Splendor and Spark

Splendor and Spark

by Mary Taranta


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481472029
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 276,921
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Mary Taranta grew up playacting her favorite stories and writing some of her own in the woods behind her family’s farmhouse. Originally from Ohio, she moved to central Florida at the age of fifteen, where she still remains with her husband, two cats, and library cards in two counties. You can visit Mary online at MaryTaranta.com.

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Splendor and Spark 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HugsandKissesforBooks 18 days ago
Adventure within a dark fantasy world! Thanks to NetGalley and Margaret K. McElderry Books for the opportunity to read and review Splendor and Spark by Mary Taranta! North is on a path he doesn’t necessarily want but feels that he has to be on. Faris and Cadence are prisoners still. Bryn seems to be gaining everything she wants, power and to be queen. Cadence adores Bryn and she shows nothing but disdain for Faris. Faris struggles to let her sister be until she finally gives in to the fact that letting Cadence make her own choices is the right thing to do. North striving to find his father becomes more and more complicated. North and Faris lose much but learn a lot and, as their wisdom grows, they understand what they need to do to accomplish their goals, North with his father and Faris finding a place where she belongs. The world building is descriptive and thorough while the characters are dynamic. I especially like Alistair because he fascinates me and I want to know more about his background and past experiences. 4 stars for this dark fantasy adventure! *I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
Plum_Report 5 months ago
I received an ARC of SPLENDOR AND SPARK from the author, Mary Taranta in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! North's quest to save the kingdom of Avinea and Faris's quest to save her sister, Cadence continue in this second book of the duology series. SPLENDOR AND SPARK ventures into the Burn with more action and adventure. As much as I enjoyed book 1, I enjoyed book 2 even more. It's hard to compare the two books since they're both a part of a larger story. Plus, it's as if North and Faris are two different people from book 1 to book 2. Overall, I was impressed with how the characters evolved into their new roles yet still held their same mission goals. There's an old-world feel with castles and kingdoms. A magical Burn spreads over the lands in which the hellbourne roam in search for clean magic. Their addiction and need to consume clean magic is just one obstacle North and Faris must face in their quests to save Avinea and Faris's sister, Cadence.