8 /10

The City of Ember

by Jeanne DuPrau

Snappy Review

A fantastic adventure for young readers where when you’re twelve, you’re old enough to work and take on the responsibilities of being an adult… And that includes escape for the benefit of all!

Book Synopsis

A gripping and intriguing thriller set in an all-too-possible future – a world where the lights have gone out for ever

‘In the city of Ember, the sky was always dark . . .’

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.