again I will make you as terrible as you desire I don t want to be , she started, but he held up his hand I know you re very brave, he said Or stupid And stupid Brave and stupid Ravus smiled, but then his smile sagged But nothing can stop you from being terrible once you ve learned howHolly Black has, apparently, been crafting marvelous worlds and characters for quite a long time now I adored this story eventhan her earlier Tithe Valiant is a Bea Ravus nodded again I will make you as terrible as you desire I don t want to be , she started, but he held up his hand I know you re very brave, he said Or stupid And stupid Brave and stupid Ravus smiled, but then his smile sagged But nothing can stop you from being terrible once you ve learned howHolly Black has, apparently, been crafting marvelous worlds and characters for quite a long time now I adored this story eventhan her earlier Tithe Valiant is a Beauty and the Beast retelling following Val, who, upon running away from home, falls in with some pals on the subway Upon running into a troll named Ravus, she finds herself falling deeper and deeper into the faerie world and maybe in love Everyone is completely awful, everyone makes really big mistakes, and you cannot look away.Woo Okay So this book was just an absolutely wild ride Holly Black s writing is so, so engrossing she is just absolutely magical The plot is twisty and creepy you can almost feel the book getting darker by the moment, as Val falls increasingly into drug addiction and into the faerie world The characters are not exactly likable but remain compelling no one feels good and no one feels bad The romance is equally compelling, with the love interest s backstory standing out is absolutely incredible And the book deals well with the idea of becoming haunted by a friend s death despite the fantastical outer layer of the story, the emotional core is quite solid And since Holly s faerie world is overlapping over itself, let s talk about how well she s crafted this universe, shall we The idea of the seelie court vs the unseelie court is a common one, and the concept of morally grey fairies is not new But it s been said before and will be said again no one writes fairies like Holly Black The delicious evil, mixed with bits and pieces of humanity, is somehow equal bits enthralling and repulsive I felt the thematic core and character writing of this book was far stronger than that of Holly Black s debut, Tithe, but her fairy writing has remained excellent from the startShe thought of something her mother had told her when she d finally broken up with one of her most dysfunctional boyfriends When a man tells you he s going to hurt you, believe it They always warn you and they re always rightHolly Black s love of ladies and of lady knights is consistent and honestly my favorite thing about her canon Her female characters are so deliciously and delightfully morally gray Tithe s Kaye, Coldest Girl s Tana, Darkest Part s Hazel, and The Cruel Prince s Jude are each very different, but they share a core of strength and willingness to do messed up things for their reasons She writes characters who are consciously mean and consciously kind and focuses on their agency Despite the terrible circumstances Val finds herself in, the romance of this story is built on firm ground from the lead s side This was one of the sequels I needed to read in 2019, so I m excited that I actually succeeded in reading it Onto Ironside TW drug addiction, and a moment of serious animal murder that made me sick to my stomach Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube


  3. Heather Heather says:

    I hated loving this book Having read Black s Titheand Ironside, I was none to keen on reading Valiant Black has a penchant for writing about the scourge of human society, leaving me with a sense of filth, and therefore compelling me to exfoliate None the less, Black s writing is so perversely alluring, that she all but grabs you by the neck and drags you into the story.Val is impossible to describe She s a shell of a girl In possession of one lezzie best friend, a mohawk donning boyfriend, I hated loving this book Having read Black s Titheand Ironside, I was none to keen on reading Valiant Black has a penchant for writing about the scourge of human society, leaving me with a sense of filth, and therefore compelling me to exfoliate None the less, Black s writing is so perversely alluring, that she all but grabs you by the neck and drags you into the story.Val is impossible to describe She s a shell of a girl In possession of one lezzie best friend, a mohawk donning boyfriend, and incredibly vain and insecure mother, Val participates in her life, but couldn t be accused of living it When Val walks in on her mother getting it on with her boyfriend, Val flees, going nowhere, and reveling in her lack of destination She finds herself in New York City, homeless, but free It is here that she encounters Lolli, a blue haired Never addict, Sketchy Dave, brother to the sighted Luis, and joins their trio of loner losers Val is introduced to a world that will afford you every possible pleasure you care to take, while leaving you living in squalor and slowly choking the life from you, one Never hit at a time Val drowns in the world of fairie, and yet finds her inner strength, as well as the love she craves But in order to save herself, and the troll she loves, Val must learn that being free to make your own bad decisions serves no purpose other than enabling you to own your destruction The characters within this story suck at life They make piss poor role models and I hope that younger readers of this book wouldn t think that Val s adventure is the least bit realistic Val would have wound up dead, on in the very least, assaulted These characters run from their problems, steal, take drugs, and engage in casual sex And yet I loved this book because these characters drop f bombs, filch, become addicts, and engage in casual sex Life isn t always pretty, and this book captures the essence of that filth while adding a touch of whimsy, and an acceptable happy ending


