professornana (professornana) wrote,

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Holly Black rocks!

Nothing like stating the obvious, huh? I love SPIDERWICK, VALIANT, TITHE, and the other books by Black. Now comes a GN that deals with the fairie world as it comes in contact with the all-too-human world. Rue's (as in you will rue the day) mother has disappeared mysteriously; now her father is arrested in the murder of one of his students. And Rue is beginning to notice that she sees "things" that no one else can see. Rue tries to solve both mysteries with the help of her friends, most of whom humor her assertion that fairies exist among the rest of us. Smart story-telling is a trademark of Back's urban fairie stories, and this one is no exception. Black and while illustrations by Ted Naifeh are highly stylized and fit the story to perfection. This is book one, so there will be others for what is certain to be the legion of fans who either already adore Black's work or for the new fans this series wins her. Due from GRAPHIX, an imprint of Scholastic in September of 2008.

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