Sunday, June 5, 2016

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

This is yet another dystopian teen angst novel so I don’t feel the need to rehash details about the storyline-basically the world is run by selfish evil people who control everything and a boy and a girl reluctantly fight to save the regular people as they fall in love. The storyline does provide some twists and the world created is dark and chilling. For the most part, it is well written and an absorbing read, albeit super violent. There are a couple scenes that raise the age level to 9th and they are scenes that aren’t quite necessary, in my opinion, so that’s a shame. Recommended for grades 9+