Mini-Review: Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

Spark (The Elementals #2)
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: KTeen
Age Group: Teen
Source: Borrowed from library
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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads:

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.

My Thoughts

For some reason, I had a really difficult time writing a review for Spark.  So I thought I would do a short, mini-review.  Perhaps I’ll write more of these, if I am even having trouble writing reviews.

This is the sequel to Storm, only this book focuses on Gabriel, in stead of Chris.  I was excited to see more of Gabriel, because I really found him interesting in Storm.  I did enjoy reading about Gabriel (but not as much as I was expecting to), and I liked Layne, too.  I can’t say I was in love with either of them, but I was interested and invested enough to want to know what happens.

This is a fun book.  If you’ve read Storm, you will probably want to read this one, too.  We are still left with some unasnwered questions regarding the Guides, but this book does feel like it has a decent conclusion.  The one thing I have to say about The Elementals series so far, is that this high school that these kids go to is filled with a-holes.  And I mean pretty one-dimentional characters that are pretty much evil.  I think that is a bit silly, but I will still be reading Spirit when it is released.

Life Tidbits

  • I am off to a co-workers wedding today.  I am so excited for her; she is so excited about her wedding.  But I kind of wish I could stay home.  It has been an exhausting week.
  • I am on my local zoo’s education committee.  Sometimes this means we get to see some of the animals up close and personal.  Thursday, a zookeeper brought in two 8.5 week old fennec fox females into the conference room, and just let them run around for exercise.  They do this every day so the cute little ladies can get some exercise.  They were the most adorable animals ever (besides my puppies, of course).
  • I started watching Hart of Dixie on Netflix.  Oh my gosh, I am in love with Wade.  Love, I tell you!  I actually find George Tucker kind of creepy.  He is definitely flirting with Dr. Zoe Hart, even though he is engaged to Lemon.  Not good behavior, and it makes me not trust him at all!  If you watch Hart of Dixie, what do you think?  Keep in mind that I have only watched up to episode 5.
  • Poor Daphne, my sweet bichon frise, was not feeling well Friday night.  I hope she feels better soon.
  • I got into a discussion with a co-worker about the awesomeness of Mel Brooks Friday at work.  Now I want to watch all his movies, the ones I’ve seen, and the ones I haven’t.  Who else loves Mel Brooks?
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About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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