It’s so hard to find Young Adults fantasy fiction that’s actually worth reading and not just awful, dreary, or awfully dreary. The Green Ember was one of the best books I read in 2015.
It’s not often–and more’s the pity for it–that you encounter a story featuring love, self-sacrifice, faith, and courage. You’d almost think the virtues had gone out of fashion. Even better news: by now, author S.D. Smith has enlarged The Green Ember into a series.
At the risk of calling in competition against my own books, these would make really nice Christmas presents.