Book Review: The Spark That Left Us

“If I had known, that one week was all that I had left, maybe I would have paid more attention. If I had known, maybe I would have taken more time to care.”


After being introduced to the stranger that wakes up on her couch in a blaze of action, Addy realizes that everything she thought she knew about the world, her world, was wrong.

The stranger, Deke, didn’t mean to get Addaline byrnes caught up in his troubles. He only meant to rest for a few hours and then be on his way. But when he wakes up with the morning light shining through the window, still in the house he meant to have already left behind, he finds himself, and this innocent woman, trapped by the creatures he was running from. Quickly Deke tries to explain to Addy what’s happening, who’s after him, and how much danger they’re now in together.

Soon Deke and Addy understand what they have to do. Along with Addy’s little sister Clara, they embark on a cross-country race against time to get to their wayward brother Reggie, whom they think holds some answers as to what’s happening to them all.

The Spark that Left Us is an action-packed thrill, I found it exciting and full of twists and turns that I enjoyed every time another was thrown at me. Along with the action, the author K. Brooks entwined a story of broken families fighting for each other, and a ragtag crew of people learning just how far they are willing to go for love. With strong, well thought out storylines, and great execution with it, The Spark That Left Us is a fantastic read.

I was given a copy of this book by it’s amazing author in exchange for my honest review

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Book Review: Army of Fire

“Every story, every legend, even every lie has to begin with some grain of truth and I’m intent on finding out what that truth is.” 



Generations after a small group, the last group, of people settle on Planet Xon 9, soon-to-be 18 year old Ka learns she is part of a prophecy some don’t know, and those who do think of it as just a myth.

On Xon 9, everyone must choose an element to associate with for the rest of their lives. Water, Earth, Metal, Wood, and Fire. Water’s are wise, Wood’s are unwavering, Earth’s are nurturing, Metals brave, and Fire’s passionate. It not only puts them in categories for jobs and lifestyles, it changes their physical body, literally putting the element into their vains. We meet Ka, undecided right before Pronouncement, the ceremony where everyone of age chooses their element. After Pronouncement and choosing her life path, Ka learns that she isn’t like her fellow new elements. After talking to a Metal woman with the sight, she is sent on a journey to understand herself, and to save her friends and family.

I thought this was a great start to a promising series. If you’re a fan of Divergent, you will want to get your hands on it! The characters have great depth to them, and leaves the reader wanting to learn and understand more about them. Ka is relatable, and a strong protagonist. I was rooting for her, and spent a lot of time trying to figure out the mysteries that she was faced with.

I was given a copy by the author in exchange for my honest review. 

Army of Fire is book one in the Elementals series by Jennifer L. Kelly

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