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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Holly Black Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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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 Kaye 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 2/11/2014

    " Love Holly Black's super smart protagonists and twists but Kaye was wild and hard to relate to. I LOVED Roibon and the fairy tale aspect of the book, but didn't get the whole Corny story line. They were instantly best friends? And why was Kaye green? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naomi | 1/16/2014

    " Another book I would've liked a lot more if there weren't so much swearing, and some questionable content. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aliza | 12/28/2013

    " This darkest and most grittily disturbing of the new modern faerie tales stars Kaye, a pixie changeling who has spent all her life feeling out of place thinking she was human. Before she is thrown into the ugly politics of the two faerie courts that seek to use her, we must dirty ourselves as we barely stomach the vulgarities of her friends, her "mother" and her deeply sad, tortured, aimless life. This book is too dark and vulgar both in language and contact for most tweens and teens that would be drawn to a faerie tale. Though the book improves towards the end, I would hardly recommend this book. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth even if the ending seems sweet. Fellow fans of Aprilynne Pike's Wings series and Jenna Black's Faeriewalker books should steer clear unless they have a strong stomach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 06bryerr | 12/19/2013

    " This book was about a girl who is a farie but she doesnt know it. She got mad at her grandmother and she took of into the woods and she met this guy who told her that he knew her and that she was a faire and if she touched a four leaf clover that she would reveal who she really was so she went home and rolled around in her yard and her skin started to come off and she turned into this green looking creatur. After that night she kept on seeing the man and the man was a faire to but he never revled his name because faries cant tell others there name. He told her that she was adopted and her mom and her grandmother werent really who she thought they were because she didnt know she was adopted. She has her friend help her go threw her troubles becasue she told her friend that she was a faire. This book was really good and i recomend you read it if you are the type of person you likes fantisy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana Long | 12/11/2013

    " A lot of swearing. It was a good book, but not a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/11/2013

    " I liked Valiant (same author, different plot) and Wicked Lovely (same plot, different author) much better. I'll still read the third in this trio, but I'm glad I read Valiant first or I may not have made that decision. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 11/24/2013

    " Kaye finds she there is a reason she feels alienated, it's not just teen angst. Good story, too much cussing for middle school! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 11/14/2013

    " A gripping faerie tale with horror, romance and urban fantasy. The poems at the start of the chapters add to the eeriness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyla | 11/7/2013

    " Fantastic book. Fast paced and well written. It's a teeny-bopper fantasy book with a wide array of characters. I liked the heroine of the story very much. A very very good read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen | 10/30/2013

    " I wasn't super impressed with the writing, but I suppose I'll still read the sequels since so many people have recommended the trilogy to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/24/2013

    " Dark, gritty and totally fantastic read. Characters you love to hate, and hate to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica McBrayer | 10/6/2013

    " This book was dark and fresh. Definitely a good cross over from YA to Adult. I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephani | 7/13/2013

    " Having a hard time getting into this, so I'm moving it back to the to read list. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Khawla | 6/2/2013

    " I've read a number of faery books most of them were readable, but unfortunately this isn't one of them. It was a total waste of time. crappiest book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Kerr | 3/27/2013

    " Dark and fantastic...one of the first books that led me to the amazing world of YA fiction! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson Moss | 1/17/2013

    " I love this book it is my absolute favorite book of all time, its was the start of all the evil faerie topic that is now a big sensation right now "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Butterfly | 12/9/2012

    " Oh God, this is the first time I gave a book one star. It was so bad, how in the world did I even finish it? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Akiko Ashley | 7/7/2012

    " One of my favorite Faery Tale stories, with a touch of modern mixed with classic elements. It has a gritty dark feel with a honest sadness about young people who must find their identity between two worlds...it is amazing how we can ignore what is right in front of our eyes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Apol | 7/4/2012

    " I didn't think it was possible, but there is such a thing as too much swearing. Didn't finish the book, I got way too annoyed reading the first few pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karissa | 4/19/2012

    " it was so good i read it in a day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina Ivashkov/Ozera/Wayland | 11/6/2011

    " it was a very interesting book. but not enough to keep still reading the next book of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 7/23/2011

    " fav in series. i love kay and roiben. roiben is so hot lol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 7/22/2011

    " Continues to be my favourite book by putting a dark twist on faerie tales. I've reread this book at least once a year since I bought it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 7/20/2011

    " Loved...didn't like the language but the book was amazing. (There is A LOT of language too.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelie | 7/14/2011

    " Great book! Definitely wanna read the second part. It's a lot like Wicked Lovely, but not too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillian | 7/8/2011

    " Love it; I've reread it and the other books of the series more times than I can count. Sounds like typical teen fiction but it's far far better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/1/2011

    " I really loved Holly Black's "White Cat" series, so I was looking forward to reading her faerie series as well. This book didn't quite have the polish or the originality that I was hoping for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 6/24/2011

    " a good book but a bit of unnecessary swearing, people don't swear that much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sasha | 6/23/2011

    " Awful. I read it in high school, and it's amazing that I still remember how much I disliked every character, every concept, and every chapter. "

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About the Author
Author Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. She is best known for writing the Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of fantasy books for children; all of the books were adapted into a major motion picture in 2008. Her first novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002. Her novella, The Wrath of Mulgarath reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 2004. She is also a frequent contributor and editor to a number of anthologies, including Geektastic, Zombies vs. Unicorns, and Bordertown. A graudate of the College of New Jersey, Black lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and award-winning narrator,was born and raised in Michigan. As an actress she has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she was a finalist for the 2013 Audie Award for The Fault in Our Stars. She is also a member of the multinarrator productions for October Mourning and Wonder, which were also 2013 finalists for Audie Awards. She has won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.