YMMV / Amulet

  • Cliché Storm: You have the rebellious scarred prince who wishes to overthrow his father and is morally ambiguous, the Chosen One who is spoken of in a prophecy (two counts of them with both Navin and Emily,) a magical MacGuffin that is more dangerous than it seems at first, the grumpy but honest and hardworking member of the team in Cogsley, a floating city in the sky with a dark secret, and these are just a few examples. The story and art combined still manage to hold up, however.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Trellis shares quite a lot of similarities with Prince Zuko. He's got a noticeable scar down the left side of his face, is a prince with father issues and loner tendencies, ends up disillusioned with his own people and tries to overthrow his father, and he even has an "uncle Iroh" figure in his uncle Virgil and his big brother Luger, now an old man who even beats him at board games. He also has a lot of tension with the female lead of the main cast that eventually turns to friendship.
    • Similarly, Luger has a lot of similarities with Admiral Zhao of the same show, being a high ranking and ruthless general that is much older than Trellis, yet rivals him in his service to their king. After he's reduced to a weak old man without his Stone, he becomes a gentle-hearted, patient Iroh character to the moody Trellis.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The car accident that killed David is made a lot worse when it's revealed in Book 7 that the whole incident was caused by someone trying to commit suicide.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: The Charnon amulet is the only red amulet we ever see (all others are green or blue), and of course, it belongs to the heroes.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Plenty in Book 6, including such delights as Chronos being crushed to death, and his guts splattering onto Max, Navin and Aly being trapped in a town full of body snatchers that borders on Survival Horror, and Max rapidly aging to a skeleton and dying in front of the others.
    • The very first volume had Trellis eating a live slug with a full mouth of razor sharp teeth, in a panel that made him look really creepy. It was quite a surprise after that that he turned out to be a good person.
    • The entire sequence with the memory of the man who indirectly killed Emily's father is very unnerving in how clear it is that Emily is being manipulated—and especially how, in spite of everything that she said beforehand about not losing control, she gives in to the Voice shockingly easily when her longing to see her father is involved.
  • Shipping: There's some fans of the series who ship Emily and Prince Trellis ("Tremily"), ignoring that there could be a large age gap between the two, depending on how old Trellis is.
  • Uncanny Valley: The physical form of the Voice in Emily's dreams. He's not that creepy usually, but when he smiles, he does so with a full mouth of teeth. It's the most defined part of his face; the rest of him is just a shadowy spirit figure.
  • What The Hell, Casting Agency?: Willow and Jaden Smith have been announced to play Emily and Navin.