Friday, July 27, 2012

Spark Review

Release date: July 17th, 2012
309 pages

Waverly and Kieran are finally reunited on the Empyrean. Kieran has led the boys safely up to this point, and now that the girls are back, their mission seems slightly less impossible: to chase down the New Horizon, and save their parents from the enemy ship. But nothing is truly as it seems…Kieran’s leadership methods have raised Seth’s hackles— and Waverly’s suspicions. Is this really her fiancĂ©? The handsome, loving boy she was torn from just a short time before? More and more, she finds her thoughts aligned with Seth’s. But if Seth is Kieran’s Enemy No. 1, what does that make her? In one night, a strange explosion rocks the Empyrean—shooting them off course and delaying their pursuit of the New Horizon—and Seth is mysteriously released from the brig. Seth is the most obvious suspect for the explosion, and Waverly the most obvious suspect for releasing him. As the tension reaches a boiling point, will Seth be able to find the true culprit before Kieran locks them both away—or worse? Will Waverly follow her heart, even if it puts lives at risk? With the balance of power precarious and the clock ticking, every decision counts… every step brings them closer to a new beginning, or a sudden end..

Review (ARC):
Wow. I thought Glow was good but Spark has completely amazed, frustrated and excited me! Waverly, Kieran, and Seth are back in this awesome second book in the Glow series. Each of these characters have been affected by the things that have happened to them and changed in several ways. I liked Waverly in this book because while she's always been a pretty strong character, she gets even stronger in this novel. I felt so bad for Waverly for most of this novel because she was being unfairly blamed for things she had no control over. I've really developed a dislike for Kieran as the novel's have progressed as his insecurities and paranoia make him become more unlikeable as the books go on. I wasn't too sure how I felt about Seth at the beginning of this novel, but by the end I was impressed by the changes in him and the decisions he makes. There was a lot of action in this novel and an interesting mystery to be solved that just keeps this novel interesting and fun to read. The ending definitely left me more than a little frustrated, but I can't wait to see what happens next to the characters in this book. I definitely recommend this novel if you've read Spark and just like great dystopian/ science fiction novels.

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