Tithe starts out painfully slow but gets better as you continue to read. This book is just okay for me and I can't say that I loved it. Like my complaint for previous books reviewed here, I liked the idea but felt like it wasn't executed as well as it could have been. I get that Kaye is a troubled teen but at times it felt like I couldn't relate to her and it felt forced. The one thing about her character that I did like was her cleverness and I felt that added a lot to the story. Some of the conversations between the characters seemed very awkwardly worded. Because of the style of writing, I would have liked to see more of what was going on with Corny (hate that name!) and Roiben OR from Kaye's first person perspective. Roiben was my favorite character but I don't feel like I know that much about him.
Thank goodness that the ending picked up and made the book somewhat worthwhile. I did like that the story seemed modern and the imagery was good. Although I liked the ending, it felt rushed and I would have liked it to wrap up better. This is the first book in a series and this did leave me curious about what could happen in the next book, so will read it and again get it from the library.
3 out of 5 STARS