"The Books of Ember" - Series by Jeanne DuPrau

"The Books of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau are a fantastic series of science fiction novels about a post apocalyptic world and the brave and strong survivors that populate it. The series focuses on human interactions under stress and conflict.

"The City of Ember"

The first book in the series introduces Ember, a strange city lit by electric lights. No light comes from the sky, because there is no sky above Ember. The people of Ember don't realize it, but they are living in an underground city designed to preserve human life through the nuclear war. The only problem is that now the city has become trap. The people no longer no how to get out and the city is slowly dying.

"The People of Sparks"

Teenage heroes Lina and Doon finally found the way out of Ember. But when the Emberites emerge into the above ground world they find it to be more difficult and more dangerous than they thought.

Soon conflict develops between the people of Ember and the people of a nearby farming community called Sparks.

"The Prophet of Yonwood"

Jeanne Duprau takes readers back in time to before the nuclear apocolypse, showing the events that led to the event itself and more importantly the creation of Ember to preserve human life.

This book is about how religion can be misused for personal purposes.

"The Diamond of Darkhold"

The people of Ember and Sparks have made peace and are now living as one community. However, conditions are very bad and it seems that there will not be enough food to go around.

Then Lina and Doon discover traces that the Builders of Ember also left them a fantastic device designed to make life above ground easier. There is only one problem: they must travel back to Ember to recover it.

"The Books of Ember" are the best science fiction novels I have ever read. As a collection they are simply amazing. Not only does Jeanne Duprau teach important lessons, but she also provides fascinating and exciting plots that will keep any reader satisfied. I highly recommend that you read each "Book of Ember."

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Inkweaver Review 2009-02-05T10:06:00-06:00

6 replies so far. What are your thoughts?

Book Calendar said...

I think I may try this. It looks interesting.

NathanKP said...

It certainly is Book Calendar. The Books of Ember are very popular and the first has even been made into a movie.

I'm sure that you will enjoy the series.

hrehippie5 said...

These books are so amazing.

NathanKP said...

I agree. Jeanne DuPrau did an amazing job developing the characters, scenes, and world of "The Books of Ember."

Thanks for commenting.

Bren said...

I loved the books of Ember. It was my favorite series. I desperately want another book of Ember to come out now, so I can read it.

NathanKP said...

If you read the ending of "The Diamond of Darkhold" it seems as if there is room for more books in the series. I don't know where Jeanne DuPrau would take it, but her series seem to focus on conflict and differences between people and groups.

It could be that she plans to have the aliens come to Earth. That would be a huge change in the series, but it would definitely be interesting.

Thanks for commenting Bren.