From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel.
Rue Silver's mother has disappeared . . . and her father has been arrested, suspected of killing her. But it's not as straightforward as that. Because Rue is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn't kill her mother -- instead, he broke a promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue's mother to be flung back to the faerie world. Now Rue must go to save her -- and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.
"Rue Silver’s everyday life with her professor father and ethereal mother comes crashing to a surreal end when her mother one day simply disappears. As Rue starts noticing oddities in her little town—people with wings or animal faces, or vines that seem to sprout up over everything at night—she tries to tell herself that such things would be crazy. When her extended family appear and claim that she is part of a hidden faerie world, Rue finds herself embroiled in a magical fight for power . . . Black, one of the authors of the Spiderwick Chronicles, does a wonderful job of weaving an alien faerie world through Rue’s urban landscape, and Naifeh’s art, rich with shadows, is expressive and angular and pulls the reader into the story with a solid sense of place." -- Booklist
"The melding of high school reality and the faerie existence that is taking over Rue's world is skillfully done, and the story's themes of family and how it is perceived and how one see the world are profound. Black is no stranger to the faerie realm, and her first foray into graphic novels is a ringing success." -- Voya
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2009|
|Series Name||The Good Neighbors|