Review: Amulet Volume 7: Firelight (Amulet #7) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 7: Firelight (Amulet #7) – Kazu Kibuishi

Firelight (Amulet, #7)

Title: Amulet Volume 7: Firelight (Amulet #7)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: February 23, 2016

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 200

Source: Public Library

Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They’re hoping to uncover the events of Trellis’s mysterious childhood — knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily’s Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.

3 out of 5 stars


The main part of this story was the Trellis and Emily travel under the sea to where an elf man has been hiding stolen memories. They travel there in a high powered submarine, and when they get there Emily and Trellis go into one of Trellis’ memories. They then find themselves in one of Emily’s memories, and then it goes down.

This had quite an intense ending. I was not expecting that to happen.

So, in the end Emily goes kind of crazy with different emotions, and can’t get out of the memories as herself. Trellis has to leave in order to save himself, and he abandons Emily. I don’t know how I feel about this. Honestly, I don’t think I’ll be picking up the next books because they don’t even have publication dates or covers yet… I don’t want to be reading these halfway through college, so I will be DNFing this series from this point on.

I do think that it was interesting, and I liked the concept, but some of the execution was lacking. I really enjoyed the first volume of this graphic novel series, and wish it would have stayed more like that one rather than becoming what it did. I don’t regret reading these, but I do not believe I will be picking up the rest, unfortunately. Just due to time restraints.

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Review: Amulet Volume 6: Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 6: Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6) – Kazu Kibuishi

Escape from Lucien (Amulet, #6)

Title: Amulet Volume 6: Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: August 26, 2014

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 224

Source: Public Library

A worthy mission…or a trap?

Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King’s loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.

3 out of 5 stars


Emily goes into the Void with Trellis in order to try and save Max from destroying himself and his different memories. They enter the Void with Max, and end up leaving him there. Meanwhile, Navin is fighting against the dark shadows that are consuming the minds of the people in Lucien, the underground city. He has to escape with the aid of his friends and his robots.

Again, because this is a children’s graphic novel there isn’t much to the story. I remember reading the first one when I was a kid and loving it because it was the first graphic novel I had ever read. My younger brother and I read it together and we thought it was the coolest thing. I definitely think that a younger audience would appreciate this much more.

I love the friendships in this book. Because it was written for children there is no romance which is quite refreshing. I love that you get strong friendships because they’re always so nice to read. I am excited to see where Trellis ends up being the new Elf King, and how the new girl of the story ties into the next one.

I know it’s just because my favorite color is blue, but the art that is all in different shades of blue makes me so happy. I love the simplistic art style, and I love that the artist and author weren’t afraid to leave strips of just art without having a narration. I think it added to the story quite nicely.

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

Review: Amulet Volume 5: Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 5: Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) – Kazu Kibuishi

Prince of the Elves (Amulet, #5)

Title: Amulet Volume 5: Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: September 1, 2012

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 208

Source: Public Library

THE ENEMY GROWS STRONGER…

Emily survived the chaos of the Guardian Academy, but Max Griffin has stolen the Mother Stone. With it, the Elf King forges new Amulets that will give him the power to invade and destroy the nation of Windsor. Emily and her friends lead the soldiers of the Cielis Guard in a fight to stop him, but Max stands in their way. And when she seeks information from the Voice of her Amulet, she discovers that the Voice is much more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

3 out of 5 stars


I’m so excited to be continuing on with this series! I completely forgot about it until I saw a Youtube video about them, then saw the next three at my library. It’s been a hot minute since I read the first four volumes, but I am so happy to be reading these!

This volume follows Emily and Trellis while they fight against Max who has taken the Mother Stone. The lives of many hang in the middle of all of this fighting, and Emily and Trellis are trying to figure out how to stop the deaths from happening.

This was a really good light-hearted read after Lord of Shadows. I needed something to not put me in a slump, and I always find that graphic novels are great for that. Not going to lie, this took me awhile to get back into the story, but I think I remember quite a bit from when I read them at the end of 2015.

The art style is beautiful; I love that there is so much color everywhere, and I love the different shades of blue in this book. The art is definitely a redeeming quality for this book.

There honestly isn’t much to say about this. It was okay, not my favorite of the series. I like that it is so fast paced, and I am so excited to read the rest of the series!

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

Review: Amulet Volume 4: The Last Council (Amulet #4) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 4: The Last Council (Amulet #4) – Kazu Kibuishi

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Title: Amulet Volume 4: The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: September 1, 2011

Publisher: GRAPHIX

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 209

Source: Library

Emily and her friends think they’ll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn’t right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she’s expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered–a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for.


4 out of 5 stars

I think that this book has been my favorite out of the Amulet series thus far. It was fast paced, entertaining, kind of creepy, and beautifully drawn and written. I love the Elves who are traveling with the group. The two of them have so many redeeming qualities, I mean I’m sure the point of them being in the group is to show sides of people/creatures that get overlooked by outward appearances. I do believe that by the end of the series, the Elves will be allies with the Stonekeepers. That is my prediction, let’s see if I’m correct.

