Do You Have A Moment To Talk About “Tithe?”

Holly Black’s urban fantasy novel doesn’t get enough love.

Tithe is an urban fantasy novel by author Holly Black, and it’s suberb. If you’re into fantasy or YA lit, it’s worth a look.

Tithe is an urban fantasy novel by author Holly Black, and it's suberb. If you're into fantasy or YA lit, it's worth a look.

That is, if you haven’t read it already.

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Reasons you should read Tithe include the super modern take on folklore – it takes place in Jersey Shore. No princesses or castles here.

Reasons you should read Tithe include the super modern take on folklore – it takes place in Jersey Shore. No princesses or castles here.

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Kaye is a biracial protagonist, which is pretty cool considering a lot of faerie tales are whitewashed.

Kaye is a biracial protagonist, which is pretty cool considering a lot of faerie tales are whitewashed.

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It’s also a more mature take on faerie lore. Instead of magical godmothers, the Faerie world is ruled by dueling factions: The Unseelie and the Seelie.

It's also a more mature take on faerie lore. Instead of magical godmothers, the Faerie world is ruled by dueling factions: The Unseelie and the Seelie.

These faeries aren’t cute. They’re SCARY.

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