Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Good Neighbours : Kith by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

Title: Kith

Author: Holly Black

Illustrator: Ted Naifeh

Published: Graphix, 2009

Pages: 128

Series: Book 2, The Good Neighbours

Summary: While sixteen-year-old Rue Silver travels into the faerie realm to find her mother, faerie creatures are entering the human world and wreaking havoc, forcing Rue to ponder where her loyalty should lie. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)

Review: I enjoyed Kith, there was a massive cliffhanger at the end of Kin and so I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series. I have to say though, while the cliffhanger was resolved I just didn't enjoy Kith as much as Kin.

The characters were all interesting in their own ways but they were all massively selfish. I just found it to be quite confusing at parts.

The illustrations were really cool, I loved the pictures of the fey creatures, they're so wicked and dark and creepy.  It definitely added to the atmosphere of the book.

The story itself was pretty good, it was one redeeming feature of the book.  I think that the only part that really let me down about this book was the characters.  But I really loved the story line it was a good read. The ending was quite good, it left an opening for more.

Overall, Kith was pretty good.  I would suggest reading the first book, Kin, before this one though.  I'm interested in this series so I look forward to the next book, Kind.

Source: Library

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