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Troll Or Derby de Red Tash
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Troll Or Derby (edició 2012)

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In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she's grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?"Red Tash delivers again with this tale of rockin', rollin' and full metal fantasy! I love this damn book." ~Axel Howerton, author of Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy"This book has it all. Prophecies. Destinies. Royalty, trust, revenge. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are doused in humor and lit ablaze with quirky snark. I blew through this book incredibly fast because I couldn't put it down. If you want a solid, fun read, then pick up Red Tash's Troll or Derby." ~Mercedes Yardley"Roller Deb is the perfect amalgam of Heather Graham (Boogey Nights) and Ellen Page (Whip It), she's a sexy ass-kicking heroine and I can't help but adore the chick! All that unleashed power is both scary and fascinating, it feels like staring into the sun. And Harlow, with his swoon-worthy name, is the kind of troll you want to fall in love with. Overall the story is crazy exciting and so fast paced you'll just keep on flipping the pages." ~ Braine of TalkingSupe.com Book Reviews… (més)
Membre:MichelleSedeno
Títol:Troll Or Derby
Autors:Red Tash
Informació:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 262 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:****
Etiquetes:fantasy, YA, faeries, trolls

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Deb lives in the small town of Bedrock Indiana. It is a little farming town and she stands out like a sore thumb. Unlike her beautiful sister that is always winning beauty titles and is spoiled by their drunken mother, Deb is into roller derby and wears dark, unpopular cloths. Because of that, she is constantly the victim of bullies and harassment. Deb tries not to let that affect her while she spends her time looking after her big sister Gennifer. Gennifer has been hanging around this drug dealer Dave and we start the story with Deb rescuing her from a meth lab fire.

But things are not what they seem. Dave is actually a troll providing faeth, a version of meth that has fairy dust mixed into it that really messes up humans. Dave is also part of a mafia like family that is running the area. Then there is Harlow. He is a troll that is compelled to help Deb out that has trouble remembering his past. Harlow is linked to Deb and is willing to fight Dave and the rest of the family to keep Deb safe.

I really liked this story. I love how it is told from both Deb and Harlow’s point of view. I enjoyed the story and really liked the different situations that they get into. I couldn’t figure out how the roller derby was going to come into play but it flowed smoothly. I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about this book. I really hope that there is going to be a sequel. I will definitely be watching out for other books by Red Tash. If you like young adult fairy tales, this is one book that you will not want to miss.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  jbronderblogs | Nov 28, 2012 |
Poor Deb can't seem to fit in anywhere. She's made fun of for her roller skating skills, her mother barely even talks to her, and her sister is the 'favorite one' who's dating the wrong kind of guy. And yet, Deb won't let these things get to her. She's tough and hard-headed, but when Deb's sister gets herself kidnapped by her drug-dealer boyfriend (who's not as human as he pretends to be), the dam slowly starts to break.
Now Deb is left to face the shocking truth, she's adopted. Yeah, and her 'mother' isn't really happy with the fact that her only daughter, Gennifer, has been kidnapped. So she forces it on Deb to rescue her 'sister', or else all hell will break loose. Except, Deb's sister is in more trouble than she thinks. Because once fairies and roller-skating gets involved, just add a pinch of prophecy, mix it with a badass attitude, add some troll trouble, top it with a fierce temptress with a skating rink and viola! The perfect recipe for disaster.

