Amulet Book Two: The Stonekeeper's Curse - Kazu Kibuishi

It's been over two years since I read Book One, so I re-read it this past weekend before diving into Book Two (which I bought while in Portland). In this volume, Emily and Navin are fully immersed in the alternate world, and are seeking a cure for their poisoned mom with the help of Silas's robots.

The amulet of the title grants Emily some amazing abilities and powers, but it has its own voice and mind, and constantly urges Emily to surrender to its power. On the other hand is a new character, Leon Redbeard, who wants to train Emily to harness the amulet's power without giving into it. It's a well-done story, particularly because the reader, like Emily, is never entirely sure who to trust—it seems like everyone has a hidden agenda.

This volume also delves more into the Elf King and his minions, who seem to rule this world. The Elf King is bent on killing Emily and her family; his own son seems to be against him but Emily and Navin don't trust him, either.

I think I enjoyed the books even more this time around, and I'm looking forward to Book Three, which comes out this fall. (I should also mention that Ridley saw me reading them, and then read through both volumes in a day.)

Fed to jonathan's brain | April 26, 2010 | Comments (0)


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