  4. ✨ A ✨ ✨ A ✨ says:

    It was a bit of a shock when I opened this book and the story wasn t about Kaye I assumed the whole series was about her and Roiben Anyway this book follows a girl called Val Certain things happen in her life and she runs away from home to the city There she meets other lonely souls homeless kids and ends up staying with them in the subway Through these new friends of hers she finds out about the faerie realm and ends up becoming a delivery girl of sorts for a faery and helps him dis It was a bit of a shock when I opened this book and the story wasn t about Kaye I assumed the whole series was about her and Roiben Anyway this book follows a girl called Val Certain things happen in her life and she runs away from home to the city There she meets other lonely souls homeless kids and ends up staying with them in the subway Through these new friends of hers she finds out about the faerie realm and ends up becoming a delivery girl of sorts for a faery and helps him discover who was poisoning the other faeries in the city I really liked the mystery element of this book and I was curious about who the murderer could be I just think the story took a very long time to pick up


  5. Faith M ✨ Faith M ✨ says:

    One fine day in the middle of the night two dead boys got up to fight Back to back they faced each other, pulled out their swords and shot one another The deaf cop on the beat heard the noise and came and shot the two dead boysSo this was a big ol oof but I honestly thought I d like it when I first started The first few chapters were fine and I didn t mind that this didn t follow the cast of the previous book I found that, over all, they were wayinteresting as people thOne fine day in the middle of the night two dead boys got up to fight Back to back they faced each other, pulled out their swords and shot one another The deaf cop on the beat heard the noise and came and shot the two dead boysSo this was a big ol oof but I honestly thought I d like it when I first started The first few chapters were fine and I didn t mind that this didn t follow the cast of the previous book I found that, over all, they were wayinteresting as people than Tithe s characters, but they still sucked lmaoWhat on earth was up with that blatant animal abuse It made me sick, honestly, and not in a wow these characters are so intense kind of way, but rather a this chick is a straight up sociopath and I hate her with every fiber of my being and made me want to hit Holly Black in the face with a chair Violence breeds violence, I guess It felt like she was trying to be edgy and cool but without anything to really say, as usual, so it all ended up feeling like she did it for the aesthetic and brutally murdering a kitten doesn t give me vibes it gives me nausea.If I had to pick a character that I liked, I d say probably Dave or Luis because they felt pretty consistent but also kind of like Black took Corny and cut him in half Lolli was the aforementioned demon spawn, and Val was annoying Ravus was nebulous at best Ruth Was she a character or a piece of soggy cardboard The world may never know.The second worst thing about this was undoubtedly the plot The love story between Val and Ravus came out of absolutely nowhere when he started spilling all of his life history to her for no reason, and I just felt like I d accidentally skipped 5 chapters The main plot was so jumbled and confusing but the plot twist was so obvious that I was seriously hoping that it wasn t going to happen So when it did, I rolled my eyes so far back that I saw my last brain cell die.Strangely, the only thing I truly enjoyed about this book was the knowledge that if the book I m writing is incomprehensible trash, it might still get published and become popular


  6. Candace Robinson Candace Robinson says:

    So I didn t like this one as much as the first book, but I still loved it I liked that the characters aren t your typical characters Like you may not really like them, but you still totally do Also, can I just say the troll love was freaking awesome I liked that Holly Black made the character fall for a troll and not a hot troll either Although, I m sure he s super adorable because his personality was lovely I felt for Valerie a lot, and yes she did some stupid things, yet I still wanted So I didn t like this one as much as the first book, but I still loved it I liked that the characters aren t your typical characters Like you may not really like them, but you still totally do Also, can I just say the troll love was freaking awesome I liked that Holly Black made the character fall for a troll and not a hot troll either Although, I m sure he s super adorable because his personality was lovely I felt for Valerie a lot, and yes she did some stupid things, yet I still wanted to give her a big hug This world has sucked me in and I can t wait to start book three right away


