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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mini Review: Kin by Holly Black

Publication Date: October 2008
Book Acquisition: received as a gift
Book Summary:
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. (from Goodreads)

Review:
This graphic novel, with illustrations by Ted Naifeh, was a complete surprise to me. I had no idea Holly Black had written a graphic novel series. A very pleasant surprise, I might add.

A darker look at the world of faerie, in Kin we meet Rue, a street wise, tough as nails girl. Her world is turned upside down when her mother goes missing. Little does she know, this is only the beginning of her problems.

A quick read, like a lot of graphic novels, I very much enjoyed Holly Black's telling of the melding of the faerie and human worlds.

If you're a fan of Holly's then you'll love this one. I'm slowly becoming a pretty big fan of graphic novels in general and this series roped me in quick. Can't wait to get my hands on the next books.

Overall Rating:
5 / 5 Stars

Books in The Good Neighbors Series:
Kin
Kith
Kind

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older,sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my readers**

2 comments:

  1. Ted Naifeh is one of my favorite graphic novel illustrators and I love this series written by the awesome Holly Black. Glad it's getting you into Graphic Novels. You may want to try Courtney Crumrin which is penned by Ted as well.

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  2. I've never been 'into' graphic novels, but I do like the sound of this one. I really must give one of Holly's books a go.

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