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Kith (2009)

by Holly Black(Favorite Author)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 4
0439855632 (ISBN13: 9780439855631)
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review 1: Black, Holly. Kin (also Kith and Kind). Rue's mother has disappeared and her father just sits in his chair and doesn't respond to her anymore. Rue soon discovers that she can see things that others can't, and in fact she is half fairy. Her mother, a full fairy, has returned to her people because of Rue's father's unfaithfulness. This trilogy follows Rue as she interacts with the fae, discovers her heritage, and determines that she alone must save humanity.I liked this trilogy and the books were a fast read. The story was easy to follow, and even though I guessed at the ending of Kind before it appeared, I was still satisfied with the resolution. This was a great vacation read, and it would be an easy sell for my graphic novel and paranormal patrons.Recommended for: tee... morensRed Flags: One of Rue's friends spends time with water fairies who bite him and suck his blood - the pictures make it clear that he's naked, but nothing is shown. Also languageOverall Rating: 4/5 stars
review 2: The second volume of this story is richer, as the characters have been established more thoroughly. My only complaint was with the artwork, which sometimes seemed vague in conveying the power of the scenes.What I liked best about this volume is that it is actually a set of intertwined tales of love and lust, with things not quite coming through in the conventional ways. What I did not like was one interaction between Rue and Tam, which just didn't feel natural.On the plus side, Rue's grandfather set up a truly weird and creepy idea, with the power behind him to pull it off. I found it somewhat difficult to believe the resolution of that plot, but count on the third volume to make things right. less
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These books are meant for late 8th grade at the earliest. I like them a great deal.
Like many second volumes, this one felt like it was stalling.
Wonders about some in the middle, but ends strong.
Bleck. Not doing number three, sorry Holly.
gets even better!
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