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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Review: Spark

Title: Spark
Series: Elemental # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: K-Teen
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.
More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.
The fuse is lit…"

This is an amazing book! With the readers getting a chance to look at the second brother Gabriel we're finally getting a glance at his dark side.

What I enjoyed most about this book is Gabriel's dark side. Gabriel is the twin of Nick but always in the shadow of him. Gabriel finally reaches his boiling point and he explodes. Gabriel has a hard time controlling himself of fire and manages to find him in the whole world of trouble. The author wrote a flawless character that is well... flawed. Gabriel's secret get so intense throughout the story. The more he can't control it, the more angrier and scary Gabriel gets. 

The plot of the book revolves mostly around Gabriel, but the reader gets a good insight on what it going on with the other characters as well. We see more about the oldest brother, (FYI: Can't wait for that story) as well as some more information on the others.

Gabriel manages to find a girl that I believe suits him well. This love starts off rocky and grows slowly. I enjoy it. Seeing Gabriel being peeled back piece by piece as well as Layne. Layne is fighting some demons of her own. When author brings these two together they are perfect. Shining and helpful to each other, the truly burn with passion.

Igniting a whole new Spark, Ms. Kemmerer second installment is awesome! I love following the darkness of Gabriel and watching Layne bring him to the light. Fierce and amazing, Spark shoots off like a rocket!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I just know I'm going to end up reading all of these books. I only have a prequel. Need to change that. :)

  2. Fantastic review, Savy! This series is definitely amazing and although they're all 5 stars for me, this one is definitely my favorite. Love Gabriel!

  3. i keep hearing really good things about this series. i need to get the first book now!


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