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Kin by Holly Black
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Feb 21, 09

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Read in December, 2008

I've been wanting to read Holly Black's fairie books for awhile, so I thought I'd jump into this.

Rue’s mother has been missing for three weeks, ever since her parents had a nasty argument she overheard. As her father continues to mourn and the neighbors become suspicious, Rue’s eyes are opened to another world alongside our own. Soon mysterious pieces of her life start to fall into a revealing picture of her mother’s nature and her own, that of faerie. When her father is arrested for the murder of one of his graduate students, Rue is introduced to her powerful grandfather and the dark side of her true family. Instead of embracing her destiny, she sets out to determine the truth about what has happened to her father, his student, and her mother, whose reappearance brings more questions than answers. Rue is an appealing character and the mystery threads of the story are well plotted. While the black and white illustrations are a good fit for the tone of the novel, they are also extremely dark, at times obscuring the action and emotion. Although unconnected to Black’s other novels of faerie, it will be popular among her fans.

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Laurie I just read this too, really liked it.

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