This book is absolutely FABULOUS!!! It chronicles a post-apocalyptic city called Ember (well, duh ;D). The sky over Ember is constantly black, the only light provided by light bulbs strewn all across the city. When our story starts, Ember is beginning to fall apart, and the light bulbs have started to go out completely for a few minutes. It's up to two kids, Lina and Doon, to uncover the shocking secrets of Ember before the entire city is plunged into pitch black--forever.
I really, REALLY enjoyed reading this book. It is very unique and suspenseful and bears a bit of resemblance to the Hunger Games despite being written first. Who knows? Maybe Suzanne Collins got her inspiration from this book.... Find it here!