Title: The Disappearance of Ember Crow (The Tribe #2)
Author: Ambelin Kwaymullina
Date Read: 12/09/2017 – 14/09/2017
Knowing that I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, well enough but was not blown away by it meant that I went in without expecting to be blown away by this one. I had pretty much exactly the same reaction to this one: it has a tight, interesting plot and is well-written, but for some reason, it just didn’t wow me.
Even though it had been over a year since I read the first book, I didn’t have too much trouble getting back into this world, so that was a good sign. This instalment took the world-building of the previous book and expanded on it, and I did enjoy seeing more of the physical setting as well as getting more of the history.
I didn’t find the romance between Ember and Jules interesting at all. They barely knew each other, and there was no chemistry between them. It didn’t really make much sense to me that Jules would go out of his way to help Ember on a few days’ acquaintance.
I did enjoy the climax of the novel. It was exciting and had some good twists. I honestly can’t tell you why I didn’t get more into this book. I think it was just a case of “it’s not you, it’s me”.
(This review is part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016. Click here for more information).