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Holly Black

Autor(a) de The Cruel Prince

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About the Author

Holly Black was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey on November 10, 1971. She graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale was published in 2002 and was included in the American Library Association's Best Books for Young mostrar mais Adults. Her other works include The Spiderwick Chronicles written with Tony DiTerlizzi, Ironside, Poison Eaters and Other Stories, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Iron Trial (Magisteruim Book 1) and The Copper Gauntlet (Magisteruim Book 2) written with Cassandra Clare, and The Darkest Part of the Forest. Valiant won the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. She also won the Young-Adult Prize in the Indies Choice Book Awards 2015 for The Darkest Part of the Forest. Black and Clare's Magisterium Series has received both critical and popular acclaim appearing on numerous bestseller lists including The New York Times bestseller list in the Young Adult category. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles, which were illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. Do not combine this page with Mr. DiTerlizzi's author page, or with any of the various pages that are in both their names. Thank you.


Obras por Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (2018) 6,340 exemplares
Tithe (2002) 5,632 exemplares
The Field Guide (2003) — Autor — 4,801 exemplares
The Wicked King (2019) 4,012 exemplares
The Seeing Stone (2003) 3,687 exemplares
The Queen of Nothing (2019) — Autor — 3,409 exemplares
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (2005) 3,333 exemplares
Lucinda's Secret (2003) 3,062 exemplares
Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (2007) 2,948 exemplares
The Ironwood Tree (2004) 2,931 exemplares
The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004) 2,819 exemplares
White Cat (2010) 2,360 exemplares
The Iron Trial (2014) 2,266 exemplares
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013) 2,144 exemplares
Doll Bones (2013) 2,035 exemplares
The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015) 2,017 exemplares
Book of Night (2022) 1,743 exemplares
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2003) — Autor — 1,495 exemplares
The Nixie's Song (2007) 1,361 exemplares
Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Editor — 1,285 exemplares
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Editor — 1,129 exemplares
The Copper Gauntlet (2015) 1,085 exemplares
Red Glove (2011) 1,050 exemplares
The Poison Eaters (2010) 817 exemplares
Black Heart (2012) 745 exemplares
A Giant Problem (2008) 727 exemplares
The Bronze Key (2016) 714 exemplares
The Stolen Heir (2023) 687 exemplares
The Good Neighbors, Book 1: Kin (2008) 611 exemplares
The Silver Mask (2017) 561 exemplares
The Wyrm King (2009) 518 exemplares
Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Editor; Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
Goblins Attack (2006) 414 exemplares
The Golden Tower (2018) 388 exemplares
Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006) 356 exemplares
The Lost Sisters (2018) 312 exemplares
The Good Neighbors, Book 2: Kith (2009) 264 exemplares
The Folk of the Air, Books 1-3 (2019) 188 exemplares
The Good Neighbors, Book 3: Kind (2010) 184 exemplares
Heart of the Moors (2019) 150 exemplares
Lucifer Vol. 1: Cold Heaven (2016) — Autor — 121 exemplares
Lumberjanes: Bonus Tracks (2018) 79 exemplares
Lucifer Vol. 2: Father Lucifer (2017) 68 exemplares
Lights Out (2014) 46 exemplares
The Stolen Heir (2023) 43 exemplares
Shadow Unit 8 (2011) — Autor — 40 exemplares
The Prisoner's Throne (2024) 23 exemplares
The Curse Workers (2021) 21 exemplares
The Golden Boy 19 exemplares
The Day the River Caught Fire (2023) 10 exemplares
Curse Workers 4 (2013) 9 exemplares
Magisterium Series 5-Book Set (2019) 9 exemplares
Magisterium, Books 1-4 (2017) 8 exemplares
Królowa niczego. Tom 3 (2022) 8 exemplares
Goblins Attack | Troll Trouble (2006) 4 exemplares
The Coat of Stars 3 exemplares
L'erede rapito (2023) 3 exemplares
Not Alone 3 exemplares
Lucifer (2015-2017) #07 (2016) 3 exemplares
Lucifer (2015-2017) #08 (2016) 3 exemplares
Le prince cruel - Collector (2022) 3 exemplares
Le roi maléfique - Collector (2023) 2 exemplares
