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Was The Cruel Prince Also I Don T Read Graphic The Cruel Prince Also I don t read graphic or any comic books really since I was like nine and even then it was only the Archie comics So I didn t know how I was going to feel abo This was an interesting story but I kind of hate this art style so idk if I m going to continue
it A teenage girl finds out she is art Faery Sound A teenage girl finds out she is art Faery Sound That s because it has occurred in scores of YA fantasies including earlier works by this same author As a story this is fine but all the elements were too Familiar To Me From Previous to me from revious Turning it into a graphic novel is a somewhat novel approach but I wasn t that impressed by the execution of the artwork The drawing style suits the story but the many of the characters looked too much the same and too old for high schoolAlso and this is a totally nerdy objection I was kind of irked by how they brought in the story of Bridget Cleary I m sure they just icked this case because it is well documented in studies that are easily available but to me that makes it all the lazy There are many other cases of eople killed as changelings why The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans pick the one which is most ambiguous about theeople involved actually believing that the victim was a fairy Look the standard historical and sociological understand of changelings is that oor eople could not take care of mentally or hysically handicapped children or other family members who couldn t work senile grandparents crazy uncles whomever and so they killed them For understandable sychological reasons no one wants to admit to themselves that they are killing their child so they convince themselves it is not their own baby but a wicked copy left by supernatural creatures Probably many individuals managed to believe that the baby really was a fairy One of the reasons the Cleary case is so studied is that it was much uestionable even at the time whether the husband actually thought his wife had been stolen or whether he was using an opportunity to kill her because they had been having marital roblems Bridget was an independent young woman who had education and a better job than the rest of her family and community She didn t have children and she didn t listen to her husband It is far likely that the eople around her were acting to Times of Bede put her in herlace or The Catechism of the Council of Trent punish her for trying to better herself than that they actually believed she was a fairy Also whatever the motives of her husband it was a horrible tragedy in which a young woman was burned to death by her loved ones I don t think it is appropriate to casually reduce this event to evidence for fairies in a fantasy novel And lastly there are multiplehotographs of everyone involved in the crime so the artist could have taken five minutes to look them up instead of making up younger and hipper appearances for historical City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York people Rue s mother has always been a little different She talks tolants hangs out naked in the yard and seems ageless Rue knows her mother is not like other arents But then one day when her mom disappears Rue begins to see strange things crea. Rue Silver's mother has disappeared and her father has been arrested suspected of killing her But it's not as straightforward as that Because Rue. Tures with horns in the coffee shop a winged girl hanging out in the high school hallway and she realizes that she s different tooWhere has her mother gone and is Rue going crazy You know how
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GLANCE AT SOMETHING OUT OF THE when you glance at something out of the of your eye it looks different for a moment Well SOMETIMES WHEN I LOOK STRAIGHT AT A THING IT when I look straight at a thing it weird too And those moments are stretching wider and wider g 5I enjoyed the faerie lore in this graphic novel If an older mortal is beautiful or good at riddles we might take them but we always leave something behind in exchange Sometimes we glamour wood to take on their appearance or we abandon a faerie in their lace Davids Sling pg 36This book deals with surprisingly dark themes so I wouldn t let my tween read it The story contains non explicit drug use rape and kidnapping It should be ok for most mature teensThe artwork isretty The Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields people aren t depicted like normal every dayeople especially the faeries but for the most Learner Strategies in Language Learning part I don t think the artist over sexualized the women That s one of myet Dangerously Placed peeves with graphic novels when they depict females as ridiculouslyroportioned Just Destiny pin ups But like I said this one isn t over the topThe faeries are uite creepy too Let me tell you a story Long ago mortals called us the fair folk theeople of Paradise Run peace the good neighbors They called us these things not because we were fair oreaceful or good but because they feared us As they should As they will again g 77Recommended for readers who like dark fairy tales and fans of Holly Black Why can t finding out you re half faery