Amulet Book 4 Review

Amulet Fan Art by TheArtFans-9966

I found this fanart here! Even though this person hasn’t posted anything since 2014, there are still plenty of beautiful pictures, often Amulet-based, on their account.

Emily and her friends arrive in Cielis to receive the help that they need. However, soon her elf friends are taken as prisoners, even though they did not do anything to attack the city and have been being helpful on the trip. Then, Emily, Navin, and her mom are taken, as the members of the council want to train Emily properly.

The flight captains of the ship go into the town where the citizens of Cielis live, hoping to find food. Instead, they are greeted with hostility. When they finally find a place to eat, a hopeful young girl tries to tell them what is wrong with Cielis. The Guardians aren’t what they used to be, and now Emily and her friends are in danger.

My favorite part of this story was definitely when Emily was going through the trials with the other trainees. I was not expecting all the plot twists that occurred in this book, but they were a pleasant surprise. Accompanied by beautiful art and an engaging storyline, this was simply yet another amazing installment in this series.

Overall Rating: 5/5

The Cloud Searchers Review (Amulet Book 3)

Amulet by ktshy

I saw this fanart here! Katy also has a lot of other cool comics and art on that page!

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Emily and her crew go on a new adventure to find the lost city of Cielis, which was supposed to be run by Stonekeepers. She must do this before the Elf King finds her, or all of Alledia will be doomed. Along the way, they must join another group on an airship, and they must also make deals with the Elf King’s son, who has already tried to kill them before.

This series simply improves the more I read it. I am enjoying reading the backstory of the Elf King’s son, especially with the twists closer to the end of the story. Also, because Emily’s mother has rejoined them, I enjoyed the scenes where she was able to bond with her. Navin is also given a role of importance in this story, even though he is not the official Stonekeeper.

The art is absolutely captivating throughout this story, even in the fight scenes, which are probably a lot more difficult since they are fighting with the power of the stone and not necessarily with each other physically.

I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a child-friendly action-adventure-fantasy novel with a very interesting storyline and beautiful art.

Overall Rating: 6/5

Kindred Graphic Novel Review

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This graphic novel is an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred. I will not be reviewing the story here, as I have already done so in my review of Kindred. However, I will be analyzing the art of this graphic novel and talking about how it conveys the story.

I have to be honest, I didn’t like the art style of this graphic novel as much as I could have. Some art appeals to me, but this art did not appeal to me during certain parts of the story. However, I am not here to judge the way the artist draws, as the artist could draw any way he wants to. But I just felt that it was worth mentioning.

Nevertheless, the art told the story of Kindred beautifully. All of the pictures came together very well, and I found myself never confused as to what happened from panel to panel. Although the book is a very graphic novel with a lot of violence within it, the violence was not the focus of the art during those scenes. Instead, the focus was on how Dana felt when she was being hurt, when others were being hurt, or when she had to hurt others in order to save herself.

The scenes that I did not notice as much when I read the book really stuck out to me in this novel. It gave me a new appreciation for characters whom I did not notice as much within the story, and even shocked me at times.

Altogether, I am glad that I took the time to read this graphic novel edition of this book, as it truly gave me a greater appreciation for such an amazing story.

Overall Rating: 5/5