Wednesday, December 27, 2017

[Graphic Novel Mini Reviews] Amulet Books 5, 6 and 7 by Kazu Kibuishi

This year I have been really enjoying the Amulet series! Right from the first volume, I was totally hooked. The storylines are all fast-paced and interesting, the artwork is incredible, and I just love the characters!

If you missed my reviews of the first four books, feel free to check out the links below:

I recently received books 5-7 all at once from my local library. Since we are nearing the end of the year, I decided to put all of the reviews into one post.

Let's dive in!

WARNING: There will be spoilers in the comments below. Feel free to scroll and simply check out the illustrations :)

Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5) by Kazu Kibuishi

Wow, I thought the last volume took a dark turn… this one was even darker.

At the beginning of this volume, we learn about Max Griffin’s backstory. As a boy, he tried to free a family of elves but he was caught and sentenced for aiding in the escape of war prisoners. Upon escaping, he begins to work with the elves to attack the council.

Meanwhile, in the current timeline, Em and the Elf prince train together. But things quickly take a turn when Trellis enters the void, forcing Em to go in after him. The two also learn a great deal about the stones and the voices.

Escape from Lucien (Amulet #6) by Kazu Kibuishi

In this volume, we see max convince the team to take on the voice. Unfortunately, Max was no match for the power of the voice. Max loses his life as the voice ages him forward until he is nothing but bones.

This may be my favorite book of the series! I loved that we really saw the team come together in this volume. We also met a wonderful new character that I can’t wait to see again! I also enjoyed that as a reader, we got to spend a lot of time with just Navin and his storyline!

Firelight (Amulet #7) by Kazu Kibuishi

In this volume, Em and Trellis continue to learn more about their curse and what role the shadows have been playing. When presented with memories in the void, Em falls to the power of the stone...

This one took a turn that I had been expecting, but dreading. I've got high hopes for the next book and I am certainly very interested to see how things progress from where we left things in this volume!

Thanks for reading!
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  1. I'm inspired to read more graphic novels, Erica. This looks like a great series to start with.

    Lonna @ FLYLÄ“F