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 is a faerie, like her mother was. And her father didn't kill her mother -- instead, he broke a promise to Rue's faerie king grandfather, which caused Rue'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 (from Goodreads).
This is my very first graphic novel, I know it is very hard to believe but it is. I have never before read a graphic novel or manga. I was just never interested in reading them, but I was at my local library and I saw the graphic novel section and though what the hell. I really did not know where to start so I just browsed not looking for anything specific. I came across this book, I new the author so I though I will give it a chance. I checked all three books out.
I am actually impressed, I really liked it. For some reason I was always under impression that I would not like graphic novels. This book was very well done, the illustrations, were very well done; there are very detailed and convey the story as much as the text does, if not even more so.
I love the characters, especially Rue, she was very well developed character. You see her emotions through the illustrations, you know how she is feeling. The story was simple and straight forward; but it was very well done. I loved the fairies and how complex they are; Rue’s mother was an interesting character and I hope to see more of her in book two. I also enjoyed Rue’s friends and I really like Dale Rue’s boyfriend, he was a somewhat aloof character.
However I do find it hard to write a review for a graphic novel, since I have never read one before or written a review on one. It is hard because I have nothing to compare to. But even though this was my first, I found that I really enjoyed it very much, I am not sure if that is just because of the novelty, however I would like to think that it is because it was good. I give this graphic novel 4/5 stars.