ever be a good thing This angst fuelled yarn starts depressingly with a disappearance and a murder charge It retty much just gets Help Me, Jacques Cousteau progressively darker with little to no character development The illustrations aren t good enough to save it Itsretty and awful 35 starsThis is basically just Tithe but I am very excited to see what romance I m sure Holly stirs up Okay so The Cruel Prince NEEDS to be a graphic novel I m new to graphic novels but I turned to them while in a huge reading slump and I m glad I did I found this little gem randomly at my library excitedly snatching a Holly Black something I didn t care what as long as it was Holly Black off the shelf And now I m kicking myself for not also grabbing books 2 and 3 as well I loved it I couldn t stop thinking about The Folk of The Air series as a graphic novel edition like The Mortal instruments And how amazing it would be to have basically a book full of gorgeous fan art My experience with reading Holly Black has been mixed My first foray into her work was with the Modern Faerie Tale series I sadly wasn t terribly fond of them In grad school I devoured her Curse Worker trilogy on audio and absolutely loved it Unfortunately my reading experience with The Good Neighbors was akin to when I first read her The first Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen problem is the tired and clichlot Readers follow Rue a girl who s always been able to see strange and mysterious things Her father is accused of murder after her mother dissapears under mysterious circumstances and one of his college stu. Is a faerie like her mother was And her father didn't kill her mother instead he broke a The Book of Mordred promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather which caused Rue. Dents is found dead Rue is convinced that her father is innocent so she begins looking for answers who exactly is her mother If her father didn t murder the college student then how did she die The answers will lead her into discovering a much larger world hiding inlain sightSound familiar That s because this type of story has been done sooo many times Sadly Black s take here didn t anything new or exciting Also it s Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide pretty obvious that this was Black s first foray into writing for comics The dialogue is stilted and unnatural and theacing was awful things happen very uickly but not in a good way The art was a mixed bag for me too The way Naifeh tries faces is Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert pseudo realistic and when it worked it worked and looked great but when it didn t hurt the mark it looked very Uncanny Valley I also wasn t a fan of the BW look it made the art look muddyThe ending redeemed things a bit and I was intrigued by some of the revelations it brought but ultimately I don t think I ll beicking up volume 2 I do however Hidden Boundaries plan onicking up other works by Holly Black Hopefully when I do I ll find some of that magic I discovered with her Curse Workers trilogy This book is not that good to be honest a lot of stuff does not make any sense and got me confused Well is her dad is a killer Is she crazy and her mom is I don t recommend you to read this book because it like you in a maze and you can t get out of it Rue Silver s mother has just disappeared her father has been arrested under suspicion of killing one of his graduate students Things get worse when Rue starts seeing THINGS THAT SHOULDN T BE THERE that shouldn t be there eople with animal heads and vines that cover whole buildings overnight You see Rue s mother is a faerie and Rue s father broke a romise that he made to the faerie king who is ready to take revenge for this slight out on the entire human raceWriter Holly Black already has a strong following with her work on The Spiderwick Chronicles and Tithe and the world she creates here in which hip sexy humans mingle with
and ancient elves will have wide appeal for teens Additionally the mysterious disappearances that drive the story Gods Callgirl promise their share of intrigue and suspense It s too bad then that this book just isn t any good The characters are flat and under developed the dialog is stilted and the terrible threat that the bad faeries supposedlyose to the human race is never revealed The main character Forever I'm Yours pulls insight into her magical new reality out of thin air and relationships between characters go totally unexplained Worst of all it seems that Black has no idea how comics work as a story telling medium and with no sense ofacing or urpose the Story Clunks Along Until It clunks along until it The book sports some moody and evocative black and white art by Ted Naifeh but without a good story to back it up it feels like an afterthoughtIf you ve got teen readers in your library that are dying for Holly Black then by all means ick this up However there are much better fantasy comics out there and I d advise ushing your atrons toward something anything else instead. 's mother to be flung back to the faerie world Now Rue must go to save her and must also defeat a dark faerie that threatens our very mortal world.
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So I ve only read one Holly Black book which