Monday, July 21, 2008

The Good Neighbors Book One: The Kin by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

Rue Silver is not a happy girl. Not only has her mother disappeared, but her father is a complete wreck. In order to escape, she hangs out with her friends Justin and Lucy and her rocker boyfriend Dale. She also thinks she’s going insane, because she swears she can see things that aren’t there.
One night, while diving through an old abandoned building, Rue sees police at her house. When she races over there, she finds out her father has been arrested for the murder of a young college student, who was most recently sighted in the company of her father. The only person she can turn to is her father’s colleague, Professor Amanda Valis.
With problems seeming to pile up, Rue has for the first time, met relatives from her mother’s side, who are adamant about taking Rue with them. She’s seen her father’s secretary, Tam, in the coffeehouse she frequents and doesn’t like the sinister look of her grandfather, Aubrey. It is up to Rue to figure out who killed the college student and why, which will lead her down the path of her true heritage (part fairy/part human) and why her grandfather is so seriously interested in her.
Holly Black’s first graphic novel puts faces on both her human and non-human characters. With such solid hitters as Tithe and Ironside under her belt, this graphic novel will surely draw fans of her work to read a different format of fantasy as well as pull graphic novel readers into her book format. This graphic novel reflects Black’s style of fantasy writing and the character mirror those of her previous books. Sequel(s) to follow. Publication date: October 2008. The Good Neighbors Book One: The Kin. (2008). Black, Holly and Ted Naifeh. New York: Scholastic.

No comments: