Friday, March 15, 2013
amulet series #1
After a family tragedy, Emily, Navin and their mother move to an ancestral home to start a new life. On the family's very first night in the mysterious house, Em and Navin's mom is kidnapped by a tentacled creature. Now it's up to Em and Navin to figure out how to set things right and save their mother's life!
Why does every graphic novel I read require the death of one or both parents!! It's so sad. Like a Disney movie!
It's bad enough, the loss of a father, but actually witnessing his death is sure to make a kid grow up fast. And Emily has. She's serious and strong and she doesn't have a problem making tough choices. Still, she's a young kid and pushes back a little to show she's not entirely happy with the changes that are taking place. She finds a beautiful necklace in her great-grandfather's old study and from that moment on things will never be the same.
The art is without a doubt fantastic. I was recommended this series by a friend who had mentioned that Kazu Kibuishi is doing the reprint covers for the Harry Potter series. I've only seen the first one so far and I love it so it was pretty much guaranteed I would love these.
Miskit is my favorite. How can you resist a pink bunny that talks?!!? The story does move fast, I figure mostly because this is geared towards kids. But it's interesting and page turning and full of mystery.