Diamond of Darkhold

30 05 2013

This is the first book I finished on my Kobo, so I wasn’t sure how to take a picture of it while also holding a camera. The brightness of the cover made it impossible to take a picture of it with myself, so I had to use the inside cover of the title instead, at the risk of putting myself in the dark (oh no… not really).

Anyway, The Diamond of Darkhold made for a moderately satisfying ending to the City of Ember series (although the bit about the aliens baffled me). People of Sparks will always be the best book of the series, in my opinion. It’s a book that, if we all lived and practiced by, there might not be a thing as war. Or so we can only hope.

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Prophet of Yonwood

27 05 2013

Not nearly as good and profound as People of Sparks, and disappointingly anti-climactic, but a decent read nonetheless.

I’m running out of typical mirror shots so I decided to be silly instead.

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People of Sparks

15 05 2013

So in my previous post, I said how I put City of Ember on the same level of sci-fi commentary and intelligence as a young adult novel as The Hunger Games.

I am going to take it a step further (and I know there are some crazy loyal fans of THG out there but whatever), and say that People of Sparks has more layers and is a deeper book than the books in THG trilogy.

There. I said it.

Don’t get me wrong. I love that THG is laden with layers of philosophy, like government corruption, commentary on violence and mass media, but there’s something about People of Sparks that isn’t as obvious, that is more nuanced in its message than THG, which I really appreciate.

Anyway, I highly recommend teens and adults alike to read People of Sparks. Then tell me if you agree or disagree with me.

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