The Stolen Heir 2 exemplares
Le Livre de la Nuit (broché) (2023) 2 exemplares
Lucifer (2015-2017) #01 (2015) 2 exemplares
Not for Humans 2 exemplares
Lucifer (2015-2017) #05 (2016) 2 exemplares
Reversal of Fortune 2 exemplares
L'héritier trahi (2023) 1 exemplar
Virgin 1 exemplar
The Night Market 1 exemplar
Heartless 1 exemplar
Kara Yürek (2012) 1 exemplar
Lucifer (2015-2017) #13 (2016) 1 exemplar
Lucifer (2015-2017) #12 (2016) 1 exemplar
Lucifer (2015-2017) #11 (2016) 1 exemplar
Lucifer (2015-2017) #10 (2016) 1 exemplar
Lucifer (2015-2017) #06 (2016) 1 exemplar
Il finale. Magisterium (2021) 1 exemplar
Noble Rot 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) — Contribuidor — 1,016 exemplares
My True Love Gave to Me (2014) — Contribuidor — 915 exemplares
Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 678 exemplares
Naked City (2011) — Contribuidor — 619 exemplares
Young Warriors: Stories of Strength (2005) — Contribuidor — 614 exemplares
The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire (2009) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader (2013) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
Rags & Bones (2013) — Contribuidor — 374 exemplares
Troll's Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales (2009) — Contribuidor — 344 exemplares
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Contribuidor — 303 exemplares
21 Proms (2007) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
Teeth: Vampire Tales (2011) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
Sympathy for the Devil (2010) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 272 exemplares
Doctor Who: 12 Doctors, 12 Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
Beyond the Woods: Fairy Tales Retold (2016) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
The Emerald Circus (2017) — Introdução — 197 exemplares
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (2009) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress {Del Rey omnibus} (2008) — Prefácio, algumas edições195 exemplares
The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
A Flight of Angels (2011) — Autor — 183 exemplares
Wings of Fire (2010) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2008: 21st Annual Collection (2008) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two (2008) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five (2011) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Three (2009) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (2007) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four (2010) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 Edition (2011) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (2010) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name (2009) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2014) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Ex Libris: Stories of Librarians, Libraries, and Lore (2017) — Contribuidor — 93 exemplares
Full Blooded Fantasy (2005) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure (2006) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Full Moon City (2010) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Blood Sisters: Vampire Stories by Women (2015) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Circus: Fantasy Under the Big Top (2012) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine (2015) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Doctor Who: 13 Doctors, 13 Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Year's Best Fantasy 8 (2007) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016 Edition (2016) — Autor — 45 exemplares
The Year's Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Shadow Unit 7 (2011) 40 exemplares
Bloody Fabulous (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny (2013) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 28 • September 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Enchanted Living, #46 Spring 2019: Into Forest Issue (2019) — Interviewed — 2 exemplares
Enchanted Living, #49 Winter 2019: The Hygge Issue (2019) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Black, Holly
Outros nomes
Riggenbach, Holly
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
College of New Jersey (B.A., English, 1994)
Rutgers University
author (contemporary fantasy novels for children and teens)
Clare, Cassandra (writing partner)
Black, Theo (husband)

