Kaye is 16 when she finally learns why she’s such a strange young woman: she’s a changeling pixie under a spell. A move home to the New Jersey shore brings her back in touch with her childhood friends, the solitary fey, who want to end their servitude to the higher-born faeries by foiling the sacrifice of human blood known as the Tithe. Kaye offers to masquerade as a human for the Tithe and is swept into a complicated net of politics and treason between two rival courts of faeries.
I liked Holly Black writing style a lot. She also wrote some really great characters. Beware…these are not glittery, gossamer fairies…these are gritty, as likely to kill you as not Faeries, BUT…I loved them. I found myself really drawn into this world. Fantasy fans should try this author. – Jessica, Teen Librarian