The main character—Emily—was really annoying for me. First of all, when the family moves to a new house and they are cleaning the rooms, Emily spots the amulet and just takes it. She was protective of it, keeping it away from her brother, and it didn't exactly even belong to her. She wasn't very understanding to her mother when they moved, and it came off as rude to me; the mother had been in more pain of their father's death than anyone else. After their mother was kidnapped, Emily immediately made herself the boss of Navin, her little brother. Navin was my most liked character, and he was more cautious of the amulet's power than Emily was. As well, Emily is a promise breaker. When Silas and the other robots are relying on her to wisely use the amulet, she is willing to just risk it and give it away for her mother. I mean, I get why she'd do that, but I didn't like how she didn't hesitate at all. The others were counting on her, but she didn't take full responsibility. I didn't continue the series, as I've read several "chosen one" books and series before. This one wasn't very impressive for the premise it offered.