Friday 20 February 2009

VALIANT: A Modern Tale of Faerie

When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

A few months ago I read and absolutely loved Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale. And because I'm revising an UF novel at the moment, I always stay away from UF books until I'm done. Instead, I like to grab something completely different to what I've written and lately, YA seems to fit the bill perfectly.

This week, I've been rewarding myself with reading a little bit of this book each night.

I finished reading it this afternoon and boy, this one didn't disappoint! It was fantastic. What I love about Holly's books - so far, because I've only read two :) - is that she tackles very real human issues, emotions and problems, then throws in the dangerous world of the faerie. And what a dark world that is. Once again, like the first one, this book was raw and didn't shy away from things that might make you uncomfortable.

Loved it! Can't wait to read IRONSIDE...

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