Saturday, March 19, 2016

Amulet: Firelight (Book 7) by Kazu Kibuishi

Summary (from Goodreads):
Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King. What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.
I’ve been reading more and more graphic novels lately. And while I’m a big comic book fan and I love a good superhero story, I can’t help but think these are actually my all time favorite graphic novels. There is nothing else out there quite like them.
To start with, I always forget how gorgeous they are. The art in these books is good enough to be hung on a wall in someone’s living room. It is so gorgeous. Sometimes, I’ll turn a page, and a large gasp will escape my mouth. Seriously, this is some of the best graphic novel art I have ever seen. And this particular installment is particularly beautiful because of all the underwater scenery.
This book, story-wise, was also a very important one. A crucial piece of information is finally learned about the elf king. Going into the memories of Trellis proved to be very educational (and dangerous). Things are about to get a lot more sci-fi than they have been before. And I cannot wait to read all about it.
I feel so bad for both Emily and Trellis. Trellis must have had the worst childhood imaginable. And poor Emily is feeling so many emotions in this book. There’s a rewind/and reflection into her childhood memories as well. Sadly, hers was when she lost her father and I felt so bad for her. It was nice though to finally see where she was coming from.
Meanwhile, her brother and her mother have a reunion and past characters reunite. A lot is being set into motion for what is looking to be a revolution of sorts. These books have everything, adventure, action, drama, family, elves, robots, airships, underwater excursions, and politics. I really cannot wait to see where everything is going. There are things I need to know, after that ending. I need to know things! I give this one a 10/10.

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