Monday, December 20, 2010

Graphic Novel Review - The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi (5/5 stars)

The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2)Reading level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy
Size:  224 pages
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Release Date: September 1, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0439846837
Stand Alone or Series: Book 2 in Amulet series
Source: Borrowed from library

Rating: 5/5 stars

This was a great addition to the Amulet series.  Fans of the first book will love this one.

Emily and Navin have rescued their mother but she is dying from deadly poison.  Now Emily and Nevin have to travel with the strange crew they found in the house to the city of Kanalis.  There they will find more intriguing characters, hopefully find an answer to their mother's illness, and also find that more is afoot than just their small problems.

This was a wonderful graphic novel.  The illustrations are absolutely breathtaking and the storyline grows a lot in this book.  You find that Emily and her family are part of a much larger story and have important roles that may determine the fate of this world.

The characters actually go through a lot of development.  You see Nevin starting to grow and really take shape at the things he is good at.  Emily has further battles with the Amulet which she learns and grows from.  There are some wonderful new character additions; of which Leon Redbeard is the most delightful and interesting.

Overall I just loved this book.  It is beautiful, has an engaging story, great characters, and an interesting plot that just keeps growing in complexity.  This was just a perfect book and I can't wait to read the next one in the series, The Cloud Searchers.  Strongly recommend this series for anyone middle grade and older who loves reading about adventure and fantasy.  This series is just magical.

The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet, Book 2)


  1. Great job on writing this article. I enjoyed reading it! I will keep coming back to read more of your future posts. Thanks!

  2. Kazu Kibuishi? is he a japanese? I'd love to see his ilustation
    I am curios..

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