Avatar (The Search, #2) by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar (The Search, #2)

Enter the Forgetful ValleyAs Fire Lord Zuko continues his quest to uncover his mother's fate, a shocking revelation causes him to question everything he knows. It's an opportunity that his sister, the deadly and insane Azula, will not fail to take advantage of as she joins Zuko and his friends, Aang, Katara, and Sokka on their journey into a mysterious forest from which some people never reemerge...


Details Avatar (The Search, #2)

TitleAvatar (The Search, #2)
ISBN9781616551902
Author
Release DateJul 10th, 2013
PublisherDark Horse Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
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Reviews Avatar (The Search, #2)

  • Sana
    2017-07-10
    Mini review is up.This picks up after the horrible cliffhanger we were left off at book one. In all three books, the past of Forelord Ozai and Ursa's relationship is revealed. Ozai was so controlling and came off as abusive, yikes. His behavior toward his wife and his son is just so cruel and gross and this guy needs to die in a ditch. The more we get to know about him, the more I hate him. We also see Azula's inner struggle with herself and her ...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2017-07-20
    This was great. Azula's facial expressions?? I can't even!I can't wait to see where this goes. Ursa might be one of the most interesting side characters ever. I only wish that Toph was in this one too. But I guess you can't have everything.My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG
  • Jahanzaib Asim
    2017-06-30
    EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST ONE AAAAAAAAAAI'M AVATAR TRASH
  • SJ
    2013-07-17
    As with the first installment of this three-part series, I am trying to with-hold my final judgment until I see the ultimate resolution of the storyline. But it's getting harder not to just be flat-out irate over what is, from my perspective, a bastardization of beloved characters from a complex and layered story that are now being flattened into a book that appears to be aimed at seven-year-olds. There are reveals in this Part Two that I find di...
  • Aleksandra
    2018-04-08
    4.5 stars!Great volume! I love the illustrations, their consistency especially. I like the coloring, the way to show past events, present day and night was stellar. The characters' designs are so cool!It is great storytelling, I'm feeling all the emotions I felt while watch the original series, the comics are just as good!I love the focus on sibling relationship, I love seeing Ursa in flashbacks, also damn that plottwist! I didn't see it coming.
  • Jen • Just One More Page
    2015-07-18
    Review for all three parts under the cut.(view spoiler)[SECOND COMIC OFFICIALLY DONE!Part one: FUCK IT ALL AZULA ESCAPED. AND IS ALLOWED TO TRAVEL WITH EVERYONE. UNBOUND. OH MY GOD. And WELL WHADDYA KNOW OZAI IS AN ABUSIVE PIECE OF SHIT EVEN TO HIS OWN FAMILY. WHO KNEW. And also - HOLY SHIT PLOT TWIST. WHAT THE WHAT. ZUKO’S - WHAT. AHHHH. These were REALLY TESTING MY RESOLVE TO READ THESE SLOWLY.Part two: WAAHHH. SO CLOSE YET SO FAR. IT’S SO ...
  • Cath
    2016-01-25
    4/5 starsThis one was way better than Part 1. Azula didn't annoyed me as much...but now and again she has moments.*sigh* That panel where Katara was waterbending the vines made me want to weep, it was so beautiful.
  • Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧
    2017-02-04
    I'm addicted to these ATLA graphic novels! They are fantastic! "She was born lucky. You were lucky to be born." "No matter how things may seem to change, never forget who you are."
  • Macarena Yannelli
    2015-02-18
    OMG el plot twist.
  • Yesenia Olivo
    2013-07-15
    The first part of this trilogy introduced some background on Ursa, Zuko's mother. We learned where she grew up, and a little of what life was like before she was forced to marry Prince Ozai. It was revealed that she tried to maintain contact with her boyfriend (fiancee? I've forgotten) Ikem by way of letters that were intercepted by Ozai's subjects, thereby never reaching their destination. Finally, it is hinted that Zuko may not even be the legi...
  • Swankivy
    2016-10-08
    "She was born lucky. You were lucky to be born."That's a pretty harsh thing for a dad to say. But it fits Fire Lord Ozai perfectly. In this story, we see how ruthless he was through some flashbacks that are interspersed with the current adventure. Zuko and Azula as children--Azula already cruel and calculating, hiding behind her childishness to portray false innocence--are caught up in a plot that puts Ozai's deep cruelty on display, revealing wh...
  • Samrat Dey
    2013-08-03
    The greatest cliff-hanger at the end of the original series was the undisclosed fate of Zuko's mother, the banished Princess Ursa. The Dark Horse graphic novels, written in collaboration with the creators of the original series, continued the story. While the previous Promise trilogy addressed the socio-political crises faced by the Fire Nation colonies after the war, the ongoing Search trilogy is a more personal story, attempting to address the ...
  • Eddy
    2013-03-21
    A bit more interesting than the first book in this series, but I was left wanting more. While fans who have obsessed over Zuko and the fate of his mom (ie not something I ever cared that much about) will probably enjoy some extra details, I found the cut-and-paste nature of some of the flashbacks to be wasted space in what is a very precious limited resource of pages.Introducing new characters when the ones currently taking the journey are being ...
  • Abigail
    2016-01-06
