Elfenherz by Holly Black


byHolly Black, Anne Brauner

Kobo ebook | June 23, 2010 | German

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Fesselnde, magische Elfen-Fantasy

Als die siebzehnjährige Valerie davonrennt, soll sie nichts mehr an ein Leben erinnern, das sie abgrundtief enttäuscht hat. In New York findet sie eine Gruppe Gleichgesinnter, die auf der Straße lebt. Und Kontakt hat zu einer anderen Welt – einer Welt, die sich Valerie nicht einmal hat träumen lassen. Eine Welt voller Wesen, die sie magisch anziehen. Doch als ein Mord passiert, gerät Valerie zwischen die Fronten …

Gefährlich, romantisch, magisch – eine packende Leseverführung.

Title:ElfenherzFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 23, 2010Publisher:cbtLanguage:German

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3641042267

ISBN - 13:9783641042264


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dark and disturbing but romantic I thought Kaye, the main character of the first book,Tithe, had a difficult childhood, but it was nothing compared to this. I wonder if Holly Black had a difficult childhood too. Most of the book follows the main character, Val, and her friends Lolli, Dave, and Luis who live in a disgusting, abandoned subway station, while they are high on faerie drugs all day. Val even starts acting like Alex DeLarge at one point when she breaks into a family's home. Lolli kills a cat at one point because she is just tired of taking care of it. There is also cutting and casual sex among friends. Very disturbing book and far from YA, imo. The only good part is Ravus, the troll Val falls in love with. Ravus is extremely sympathetic. It was hard to get an image of him in my mind because he wasn't describe well, but I gathered he looked basically human, except with slightly green skin and large teeth. Val's narrative never described him as handsome, but she did say he was tall and lean, with gorgeous yellow eyes and long, silky black hair. I really enjoyed his character, although he was way too good for Val. I was hoping that the book would at least finish on an amazing high note, like Tithe. They did both end with the girl's romantic interest visiting her after she went home and they had been apart for awhile. Probably a few weeks. But while Tithe ended with an amazing kiss, Valiant did not. There was actually only one kiss. Although it was a really good one, it was before Ravus got mad at Val. A makeup make-out would have been nice. Roiben (the romantic interest from the first book) was actually in this one for a bit near the end (also the only few minutes spent in Faerie), and Kaye was mentioned to be in the room, but that was all. I know the next book, Ironside, is about Roiben and Kaye again, but I don't know how important the events in Valiant will be.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was not sure about it but... After reading Tithe, I had fallen in love with the characters so I was not sure about Valiant with new characters as the main protagonists. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this sequel as much as the first!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Second Book Terrific! loved this sequel
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Another fairy novel Not the best novel when it comes to fairy classics. Just another look at faerie,
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sequel I originally read this series in high school and I decided to revisit it since it was one of my favourite series. And wow, it is easy to see why. Val is an amazing protagonist perfectly suited to this kind of adventure. She is hardcore and kicks so much ass. Still one of my favourite books.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adoration Holly Black is a fantastic author that I loved as a teen. I still enjoy my escapes into the land of the fae even now as am adult.
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark in a Good Way I love how Holly Black writes about characters who are normally invisible in YA books, and this book is no exception. This is the second book in the Modern Faerie Tales series, though it is more like a companion book with the world that Black created, rather than continuing the story of the first book. This installment focuses on teens who are living on the street in New York. I enjoyed this - Black is a fantastic story teller and I enjoy the dark world of faeries that she has created. However, I didn't like this one as much as Tithe, the first in the series. Seventeen year old Val runs away from home and finds herself living on the streets with a group of other teens who squat in the subway tunnels. They are linked to the world of Fey and take a faerie drug that gives them a unique high. Val's character was good and I liked how she developed. I could understand her anger and betrayal, but she also grew beyond that. I wasn't as fond of the group of homeless teens that she hooks up with. I also found reading about taking copious amounts of drugs uncomfortable. Overall, I liked the dark story and that faeries are not portrayed in a "nice" light. Black writes with a frank and honest tone that I think will appeal to many fans of YA fantasy who are looking for something different. Note: There are significant amounts of drug use, swearing and sex in this book.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I truthfully never read Tithe, but I have read Valiant. And from what I read I will deffinitly go back and get Tithe. Valiant is a wonderful book, full of suspence and danger. I loved it! I found it to be exciting, and interiging. The idea of the Val and the rest of them, Lolli, Dave, and Luis living in the subway platform gave me a very different view on running away. Also, the Nevermore gave the book an extremly interesting idea. Though, I found Valiant to remind me of my favourite book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassanra Clare. That is because both have Seelie Courts, Glamours, and the fey. Its a rough connection, but I do see CON, COA, and COG in it. I would recomend this book to teenagers and up because of the content. It swears a lot. But, thats fine with me. It just shows who the characters are. Over all a great read!
