The most popular graphic novel series in my classroom is Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi. These books never seem to sit on the shelf, they are passed from one student to another all year long. Below are super quick premise/review blurbs for each book. All premises are from Goodreads.
|A scene from Amulet|
Review: This book is definitely engaging! I like how it's unclear who the bad guys are and if the Emily's amulet is trustworthy or manipulating her for evil purposes. I'm still confused about the overall problem, though.
Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse (2009)
Review: There is lots of action in this one! I like how the characters are evolving and how Kibuishi is doling out information about the conflict a bit at a time. The story and backstory are emerging simultaneously. Nicely done.
Amulet 3: The Cloud Searchers (2010)
Review: I love the complexity and intensity of this world. Some of the action scenes really confused me, though... not enough transition panels maybe?
Amulet 4: The Last Council (2011)
Review: My students would give this series a million stars if they could. I enjoy it too, but there are some gaps in the plot that really bugged me. The world building continues to be great and moves up to a whole new level in this one.
Amulet 5: Prince of the Elves (2012)
Review: Ah this wonderful series has redeemed itself after the gaping plot holes in book 4. This one is so dark and the truths revealed make for a complex and compelling story.
When I revealed the cover for Amulet 6: Escape From Lucien, my students burst into a round of applause. They are so excited for this book! Unfortunately the have to wait until August 26th.
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge.