The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau

This is the third book in the Books of Ember series, and acts as a prequel to the first two books. You can check it out here. I have also reviewed both City of Ember and The People of Sparks. 

Rating: [2/5]

Summary: Nickie is going to Yonwood with her Aunt Crystal to get her recently deceased great-great grandfather’s house ready to put on the market. Nickie hopes to convince her aunt not to sell the house, so she and her family can move in. When they get to the town, Nickie discovers that a prophet has been seeing a vision from God as to how the citizens can prevent an oncoming war. Everyone’s behavior is closely monitored, and Nickie helps the prophet’s friends keep an eye on everyone in town. However, Nickie soon learns the cost of trusting the morality of others blindly.

Likes: One of the only redeeming features of this book is the character Grover. He’s sarcastic and rebellious and liked to pull pranks and study snakes.

Dislikes: The plot was boring and didn’t have really anything to do with the other two books in the series until the epilogue. I also didn’t really care much for any of the characters. They were pretty flat and unlikable.

TL;DR: Don’t read this book unless you’re really invested in the rest of the series.


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