Sunday, August 29, 2010
Book review: The City of Ember
The City of Ember is run solely on a generator underground. It powers the lights that turn on an off at specific times. But there is a rumor that they're running out of lightbulbs. With the threat of permanent darkness on the horizon, the community is on edge.
And that's the summary I came up with for that one. Of course I could talk about the main characters and the dystopian feel to the novel, but I'd just like to point out a few things that I kinda liked about the book. For one, it's pretty obvioius what the big secret is right away. But that doesn't take away from the story. You want to see how it all ends for them, what their reaction will be to the mystery of where their town is. I might read some of the others in the series just to follow the story. There's was also a movie a couple years back based on the book. Go figure!
Not gonna lie, I skimmed through a bunch of the slow moving parts. But for all it's worth, if you have nothing else to read, check this one out.