Friday, July 6, 2012

"Spark" The Elemental Series 5 STARS!




Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.


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.

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This is Book 2 in the Elemental Series, Book 1 was "Storm".  This is a great series.  I was lucky enough to be able to review book 1 and now the second book.  I am loving it and cannot wait for the next book.  

In this book Gabriel who controls fire is going through a rough time.  After his parents died he got his twin brother Nick to do most of his work in school and because of it he's fallen behind.  A situation comes up that forces him to have to step up to the plate and learn all that he has been missing and while trying to do that he needs to hone his fire skills.

Layne is a kind-hearted sophomore who's secretly crushing on Gabriel.  She near him in class, when they have to exchange work she learns of his secret and offers to help.  

The characters are awesome in this book, all are well developed and are in no way "FAKE" teenagers like you find in some books.  I like Layne, you slowly get to know her through this book along with Gabriel and you learn through their ups and downs.
This book is also filled with great action and suspense, you never know what is going to happen next.

I recommend you read this series, it's got enough intrigue and action to keep you interested and enough suspense to keep the pages turning quickly.  I got sucked in so quick that I read it every spare moment I had.




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