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Valiant

A Modern Tale of Faerie

By Holly Black

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| Paperback | 9780689868238

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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' Continue

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.

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    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    La Bella e la Bestia, ma molto moolto gotico.

    Bello, ma non mi ha fatto impazzire.
    In alcuni punti mi sono veramente annoiato e contavo le pagine che mancavano alla fine, in altri lo trovavo piacevole ma non abbastanza da accendere la scintilla.
    Valerie mi è simpatica e non mi sembra poi tanto ...(continue)

    Bello, ma non mi ha fatto impazzire.
    In alcuni punti mi sono veramente annoiato e contavo le pagine che mancavano alla fine, in altri lo trovavo piacevole ma non abbastanza da accendere la scintilla.
    Valerie mi è simpatica e non mi sembra poi tanto diversa da Kaye, Ravus è stupendo.
    Gli amici " Freakshow" di Val fanno veramente paura:
    Dave il fratello ingrato pazzo, Luis il fratello dai mille e piercing e Lolli la squilibrata.
    Mamma Mia ! Che botta di vita !.
    La trama è carina, sopratutto l'intera faccenda Ravus/Tamson/Mabry.
    E la fine ? Beh non mi ha acceso la scintilla però l'apparizione di Roiben non ha prezzo !.
    Mi dispiace che non mi sia piaciuto come avrei voluto, ma per essere un YA è molto originale.
    " Ironside " è l'ultimo della trilogia e l'ultimo delle avventure di Kaye e Roiben.
    Spero di rincontrare Val e Ravus.

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    Way better than Tithe. Val is a truly kick-ass & lovable protagonist, which doesn't happen often <3. Not a bad read, considering it's only a YA lightweight...

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    FranzVonWC said on Aug 22, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    My thoughts

    This was a good mix of the real and fantastical. I liked the way Val finds the strength in herself to help her new friends, both human and other. I also liked how Black interspersed faery folk among the buildings and parks of Manhattan and New Jersey ...(continue)

    This was a good mix of the real and fantastical. I liked the way Val finds the strength in herself to help her new friends, both human and other. I also liked how Black interspersed faery folk among the buildings and parks of Manhattan and New Jersey. I look forward to reading the first book in the series, Tithe.

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    krin5292 said on Aug 4, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 320 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0689868235
  • ISBN-13: 9780689868238
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publish date: 2006-09-26
  • Dimensions: 193 mm x 838 mm x 1,096 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook
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