Title: Kin (The Good Neighbors)
Author: Holly Black
Date of Publication: October 1st, 2008
Rue Silver’s mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it’s not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn’t kill her mother — instead, he broke a promise to Rue’s faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue’s mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her — and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.
So I’ve only read one Holly Black book which was The Cruel Prince. Also, I don’t read graphic novels or any comic books really since I was like nine, and even then it was only the Archie comics. So I didn’t know how I was going to feel about it.
First, the pictures were great! Seriously loved the illustrations. The graphic novel overall felt a bit lacking, but that may just be because I feel like I can get more of a story from an actual book. However, it was still really fun!
I did like the main character Rue—she had a cool vibe, but I still didn’t feel like there was a whole lot of characterization here for the characters. Again, that could just be because it was a graphic novel. So if you like comic book type books and fairies, I’d suggest giving this one a try!
Do you read graphic novels?