The City of Ember (Books of Ember Series #1)
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the... show more
The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must decipher the message before the lights go out on Ember forever! This stunning debut novel offers refreshingly clear writing and fascinating, original characters.
Publish date: 25-05-2004
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
The City of Ember is aimed for a younger audience, but I found this book highly interesting and an enjoyable read. The characters are a bit flat, and the story seems to go unresolved (there is a sequel), but the interesting plot and the themes of companionship and problem solving made up for the la...
This was a really fun children’s book! I didn’t know much about the book when I bought it from Borders but for a couple bucks I’d try it.Ember was a really interesting idea. It’s a city underground and the city’s only light comes from lamps. The people of the city have been living this way for almos...
Really a 3.5/5 for me - I really wish I could do half stars here! I liked this quite a bit. It was clever, fun and easy to get into and read. Full review later.Easy to read, easy to get sucked into irretrievably, easy to digest - The City of Ember is a pared-down examination of human nature. In a wo...
It may seem like an oxymoron to call this middle reader title a sweet little dystopian novel, but that's what it is. This first in a series of four introduces Ember, an underground city developed and populated in the face of potential holocaust to safeguard a tiny fraction of the human race. In this...
The kids and I couldn't finish this one. My kids just didn't engage with or care about the kids in the story. I found myself uninterested, too, so we put this book down after a chapter and a half.
Share this Book