Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale

Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale by Holly Black
Holly Black
Simon and Schuster
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Kaye, Roiben and the rest of the faerie world are back in a whole new adventure. As Roiben's coronation rolls around, Kaye declares herself to Roiben, and is sent on an impossible quest. Kaye, not being able to see Roiben until the quest is complete, returns home. When she is caught off guard, she is forced to tell her mother about the changeling. Kaye goes to the Seelie Court to get her counterpart back. Upon going, Kaye is caught up in a plot by the Seelie queen herself to get Roiben's throne. Kaye must outwit the entire faerie realm in order to save herself and Roiben.

This was the most believable fairy tale I have read. Between the evil faeries and the urban lifestyle, this makes an exciting read. Black's characters are very real, even the faeries. They all have human emotions and characteristics. The way she writes is so confident, it's descriptive and intelligent. It was like she was really in this faerie realm! This would truly be a good read for anyone who liked Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan. Black has written two other novels that I have read, Tithe, and Valiant, both of which match up to this book. All three are wonderful books.

There is talk of sex and drugs.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Shippensburg, USA


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