Kith (Good Neighbors Series #2)

Kith (Good Neighbors Series #2)

by Holly Black, Ted Naifeh

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Overview

From the amazing imagination of bestselling author Holly Black, a mysterious and wonderful teen graphic novel masterpiece. Rue Silver's life is not what it appears to be. Her mother is a faerie, and has been taken back to the faerie realm. As Rue goes to bring her back, she must travel deep into an inhuman world. At the same time, the faerie realm is venturing into our world too, and taking its toll on those Rue loves. When her grandfather's plans threaten Rue's city, she realizes that she's the only one who can stop him. But is Rue a human or a faerie? Where does she fit? How does she know the difference between love and enchantment?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545457552
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Series: Good Neighbors Series , #2
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,151,292
File size: 66 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Holly Black is the author of the bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Good Neighbors graphic novels, and the novels Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. She currently lives in the realm of Western Massachusetts.

Ted Naifeh is the author and illustrator of many acclaimed graphic novels, including Polly and the Pirates, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things, and Courtney Crumrin Tales: Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man. He has also illustrated the popular Death Jr. and Gloomcookie series.

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Kith (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
bezoar44 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This middle book in the series is darker than the first. Aware of her powers, Rue fights to keep her friends safe from her grandfather's obscure plot, which has something to do with sticking knives into peopel to turn them into trees around the edge of town. The art is again, fine; some sequences are quite effective, usually horrifying. But overall, I found the story made less and less sense as it went along, and a couple subplots were confusing because key characters with different roles and motives were drawn indistinguishably.
LarissaBookGirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The revelation that Rue's mother still lives brings more questions and more danger. As her grandfather plots against the humans his faeries are praying on Rue's friends causing mayhem through trickery, temptation and seduction. With one friend missing, her boyfriend acting strangely and people disappearing as part of her grandfather's schemes, Rue can't save all the humans in town from the faeries. She can however save those she cares for, or at least she can try too.Rue is not human, as much as she'd like to think she is, and even as she fights her own kind to save her friends, she is tempted by music and dance and Tam. Meanwhile, Rue's grandfather is increasing his power by sacrificing humans. But as Rue delves deeper then ever before into the realm of faerie and into the secrets of the past in an effort to stop her grandfather and save those she loves, will it be enough to save them or is it already to late?Kith see lives lost and hope fade as Rue and her friends make a last stand against Rue's grandfather, if they loose all human life in town will be forfeit, lost to the world, and the faeries will be unstoppable as they stake there claim over the town. As we delve deeper into this story we find a plot as rich in history and magic as the images are haunting, a tale full of depth and darkness and faeries. As A graphic novel it is the ideal format for this faerie tale.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Good Neighbors series of graphic novels written by Holly Black and illustrated by Ted Naifeh. It was a good follow-up to the first book, Kin. Last I heard this is going to be a three book series.In this book Rue goes in search of her fairy mother. When she finds her mother all is not what it seems to be. Rue's friends are becoming more and more endangered as fairy becomes a bigger part of their lives and Rue finds out that her grandfather has plans to pull the city into fairy and make it his own.The storyline in this graphic novel is good and moves quickly. There are a lot of things happening at once so sometimes it is a little hard to keep track of what is going on. Still it is an interesting storyline and, for the most part, the graphics represent the story well. My only complaint would be that at times it is hard to tell who is who based on the drawings; I wish this was clarified a little bit better.Overall it was okay. The plot is a bit too broken up for us to get really engaged with any of the characters, but I liked the story. I am eager to read the next book and see how things pan out for our heroine Rue.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What seemed to be an interesting story in Volume 1 (Kin), ends up falling apart in this second volume, Kith.First of all, Ted Naifeh seemed to have either lost his touch or was only halfheartedly interested in this volume, as one of the big issues was the lack of detail on many of the characters. At certain times, characters would suddenly look different from frame to frame making it easy for the reader to mistaken the new drawing for a different character. Other times, Naifeh seems to use a minimalist style for the characters so at certain moments, one can easily mistaken one character for another. There were several moments I had to reread certain sections since I had to correct my mistaken assumptions regarding character in a scene.As for the story, once the mystery of the first volume was solved, the second volumes seemed to have been relegated as a filler for a future climax, as the plot doesn't really advance. Instead we're given a series of events that seem to have no real reason, other than to look "faerie" or ethereal (which Naifeh couldn't seem to pull off).Considering the price of this item, this is not something I can really recommend to anybody other than serious fans of either Black or Naifeh. However, it is entirely possible for me to change my mind considering how the next volume turns out.
andreablythe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kith is the second book in The Good Neighbors graphic novel series. It's a modern day version of fairy lore, incorporating classic fairy tropes into an urban setting. Rue Silver is the main character, who finds out that her mother is actually a fairy who has been taken back to the fairy realm and her grandfather is planning to take over her city, and it's up to her to stop him. The art fluctuates from being just okay to rather nice, but what makes me really enjoy it is Rue's self questioning and wondering where her true nature lies. Is she human? Or is she fairy?
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! The second volume in this series takes a turn to the darkside as Rue battles against her grandfather who wants to take over the human city as a home for the faeries. Her friends start acting strange, even to the point of murder and she desperately enters the faerie world to save her mother, her friends and her city. Amazing story! Just brilliant. I picked it up and could not put it down until I had finished. The story has become very dark and there are some pretty creepy scenes. There is also plenty of casual teen sex happening, which I could have done without, and this definitely brings the series up to an older reading audience level. Naifeh's illustration is a masterful use of black & white, haunting, scary and beautiful. This is without a doubt a stunning fantasy series and I really hope it will prove to be longer than a trilogy. For now, the creepy ending has me panting for word on an expected due date of book three's publishing.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
While the art is pretty good, weird but good, the story was alright. I mean it has its moments but its an okay read.
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Black-Rose_Faerie89 More than 1 year ago
The first book was great but this one was even better. Great ending... can't wait for the next one!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Rue Silver is half faerie, half human. Her mother died, leaving Rue and her father, Thaddeus, alone. Or did she really? Rue believes her mother is still alive somewhere. Using her faerie powers, Rue travels into the world controlled by her magical grandfather and discovers her mother is still alive. Although she doesn't want to be tempted by this other world, Rue is entertained by her brief visit there. She knows she must return to keep her friends safe from her grandfather's plot to take over the city. Relationships between Rue's friends are strained, making them vulnerable prey to the powers of the faeries. Rue realizes her boyfriend, Dale, is definitely under their control, but her attempts to convince him to fight their power over him fail miserably. Even with her ability to control plants, Aubrey, her grandfather, continues his plans to make the city his. Holly Black, along with illustrator Ted Naifeh, is the creator of THE GOOD NEIGHBORS series. KITH is the second book, following KIN. Fans of Black's fantasy style will appreciate the mystical world inhabited by good and evil faeries. The twists and turns of the story are enhanced as the graphic illustrations bring the characters to life. KITH is sure to be a hit with graphic novel/manga fans everywhere.