What first intrigued me to pick this book up was the cover artwork, which is absolutely beautiful. When I started to read the book, it was actually quite good. I was waiting to see what would happen to the main character and how she would figure out what she should do, but I soon found that after ten chapters it did not pick up. It continued on and on in description and there was hardly any action. I frequently had to remind myself to pick up the book and force myself to read it.
Another problem is that Ember was not a very likeable character for me; I could not relate to her or like her in any way possible, which was a big problem for me. I would like to be able to relate to the main character and to connect with her/him in some way. Ember was too hard on her parents most of the time, and I found that very rude of her.
The one thing I did like about this book was that it put a phrase of the chapter into the chapter title. It was a bit fun to read those and try to guess what sentence they would go in with the chapter.