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Kin by Holly Black
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Oct 19, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, parent-child, young-adult, graphic-novel-or-comics
Read on October 18, 2011

A young girl, Rue, starts seeing things that shouldn't be---mostly strange creatures. Rue's mother has left, though she doesn't know exactly why, or where she went. Suddenly her father is in the middle of a difficult situation, and Rue is just trying to figure out what is happening. Turns out Rue's mother is a faerie, and Rue has inherited some faerie traits.

The black-and-white illustrations are detailed and realistic, and it takes talent to make some of the fantastic beings in Kin appear 'realistic'. I prefer color in my graphic novels, though the B/W works just fine here.

The plot was interesting enough, and the characters were good. I liked it enough to request the sequel (Kith) from SuperSearch, but I wasn't excited enough to eagerly check the library every day for its arrival. If the second one is about the same, quality wise, as the first, I'll skip reading the third.

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