VAL= AWESOME, I LOVE HER.Fangirling aside, this is my favorite entry in the Modern Faerie Tales series. You get to really see the darker side of fey and fey magic without relying on the fey to push it. I loved the portrayal of the effects of Nevermore and the withdrawal that Val and the others go through. Her romance with Ravus was pretty much my favorite thing in the whole book, as she doesn’t need to have him be pretty and glamoured to continue their relationship, and you really get the sense of the lengths that they would go for each other. Also, you get to see the fall-out from the plot in Tithe and how it affects the exiled fey. If there’s something I like to see in a series dealing with world-changing plots, it’s seeing how the rest of the universe’s characters deal and respond to this, and especially if we’re not focused on the same characters. In conclusion, VALERIE FOR PRESIDENT.