Amulet #6 - YA Review by Sam D-G

Reader: Sam D-G
Age: 14
Title: Amulet #6: Escape From Lucien
Author: Kazu Kibuishi
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pub Date: 08/26/14
Galley: No
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The author of the Amulet Series obviously has a huge imagination. As the story goes on Kibuishi delves deeper and deeper into the details and concepts of his magical world. The books are brimming with many interesting characters. However, some of them are a bit one dimensional. The fast paced, thrilling plot of these novels will make it so once you pick one up you won't put it back down until you've finished it... About thirty minutes later.
Memorable or Forgettable: One great quality of this book is the likability of the characters. They are easy to sympathize with, and you will always want to know what happens next. The author does a good job of stringing the entire story together with an overhanging plot... You always know whatever happens next will be even more intense then the last.
Cover: This would be one of the books I would say you could judge by the cover. It has a big, cool looking, robot and some people with glowing stones. In the background there is a mysterious face with glowing eyes watching them. It definitely draws you in.
Age Range: Under 12 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional CommentsIt's a graphic novel.
Annotation: It's the next installment of a captivating series of graphic novels in which a brother and sister are transported into a magical land ravaged by war. In this land robots live among people and there are rare mysterious magical stones that give the user mystic powers.

tags:  graphic novel / fantasy / ya lit

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