“The Diamond of Darkhold” by Jeanne DuPrau

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Diamond of Darkhold” by Jeanne DuPrau

Back of the Book:

Months have passed since young Lina Mayfleet and Doon Harrow were forced to escape the dying subterranean city of Ember and flee to the town of Sparks, where they must struggle through a harsh aboveground winter. The situation seems hopeless until they chance upon a battered, fragmentary book that contains references to a device that could save them and their doomed city. To find that wondrous machine, the pair must descend to a realm where every hope seems but an echo.

Becky’s Review on

If you’ve read the first book–and chances are you have else you wouldn’t still be reading this review–you know that Lina and Doon have experience in solving difficult and mysterious and seemingly impossible puzzles. Knowing that no adults in Sparks would give their approval to these two kids’ crazy plan, Lina and Doon make secret plans to leave Sparks and head off to a place they thought they’d never see again. A place they fear will have long lost sunken into darkness. The city of Ember. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 305

Published: 2008-08-26

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=5.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that there isn’t more information in the epilogue. :-(

The very best thing about this book is the return to Ember, of course. I enjoyed the imagery and idea of Ember and to return to the city, even in less than desirable circumstances, was a real treat for me.


This book will be placed under the 42 Challenge 2011, the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Futuristic/Sci-Fi Reading Challenge, and the The Dystopia Challenge.

Occasionally Important Information:

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"The People of Sparks" by Jeanne DuPrau

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