*Book source ~ Library
Title ~ The City of Ember
Series ~ Book of Ember, #1
Author ~Jeanne DuPrau
Illustrator ~ Niklas Asker
Publisher ~ Random House
Published ~ 25 September 2012
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | MG | Dystopian
Pages ~ 144
My Rating ~ 4 bites
The Builders created the city of
long ago. The only light is what is produced by the water running underneath
the city, but the electricity is beginning to fail no matter how many times
repairs are made. In addition, the city is running out of food stores and the
government is corrupt. Two children, Lina and Ember Doon,
discover a way out of the city, but will the citizens believe them?
Unfortunately, they have to flee before they’ve told anyone about the potential
way out. Have they jumped from the frying pan into the fire? Or is there really
a better place than Ember?
I haven’t read the books though they are on my TBR since my daughter enjoyed The City of
. In fact, I picked up this graphic
novel because she did enjoy it and after she read it I thought, what the heck
and picked it up. Ember
It was a quick read as most graphic novels are and I really liked the artwork. The story gives me a pretty good idea of what the novel is about and I’ll still read it (eventually lol) because there is no way for a graphic novel to tell the whole deal. All-in-all a very enjoyable read.