****This is only the description for Amulet Volume 1!****
Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot—and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission.
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves.
So this is a review of all the volumes that are currently out #1-7, the series is going to have 2 more volumes that will finish it out. I’m not sure on a release date for either of them though.
These are mini reviews that I’m going to keep SPOILER FREE and very short since I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone planning on reading the entire series! I’ll provide an overall review of what I thought of the series as a whole at the end of this post.
Amulet: The Stonekeeper (#1)
This is a wonderful start to such a magical, enchanting adventure full of mysteries and action both! It pulls you headfirst into the story immediately capturing your attention with the mystery of Em and Navin’s great grandfather’s house and their mother suddenly being kidnapped by a strange creature. They then follow her down into a new, mysterious other world and from there the story really takes off!
Plenty is explained as you read through this with the right amount of information being provided and left out, making you want to read on. My only complaint is this first volume felt a little rushed since it takes a little bit for the the plot to unfold.
Amulet: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (#2)
With the second volume we finally start to see a little more character development in Em and Navin since the first one was more so setting up the plot.
We also see some new characters added into the mix that are fierce and endearing (Leon, anyone?) and of course the plot develops more as well!
Amulet: The Cloud Searchers (#3)
The journey continues with once again some new found companions that I LOVED (*cough* Trellis *cough*) and lots of little mysteries that I NEED answers for.
We also see exponential growth in Em’s character, I really enjoy watching her come into her power as a Stonekeeper.
Amulet: The Last Council (#4)
New Stonekeeper characters that are awesome and badass! More plot twists!
Amulet: Escape From Lucien (#5)
New enemies, locations, friends, and creatures! Woohoo!
Amulet: Prince of the Elves (#6)
We finally get some backstory on some very important characters and that’s really the main focus in this volume.
Amulet: Firelight (#7)
All I need to say about this volume is: THAT CLIFFHANGER DESTROYED ME!
I absolutely LOVE this graphic novel series and honestly have no complaints about them except I wish they were longer!
This is technically Middle Grade but I still found it enjoyable and I think all ages would enjoy it too since the story is just so engaging. It actually gets a little dark at times too, surprisingly.
The art is absolutely stunning, colorful, and simplistic.
It’s like fantasy mixed with science fiction since there are elves, magic, flying ships, and robots! It makes for a very interesting and imaginative combination.
Overall there’s just plenty of action and the world with it’s mysteries is very intriguing and I highly recommend this series!