Review: Valiant by Holly Black

Continuing my read of The Modern Faery Tales series by Holly Black! This was also the winner of my first ‘Select Me Saturday’ post where you pick my next read and this was also my first audible read!

Title: Valiant

Series: The Modern Faery Tales #2

Author: Holly Black

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.


My first ever audible listen!!!! Renee Raudman hit the nail on the head with this. I especially loved the different voices!

The ultimate betrayal leads Val to Lollipop, Luis and Sketchy Dave (paaaahahaaaa!)…..and when her curiosity gets the better of her things get weird, super weird for Val and she finds herself indebted to a troll!

I loved the premise of this book but mist admit I hated Lollipop, just depised her a d my hate grew for her throughout the book!

But I did love Ravus, I mean trolls get bad press and are seriously under loved (except Justin Timberlake as Branch, he was well loved!!!) so I loved this part!

I’m told Ironside picks up Kaye and Roibens story so am looking forward to that!

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