ABOUT THE BOOK
by Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous
Publisher: Geek & Sundry
Release Date: October 3rd 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Fifteen-year-old Laurel Goodwin wakes up to find her older sister Ivy missing from their Airstream trailer in the Oregon redwoods. A recurring nightmare convinces her that Ivy was abducted, but no one takes her dream seriously, including her mom. Laurel, a loner, has to learn to ask for help, and Jasper Blake, a mysterious new kid who shares her love of old books, quickly becomes her ally. Together they find their quiet town holds a deep secret and is the epicenter of a dark prophecy.
Laurel soon learns that her worst enemies, mean girls Peyton Andersen and Mei Rosen, are developing powers that she needs to find and save Ivy. With time running out, Laurel realizes that power doesn’t always take the form that you expect. And once she learns to look beyond her snap judgments, she develops an unexpected gift of her own.
I received a copy of Sparked for my honest opinion in return.
Well, this book did not disappoint, I fell in love with the characters and the plot, it was filled with just the right amount of suspense. I kept clinging to my tablet, while I was home, at work, or out with family, I would find any reason to pick it up, I never wanted to put it down, but of course, daily responsibilities made me. The joys of being an adult, am I right?
Though I will say the beginning did start off a bit too slow for me, it did have a nice pace once it started to build up, I just would have liked to see a bit more of hook to capture me right at the beginning, though I am so glad that I kept on reading and did not miss out on this book. I am definitely going to be looking into the other novels I have seen on Goodreads by these authors.
I really hope there is another book!! So everyone let’s keep our fingers crossed!
“For the monster, it’s yearning to find a mate.” I felt myself blushing again as she went on.”
“You can make things burst into flame with your eyes.”
“You can capture someone’s essence by mimicking things they don’t realize they’re doing, he had taught her. That’s the key to being able to embody them onstage.”
“My love for the people who mattered to me was too strong – how could it just disappear? Maybe that love would continue in some form, the same way a poem continues to exist even if the book it was written in has been destroyed.”
“….like a fragile silver casket, spilling light into the darkness.”
Blog tour schedule link: Sparked Book Tour Schedule
We’ve both published solo novels (check them out here and here) and had no idea how co-writing would work out, but we pounded out the first draft in a white-hot frenzy of inspiration we called “the Vortex.” One of us would write a scene and send it to the other with a note: “My apartment is a pigsty and I haven’t eaten all day. #inthevortex.” We wrote the book we wanted to read as teenagers: a supernatural thriller with healthy doses of horror and humor. Oh, and of course there’s romance. You have to wait a long time for the only kiss in the book, but isn’t that the case with all the best kisses in books?
• Prize:3 copies of SPARKED by Helena Echlin & Malena Watrous (US Only)
• Starts: December 16th
• Ends: January 1st
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