Regular price: $20.99
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $20.99
Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By cheresse on 03-18-13
Not the greatest, but still entertaining
I read a few of Holly Black's books when I was a teen and I thought they were amazing. I read both Valiant and Tithe, the prequels to this book, and was excited to revisit the world when I had the opportunity to download it.
Alas, the book did not hook me the way that the others did. Maybe it's because I haven't read the others recently enough, or because a lot of the things that ran true as a teen don't apply to me anymore. Also distracting was the narrator. For some reason her voice annoyed me. I think I would recommend reading this book instead of listening to it.
Holly Black does great work with the Fairies of the east coast and the concept of living with them in a divided world. She is obviously knowledgeable regarding fairy lore and she works well with the intricacies of their politics without making the narrative boring. Sometimes the dialogue, particularly that of Rooiben, seems stilted though.
I generally like Holly Black, and would definitely recommend her other work. But my favorite is still Valiant and I further feel that the story is complete enough without the addition of Ironside.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Allison Rose Lopez on 06-16-18
I didn’t even want this book
Maybe the book is fine, I don’t know; I tried to download a different book & this one downloaded instead, wasting my free Audible credit. This one is cross-listed and heavily promoted alongside the one I did want. Now I’m just ticked off and still will not read this book even though I got it for free on accident,
0 of 2 people found this review helpful