Saturday, February 9, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer

Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can't. 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. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because Layne has a few secrets of her own...

Rate: 5 out of 5 starts
My thoughts:
     I had my hopes set really high for this book, and if you saw the rate, then you know that this book succeeded in blowing my mind! I actually love this book more than the first! Now, on to the review!
     I'm gonna start with Gabriel. I really really loved Gabriel in the first book, and this book, just made that love even bigger! He's a really complicated character. Gabriel Merrick is your typical bad boy type that has trouble written all over him at every corner. Gabriel has a very difficult power to control. He is often misrepresented as someone who doesn't care about consequences or outcomes. I loved reading the fact that even though Gabriel does have a certain appearance, on the inside, he is still very caring, and doesn't put up with people bullying others. Gabriel usually depends on his brothers for everything, but he starts making friends in this book. Some that you wouldn' suspect.
     Layne is next! Layne is a new character we meet, who is also really troubled. She has scars from a past fire accident that she was involved in, a deaf brother who is constantly being picked on and parents who aren't always around.  When she and Gabriel meet, Iwas literally crossing my fingers and hoping they would end up together! And guess what happenes in the end...JUST GUESS! :D Both can't seem to stay away from each other, and are always seeking the other out.
     Problems start to rise, when muliple houses in town start setting on fire and burning down. People start to suspect it's an arsonist, and all fingers are pointed at Gabriel.......including his own family. *gasp* But he's innocent. And the only ones who seem to beilive him are Hunter and Layne.
     The relationship between Gabriel and Layne was so cute! They were both troubled in someway, and it seemed like they found there escape in each other. Whenever they where together it was either really funny or very different, emotional, and heartwarming. It was so adorable!!
     The plot was great! She story sucked me into the book so quickly, and I loved all the characters in this book  SIMON IS ALL MINE!!  Kremmerer's writing was so great and I found myself lost in a well written, thoughtful and fun book, with great characters and an interesting and involving plot.
     In a nutshell, this book is so addiction. The whole series is!  Unfortunatlly, I don't own a tablet,kindle,or nook, so I can't read the novellas right now. But I'll find a way! I have to! I NEED THESE BOOKS! (Wow, this was a really short review)


“A girl on the cheer squad had once asked Gabriel if having a twin was like looking in a mirror all the time. He'd asked her if being a cheerleader was like being an idiot all of the time - but really, it was a good question.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Spark

“He looked up, past her, at the bedroom. Finally, a break to the white - but this wasn't much better. Pink carpeting, princess border along the ceiling, white walls, and a gold canopy bed.
"What," he said, "no Barbie dream castle?"
Layne flushed. "Shut up.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Spark
“Mr. Merrick, I'd like to speak with you."
Mr. Merrick. He hated when teachers called him that, like he was an old man stopping by to learn a few math tricks.”
Brigid Kemmerer, Spark

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