Troll or Derby was a whole new take on fairies that I couldn't get enough of. It was super fast and I was bursting out in laughter the entire time. I probably lost about ten pounds with the amount of laughing I was doing. This was rabid Disney on a wild rampage with a killer Tinkerbell on the loose. It was a hilarious twist that was far from disappointing. Just think about the nastiest roller-skating rink ever... got it? Okay, now multiply it by twenty and add the most rebellious, badass, female roller-skaters ever... plus all the blood and rock and roll. It's like rugby mixed with roller skating. And Tash's writing was just so absorbing that it felt like I was actually standing on the sideline, watching the events unveil.
The book is split into two POVs: Halow's and Deb's.
Deb is the not-so-delicate 15-year-old roller skater with the mouth that would make even a sailor blush. It was kind of funny, since she's sort of small and she cusses like all the kids at my high school bunched together into one. I loved her witty comebacks and the pure defiant attitude that made the atmosphere of the book so much more realistic (even with the killer fairies and trolls). She was the most conflicted character, torn between the choice of saving her sister or falling deeper in lust with the dangerous April.
Harlow is the opposite of Deb. For starters, he's a troll and a rockstar. He's more of a protective guardian, but I loved the caring tone he gave to his point of view.
The plot was impressively unique. Timeless! I have never read something like this before. The characters were original and immensely refreshing. I got hooked on the twisted version of pixies, fairies, and trolls Tash has created. There was no pause when it came to this book. I found myself staying up to the wee hours of the morning, laughing my butt off until I pr actically woke the whole neighborhood up.
Troll or Derby was one of those stories that will stay with me forever. I would definitely go back to reread this one over and over again.
I recommend this one to the older young adult readers. It's an amazing read that had me grinning so hard my cheeks ached badly by the end of it. ( )
  daniela07 | Sep 1, 2012 |
Read the full post on my blog, Michelle Shouts Random

***

Let's face it: given the title, we'll be instantly aware that this book's about trolls. And faes. The characters of this book are not exactly humans. Who would've thought one day, trolls will be the star of a book? And this is not just another fae book. You'll see.

I really enjoyed this book. Not just because of some facts I gave above, but the simplicity yet adorable composition of it. Wait. It's not really simple. Let me put it this way..

What I liked: The idea of the book and characters. Come on! I've never heard of faes roller skating before. I never read a book with a troll as the knight and shining armor. Admit it. It's really cool! I also liked (and hated) the antagonist. I appreciate the male antagonist. I've been reading paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi books with female antagonist and it's kinda refreshing to hate men (note: ON BOOK!) again for a while. He's pretty annoying and ugly and very effective. And with these amazing characters and flow of story, Tash delivers a more than simple and average story of a hot troll and cool fae and their journey. Did I mention I've grown a crush to Harlow, the troll? He's like, the new hero. Goodbye princes and knights and other superheroes!

What I *somewhat* didn't liked: The ending. The ending. THE ending. What? That's it? No update on what happened to Deb and Harlow? I've been waiting for THE kiss!

I received a PDF copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. ( )
  MichelleSedeno | Aug 25, 2012 |
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In Troll Or Derby, fifteen-year-old Roller Deb is singled out by town bullies for both her skates, and for being different. When her popular homecoming queen of a sister is kidnapped by a scuzzy drug dealer, Deb must flee the trailer park in which she's grown up, and rescue her. Along the way, Deb becomes enmeshed in the magical realm of trolls and fairies, and the blood-thirsty version of roller derby at which these beings excel. But spending too much time among the fairies comes with a price. Will Deb choose to save her sister, with the aid of a mysterious troll? Or will she be lost to the lures of roller derby, and the blonde temptress April, forever?"Red Tash delivers again with this tale of rockin', rollin' and full metal fantasy! I love this damn book." ~Axel Howerton, author of Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy"This book has it all. Prophecies. Destinies. Royalty, trust, revenge. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are doused in humor and lit ablaze with quirky snark. I blew through this book incredibly fast because I couldn't put it down. If you want a solid, fun read, then pick up Red Tash's Troll or Derby." ~Mercedes Yardley"Roller Deb is the perfect amalgam of Heather Graham (Boogey Nights) and Ellen Page (Whip It), she's a sexy ass-kicking heroine and I can't help but adore the chick! All that unleashed power is both scary and fascinating, it feels like staring into the sun. And Harlow, with his swoon-worthy name, is the kind of troll you want to fall in love with. Overall the story is crazy exciting and so fast paced you'll just keep on flipping the pages." ~ Braine of TalkingSupe.com Book Reviews

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