Book Review: Spark by Anthea Sharp

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First of all, I just want to point out how amazing this cover is! If I hadn’t already know the author or read her trilogy, the cover would have brought me in.

“Spark”  is a continuation of another trilogy by the same author, Feyland.  I have read all three books of the Feyland trilogy and was beyond excited to find out about “Spark.”

Synopsis 

“Spark”  follows a gamer, Spark Jaxley, popular among the avid gamers and one of the faces of VirtuMax.  VirtuMax is the top gaming company and they are about to release a new system and along with it a new game called Feyland.

Feyland is about the fairy world and involves almost all of your senses because of the new technology in the newest gaming system.  What the world doesn’t know is that Feyland also has a crack that will sometimes suck players into the real world of they fey and it’s not a happy place like the fairy tales say.  The world of the fey is a dangerous place and Spark is part of a group called the Feyguard, who are responsible for saving the humans that the Dark Queen may trick into her world.

“Spark” also follows gamer, Aran, who is sometimes known as BlackWing.  He is not only a gamer, but a well known hacker who provides codes and cheats for games.  He is a pro at what he does and his newest goal is to get into Feyland and learn the hacks for the game before it hits the market.  He knows that with the information he can sell it for a huge price.

At a convention Aran runs into Spark and a friendship blooms.  Spark offers to let Aran play the new game before anyone else, thinking she is just helping a new friend get a first look.  She doesn’t know that he is a hacker, but she has a feeling something bad is going to happen.

Aran finds himself in the realm of the fairies, the real realm, and it’s up to the Feyguard (mostly Spark) to save Aran before the Dark Queen traps him forever.

My Opinion 

I loved this book.  I enjoyed every page and every word.  But I come with a warning.  If you have not read the Feyland trilogy, do not read this book.  Go read Feyland and then come back.  Without that you might be a little lost and I would hate for you to miss out on a great book just because you didn’t understand what was going on.

Anthea Sharp has created a unique story, molding together gaming and fairies.  Having a brother that is a gamer I can understand that aspect of the story.  Being a fan of fairies  I adored the story.  Together the two create this wonderful and magical story that makes you almost wish it was all real.  I say almost because no one wants to actually encounter the Dark Queen.

This book has everything you could ask for.  There is a little romance, a little action, and a lot of magic.  It’s the perfect mix for a good book.

I would suggest this book to my friends, but I would insist that they read the Feyland trilogy first.  And don’t let it scare you away that these are self-published books.  There may be small mistakes that I can’t even remember (and all books, no matter how popular, will have a mistake or two), but these books are very professional and while reading you will forget that they are self-published.

If you are not sure if you want to trust the book because of it’s non-traditional publishing, skip on over to WattPad and read the first book HERE. That’s where I fell in love with the story.

 

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