I have to say, I’ve never finished a book in a day, until now. Granted, these are technically young adult books, but I’m not really certain what qualifies a book for this other than children being the protagonist and the glaring lack of gratuitous violence and sex. Regardless, the book in this series are certainly a great read, and what a story. As I’ve written in the other two reviews for The City of Ember and The People of Sparks, I fell in love with the movie when it came out. I had no idea there was a book behind it, let alone a whole series.

I skipped the Prophet of Yonwood when I discovered it was a prequel to the first book. I do plan on reading it, but I think what I was drawn to in Books #1, 2, 4 were Lina and Doon, specifically, and their story line. I’m not all that fascinated with the idea of Ember itself, even less about the events that led up to the city being started in the first place.

But, I find this with my own writing and my own stories. I am often prodded along by my characters. They haunt me at night when I’m laying in bed, trying to get to sleep. Or they hijack my thoughts during the day, when I’m supposed to be working on other things. It’s the characters I love most, and Lina and Doon are at the top of my list of all-time best. I will miss them.

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