Plot: This compelling novel is excellently plotted, flows well, and is written in such a way that readers will never question the fantasy elements.
Prose: This book is beautifully written with vivid imagery, spot-on use of simile, and nearly perfect dialogue.
Originality: The idea of a forest full of urban legends is original and will keep the reader engaged. The book will appeal to readers of all ages, not just young adult readers.
Character Development: The characters here are believable and well rendered. Ember has a strong voice that resonates from the very first page of the book.
Date Submitted: July 24, 2017
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"This book was gorgeously written--and SO unique....It's a fast-paced read filled with muscle-clenching drama and unique, vibrant characters."
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"A very solid debut effort."