The City of Ember

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

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 f….Read More

12 Books Similar to The City of Ember

How to Marry a Murderer

Mystery novelist and crime reporter Paige Turner is investigating the murder of a television star whose killer is looking to improve his ratings with further deaths. Continue Reading Posted in: Mystery


Griffin is ashamed when a prank goes wrong. He banishes himself and ends up in the terrifying world of the dead. Shade, Griffin's father, knows something bad has happened to… Continue Reading Posted in: Bats, Fathers And Sons

The People of Sparks

An alternate cover can be found here.The sequel to the critically acclaimed The City of Ember continues the story of Lina and Doon, who have emerged from the underground city… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's Action & Adventure Books (Books), Children's Dystopian Fiction Books

A Cool Moonlight

Born with a rare and dangerous allergy to sunlight, Lila's spent her life hidden from the daylight-staying covered up and indoors until dark, only venturing outside after the sun has… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's Girls & Women Books, Children's Illness, Skin Diseases, Sun

Horns and Wrinkles

How can you tell if a river’s under a spell? River trolls, rock trolls, blue-wing fairies—the usual suspects. The stretch of the Mississippi where Claire lives has rumors of them… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's Books on Bullies, Children's Nature Books (Kindle Store)

Among the Hidden

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation… Continue Reading Posted in: & Spy, Children's Family Life Books, Children's Mystery, Detective, Reproductive Rights, Science Fiction


In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her… Continue Reading Posted in: Teen & Young Adult Dystopian, Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Emotions & Feelings

Among the Betrayed

Everything that had happened to Nina was real. She had real handcuffs on her wrists, real scars on her back, real fear flooding her mind. 'They're going to kill me,'… Continue Reading Posted in: Conduct Of Life, Science Fiction


The internationally best-selling story of survival against the odds. There was a wild crashing sound, a ripping of metal, and the plane blew through the trees, out over the water… Continue Reading Posted in: Accidents (Fiction), Adventure Stories, Juvenile Fiction

Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles )

This irresistible first novel tells the story of a quiet boy who embarks on a dangerous quest in order to fulfill his destiny—and find his father—in a strange world beneath… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's Action & Adventure Books (Books), Children's Siblings Books (Books)

Car Trouble

From the author of The City of Ember comes the story of Duff Pringle, a high school grad with a job lined up on the West Coast. As he heads… Continue Reading Posted in: Children's Transportation Books (Books), Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Being a Teen (Books)

Leave a Reply