About and Thoughts on Book:
Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries!
Kaye took another drag of her cigarette and dropped it into her mother's beer bottle. She figured that would be a good test for how drunk Ellen was - if she would swallow a butt whole.
I read this book a year ago in May. It was one of the first books I read that was about faeries. Before then I barely read anything that was about vampires, witches, or faeries. It helped to start the obsession. Well with books about witches and faeries, not really vampires. I actually had never heard of or read any of Holly Black's books until I saw this one on the shelf. I just read the synopsis and felt like it'd be a good read. It definitely was. If I'm remembering right, I read it pretty quickly maybe even in one night. In this book there are plenty plot twists and all the things that go along with reading a good faerie book. I didn't want to put it down.
Kaye had always been different. She use to have friends when she was younger that no one else could see. If I was her I would think something was up. Her friends had wings, and took her places. Maybe she just had a vivid imagination, or maybe not. Everyone else thought she did, but Kaye didn't. She didn't know all about them but she knew some, enough to know that she wasn't imagining. I did enter the world of very scary faeries. How she described some things had me thinking I was there. Some things even freaked me out. I kept wanting to just know what was going to happen right then. Some things were predictable, but that happens in a lot of books, but a lot of it wasn't. After reading this book, I would read other books that also involved faeries and would end up comparing them to this one. I wanted to see if they included the same things, or if they changed it up more. I would find myself deciding on whether I liked this other author's take on faeries or Holly Black's better. I tended and still do, side with Black. While reading this book, I didn't know there was more to it. I didn't know there was a series. I did know I wanted to read more. I was glad to find out by the end of the book that this was indeed a series. One problem is I have yet to be able to get the third one. I could never find it when I wanted to buy it from a bookstore, which completely sucks. My library only has the first one, which is to be expected that they wouldn't get the rest. Anyways I do know that this is one of my favorite books, and I do plan on getting Ironside soon.
Overall this book would be rated in my rating system, LK - I liked it! It wouldn't hurt you to read it, but it wouldn't kill you if you didn't. I think you'd be missing out on one awesome book if you didn't. That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
So will you enter the realm of very scary faeries?