Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jen's review of "Spark" by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publication date: August 1st, 2012
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Description: 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...
I admit, Glow didn't blow me out of the water. I wasn't even sure I would want to read Spark, but since I was given this book to review from the publisher, I decided I had nothing to lose and would check it out. 

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I did enjoy this book. I would say, definitely more than the first. I had no expectations going on, and so what I got out of it was quite a surprise.
I do like the format, Amy does with this series with each chapter an alternating point of view, in each of the three main characters POVs.

Keiran can be a pain in the butt at times, and there are times where I wanted to knock some sense into him and smack him, but then, I also think he is also a teenager and is trying to do what he thinks is best, and that doesn't always come across well to others.
Seth, is someone who I continue to like... but he hasn't had it easy and the fact that he and Keiran don't get along doesn't help matters.
Waverly, for someone so young hasn't had it easy, and it doesn't help that she gets the blame for not bringing their parents back.
The others didn't understand, because they weren't there, and have no way of understanding what happened, nor what it took for her to leave the parents and she couldn't do anything about it.

When more danger starts to occur upon their ship, people start to get scared and wonder who they can really trust. Each of the characters have their role to play in this book, and the consequences that transpire turn the heads upside down.

Thanks to the publisher, Pan Macmillan for letting me this opportunity to review this title.

Rating::  4 out of 5

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