*This review is for book 2 of this trilogy so may contain spoilers for book 1*
(You can read mt review for Ink here)
So Spark was the first book that I read in 2019! I feel like I really started my reading year of strong. I really enjoyed this book and how things have developed and the new characters that we got to meet.
I still enjoy our main character Leora. Mainly because she isn’t perfect and she as her flaws and she makes mistakes but overall she is just trying to do her best and do what is right. I hate characters that are amazing at everything they do all of the time, it’s just boring. I like how Leora has some depth to her. I really enjoyed the new characters that we got to meet in FeatherStone as well. But I don’t want to talk about them too much because spoilers.
I loved where the story was going. I think I actually preferred Spark to Ink because of the story. Learning about the ‘Blanks’ culture and way of life was so interesting to me. Especially how everything was paralleled to how the ‘Marked’ live. I enjoyed the contrasts, I think it made it a very interesting read. I always wanted to know more about the history of the ‘Blank’ community and why they thought how they did and why they did what they did. There was also major plot twists. Like I mean some real big ones.
I do feel like this book is more of a slow burner and that things can be a little bleak at times which made it more of a slower read for me. However I understand that things were bleak because of the current situations in the book and it was reflecting that.
I am so exciting for Scar which is the final book in this series. I am excited to see what Leora and her new pals do to try and bring the two communities together! But I am sad to see this world come to an end, which is weird because I never thought that I would be sad about the end of a community where they literally cut peoples skin off and make it into a book that your family keeps forever… But I am. Although I can’t see what Alice Broadway does next!