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Monday, May 18, 2009

Kin: The Good Neighbors by Holly Black

Title: Kin: The Good Neighbors
Author: Holly Black and Ted Naifeh
ISBN: 9780439855624
Publisher: Graphix

"The human realm and the faerie realm have always been good neighbors. But all that is about to change...

Rue Silver's life isn't at all what it appears to be. Her mother has disappeared - and her father is being blamed for a murder. Is he guilty? Or is there another truth beneath it all?

Rue digs deeper into her family's past and makes a startling discovery: Her mother is a faerie, and she has vanished back into the faerie realm because of a broken promise. In order to get her back, Rue must plunge into the depths of her own identity - and must follow the sinister twists of her own fate.

Beware: The faerie realm is about to crash into our own.

I have loved everything I have read by Holly Black - and this book is no exception. The art of this book gives the story a depth that meshes really well with Black's writing. I absolutely loved this story. It's brooding and fantastic and keeps you wondering...

There's a second installment that will be around in October of this year... and I'm already wishing I had it. The book leaves you on a cliffhanger - and the answer seems not at all obvious (at least at this point). I plan on pawning this book off to the next person who tells me they want fantasy books... because I really think any fantasy lover can find a place for this book.

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