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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Review: The Good Neighbors by Holly Black

The Good Neighbors by Holly Black

Rue Silver's mother is missing and her father is being blamed for another murder and possibly murdering her mother. Rue is beginning to realize she is not like everyone else. She sees things that others don't see and that maybe her mother was not as crazy as she use to think she was. Faerie blood is running through Rue's veins and things are about to get stranger.

My Thoughts: Of course I don't know if I have to say it but if you haven't been here before, I have a love of faeries. Reading about them is becoming more of a obsession. This graphic novel brings the faerie mythology to the modern world. Giving it a thrilling mixture of adventure. The art is very good. There are many things to see with the art, such as, hidden faeries or other mythological creatures in certain panels. It is fun to look for them. Combined the writing and the art work together work well. The only reason I don't give this five stars is because I think this is a great start of a story and has potential. I am very interested to see how it goes and how more of the mythology of faeries are used throughout.

About the Author: Holly Black is best known for her series of children book The Spiderwick Chronicles. She also written a teen series of faerie books starting with Tithe. If you would like to learn more about Holly Black and more of the books she wrote you can go to her website Official Website of Holly Black.

I have a signed copy of this book that I am giving away see details here.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm glad you liked it for the most part and hopefully the story will get better and better for however long it goes on...i'm not sure...
this does sound good. i'll have to read it at some point for sure.


Heidi V said...

I love graphic novels I'm going to have to check this series out!