March 19, 2011

The Good Neighbors Book Two

by Holly Black
art by Ted Naifeh

A Heart Of Wood!

The revelation that Rue's mother still lives brings more questions and more danger. As her grandfather plots against the humans his faeries are praying on Rue's friends causing mayhem through trickery, temptation and seduction. With one friend missing, her boyfriend acting strangely and people disappearing as part of her grandfather's schemes, Rue can't save all the humans in town from the faeries. She can however save those she cares for, or at least she can try too.

Rue is not human, as much as she'd like to think she is, and even as she fights her own kind to save her friends, she is tempted by music and dance and Tam. Meanwhile, Rue's grandfather is increasing his power by sacrificing humans. But as Rue delves deeper then ever before into the realm of faerie and into the secrets of the past in an effort to stop her grandfather and save those she loves, will it be enough to save them or is it already to late?

Kith see lives lost and hope fade as Rue and her friends make a last stand against Rue's grandfather, if they loose all human life in town will be forfeit, lost to the world, and the faeries will be unstoppable as they stake there claim over the town. As we delve deeper into this story we find a plot as rich in history and magic as the images are haunting, a tale full of depth and darkness and faeries. As A graphic novel it is the ideal format for this faerie tale.
On sale: 01 February 2011
Price (AU): $16.99
ISBN: 9780439855662
Recommended age: 12+
In a word: Friends
Re-read it: probably
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five

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