Holly Black’s Urban Fey trilogy of Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside are known at YA, but truly, I think adults should read them just to understand why teens make dumb decisions. (people should read Barzak’s One for Sorrow for the same reason)

I’m not a teen expert, nor do I play one on tv, but I felt like her depiction of street living was believable and true.

So this one is about Val, a suburb almost-jock high school student who falls in with a group of street kids involved with a tunnel troll and the fey.

I really liked Tithe, and now I can say she does a good job with the characters in Valiant, too. I especially liked Ravus, the tunnel troll, he was cool.

highly recommended.

Anyway, my reading volume should slow down once Naoto comes back on Saturday morning.

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