The fourth and final book in the City of Ember series, The Diamond of Darkhold, is coming out in August.
I loved the first book, City of Ember, and use it often as a booktalk for 5th and 6th graders. I was somewhat disappointed in the sequel, People of Sparks. I never quite got “hooked” and stopped reading only a few chapters in. I completely ignored the third book, The Prophet of Yonwood.
But sometimes a good review will prompt me to pick up a book I formerly neglected. Jen Robinson’s latest review has done just that. I think I’ll give People of Sparks another try.