    4.5 stars! I don't think this one is as good as the first one, but this one is still great! The artwork is fantastic and writing is wonderful, I love these characters and the writers do a great job of making the characters exactly as they were in the show. It was great to see the reason behind why Zuko's mother disappered. I also adore the parallels between Sokka and Katara's lovely sister-brother relationship and the complicated angry sister-bro...
  • Raha Shirley
    2016-05-27
    You know how hard it is to keep something as good as it was before? Excellent job! You did it with Search successfully.I can't help but fall in love with "Search"Review in Persian / ریویو به فارسی:میدونید چقدر سخت میشه یه داستان رو توی سطح بالا نگه داشت؟ به همون خوبی ای که قبلا بوده؟ میخوام به نویسنده های این کمیک تبریک بگم چون خ...
  • Ashley
    2014-10-18
    I love it when the Avatar does spirit stuff. Azula is CRAZY. WHERE IS ZUKO'S MOM.
  • Immacolata
    2018-02-18
    "NATURE HATES YOU!"i don't know how i feel about this.i like the story about Ursa but i want Zuko to be who he was!and the whole story makes little sense in my opinion.(view spoiler)[when Ursa's actions were THAT guarded how can Zuko not be Ozai's son?! (hide spoiler)]+it's good to have Sokka cause without Toph things are a little to serious.
  • Loeloe
    2017-03-25
    I'm so glad I have the next one ready to go...
  • Julia
    2018-04-16
    Typischer Band 2, aber sehr Avatar-Like. Ich LIEBE den Zeichnungsstil, er ist sehr ähnlich wie die Serie.
  • Zohal
    2017-04-27
    I liked this one but for the middle volume it acts as more of a bridge for the final volume in this particular Avatar trilogy.
  • Sasha (whispersofthesilentwind)
    2017-01-11
    Note: review to cover all three volumes. The Search finally gives us what all ATLA fans have been dying to know. When I realized that we would finally be about to know I was so ecstatic! I mean finally learning about the dark, shadowy mystery that is Ursa. "Finding a clue at last, Zuko enlists the aid of Team Avatar—and the most unlikely ally of all.." as we have Azula plastered on the cover, I mean spoiler alert! PART ONE: Does Fire Lord ...
  • Feliza Casano
    2013-07-10
    Originally posted on Girls in Capes.This review contains spoilers for The Search Part One, the first book in the graphic novel trilogy. A majority of the review will be hidden behind a spoiler button.In the second installment of THE SEARCH, a graphic novel series set months after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fire Lord Zuko continues his search for his mother, Ursa, accompanied by the Avatar, his companions Katara and Sokka, and – u...
  • Julie Decker
    2016-10-08
    While continuing their travels to find their lost mother, Zuko and Azula remain in their unsteady truce, with Azula's hallucinations of Ursa driving her to frequent outbursts. Katara, Sokka, and especially Aang struggle to keep the peace. Following a cold trail from some theater troupe members Ursa used to perform with, the motley group finds their way into the Forgetful Valley, only to encounter another pair of siblings who need their help. Inte...
  • Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
    2013-07-17
    Every time I sit down to read one of these for the first time I end up smiling and squeeing like a freaking lunatic. It’s honestly hard not to. The show left off with most of the questions answered but there was one question that burned a hole in everyone’s minds, where is Zuko’s mother? Part one started us on a journey to find her and answer some questions about Zuko’s family, and now Part two is getting us a bit closer.I love that we’...
  • Gunjan (NerdyBirdie)
    2015-02-01
    Hey guys! This is my very quick review Avatar: The Airbender: The Search, Part Two. This is the second part in the second comic trilogy for Avatar. This is written by Gene Luen Yang, Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Gurihiru (the Artist).This book continues with the Fire Lord Zuko’s search for his mother. I liked this book better, because I found that there was more question as to where some facts revealed in the story were true or...
  • Thesilverqueen
    2013-09-07
    ARE YOU FUCKİNG KILLING ME?I'm fan of cartoons and learning about Zuko's mother's destiny is something ı have been waiting for a time and you can understand how excited ı was for this.Gene crushed my dreams.(view spoiler)[Zuko being illegitimate was stupid.What happened to both Sozin'S and Roku's decandent thing which cartoon have few episodes all about it!We all know Ozai, ıf he knew Zuko wasn't his he will burn him to ashes at least not let...
  • Errin
    2014-08-14
    A solid sequel even though nothing as mindblowing as the bombs dropped in Part One happened. The flashbacks didn't show anything we didn't already know but seeing Ursa's love and devotion for BOTH her children never fails to warm my heart. (view spoiler)[Rush of nostalgia when we see the scene where Ozai says Azula was born lucky and Zuko was lucky to be born. That line always stuck to me. (hide spoiler)] And the sibling parallels were great too....
  • Elevetha
    2013-05-04
    Loved the flashbacks and backstory, especially since they all concerned Azula and Zuko and Ursa, which is just what I wanted. Not as much humor in this part as the first but that seemed to fit the darker tone of this book, what with Azula's further descent into insanity. (Not even going to bother spoiler tagging that. Everyone knew it was coming/happening.)And I absolutely adored every single bit we got on Zuko. Every. Single. Bit.
  • Virginia
    2013-07-16
    Good middle entry in this trilogy. The art is beautiful and Ursa and Ozai's history are fleshed out even more. Of course, it ends on a cliffhanger. Can't wait for the last book. I just pre-ordered it!
  • Steph
    2013-11-26
    A quick and fun read! My favorite line: Sokka to Azula: "Nature hates you!"