Jonathan Stroud’s: Never enough of Bart!

The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus, #1)The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This one is also cool but unfortunately I can’t help my self not comparing it with the prequel (ring of solomon) since I read the prequel before this one. And I like the prequel much more than this one. Compared to the prequel, this first of the trilogy seems to be lack of amusing tone, and I wasn’t really impressed with the ending.
But still I will add all bartimaeus stories to my favorite shelves.

The Golem's Eye (Bartimaeus, #2)The Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t know if there’s no Bartimaeus in this book. Cause it’s Barts the one which makes this trilogy is entertaining. His sarcasm, his bluffs, ain’t nothing so adorable but all of them. I always got impatient when reading other chapters than Barts’ point of view. Lol.

Well, then Stroud is really successful in building all those bold characters of Bartimaeus.

Ptolemy's Gate (Bartimaeus, #3)Ptolemy’s Gate by Jonathan Stroud

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A bit different from the other first 2, in this third trilogy I am more emotionally involved with the story. The relationship between Ptolemy and Bartimaeus, Nat and Kitty Jones and Bartimaeus. Stroud is really successful building it up–especially the character of Nathaniel.

At first I’ve never been really in love with characters other than Bartimaeus. But in this volume, it makes me happy that I enjoyed staying and reading all PoV(s). And also this is what makes me still not able to move on after finishing this one. It’s like “oh please Stroud, continue the trilogy!” Lol-but well I really wish so.

And, thanks Stroud for making me so mellow at the end! Finishing this book really makes me feel quite a big loss. It’s like being with Bartimaeus for couple months and it’s just done. Hiks.. See, how I’m emotionally involved. Lol

Last of all, please please please, Stroud! Please write another story, anything about Bartimaeus! And I’ll be happy if Nat and Kitty will also be there! *GRIN*

The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus, #0.5)The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Funnily I started reading Stroud’s books from here—not from the trilogy. But I enjoyed doing it that way for in my opinion, this prequel of Bartimaeus, is written in a more fun and amusing kind of way. How I love reading most of his silly footnotes and laugh at it which somehow made me think that the author is really the spirit narrating the whole story. Lol. I love you Bartimaeus!

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