Kaye Fierch, 16-year-old, lives in a disturbing world. When we first meet her, she is living in a family where no sustenance seems to exist and in a social world where no integrity seems to find a home. Struggle is the issue of the day. Kaye finds her way into the world of the faeries and eventually discovers that she too is a faerie in disguise. These faeries live in an equally harsh world where danger lurks, and Kaye becomes a pawn between two forces. Perhaps just right for the older teen readers who attach themselves comfortably to the dark world where their feelings and angst are somehow more secure.
In the realm of very scary faeries, no one is safe.
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 the sixteen-year-old 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.
Holly Black's enormously powerful voice weaves teen angst, riveting romance, and capriciously diabolical faerie folk into an enthralling, engaging, altogether original reading experience.---from the publisher
336 pages 978-0689867040 Ages 14 and up ((lots of swearing, random torture and violence, and mature themes)
Keywords: dark fantasy, faerie world, kingdoms, power, romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, 14 year old, 15 year old, 16 year old
Other titles in this series: Valiant; Ironside