By Holly Black
Blurb from Goodreads: “Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms — a struggle that could very well mean her death.”
When I first picked this book up, I really wasn’t sure I’d like it. The blurb didn’t speak to me.
Boy was I wrong.
It’s fast-paced with plenty of action, but also moments that made me laugh. I really like that Holly puts a fresh twist on old tales of faeries. I’m a big faerie fan — the Irish type, not Tinkerbell — so seeing the tables turned between the Seelie and Unseelie courts was fun.
There were a few head-scratching moments where, if this had been something I was critting, I’d have whipped out my handy dandy hot pink pen to make notes, but alas, it wasn’t. lol
Definitely a good read.