Really, when I saw this, I was excited. Holly Black, author of the Tithe trilogy and Spiderwick Chronicles, teaming up with Ted Naifeh of Polly and the Pirates and Courtney Crumrin fame to write a graphic novel about fae? Sign me up!
The art style is beautiful. Naifeh’s fae are graceful and strange, and that works great with the graceful and strange story. In this volume, Rue Silver finds out that her absentee mother is a faerie when her father is accused of murdering both his wife and a former student. In her search to clear his name, Rue is exposed to the dark underworld of faerie/human relationships.
If you are in any way a fan of faerie tales, check out Good Neighbors.
How many fairy tales do you know that mention the Fibonacci sequence? If you know The Good Witch of the West, you know at least one. The Good Witch of the West is a manga by Haruhiko Momokawa based on the books by Noriko Ogiwara. It is the story of how a young girl named Firiel is discovered to be the next queen-in-waiting, and the dangers that this newly found birthright brings to those close to her.
We have the first volume in the system, but keep an eye out for others. While you’re waiting, definitely put a hold on volume one here.