March 17, 2011

The Good Neighbors Book One

by Holly Black
art by Ted Naifeh

I Can See Clearly Now!

Everything was fine, normal even, except for the fact that Rue's mother has disappeared. Missing for over three weeks with no place to go, Rue can't imagine where she has gone to. But more disturbing then that is the things Rue has been seeing, things she shouldn't be seeing; things with wings, sharp teeth, pointy ears and claws. Rue was going crazy, but besides that everything was fine, normal even.

Then the police arrived to take her father away. A student of his was dead and with her mother missing it looked as though her father was now responsible for two deaths. But how could it be true? There had to be another explanation for her mother's disappearance, for the death of a young girl and for the crazy things Rue was seeing. If there wasn't then it meant her father was a murderer, if there was then it meant there were far more things to fear in the world then anyone believed.

Kin reveals to Rue the true nature of her mother's family, her parents past and her own identity. With a broken promise comes heartache and retribution. Danger, sacrifice and love reveal to Rue the mystery that has torn her world apart and what may be the only hope to bring it back together. Timeless themes of changelings and faerie wives are portrayed within these dark and gothic images, telling a story that is just as dark and it is tragic.
On sale: 01 February 2011
Price (AU): $16.99
ISBN: 9780439855655
Recommended age: 12+
In a word: Changeling
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five

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