Kin (Good Neighbors Series #1)

Kin (Good Neighbors Series #1)


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Kin (Good Neighbors Series #1) by Holly Black, Ted Naifeh

From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel masterpiece.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439855624
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Good Neighbors Series , #1
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Holly Black is the author of the bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Good Neighbors graphic novels, and the novels Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. She currently lives in the realm of Western Massachusetts.

Ted Naifeh is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed graphic novels, including Polly and the Pirates, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, and Courtney Crumrin Tales: Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man. He has also illustrated the popular Death Jr. and Gloomcookie series.

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Kin 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fo not buy nomatter what people say relly really really bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DO NOT BUY THIS AS AN EBOOK!! I cannot tell if the story and art are any good or not because I can't freakin' see them. Each PAGE (all art, all panels, text) is less than half the size of the screen with inches of useless white margins around. It cannot be zoomed in on or enlarged, and the text is TINY. Practically impossible to read. This is no way to enjoy a graphic novel, someone really dropped the ball on executing this ebook. Don't waste your money, as you can't return it even though it is clearly a defective, unusable product for the buyer. Get the print version.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Rue is trying not to worry. Her mother has disappeared after a terrible fight with her father. Right after her mother disappears, her father is arrested and accused of murdering one of the students he teaches at the University. Rue knows her father didn't do anything wrong, but doesn't know how to prove it. To add to her stress, Rue starts seeing things. Things that shouldn't be possible in the real world. Things with wings. Things that look like faeries. While Rue's father is in jail, she is taken to meet the grandfather she's never met - her mother's father. She finds out that her grandfather is one of the fey, and what he has planned for the world is a danger to all mankind. Rue is the only one who can stop him. When Rue's mother makes a reappearance, she is extremely ill. Rue picks up some clues as to why her mother disappeared in the first place and puts others information together on her own. In between looking for clues to the real story behind the girl her father is accused of killing, finding out about her mother, and coming to terms with her heritage, Rue is trying to maintain her life at school and with her friends. KIN is the first volume in THE GOOD NEIGHBORS series. Holly Black wraps up this volume nicely while still leaving readers begging for more. Fans of Black's novels TITHE, VALIANT, and IRONSIDE will enjoy seeing the faeries come alive on the page of this graphic novel. Be looking for sequels in the near future.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
While okay, the story was interesting and the art was really good. Especially the expressions and lightning and shadow in the backgrounds.
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Pryde47 More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Ted Naifeh, and I have to say that his art has never looked better than it does here. While I miss the sarcastic, brooding nature of his creation Courtney Crumrin, Rue is a heroine worthy of his attentions. This is the type of dark fairy tale he does best, with his beautifully haunting, shadowy world of Gothic sensibilities. It's very atmospheric and paced perfectly. And while Naifeh's trademark claw hands are nowhere to be seen on the humans of this story, they are prevalent among the fairy folk. I really enjoy that the kids are dressed in really cute, hip clothes, and the mythological creatures are garbed either traditionally or fashionably, depending on their nature. Whether the scene is chilling (like the final shot) or emotional (Rue crying over a window ledge beside roses), Naifeh renders the images with beautiful backdrops in thoughtful illustrations.

A lot of research has been done for the sake of this story, and creatures of myth are blended seamlessly into a modern environment, something that Holly Black has had some prior experience with in The Spiderwick Chronicles. This really does have the makings of a modern classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited when I slothed through the YA section at B&N and found this book (even more surprised b/c it wasn't supposed to be released till Oct 2008 I bought it on Sept 6 2008) I had no money and paid for it with $16 in change took it home and read within an hour and enjoyed every min of it. The story is intreging and the art absouluty complaments it. I will post no spoilers you'll just have to find out what happens when you read it. Im waiting at the edge of my seat for the second installment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Kin unexpectedly and I immediatly bought and read it in an hour. The illustrations are edgy and perfect for Holly Black's writing style and earily realistic. I'm not a huge fan of graphic novels but Kin 'The Good Neighbors' is a must buy. I'm eagerly waiting for the second book, no matter how long I have to wait.