The Disappearance of Ember Crow (The Tribe #2) by Ambellin Kwaymullina
Published November 2013 by Walker Books AU
Source: the publisher
Rating: 3 paws
From the blurb: Ember Crow is missing. To find her friend, Ashala Wolf must control her increasingly erratic and dangerous Sleepwalking ability and leave the Firstwood. But Ashala doesn't realise that Ember is harbouring terrible secrets and is trying to shield the Tribe and all Illegals from a devastating new threat - her own past.
The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina picks up six months after the events of The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. Ashala has been living with a wolf pack but returns to her tribe when she hears the news that Ember has left them and doesn’t want them to try and find her.
I really enjoyed TIoAW when I read it a year and a half ago and at the time I was keen to read the sequel but I was also really happy with the way the story was wrapped up. So, on starting The Disappearance I really had to work at remembering the characters and the events of the previous book and slowly my interest returned.
This book takes a close look at Ember’s past and has some big secrets to reveal about her family. The story starts off in the Firstwood, with the Tribe and a visit from some of the Saurs, but it also covers new ground with Ashala, Connor, and Jules travelling to Spinifex City, providing the reader with vivid descriptions of the Australian-based environment.
There’s plenty of action and intrigue but I didn't find myself vested in this book as I did the previous one, and I can’t really put my finger on why. I still think this is a unique and very Australian series, perfect for teens who enjoy dystopian reads.
Thank you to Walker Books for my review copy.