Title: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet, #2)
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Graphic Novel
A MYSTERIOUS WORLD FULL OF NEW ALLIES… AND OLD ENEMIES!
Emily and Navin’s mother is still in a coma from the arachnopod’s poison, and there’s only one place to find help: Kanalis, the bustling, beautiful city of waterfalls. But when Em, her brother, and Miskit and the rest of the robotic crew aboard the walking house reach the city, they quickly realize that seeking help is looking for trouble…dangerous trouble.
Review written on June 8, 2015
In the first book, I thought that it was pretty cool and whimsical and wondered if Kibuishi could keep up with it since it seemed like he poured every ounce of amazing creativeness he has in the first volume. So when I picked up the second book, I was amazed that it has actually gone better than the first one. Kibuishi, as I look at him now, has fantastic whimsical imagination that could drive children, teens and adults alike hooked in the world he created.
This second volume picked up right where it left off in Volume I and just go better along the way. I love that even though it is intended for children, it still is action-packed and thrilling in a whimsical way that only Kibiushi could do, plus the new characters that were introduced were so cool! The art was just as awesome as the first volume, most especially the parts where the illustration occupied a whole page.
Although this is only the second volume the character developments that I saw in Emily and Navin was impressive and I am looking forward to seeing them grow even more in the next volumes to come. It got me even more excited on where this adventure will lead both of them. And even though graphic novels are easy reads, Amulet’s story is magically fast-paced and almost took me less than 30 minutes to read.
Everything was really good and I literally just embraced the book after reading it and whispered: Wow. I can’t wait to get the next volume and lose myself in this wonderful world of walking houses, robots, talking animals and evil elves.