Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Valiant" by Holly Black [3]

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 new found affection for an honourable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

Second book in this series and just like another that I mentioned with the previous review, it has taken a side step with the story. Again bad language dominates this book and it has a lot of adult content in it as well. It wasn't to bad ... easy to read ... it's edgy and powerful ... and it's about a young girl coming to terms with a major disappointment in her life, and how she finds the courage to fight and be valiant in herself and with her friends. Not for young readers.
I rate this book 3 stars.

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