Monday, January 28, 2019

The Lantern's Ember by Colleen Houck - ESSENTIAL

The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck, 386 pages.  Delacorte Press, 2018.  $18.  

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.  



Jack has been watching over Ember ever since she was little. Ember is a powerful witch and Jack makes it his job to ensure that the Otherworlders do not come to take Ember. There has been a witch power shortage in the Otherworld and the Lord of the Otherworld is seeking for a new witch to supply the world with power. Ember is persistent to go to the Otherworld. Jack will not take her, so she seeks for a way to get there. Ember meets the charming vampire Dev, who was sent by the wife of the Lord of the Otherworld. Dev’s job is to escort Ember to meet the Lord of the Otherworld’s wife. Jack soon finds out that Ember has entered the Otherworld and he and Ember’s best friend Finney must go save her before anything bad happens to her. 

This is an amazing story of adventure, mystery, magic, love and heartbreak.  The characters in this book were likable and well developed. I enjoyed the setting and thought it was cool for different. I loved the plot twists put in place. I do, however, wish that the author had put more detail into certain parts of the book.  

Student Reviewer, Isabelle, 9th grade.

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