The Time Will Come (4)

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books for Company, where we can highlight the books on our shelves that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time, but have been put on the back burner for one reason or another. 

The book that I chose for this week is:
Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales #1)
Holly Black

Published 2002 by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division

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. (From Goodreads)

I haven’t yet read anything by Holly Black, but a lot of bloggers have been selecting Black Heart as their Waiting on Wednesday pick lately, since it is set to release soon.  And that reminded me that last year I bought Tithe, and still have yet to read it!  I’ve wanted to read it forever it seems, but it has always been pushed back for one reason or another.  But now that I’ve picked it up off my shelf for the first time in a long while, I realize how little of a book it is! My copy is 331 pages, but it’s a short, squat book – one that I could get through in no time.  So one of these days when I have a lot of reading time on my hands, I’m going to finally get to this one!

What books have been pushed back for you?  Let me know, or leave a link to your post if you’re participating in this meme and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog!

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  1. fakesteph

    March 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I loved this book. And I am sooo excited for Black Heart. Black is one of my current favorite writers. She's so good (and very dark, which I love!).

  2. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    March 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    The only Holly Black book I've read is The Spiderwick Chronicles. (Assuming that is the same Holly Black.)
    I also love a good creepy/dark read, so I may have to check this out!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      March 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Yep, same Holly Black. And Tony DiTerlizzi, the other author of The Spiderwick Chronicles (which I also haven't read) has another series that I want to read – book 1 is called The Search for WondLa. It's a MG I think, and it looks really good!

  3. Sally@Always Lost in Stories

    March 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    So many people love this book- it's got lots of rave reviews. Hope you get to it soon!
    I'm off to check out Wither Fever!

  4. Kat Balcombe

    March 23, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I've also never read a Holly Black book, but I want to! And I've never read a Faerie book, so if you do get time to read this one, I'll be interested to hear what you think!

  5. Jodie Lane

    March 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I remember trying to read a book by Holly and I just couldn't get into it. I have heard she's a great author though and hope you enjoy this

  6. Bittner

    March 25, 2012 at 4:18 am

    I would like to read Tithe some day but I am excited about Black Heart coming out!

    I checked, and the two of her books I have set aside for the readathon are the first two in the Spiderwick Chronicles.

  7. LHughes

    March 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    I had to read Tithe for a class. Holly Black is often credited with the creation of gritty, dark urban fantasy. Tithe is definitely that. (And her and Cassandra Clare are BFFs) I'll be curious what you think of it… Some people adore it. Personally, I found it confusing and had a hard time connecting with it.
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

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