A Modern Faerie Tale
By Holly Black
Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9780689867040, 331pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2004
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 Kaye 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.
Publishers Weekly, starred review A gripping read....[T]he exquisite faeries haunt as well as charm.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review Debauchery, despair, deceit, and grisly death -- what more could you ask for from a fairy tale?...A luscious treat for fans of urban fantasy and romantic horror.