Friday, May 30, 2008
The Prophet of Yonwood (book review)
The Prophet of Yonwood, by Jeanne DuPrau, was the last book of the Ember series. In it, young Nickie and her aunt Crystal travel to the odd town of Yonwood (Crystal has a house there that she is hoping to sell) and settle in to Crystal's mysterious mansion...for a while at least. Nickie has set herself three goals: convince Crystal to keep the house, fall in love, and do something to help the world (at this point, Earth was about to enter World War III). She finds herself, like many other people in the city, following the words of the mysterious Prophet Althea Tower. Althea has had a horrible vision of death and destruction soon in the future. Nickie hopes that following the Prophet's words will help her accomplish goal #3. But, as time goes by, Nickie starts to wonder...is following this strange Prophet really the right thing to do? Nickie will soon have to make one of the most important decisions of her life, one that could change it forever.
This book was the best of all three! I thought you couldn't beat the first two, but I was wrong! This book was really like a prequel to the first one, which I thought was interesting. There was just enough mystery, adventure, and humor in this book to create a wonderful tale!