For those who don't know these books--they are graphic novels, that tell of the strange happenings that befall a girl named Emily, starting with the kidnapping of her mother by a terrifying, other-worldly monster....
You definitely want to start with the first one for things to make sense, because it all gets very bizarre very quickly. (I had to read the first book several times before I could follow it).
But for those who are up-to-date, here's the publisher's blurb:
"Emily and her friends think they’ll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn’t right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in fear. Emily is soon escorted to the Academy, where she’s expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, a group of the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, an awful secret is slowly uncovered – a secret that, if left buried, means the certain destruction of everything Emily fights for."
There is some utterly gorgeous art work, the story is engrossing, and (speaking as a mother of a boy) I am always pleased as all get out to watch my son devouring a book with strong female lead.
Watch the Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/DL7QSBT9GNQ
Visit the Websites: http://www.boltcity.com/amulet and http://www.scholastic.com/
To enter to win one of two copies of The Last Council, just leave a comment by next midnight next Monday, the 26th, EST! (US only)
And the winners are Karen and Heidi!