Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Ember in the Ashes VS Trouble is a Friend of Mine
Ember in the Ashes is a brutal dystopian fantasy world - the story was very compelling and the stakes life and death. (You can see my earlier review for more details.)
However, I found the lightness and humour in Trouble is a Friend of Mine to be refreshing and something I actually wanted to spend time with; I had to keep reminding myself to continue reading Ember.
An earlier reviewer compared Trouble is a Friend of Mine to Sherlock and Gilmore Girls, and it certainly feels reminiscent of those kinds of stories, or like an extended episode of Veronica Mars. It was an incredibly fast paced and fun read.
This is a very short review, but personally I am putting forth Trouble to the next round. As much as I enjoyed Ember (and would recommend the novel), I devoured Trouble. In fact, I liked it so much that I dropped everything else I was doing (weekend marking? hah!) and picked up the sequel instead.