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Black was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey[2] in 1971, and during her early years her family lived in a "decrepit Victorian house."[3] Black graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. She worked as a production editor on medical journals including The Journal of Pain while studying at Rutgers University. She considered becoming a librarian as a backup career, but writing drew her away.
She married her high school sweetheart, Theo Black, himself an accomplished illustrator and web designer, in 1999.[2]
As of 2008, Black resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.[4]
Nota de desambiguação
Wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles, which were illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. Do not combine this page with Mr. DiTerlizzi's author page, or with any of the various pages that are in both their names. Thank you.



Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars. The book is a supernatural, thriller fantasy fiction.

The plot follows "Charlie Hall, who has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make."

Some characters possess the remarkable ability to manipulate their shadows, either through magic or by nourishing them through other means.

While character building is a vital component of any story, there are moments where it seems the book could benefit from more depth and development in this aspect. The use of dual timelines, although intriguing, adds to the unhurried pace, requiring patience from those seeking immediate thrills.

Aound 3/4 in, it does start to pick up. I just struggled to stay present with the book.

The Book of Night may not live up to the high expectations set by her previous works.

I still think she is a great author and will read her other works. My heart just wasn't in this one.
… (mais)
Beckles | 39 outras críticas | Dec 4, 2023 |
'The Coldest Girl In Coldtown' was excellent. It had a good plot, strong world-building, a cast of relatable characters and a teenage heroine, Tana, who I could believe in and care about and who wasn't another version of Buffy Summers.

The Coldtowns at the heart of the story give an original answer to the "What if vampires came out into the open?" question. In the US, Coldtowns were created to contain the vampire plague that was sweeping the world. They are prison towns used to quarantine the vampires and the infected but not yet turned. You can go in but you can't come back out and once you're in, the rule of law no longer applies. The vampires ensure their food supply by controlling who gets turned and by using social media feeds of glamorous parties with beautiful vampires to attract people to enter a Coldtown so that they can join the party and , if they can get turned, party on forever.

The worldbuilding in the book is skullfully folded into the backstory and character exposition. This is a very personal account. Most of what we learn about the world comes from learnging about Tana, her family and the people that she meets. Most of it is told as part of the stream of events that carry Tana into Coldtown with the exception of a few flashbacks that give some insight into Tana's history or the history of one of the vampires.

For me, the main strength of the book was that it focused not on the vampires or their world but on the personal journey for Tana, the seventeen-year-old main character. Her reactions set the emotional tone of the book, which is mostly of shock and fear and uncetrainty that somehow feels matter of fact rather than melodramatic. We first meet Tana, as she wakes in a bathtub after getting drunk at a party and finds that her friends have been that her friends slaughtered by vampires during the night. I liked that she was freaked out by all the gore but kept going anyway. I also liked that, even when she was flooded with fear, had a strong urge to flee and could hear the killer vampires stirring, she couldn't bring herself to leave the behind two survivors she found bound and chained in a bedroom

Tana has s strong need to do the right thing but real life keeps getting in the way and her own conflicting desires make it harder to figure out what the right thing is. She sees the world quite clearly. Unlike her little sister, who has posters of vampires up on her wall and is besotted with the fairytale glamour pumper out be the live feeds from Coldtown, Tana doesn't see vampires as glamorous. She doesn't see tham as demonic either. For the most part she sees them as people who discover who they really are when they possess the power to do anything to anyone without suffering any consequences. She recognises that it's a lust for this power that pulls so many people to Coldtown.

When Tana finally enters Coldtown, she sees it for the grubby, dark, dangerous, desperate place that it is. She understands that whole situation is wrong and that there's nothing she can do about it except make the best choices that she can.

The plot kept Tana at the centre without turning her into a super hero. The choices she takes define her. They make her more herself but she is still essentially the same girl that we met at the start of the book.

The plot is clever and kept the tension high right up to the end, partly by revealing more about the relationship between the main characters but mostly by keeping me engaged with Tana and by knowing that, whatever she decided to do, it would be unexpected.

I had a great time with 'The Coldest Girl In Coldtown' and I'll be looking for more books by Holly Black, I'm tempted by her Curse Workers series and by her latest novel, 'Book Of Night'.
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MikeFinnFiction | 171 outras críticas | Nov 29, 2023 |
This story really had to grow on me. For the longest it was just horrid demonic bullying done by fairies until some deviously decadent court politics. Surprisingly, the real world still plays a part here.

One of the absolute best parts is the (step)father-daughter relationship between Madoc and Jude. I enjoyed Madoc a lot. He was like a snake; in which, snakes aren't inherently good or evil, but they are always going to do snake things like bite, hiss, or potentially poison you to death. And yet in a twisted way Madoc loved his family with all his heart.

Also, I liked Oriana. At first, she seems as if she's just fulfilling the evil stepmother role or at least a disinterested one, but no she was much more.

I was unmoved by the daughters. Vivi may have been the best. I can't decide whether Taryn is a spineless wimp or overly ambitious. Jude I felt nothing for neither in strong dislike or like. Cardan is the worst of "has-daddy-issues"; I don't mind characters with parental issues, but they have to be likable.

But this is truly enemies to lovers. I'm ambivalent about if I want to read book two or not. I don't think I have ever seen fairies portrayed this darkly or gruesome before. Interesting.
… (mais)
DestDest | 181 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
Not my type, not for me ...I tried and I tried but nothing was calling me back to this one.
simonamitac | 39 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |


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