I loved Valiant. It was an amazing blend of fantasy and romance mixed with the harsh reality of living on the streets of New York city.
I really liked Val. She was brave, tough and valiant. Ravus and Luis were really interesting characters. As well as Lolli, Ruth and Dave.
The plot was well written and it was really hard to put this book down! This is definitely a must read!
Val runs away to New York and meets quite a unique group of squatters. Lolli and Dave introduce Val into a whole new world of mystic and drugs, faerie drug that is, called Never. Val follows Dave around doing his 'job'. The fey are getting the drug from Dave, which keeps them strong from the steel and iorn as well as providing them with glamour. The fey are also being murdered... Val becomes addicted to Never and meets Ravus, who helps Val in her journey to recover and solve the murder mystery. The mystical nature of this book is so gracefully combined with everyday life and reality. I LOVE this book, it is my favorite.
My guess is that even if you don't have a thing for fantasy, you'll still love this book. It has plenty of real elements in it: violence, drugs (and plenty of them), life on the streets, anger, deception, and strength. This isn't just about faeries and magic, it's about a teenager struggling to gain control of her life and make her own choices, even if they're totally wrong.
The protagonist is Val, seventeen years old and an almost-jock. When she discovers a humiliating secret about her mother and boyfriend, she heads off to New York where she falls in with a group of other teenagers living on the streets who live by their own rules. As Val is about to find out, they know of the solitary faeries hiding out in the city, who create their own beautiful and dangerous world. She will soon meet Ravus, a reclusive, wise troll with pain to match her own and a heart he is afraid to give away.
This book has all the darkness and disgust of the real world mixed in with gorgeous fairytale detail: honeycakes conjured up from stones, lovely mermaids lying pale and dead on the banks of rivers, fairy dust snorted and shot up with needles. Holly Black creates once more a painful, intense story with an ending that won't disappoint you. I loved it even more than Tithe. Val is angry, angsty, a troublemaker and a hero, always screwing things up and sticking up for herself: one of my favorite heroines of all.
The first time i picked up the book i put it back and like few weeks later i went back to the library again and found the same book but this time i took it out and i'm very pleased that i took it out.Well the book is about a girl and her ending up doing jobs for a demon and falling in love with him.They encounter a couple of problems but they get toghether in the end of the book.I think its gets better towards the end of the book.A MUST READ BOOK!!!!!!!!