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Kith

(The Good Neighbors #2)

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

Rue Silver's life is not what it appears to be. Her mother is a faerie, and has been taken back to the faerie realm. As Rue goes to bring her back, she must travel deep into an inhuman world. At the same time, the faerie realm is venturing into our worl
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Hardcover, Graphic Novel, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by GRAPHIX
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Heidi The Reader
Rue's world is getting darker. In the last volume of The Good Neighbors, she discovered that faeries are real and not harmless, glitter-sparkled fantasies like fairy tales have described them.

In this installment, Rue learns about the perils of faerie enchantments and intricate faerie plans. Mixing magic with the every day world, human and faerie, is downright dangerous.

Rue also discovers more about her mother's (Nia's) family and not everything she learns is comforting.

"You can't keep mom here a
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Anne
Jan 05, 2010 rated it liked it
The plot is decent, not great, but decent.
It's also a fast and easy read, so that's nice, too.
Now I'm going to pick on it for a second, so just bear with me. The way the characters are drawn is just plain weird.
It was a train wreck that I couldn't look away from.
You know that poor crazy woman who gets in the news sometimes because she keeps having plastic surgery to make herself look like a cat?
Yeah.
They look like that.
All of them.
Brrrr.
It looks like the skin on their faces has been
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Alexandria
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really like this series of books. I wish there were more! Wonderful fantasy about the Fairy World.
Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Good plot, but the art style throws me off.
Tori
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Two things about this book.

Physically: I like this book. I'm not much for comic books but they're a nice change from normal books. They're really quick reads and it's cool to actually SEE what's going on. It's just that sometimes I feel like the panels go by too fast. Like, the characters see something happen and get over it way to fast. And sometimes I have to kinda guess what just happened from what was implied by the picture. I don't get the whole picture, figuratively speaking, in just one
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Bry
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
Sadly this installment was worse than the first. I didn't understand the characters any more than in the first installment and frankly thought many of their actions were unfounded and stupid (to both their health and the overall plot).

Overall I am just disappointed with this whole thing. I expected so much more considering the author is Holly Black. The art is done fairly well but the actions of the characters are insanely jumpy since the words themselves jump from scene to scene without solid s
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Mandy K
Another fast read, this builds upon the last book. I still really love all of the art except the faces, which continue to not be to my taste. I again felt like this would have benefited by being longer.
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Rue Silver is half faerie, half human. Her mother died, leaving Rue and her father, Thaddeus, alone. Or did she really? Rue believes her mother is still alive somewhere.

Using her faerie powers, Rue travels into the world controlled by her magical grandfather and discovers her mother is still alive. Although she doesn't want to be tempted by this other world, Rue is entertained by her brief visit there. She knows she must return to k
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James
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comicbooks
Faeries are just pure chaos. The plot takes quite a twist and turn. Very interesting characters.
Lindsey
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Wealhtheow
Rue wrestles with her newfound identity as (view spoiler), while trying to keep her friends safe from the fairy world's depredations. There's a plan to transform the human city into the fairies' playground, and only Rue has the power to see it--and possibly to stop it.

I have two problems with this. First, it's far too short. The relationships between characters aren't fleshed out, and their motivations are too mysterious and complicated for such a slim volume. Second
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Claudia ✨
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
I decided to give this series another chance. I'd heard from friends that it improved and well, I kinda agree.

The first 95% percent of this comic was like the other - dull, with characters and a plot that I simply didn't care about. But what made me actually appreciate this one more than the first book was the main characters evil grandfather and the villain of the book, Aubrey. He was interesting, gave the series an actual plot and then a plottwist.

I'm still not a fan of the art - it's not con
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colleen the convivial curmudgeon
I like the development of the story, and Naifeh's art is consistent (even if I find some of his people too similar looking, and they all have insanely high cheekbones) - but the narration was very herky-jerky. I suppose narration isn't the right word, since there really isn't much in the way of narration, and perhaps that's part of the problem. The story just doesn't flow very well - transitions are awkward and jump from one to the next without smooth segues.

