Plot: Ember’s journey is a lot of fun and filled with plenty of twists and turns. While she doesn't seem to truly struggle that much with the tasks placed in front of her, this is forgivable in the first book in a larger series. A truly entertaining novel.
Prose: This is a well written novel with lovely descriptions and prose. It is also very appropriate for a YA audience.
Originality: This novel follows the structure of a basic fantasy novel. However, Ember occupying the roles of both hero and helper/mentor is an interesting twist that breathes fresh life into the formula.
Character Development: All of the characters in this novel are well rounded and fully developed. Ember and Aaron in particular have interesting backgrounds and believable character arcs, while the secondary characters carry their own weight as well.
Blurb: This novel is a wonderful start to a fun fantasy adventure.
Date Submitted: August 30, 2017