People of Sparks

People of Sparks is the sequel to City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. After Lina and Doon escape Ember now they are above the surface and they are surprisingly not alone. There is a whole city built on the land they were trapped under. It’s not a city like you’d find today. The war still effected them, but all human civilization did not expire. They are without electricity and modern advancements though.

Now both civilizations have to work together to figure out how to co-exist. It’s not easy and this is what most of the book is about. Both sides accusing each other of mishaps which no one knows for sure what is going on.

I liked this book. It’s a much better sequel than Gathering Blue was for the Giver, but it did lack similar elements that I fell in love with City of Ember for. Lina and Doon split up on different personal missions for some of the book. Which I like them working together more they made a great duo. And it felt like their characters were watered down in this book. I’m not sure if it’s because they weren’t able to bounce ideas and personalities off each other or what, but the characters just weren’t as strong in this one.

With that said it’s still a good book and I enjoyed it. Great middle grade read.

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