Monday, 8 February 2016

The Good Neighbors Graphic Novel Series by Holly Black and Ted Naifeh

I was intrigued by The Good Neighbors graphic novel series written by Holly Black and illustrated by Ted Naifeh when I saw all three books at the main library in downtown Sudbury. I enjoy reading graphic novels and I especially enjoy reading whole graphic novel series. I borrowed them from the library and entered the wonderful fantasy world of The Good Neighbors.

The story starts with the disappearance of Rue's mother and her father is suspected of her murder. Rue learns, however, that her mother is a Faerie, making Rue half-Faerie. She also finds out that her mother went back to the Faerie world after Rue's father broke a promise not to hurt Rue's mother in any way, a promise which he made to the Faerie king, who just happens to be the father of Rue's mother, when he wanted to marry her.

The storyline that continues through the first, second, and third books is that of the Faerie world refusing to hide from the human world. They want to take over the human world and be free to do whatever they please. Rue must decide which side she wants to be on: her fellow humans' side or her fellow Faeries' side.

If you like fantasy graphic novels with a strong and interesting female main character, then this is a great series to check out!


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