Thursday, November 29, 2012

Troll or Derby Blog Tour

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?

This book was different for sure. The Troll is the hero (a lovely twist by the way!) and the Fairy is a roller skater you wants to join a Derby team! (whip it, anyone?)
The whole idea for fairies not being the sweet little thing you're used to from Disney and the Troll who's the good guy give you a great turn from most fae's book
It really well writen. The chapters change POVs between the main character, giving you more to the story than just Deb trying to find her way in the world she knows and the world she just find out about.

Deb is a 15 year old girl who lives in a trailer park with her drunk mother and her perfect sister. She's bullied over her love for skate and because she's gay. I think it was a nice touch from the author that she was. It gives more variety to the reader. But for that fact in particular, this book isn't a romance. Deb and harlow's relationship is friends only.
Harlow is a Troll who lives away from everyone, after his parents died. He's Deb's protector but just as Deb he doesn't remember much about their childhood and what their parents planned for them.
When he finds Deb, and he learns who she is, he starts to remember and helps her to find her sister and keep her safe from his family.

I must say it was nice not having a love triangle in this book. And the villians are good. You hate them, they are evil and they love it. The Trolls make a drug that they sell to faes and humans alike. They kidnap people and eat them. They are what you'd expect from a troll.

I think the style of the book would be better for younger readers, however the abuse, the drugs and other subjects make it more suitable for older teens.

The plot is well developed, but I wished there was more to the characters. Harlow's POVs were better to relate to than Deb's.

About The Author

I’m Red Tash, former rollergirl (Tyra Durden) & novelist. Books available now: Troll Or Derby, This Brilliant Darkness, The Wizard Tales, & anthos.

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  1. Thanks for mentioning my book. I hope you enjoyed it.

    1. So sorry! I screw up the post and forgot the review! And didn't get home until tonight so I just put it up!

      Thanks for having us on your blog tour!

      We really enjoyed the book

    2. I'm glad I checked back tonight. There will be two more books to follow (Troll Or Park and Troll Or Trash). I hope you'll enjoy them as well and that they give you more background on the characters you love and the villains so fun to hate!