Spark: Book Two of the Sky Chasers

Spark: Book Two of the Sky Chasers

by Amy Kathleen Ryan
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Spark: A Sky Chasers Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EmberClan
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A she pads in. Could i join as deputy?
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Make more
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More more more
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"PLEASE OH PLEASE MAKE MORE!"
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So far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great so far! A good name would be midnightpaw (if a 'paw) or midnightwillow if a warrior.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in as a lion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a voice...crying the wilderness....dies.
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This was a fun read. Enjoyable, good pace, and great story.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most frustrating books I've read. At the same time, it is so, so good. Kieran, Waverly, and Seth have all been through hell. Their parents are dead or captured by the New Horizon, and they're desperately trying to survive and get their parents back. To complicate matters, they've all changed since the initial attack. Each of them has trust issues. My feelings about the three kept vacillitating, and they kept frustrating me to no end. I feel for all three of them, but it's so hard watching them undermine each other because of their resentment for what the other represents to them. The three could make a strong team if they were to work together; unfortunately, they work divided. Of the three narrators (those mentioned in the above paragraph), I think I liked Seth the most in this book. Though he seemed like a cruel person in Glow, Spark really gives his voice a chance to shine. Waverly is less sympathizable for me. While her headstrong, independent nature makes her a charismatic leader, she's like a bull dozer pushing to get her way, and she has no sense of tact or diplomacy. Though she suggests doing certain things for the sake of democracy in the ship, her behavior is like a power-hungry person. Yes, I know she doesn't trust Kieran, but she seems to have become cruel since her experiences on the New Horizon. Kieran too, I feel is estranged, though the end had me warming up to him. The supporting cast doesn't get much chance to show off because these three are so domineering in their narrations. Still, they're are vibrant and full of life. I especially like Arthur and Tobin, two smart, practical thinkers who don't allow themselves to be especially swayed by a particular leader but trust in their own judgment. None of the characters are perfect, and they all have flaws. Sometimes, many times, they make bad judgments, and I had to remind myself that they're children. On top of that, they've gone through bad times and have major trust issues. They're also very capable of letting their emotions get the better of reason. Best of all is the plot. I was on the edge of my [virtual] seat the whole time, wondering what new plot twist would be thrown next, wondering how the heck these kids would get out of this new situation safely. And who the heck was responsible for messing with the system? The story is highly suspenseful, dark, and different from all the other YA books out there. I like it.
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I loved this book but i heard that this series is a trilogy. What is the next book called?
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majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
*Includes spoilers if you have not read the first book, Glow* As I finished Glow, the first book in the Sky Chasers trilogy, I really wanted to know what would happen next. Spark started exactly where Glow left off. It's good that I read both of the books in the same month, or else I'd probably be lost when I started Spark. The girls are back on the Empyrean after being kidnapped by the New Horizon, but things have not been the way there were. The main protagonist, Waverly, is disappointed to see how Kieran, her fiancé, has led the ship. Waverly is sure that Kieran has changed, and being the leader of the ship where there are no adults, she feels like he's going to do something bad to the ship. Kieran has never been a favorite of mine. I felt like he wasn't a "guy" because of how sensitive and whiny he sometimes was. Waverly seemed like a stronger character than he was, and I really liked how smart she acted in the book. While the first book had "evil" all over Seth, Spark decided to take a different turn. It was entertaining to see how Seth acted in this book. Seth seemed like a totally different character, which seemed hard to find believable at first. He was totally phsyco crazy evil in the first book, I never expected him to turn out to be the good guy. It had a nice twist to it, so it was fun to read. Unlike Glow, Spark was definitely full of action throughout all the book. I don't think there was ever a "boring" part in the book, but let's say that some were more interesting than others. Overall I was glad that Spark was a better read than Glow! Oh, and did I mention how much Amy Kathleen Ryan loves cliffhangers? Because she killed me with them in the first book, and now she killed me again in the second book. I cannot wait to get my hands on the third, and final book in the Sky Chasers trilogy! I really recommend this trilogy to all those young adult dystopian fans!
Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
Parents and children remain separated in the beginning of Spark. Waverly is loathed for her decision to save the children at the expense of leaving the parents behind. She endures bullying throughout the story. The bullying is taken to the extreme; if it were me, I'd be done with the lot of them, but that isn't Waverly. Relationships are shifting in this novel. Waverly literally wavers between Seth and Kieran. Seth does not think Kieran is behaving normally and Kieran remains eerily distrustful of almost everyone. The plot remains similar to the first book. At the end of the day, everyone wants to get their parents back and Waverly wants to figure out the mystery behind Kieran's odd behavior as well as Anne Mather's promise of peace. The characters have changed a lot in this novel. Waverly is indecisive and very quiet, she doesn't seem as strong as she was in the first novel. Anne is as deceptive as ever, impossible to trust and the true evil villain. Ironically, Seth emerges as a leader. He has a quiet strength about him and seems to have matured. Kieran has regressed. He and Waverly do not see eye to eye and there is tension between them. The other characters are great supporting characters, but not as memorable. Overall, this novel was as good as the first. There were a few things I could have done without. Waverly's character wasn't strong, Kieran annoyed me more than a few times, and it always felt like there should be more action than there actually was. There were good points as well. I loved reading the differing points of views, Seth's stronger character, and the cliffhanger ending. This book is recommended to young adult/teen characters.
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KimberlySouza More than 1 year ago
“Spark” by, Amy Kathleen Ryan. (Book #2 of the Sky Chasers series) Since this is the second book in the series I will do a little recap. The sky chasers series is set in space on two sister ships called the New Horizon and the Empyrean. The two ships are sent into space to colonize the new earth. The New Horizon is sent first with the Empyrean following a year later. In “Glow” (Book #1) we are introduced to Waverly, Kieran, Seth, Anne Mather, and a host of other phenomenal characters. The two ships meet in space (which wasn’t supposed to happen until they landed on new earth) and the trouble begins. This is a difficult review for me to write because so much can be given away if I say the wrong thing. I was skeptical when I was given the first book in this series but the plot sounded interesting. It wasn’t long before I realized what a gem I held in my hands. I think I read “Glow” in one evening and it was thrilling. I was waiting not so patiently for the release of “Spark” when I was sent an advanced copy from a wonderful lady at St. Martins (To say I was excited is an understatement). I read “Spark” in two days and that is only because I had to work. Not wanting to give too much about the story away, I am just going to touch on a few of the characters. *Waverly is complex and stunning. My heart breaks for her and fights along side her throughout these books. She is very young and is forced to make decisions that most adults wouldn’t be able to face. Watching her harden and change as the story progresses is painful because I want to help her and protect her. I love her. *Seth is a very smart boy who grew up with a brutal father. He goes through a fairly big transformation in these first two books and I think he is a contender for my favorite character. I love how clever he is and he brings some humor into this heavy series. *Kieran is basically a good guy who believes that he is doing the best for his people but he has these flashes of darkness that send a chill up your spine. I found myself liking him one minute and hating him the next. It will be interesting to see where he ends up. “Spark” is a flawless addition to the sky chasers series and I loved every second of it. This series is intense, dark, and completely engrossing. I like this series better than the “Hunger Games” and the “Marked” series. I highly recommend these books to all readers.