I like it, but I think it could be be
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Donna (Jaevenstar)
Nov 09, 2009 rated it it was ok
I got this ARC the other day and so I decided to give it a shot. I have never read a Graphic Novel before (well, since I was a kid and read comics...but not quite the same). This is the second in the series, so I was seriously lost throughout the story line, but the graphics are amazing. Hence the so-so review.
Chris  - Quarter Press Editor
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
More creepy faeries. More love drama. But some unexpected turns and the GORGEOUS artwork keep this one interesting. Not sure if Ms. Black really has the Grapic story form down, but she keeps things lively, and that's all that really matters, right? ...more
Sesana
Like volume one, volume two has a good story (yay for urban fantasy!) and good art, and ends on a great cliffhanger. What can I say that I didn't say in the review for volume one? Oh, the cover is better, and more representative of the interior art. ...more
Terri
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Rue's story continues as she becomes more emeshed in the world of the faeries. Where Aubrey's plans are changing her world. I am really enjoying this story. ...more
Bibliofiendlm
Love the illustrations. Interesting story.
Leslie
(note: I reviewed the trilogy together. What follows is a response to the three.)

Holly Black creates a complicated story of love and betrayal and it is necessarily dark. That the story is told in a trilogy is perfect because The Good Neighbors is all about threes; triangles are everywhere. It also all about two: author & illustrator.

In the first book, Rue Silver discovers a past that has been kept secret. In the second, the conflicts rise up to meet her in the present, with the consequences of p
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Holly Hughes
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
(I rounded up this time because I loved the illustrations of the faerie realm/world)

The plot thickens, but at the end of the day I really wish this had been. Just a book.

Which is saying something, because I love graphic novels and comics and illustration in general, but I'm not convinced it was the best medium for this particular story. There's a lot going on that I think would have benefited from prose, but I also think it's partially a function of how this graphic novel was illustrate
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Amcam
This is the second installment of Holly Black's The Good Neighbors. Rue finds her mom and is convinced to spend the night where her mom is, just to see how her "other" family lives. This is a graphic novel series, so quite a git of the story is supposed to be told through the pictures. However, the pictures, while I still say are realistic, are not consistent. Sometimes the characters look amazing and others, they look monstrous - when they're NOT supposed to! That is distracting to me as I read ...more
Zachary Flye
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
At the time of writing this review I've finished the entire graphic novel trilogy, there won't be spoilers for this or the next installment, just a notice to be aware of. So, going into this installment I was mostly hoping for the author to have gotten her graphic novel bearings and for the pacing of this installment to feel less irregular. Even though there is better pacing to this installment than the first one, and one hell of an ending, it again felt very rushed at the end, and once again I ...more
Doc
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: not-owned
The art in the second volume was not as distracting as the first book which was a relief as it made reading much easier. Seems Ted like to experiment with his styles and he is finally starting to settle more or less on this one.

The tale continues as Rue discovers more of her heritage and the "fair folk" find themselves mingling more into the lives of her friends each in their own ways while a plan from her grandfather is put into action and escalates all the way to the end of this volume. Chanc
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Michael
Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent follow-up to the first volume, Kin. I like how it builds on the character stuff, especially around Rue's relationship with her boyfriend and her parents (and her parents' relationship with each other). I love how it scoots around my expectations for the plot as it leads into the third and final volume. Middle volumes of trilogies can be tricky, but Kith has some things in common with The Empire Strikes Back, setting up a new, dark status quo for our heroes to try to dig themselves out ...more
Elouise
May 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read the first book from this series, it was ok but I didn't care much for it. However I did decide to read the second book. But again I still don't really care for what's going on. It's all very dark and dull, and to be honest some pats were confusing. I think there needed to be more words and description of text explaining more. Overall I give it a 2.5, I probably will read the third book as I'm interested in what will happen. ...more
Lucy Takeda
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Black has an excellent touch in crossing fae and human. This continues the tale of Rue, a teenage halfbreed that is trying to skate in the line between the two worlds without destroying either. Her talent is plants; her mother is fae, and her grandfather (fae) wants to isolate and take over her human city. Trying to juggle caring about her human friends but attracted to fae power is a massive struggle.
Lisa Marie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Another quick and easy read. I felt there were a lot of parts in which there was very limited words and only photos. Which I understand since it is a graphic novel but I would have loved more in terms of the overall story. It could have been longer. That would have helped it not seem so choppy. I feel that I wanted to know more. (I feel like stand alone graphic novels have it harder because they don’t have a book you can go back to and have a larger in depth understanding about what you are read ...more
Cecilia
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really good sequel. The plot twist at the end was really well done. The plot of this particular book felt well paced and complete. Like most graphic novels drawn by men, this one felt a bit male-gazey.
Carissa
Jun 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm really enjoying the story but the art work is weird. Most of the time I find the art work distracting from the story (especially the main characters). The background stuff is fun to look at though. ...more
Scott Whitney
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story continues and the plan for the city is starting to come forth. Rue's relationship with her friends may become a problem and the relationship with her family is becoming even more of a problem. This book is every bit as good as the first one in the series. ...more
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Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house ...more

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