When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.
But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.
well you better not taking drugs that came from the faery called Nevermore.
VALIANT Modern Faerie Tale; this book is bold daring dark and dirty. its a sequel of TITHE, its about a girl named Val, she just found out that her boyfriend was sleeping with her own mother and then she ran away and ended up in the streets, there she've met 3 street kids who lives in a subway station in New York City. from there the story begins as she got caught up with the faeries world.its sort of roma... more
I'd been recommended Holly Black for good urban fantasy and a realistic depiction of kids on the streets, and Valiant definitely delivered.It was hard to get into at first, but before I knew it, I was sucked into the world of kids living beneath the subways in NY who divide their time between dumpster diving, running errands for trolls and faeries and shooting up a faerie medicine that lets them create illusions and convince others to do their will. One of those books that had been compulsively digging it out of my purse whenever I could catch a few minutes to find out what happened next.