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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)
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.
5 / 5 Stars
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