Date published: 2009-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was... Alright Hmmm.... what to say, what to say. I liked the first book, Tithe, and while I also liked Valiant, the second book... it just wasn't as good... and was rather, well, disappointing.. It has the same writing style that Tithe has but the storyline involves new characters this time around. I would call Valiant more of a companion book than a sequel but Roiben and Kaye (from the first book) do make an appearance near the end. Valerie, or Val as she prefers, runs away to the city when she discovers her mom kissing her boyfriend... and not the friendly kind either. Betrayed and feeling angry and alone, Val meets Lolli, Dave and Luis, three teens who live in the underground tunnels of New York's subway system and befriend her. Glad she's found somewhere to be, Val sticks around, but there's more to her new friends than she originally thought. They somehow have a connection to the world of the fae, and all too soon, Val finds herself getting pulled in too. The problem with this storyline though was that it just wasn't as interesting. Someone has been poisoning the exiled fae that live in New York, which does spark some interest, but the way it comes out isn't very effective. The first half of the book was rather slow but the second half was better paced and events were starting to move along... enough so that in the end, I 'just liked' Valiant.
Date published: 2009-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from couldn't even finish it I read the first in this series and found it mediocre so i decided to pursue the series adn get the second book it was ok but i could not finish it. LIke it had more action and was less confusing but it got dull half way through and then better books came along so i erad those and left this all summer. Anyways i found it was very hard to read and hard to stay interested in. personally i wouldn't read this series and i don't plan to read the third
Date published: 2009-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good I really liked this book. If your thinking tithe wasn't that good, it wasn't. But don't give up hope! Valiant is a TOTALLY different story, and alot better i might add!
Date published: 2009-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Run awya except with a little more Perk! Valerie Russell, a young teenager who surprisingly finds out that her mother is fooling wround with her long-time boyfriend reacts like any other teenager would---she runs away. She makes friends quickly and gets herself into more adventure and trouble than she intended. With her new friends and a new pleasure----a fairy "drug" called Never keeps her from returning home...not that she wanted to anyway. Yeah, life isn't so bad for Val, as she discovers more about another world were humans are considered rats... A thrilling and exciting book, Holly Black writes as if she is apart of the Fairy world herself! Her charcaters are fun, unpredictable, and well-built.
Date published: 2009-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Amazing I read this book and could not put it down. Holly Black has out done herself. This book is wonderfully captivating and thrilling. I would recomend this book to anyone who loves modern day fairy tales and teenage troubbles.
Date published: 2008-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enchantingly...dangerous. I couldn't put it down. Holy Black's writting style is very unique and easy to follow. Valiant show's the darker side of fairy tales, and leads you into the enchantingly dangerous world of the fey.
Date published: 2008-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Holly Black continues riding the rail of mediocrity with Valiant, sequel to Tithe. I really wish she would get a ghost writer or something because while her stories have amazing potential, her writing style just lacks. Plot hooks that should've 'wow-ed' are spotted chapters in advance and leave you with a sense of "duh" once the characters themselves catch up with what you've already deduced. Don't get me wrong, her stories are beautiful, but must be appreciated for their potential not for the actual result. If you like the idea of twisted faeries messing with humans, give my recommended reads a go. They're phenomenal.
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from phenomenal read I've read a few of Holly Black's books and have found Valient to be one of the best written ones. The way she's able to draw readers into the world she's created and describe it to a point where you feel you're really part of the story.... incredible. This definitely a must read. I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I expected Valiant is the second book in Holly Black's Modern Faery Tale series. Although it is the sequel to Tithe, the story takes a bit of a surprise turn, with a focus on a different main character, and a totally different cast of characters than the first book. However, a lot of background knowledge from Tithe is required in order to understand this book, and in the end, Tithe and Valiant do cross paths, making it a remarkable tale that is hard to forget. A little odd, but nonetheless pleasing, Valiant will leave you with an immense feeling of satisfaction, much like Tithe does.
Date published: 2007-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "Another sucess for Holly Black ! " After reading Tithe I couldn't wait to read another Holly Black book . The edge and adventure in the book kept me drawn in till the end . It was just as magical as Tithe but I think I enjoyed Tithe a bit more. The love relationships in both books were just as interesting and the eerieness and mystery made me fall in love with Holly's writing style even more . A great Book !
Date published: 2006-06-02