  7. Alaina Alaina says:

    Ever since I finished Tithe I ve wanted to finish this series. but never seemed to try and read the second book No idea why, maybe I m super lazy or I just never got the book. but I m happy to redeem myself people It follows Val Russell, who is about 17 years old, and she have a terrible life Her family sucked a bag of dicks and her whole life spiraled down a dark ass rabbit hole Yeah, things were not sunny on her side of the street The grass was not greener for her Well, her life sort o Ever since I finished Tithe I ve wanted to finish this series. but never seemed to try and read the second book No idea why, maybe I m super lazy or I just never got the book. but I m happy to redeem myself people It follows Val Russell, who is about 17 years old, and she have a terrible life Her family sucked a bag of dicks and her whole life spiraled down a dark ass rabbit hole Yeah, things were not sunny on her side of the street The grass was not greener for her Well, her life sort of gets better when she finds herself within a homeless crowd From this, she meets Dave, Lolli, and Luis Things don t always go according to plan when Val is involved which is probably why this book was so entertaining I wouldn t necessarily say it was a page turner from start to finish because I did get bored while reading this Speaking of the people she meets, Lolli, man, she was so freaking weird That whole killing a cat just because she didn t want to take care of it man, it gave me the shivers I cringed so hard I don t even like cats that much and I would never do that AND I M ALLERGIC TO THEM BITCHES Besides that, things happened in this book that kind of shocked me a little bit Overall, it was an interesting book that I m kind of happy that I dove into I m super happy that I dove back into this series and I can t wait to dive into the next book of this one I hope it s not as creepy or cringe worthy as this one. but I ll still probably read it


  8. Lisa Litberg Lisa Litberg says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book I found the idea of the story captivating Faeries are real, and they walk among us, hidden by glamour from human eyes And they aren t necessarily good faeries like humans, some are good, and some are stealthy 17 year old Val discovers this world when she runs away from home and lives under the New York subway tunnels Through unforeseen circumstances, she ends up indebted to a troll, delivering potions to faeries But faeries are being poisoned, and Val I have mixed feelings about this book I found the idea of the story captivating Faeries are real, and they walk among us, hidden by glamour from human eyes And they aren t necessarily good faeries like humans, some are good, and some are stealthy 17 year old Val discovers this world when she runs away from home and lives under the New York subway tunnels Through unforeseen circumstances, she ends up indebted to a troll, delivering potions to faeries But faeries are being poisoned, and Val ends up risking her life to solve the mystery and protect her unlikely troll friend I liked the premise And I found myself drawn into the love story that unfolded between Val and Ravus, the troll Unfortunately, I thought the writing was inconsistent The plot seemed choppy and the characters were underdeveloped The story didn t flow well enough from one scene to the next, making it less believeable There were a lot of loose ends at the close of the story which seemed to have been forgotten, or pushed aside, and which I would have liked to seen closed But even though I was disappointed by this book in many ways, the lure of the faerie world stays with me I might try reading something else by her, just forof that


  9. Alexa Alexa says:

    July buddy read for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Kristin, Jane, Melanie July buddy read for FaerieAThon, which I am cohosting with Kristin, Jane, Melanie


  10. Miss Bookiverse Miss Bookiverse says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What finally made me listen to this audiobook I ve had for months was a Twilight secret in which someone claimed that Ravus was so much better hotter than Edward Cullen even though he was a troll That made me very curious so I gave it a listen It only took me a few days to finish it Renee Raudman reads the book in a wonderful, calm way She does the different voices perfectly, especially Ravus.I remember that I had stumbled across Holly Black s website some years ago and thought of her as so What finally made me listen to this audiobook I ve had for months was a Twilight secret in which someone claimed that Ravus was so much better hotter than Edward Cullen even though he was a troll That made me very curious so I gave it a listen It only took me a few days to finish it Renee Raudman reads the book in a wonderful, calm way She does the different voices perfectly, especially Ravus.I remember that I had stumbled across Holly Black s website some years ago and thought of her as some wannabe writer , I take that back now She s a fantastic writer Her imagination is great, her characters are modern and have depth and she uses language very well Her style is quite fast and if you don t pay attention for a minute you might lose track but I prefer that to books with tons of unnecessary, boring paragraphs.Further I find her style very real and honest, she doesn t mind describing disgusting disturbing things not in a sensational way though, just very casual , for example how Lolli pushes the kitten in front of the train or how Dave and Val have sex.What I loved as well was the anti heroness about Val How she shaves off her hair, gets dirtier every day and still is loved And all the stuff about the Never, the drug similarities, such an interesting idea The only thing that put me off a little was the beginning when Val discovers the affair between her mom and her boyfriend I know this is an important event to get the story started and I supposed it has happened before but it just seemed so unrealistic and weird yes, I know, unrealistic might be the wrong word in a fantasy novel.Another thing I loved was the ending Lots of books I ve enjoyed during reading them, have disappointed me with their weak endings Valiant s last sentence was exactly right and perfectly fitting.All in all a fabulous book about a modern fairytale


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