Shelf Control | The City of Ember

Hey guys. Its time for another shelf control post, if you don’t know shelf control is a meme that was created by Bookshelf Fantasies, where we get to talk about some of our unread books that we have had for quite a while and would just like to get the spotlight to for a post. So lets get on with my pick for this week;


The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Goodreads Synopsis

Many hundreds of years ago, the city of Ember was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked…but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all—the lights are failing. Soon Ember could be engulfed by darkness…

But when two children, Lina and Doon, discover fragments of an ancient parchment, they begin to wonder if there could be a way out of Ember. Can they decipher the words from long ago and find a new future for everyone? Will the people of Ember listen to them?

When Did I Buy This Book?

I bought this book back when I first found out about Booktube which was about 4-5 years ago. I did actually buy quite a lot of books back then to start up my collection (I used to have less then 50 back then and then I found my book buying obsession, haha).

Why Did I Buy It?

I always loved the City of Ember movie and I had always wondered what happened next since there were never any follow on movies made. I found out that the movie was actually made from a book and that it has three sequels!! I knew that I needed to buy this book and the rest of the series and read them straight away (which I didn’t unfortunately).

Why Haven’t I Read It Yet?

At the time when I bought this book I also bought quite a few others and I just didn’t get around to reading this one. It has now been a couple of years and I still do really want to read these books but there are still quite a few books above it on my to-read list unfortunately. Hopefully I can get to it some time soon but with my many many unread books it may take me awhile to get to it.

Let me know if any of you guys have read these books and what you thought of them 🙂

Thank you for reading!


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