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Cynically Sweet (Booklikes)

I'm not the most active user here on Booklikes. In fact, sometimes I forget that it even exists. However, I endeavor to come back and post more stuff that I enjoy.

My reviews aren't guaranteed to be something you agree with and my perspective on books isn't something most people generally want. However, I still hope that there's something you can gain from them and you don't feel as if you've wasted your time reading them.


Don't just take my word for it; read the books yourself and form your own opinion!

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Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)

Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1) - Holly Black, Greg Spalenka It was a pretty poor book, in my opinion.

The overall idea was interesting to me, "The Modern Faerie Tales" sounded like an interesting thing to me. When first hearing this, I thought it was a great idea and could be full of faeries and mythical creatures that have blended into our society. I was completely wrong.

Though the idea was interesting, it was poorly executed. Firstly, it had an obvious "The Chosen One" ideal where the main character was swapped at birth with a human child. She, as a faerie, grew up with mythical friends and one day she's informed of her real origin.

So, one day, she finds out that she's a faerie and immediately she wants to see her real self. That's another point I'd like to make, actually: the storyline relied too much on coincidence. She finds out she's a faerie and asks how to unseal her human skin to see her true self. She finds out that the use of a four leaf clover can break the bond. So, while she's going home from this meeting, she finds a patch of clovers and immediately starts rolling in them. She notices a nick in her finger and unseals her human shell...

Though the book claims to be "modern", it uses bad plotline, coincidence and poor character devolopment. I read all three of these "Modern Faerie Tales" and my suggestion is to not bother; the books get worse. It's unfortunate to consider what an amazing series it could have been. However, it was very disappointing.