Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh man, I LOve LOVe LOVE this series! It's so funny and so good it just sucks you in. And to top it off Gabriel is my favorite of the brothers so I really couldn't put this book down. The best thing about the writing is the dialogue, both between characters and their internal thoughts, because it's so real. The brothers interact and speak exactly like every guy I've ever known and it kept me laughing since of course it included plenty of ribbing lol.
The story is about 4 teen brothers who were orphaned but their oldest brother managed to gain custody so they could continue living as a family together. Aside from the problems they have trying to keep their lives on track without parents, the brothers also share a family secret: they are elementals, or humans with strong supernatural affinities that can be very dangerous for people around them.
This book is Gabriel's book and he's one of the twins whose element is fire, hence the title Spark.
If you haven't read book 1 or the ebook shorts you won't be lost (I myself still havent read Hunter's e-novella yet) but I highly recommend doing so because it really adds depth to the characters and their backgrounds. Plus, they were just as much fun to read as this book.
The only aspect I didn't like about this story was a detail in the plot's turning point.
****But Spoiler Alert****do not read rest if you don't want a spoiler****
The part I personally didn't like was when Layne's scars are supernaturally wiped away. When I first learned about her scars and how they made her who she is I liked that she wasn't perfect and was learning to find who she really is. And I liked that Gabriel was able to show his true character when she shared that part of herself with him. So when she suddenly lost the scars I felt a little cheated out of that aspect of the story, those parts of the characters.
Regardless, I still loved the book. It was hilarious to be in Gabriel's head and nice to see him grow and find friendship and love with Layne.
Thank you to LibraryThing Early Reviewers and Kensington Teen for the chance to win this copy:)
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