The premise behind this volume was the beginning of the journey through Cielis with the other Stonekeepers Emily meets while she’s there. There was somewhat of a plot twist at the end, but now that I look back at it all the clues were there. I cannot wait to continue on with this series. I highly recommend reading this graphic novel series if you’ve never read graphic novels or want to get into them. It’s, again, fast paced, and very easy to read. It is a middle grade series, but it will give you an idea of how you feel about reading graphic novels. I also recommend getting graphic novels from your local library; graphic novels are very expensive, but they’re worth the read.

I would choose to be Emily still. I love her and her brother Navin, the two of them are helpful and will actually be beneficial to one another. It isn’t very common that you read a book with a strong family element. It’s nice to read about a family who gets along and loves each other. I am so excited to finish this series in 2016! Let me know what your favorite graphic novel was of this year in the comments below!

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

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Review: Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) – Kazu Kibuishi

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Title: Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: September 1, 2010

Publisher: GRAPHIX

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 199

Source: Library

An impossible journey with danger at every turn…

Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of the lost city of Cielis. There they hope to find help from the Guardian Council’s powerful Stonekeepers. It’s a mission that Alledia’s survival depends on, and time is running out–Emily’s got to find Cielis before the Elf King finds her.


4 out of 5 stars

I am really loving this series! Like I said in the review of The Stonekeeper’s Curse, they’re so much fun to read. I am excited to start the next book because they finally got to the destination they were trying to get to, and they met a few new characters. The plot of this volume of Amulet was about Emily and Navin and their mother traveling to the floating city of Cielis so they can further Emily’s journey as a Stonekeeper. Again, I love this series; they’re fun, easy, and colorful. I haven’t read a lot of graphic novels, so it’s like a breath of fresh air to finally read a good series. Emily and Navin are nice to eachother, and they don’t fight. They’re like normal siblings in a supernatural world.

I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series takes me! I am very excited to read the seventh installment that comes out in February. I really hope that my library has the rest of the series, though. The one thing that I don’t like about graphic novels is that they’re expensive, and you don’t get as much story, but I’m happy to read them from the library.

I would choose to be Emily still. I love how she’s not being controlled by the Amulet and how she’s trying her best to learn. The next book will be about her education in Cielis, because she’ll be training to be part of the Council. Gosh, I can’t wait to finish this series.

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

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Review: Amulet Volume 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) – Kazu Kibuishi

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Title: Amulet Volume 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: September 1, 2009

Publisher: GRAPHIX

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 224

Source: Library

In this thrilling sequel to AMULET #1: THE STONEKEEPER, Emily and her brother Navin head for Kanalis, a beautiful and mysterious city of waterfalls, where they hope to find the antidote for the poison that felled their mother. That cure lies in the eggs of a giant serpent atop Demon’s Head Mountain, but the kids’ archenemy, Trellis, is headed for the peak, too. A battle that will engulf all of Kanalis is looming. It’s up to Em to triumph over evil while controlling the amulet’s power . . . without losing herself!


4 out of 5 stars

Gosh, I’m really loving this series! It’s so much fun to read; it’s been a while since I’ve had a completely fun read. I liked this volume better than the first. Emily and Navin had to go underground with the animal people from a city with the best doctors. They went there in the first place to help their mother find a cure for the poison she got poisoned with in the first volume. Emily knows that the amulet’s power is growing, so she has to stay in control. The more she uses the power, the stronger the amulet gets, and the harder it is for her to control it. Her main struggle throughout this book deals with her ability to control the stone that she’s now cursed with. Emily had quite a bit of character development in this book compared to the first, so it was cool to see her growth through the book. I love Leon; he’s the fox/person who is the trainer for Emily. Both her and Navin learn so much from him and his abilities.

I’m very excited to continue on with this series; it’s been a lot of fun to read so far, and I am extremely excited to see what happens next. I also love the fact that this series is for middle grade. I love middle grade novels because of the simplicity in them; they don’t have romance, you don’t have to worry about reading something that makes you uncomfortable, you just get to have fun. It’s always nice to have a fun book to read.

Series:

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

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Review: Amulet Volume 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) – Kazu Kibuishi


Amulet Volume 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) – Kazu Kibuishi

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Title: Amulet Volume 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Release Date: January 1, 2008

Publisher: GRAPHIX

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 192

Source: Library

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.


4 out of 5 stars

The first thing I want to say is that this book was super fun. I love reading graphic novels because they’re easy to read, they have color, and have beautiful artwork. My younger brother read these books a couple years ago, and I just never got around to reading them. I went to the library before going to work this morning, and picked up the first four volumes in this graphic novel series. I started and finished this first one within the span of half an hour total. The story was cool, and the artwork was gorgeous. I love this art style; the colors are really nice to look at.

The whole idea behind the books is that Emily and her brother Navin have to live in an old house that they just move into. Their mom decides to take them to this new/old house because their dad died, but anyway… Emily and Navin find out that it is their great grandfather’s house, and find a lot of his old things. Emily starts reading a book on a pedestal, and when she closes the book there is a spot perfect for her hand. Of course she presses her hand into this imprint, and then a magical necklace flips out at her; the amulet is what the series is about. They start hearing noises in the basement, so naturally they go and look to see what it is, and then they get taken into this other world that her grandfather took part in creating. They make friends with some of the creatures of this new world, and go on trips to help their mother, who had an unfortunate event happen to her.

The concept is really awesome, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I plan on finishing the next three tonight and tomorrow :)

Series:

The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2)

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6)

Firelight (Amulet #7)

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