Thursday, 4 October 2012

eBook Review: Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Goodreads: 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 fianc√©? 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.
Title:  Spark
Series:  Sky Chasers #2
Author:  Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publisher:  St Martins Griffin
Source:  self purchase

The continuation from Glow, the Empyrean is on course to catch the New Horizon. Waverly is back and is loaded down with guilt for leaving the parents behind. The girls and boys are forming groups, pro Kieran, pro Waverly or just unsure. Kieran is forcing their hand and demanding them to attend service. Kieran's leadership is questioned and an election is to take place for all the leadership rolls including the council.

Since Kieran has placed Seth in the brig, all Seth can think about is escaping. One day all of a sudden, there is an explosion and the cell doors are unlocked. Seth escapes and finds one of his mates in the hallway dead. Who has killed their crew mate? Why would somebody risk such a horrible act to free Seth? Seth doesn't question his freedom too much and takes advantage of being free. He is determined to clear his name, but has to keep hidden for fear of going back in the brig. Waverly visited Seth in the brig and knows he isn't as guilty as Kieran makes out. Seth goes to Waverly for help and they soon become close friends.

Seth soon discovers that it wasn't a member of the Empyrean that set off the explosion, which means somebody else did!

Kieran has started negotiating terms with New Horizon and secrets are being discovered that Kieran would never have dreamt of.

Who is the saboteur that has put the Empyrean off course? What secrets does Kieran discover? Will they get their parents back from the New Horizon?

The twists and turns in this book only add to the mystery and lures the reader in even more. This is a great series and the next book will be very interesting as to what will happen to the Empyrean ship and the repairs. Flame, book 3 is due out June 2013.
5 STARS

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