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review 2017-08-15 18:13
Amulet 1-6
Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 4: The Last Council - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 6: Escape From Lucien - Kazu Kibuishi

I picked up the first six volumes in this series for free.  Apparently, it was when volume seven was about to be released and Scholastic offer the first six via Kindle for free.

 

                The series chronicles the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and their mother as they try to adjust to an unexcepted trip to a magical land.  Emily is a Stonekeeper, an Amulet wearer (hence the title of the series).  She received this amulet from her grandfather upon her arrival.

 

                In short, this is a series where the chosen one is a girl.

 

                And that is cool because that doesn’t happen too much.  Don’t worry though, unlike some series where the sidekick gets sidelined, Navin too is allowed to come into his own, and his skill set is different than his sister’s.

 

                Kibuishi makes it quite clear that the siblings love each, though they do tease each.  The back story for the family is pretty much comic standard, one that we have seen pretty of times.  The artwork is cool, and the comic touches on themes such as redemption and protection.  At first it seems that the bad guys are going to be the elves, but the true evil becomes more complicated than that.  Kibuishi also illustrates where hate and fear can lead people.  It’s a tale with morals that doesn’t hit the reader over the head with them.

 

                Additionally, there is a creature that resembles Cherbourg (you know that mountain demon from Fantasia’s Night on Bald Mountain).

 

                I did have some problems with the story.  The first is one that I think only adult readers will have.  Both Emily and Navin at times seem both too adult and too childish.  It doesn’t quite work and at times, it throws you out of the story.  This occurs when Navin says to two children that they are too young to be helpful.  But I am pretty sure this is just an adult perspective.  The other issues are despite Emily being the chosen one, for much of the series the other major players are all male.  This changes in books 5 and 6 where we finally get more female characters who are active and not simply damsels in distress (like Emily’s mother).  This could have occurred before – Emily is being accompanied by men, trained by men (or male animals) so it is a little disappointing.  But if 6 is any indication this is going to change in the rest of the series.

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review 2017-05-19 00:00
Finding Valor (The Searchers Book 2)
Finding Valor (The Searchers Book 2) - R... Finding Valor (The Searchers Book 2) - Ripley Proserpina Good overall; focused a great deal on Ryan (his past, his developing relationship with Nora, etc). I am curious to get the back story on the other boys
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review 2017-01-05 12:23
Finding Honor (The Searchers #1) by Ripley Proserpina
Finding Honor (The Searchers) (Volume 1) - Ripley Proserpina
Finding Honor is the first book in The Searchers series, and is the first book by Ripley Proserpina that I have read. Although I have read lots of ménage and multi-partner stories, this is also the first story where it was all brand new. Nora has no idea that it is possible to be with more than one person at a time, without chaos commencing. As for the "boys", having one woman between them isn't something they had thought about either, and they don't all find it easy. However, this was something that only happened towards the end of the book, so you have the whole book trying to figure out just why Nora was a "person of interest" and what was with the vendetta against her. 
 
Throughout the story, you get snippets of the history regarding all the characters, but not the full thing. This is part of a series, so please don't expect to have all the answers by the time you finish this book. There is a study going on that Nora is involved in that I'm sure will get more air time. Also, the girl that Nora meets towards the end of the book. 
 
On the whole, I enjoyed this story with the information given. The one thing I would say is that although Apollo and Ryan like Nora from the beginning, the others don't (or at least don't appear to). They go from being friends, to being unable to keep their hands off Nora, especially Seok. I'm not sure if it's her perfume, or what, but there you go!!!
 
Very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this is the start of a series. With plenty of questions waiting to be answered, this series has the potential to become a first-class reverse harem series. Definitely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/01/blog-tour-review-finding-honor.html
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review 2016-10-09 15:36
Loving this series!
Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers - Kazu Kibuishi

I suspect that giving away the first six books for free was a mistake on the publishers part, or that Amazon gave them away as part of a promotion or publicity stunt for the next volume.   Regardless of why, I picked them up: a friend had linked to them and raved about them, so I figured that I might want them all if I decided to read them.  I didn't for a long time, as reading them in black and white wasn't the same, I couldn't use a tablet, and it wasn't available on the Kindle apps for my laptop or phone for a while.   (And reading a couple comics was uncomfortable on my phone on the Kindle app.)

 

I started reading this after Amazon bought Comixology and then after you were able to merge accounts; I could read my Kindle graphic novels on my favorite digital graphic novel reader?   Yes, thank you!   

 

I'm also catching up on reviews as I read this October first.  I'm also in a lousy mood because my check engine light went on last night and it was supposed to have been dealt with last week. 

 

So these are going to be short reviews.   Basically, same thing as the last two: this furthers the story while building on the world and characters that have already been created and introduced to us, while introducing new elements and characters.   It's quite, it's fun, and I find myself absolutely addicted to this series. 

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text 2016-03-10 21:09
Amulet Series Books 3-5
Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 4: The Last Council - Kazu Kibuishi
Amulet, Vol. 5: Prince of the Elves - Kazu Kibuishi

 

I am loving this series. There are elements from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings mixed with the author's own imagination.The illustrations are amazing and capture the mood perfectly.  The books are short, and once I pick one up, I can hardly put it down. My son was the one who got me interested and now I am 3 books ahead of him. He promised me he will catch up this weekend and take out book 6 from his library on Monday. I am trying to be patient...

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